The Surface Pro 3 was a huge success for Microsoft, finally establishing the two-in-one vision it pioneered with Windows 8 as a proven form factor, despite lukewarm reception earlier on. The device not only established the Surface line as Microsoft's next billion dollar business but also moved competitors like Apple and Google to duplicate the form factor with the iPad Pro and Pixel C tablets, respectively.
With such a strong start, Microsoft is looking to make the Surface Pro 4 experience even better. While the display of the Surface line has been praised thoroughly, a new rumour indicates that Microsoft has opted for a display with almost non-existing bezels, akin to the 'Infinity Display' which Dell introduced with its XPS 13 this year.
If true, this would certainly improve the look and feel of the already stellar Surface Pro - indeed, Dell's device was praised exhaustively when the revolutionary display was revealed. Consuming media, especially, would benefit greatly from the uber-thin bezels.
There are, however, a few questions that remain. On a laptop like the XPS 13, the lack of bezels might not be a problem, but for a tablet it very well could be, as there would be no place to hold the tablet. Dell solved the problem by making one side of its Venue 7000 tablet extremely long, while almost entirely removing the bezels from the other three sides. If the rumour is true, it is possible that Microsoft will adopt a similar strategy.
Another solution, as the source of the rumour suggests, is that the screen size will change dynamically between laptop and tablet mode. If purely a software change, it's possible, but it obviously seems rather unlikely that the screen will be able to change its physical dimensions, leading to some uncertainty about the verity of the claim.
We will find out soon enough, though, at Microsoft's October 6 event.