#Microsoft #SurfacePro5 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 New Release Date and Rumored Specs : The next generation Surface Pro 5 tablet from Microsoft, the successor of the Surface Pro 4, is eagerly awaited in the technology sphere. Leaks pertaining to the device have been rare which consequently created rumors surrounding the Surface Pro 5’s release and anticipated features. Tech Times delve into not only the rumored specs, features and possible release date for the Surface Pro 5.
Rumored Specs and Features
A 12.3-inch PixelSense screen was rumored as one of the features of the Surface Pro 5 and that the tablet could come in two variants – a 2K resolution and a 4K Ultra HD version.
The next-gen Microsoft tablet could pack in 16 GB of RAM and be powered by the Kaby Lake processor from Intel. However, some rumors suggest that the 2-in-1 device may deploy Intel’s Sky Lake processor instead. It is also anticipated to have AMD or Nvidia Pascal GPU and an enhanced battery with USB-C support.
The Surface Pro 5 may possibly run on the Redstone 2 update for Windows 10 and have an enhanced Surface Pen. The new stylus will allegedly offer wireless charging support – a feature that is hinted at in a patent owned by the company.
Release Date and Price
Previous rumors have suggested everything from a June 2016, October 2016 to spring 2017 release date for the Surface Pro 5. The latest assertions are that the Surface Pro 5 will launch in early 2017 – possibly January.
A possible reason why Microsoft has had to push back the release of the next-gen tablet to 2017 is because the Intel Kaby Lake processor is poised to launch in end 2016.
Additionally, the arrival of the Windows 10 Redstone 2 OS is also slated for early 2017. It would make sense for Microsoft to pre-load the latest OS on its new tablet.
As for its price, the Surface Pro 5’s base model is anticipated to start at $899, with the 4K UHD model expected to retail at a steep $1,599 per the rumor mill. Source: Newseveryday