The wait for the Surface Pro 5 may soon be coming to an end.
While details on the official release date and features are pending, rumors on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 have continued to circulate.
Release date rumors suggest one of the following (according to a recent article by Yibada):
- The “laplet” will be released in the next few weeks, strategically before Apple’s newest version of the Macbook Pro releases on June 13.
- If not, it may not release until next year, closer to when the Windows 10 update is released, as waiting for a lineup of new Microsoft devices was the reason for the delay on the OS update.
Product feature rumors suggest:
- The Surface Pro 5 will include an Ultra HD display with a 3840×2160 pixel resolution.
- The battery is now powered to last even longer than the 9-hour battery of the Surface Pro 4.
- Intel’s newest processor, Kaby Lake, will run the “laplet”.
- Kaby Lake being introduced in Taipei only this month will cause a delay in the 5’s release, pushing it back to 2017.
- Increased pricing, potentially up to $2,000 for the larger GB versions.
- A USB-C port.
- An updated Surface. Microsoft currently boasts a Surface 3, which is a stripped version of the Surface Pro.
New to the Surface Pro? Here’s what you should know about the series of “laplets”:
The Surface Pro’s goal is to serve as an integration of a laptop and a tablet, ultimately allowing you to use this device in place of a laptop. The high-end “laplet” is targeted at businesses and aims to compete with the Macbook computers and other high-powered tablets, like Samsung’s TabPro S.
With the latest version, the Surface Pro 4, we saw quite a few features:
- “Skylake” Intel processor
- Windows 10
- 3” screen and a 3:2 aspect ratio
- 16-512 GB of storage
- The infamous snap-on keyboard
- Fold-out kickstand
- A magnetized stylus, versus the previous version’s plastic design
- Multiple ports, including a USB 3.0 port, a small video display port, a microSD card slot, and an audio jack
Whether we should expect the Surface Pro 5 to release this month or next year, or for it to run on the latest processor and version of Windows OS, we’ll keep wondering alongside you, but we’ll keep you updated.
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