Recently, we reported on rumors about the Surface Pro 4 having an ultra-thin bezel similar to he Dell XPS 13. A possibly thinner bezel means that the Surface can have a larger screen on a smaller physical footprint. However, an ultra-thin bezel might be a bit annoying on a handheld tablet. The experience may even be downright frustrating when you keep pressing on the edges of the screen because the bezel is too small for your thumbs to rest on.
Fortunately, Microsoft may already have a solution for the dreaded thumb-to-small-bezel predicament.
Adaptive bezels. Better yet, automatic resizing of the display.
As a laptop, the device would take advantage of the large screen and small bezel to give the user the best picture. Yet, when disconnected from a keyboard, the Surface Pro 4 would reduce the area of the screen used so that the user has room to keep his or her thumbs on the bezel without accidentally pressing on the screen.
Intel actually had a very similar concept codenamed “North Cape” back in 2013. Similar to the automatic resizing concept proposed for the Surface Pro 4, North Cape featured an automatic resizing display when transforming the device from tablet to laptop. It was never actually released to the public in the form of a physical device, as it was merely a concept for manufacturers to adopt.
It’s a great idea if you ask me, especially since the screen of a tablet is typically closer to the user’s eyes than that of a laptop. The automatic resizing of the screen on the Surface Pro 4 would give the user a much more consistent experience when transitioning from tablet to laptop.
What do you think of the Surface Pro 4’s automatic resizing of the display? Do you think the rumors might be true? Let us know what you think in the comments down below. Don’t forget to bookmark our dedicated #Windows10Devices page for the latest news on the event coming on October 6th.