Microsoft Corporation is believed to be releasing the highly-anticipated Surface Pro 5 in the first quarter of 2017. The Redmond-based tech giant is reportedly delaying the launch due to several important components, including processors, are set to arrive in December and early 2017.
The software titan, which called the Surface Pro the “ultimate mobile computer,” is planning to add the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 to the Surface Pro to turn it into a superb mobile computer. A report from The Verge suggests that Microsoft plans to enable the full Windows 10 operating system and all of its legacy apps to run on ARM-based processors. Compared to the x86 Intel chips every Windows laptop uses now, ARM processors offer a different set of benefits including better power efficiency and integrated cellular connectivity.
Previous reports suggested that the Surface Pro 5 will feature Intel’s next generation core processor, the Kaby Lake, which uses less power and improves performance. Microsoft is still quiet about the purported Surface Pro 5. We expect that the company will announce details about the laptop next month.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors
The Surface Pro 5 is rumored to come with a 512 GB of internal storage. The 2-in-1 device will have 16 GB of RAM. It will use the Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system.
Rumors suggest that Microsoft Corporation will release two versions featuring different display technology. The low-end model will provide full 2K support and the high-end version will offer 4K support.
The Surface Pro 5 will come with the new Surface Pen. It will feature a rechargeable battery with an ability to charge itself when attached to the tablet, according to the recent rumors.
The Surface Pro 4 come with several battery drain problems, and now reports suggest that the Surface Pro 5 will have an improved battery life compared to its successor.
According to the rumors mill, the Surface Pro 5 will have a USB Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3.
Release Date, Price
Microsoft is expected to release unveil the Surface Pro 5 in the first half of 2017. The Surface Pro 5 might start at $899, depending on specifications and bundled accessories.
Microsoft is likely to participate in two major tech events – Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress – early next year. Rumors suggest the Redmond-based firm will release the prompted Surface Pro 5 at one of those events.
With the Surface Pro 5, Microsoft seems to taking aim at Apple’s MacBook Pro, which made a debut at the end of October. Both models feature Retina display, Touch Bar, a larger Force Touch trackpad, and Touch ID, and USB-C ports.
Microsoft Corporation is expected to release the Surface Pro 5, along with the Surface Book 2 and the Surface Phone, in the first quarter next. The firm is said to launch a new Windows 10 Mobile-powered phone called the Surface Phone next year.