Microsoft is set to release a significantly upgraded fifth generation Surface Pro
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was due to launch its fifth generation Surface Pro by the end of 2016, but that deadline has been extended to early 2017, in order to incorporate major upgrades. Numerous reports have speculated that Microsoft has intentionally delayed its plan to release its Surface Pro 5 as Intel’s next generation processor will not be mass produced until early 2017. Microsoft feels like the upgrades planned for its next generation Surface Pro will serve as a “game changer” and are completely worth the wait. Here is The Country Caller’s take on Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro 5.
The delay of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has been due to Intel’s next generation “Kaby Lake” processor which will be ready to mass produce early 2017. Microsoft intends to take its Surface Pro’s performance to the next level with the integration of Intel’s seventh generation processor. Intel has demonstrated how its Kaby Lake processor is more advanced than its predecessor processor in every way, which is why Microsoft is so determined to incorporate the upcoming processor for the Surface Pro 5. Kaby Lake will not only improve upon where the Surface Pro 4 left off but also practically terminate its sole short coming, which was the poor battery life. Kaby Lake is stated to be more efficient at power consumption which will prolong the battery life of the Surface Pro 5.
There is another advantage to Microsoft delaying the launch of the Surface pro 5 as it will be able to incorporate Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system. The latest OS from Windows is set to be released in early 2017, along with other next generation Window devices. Hence, Microsoft might be taking advantage of the arrival of a new and improved operating system. The latest OS from Windows will further give the Surface Pro 5 performance boost and a better user interface. Overall, Windows 10 Redstone 2 OS will improve the user experience of Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro 5.
The rumored specifications of the Surface pro 5 include an improved 12.3 inch 4k resolution display screen, a massive 32 GB RAM, 256 GB onboard storage and a 16 MP main camera, along with an 8 MP front shooter. The Surface pro 5 is rumored to support USB Type C port which will enable fast charging for the device. Many sites are reporting a new stylus for the Surface Pro 5 which will be charged directly from the tablet/laptop itself. Users will be given an option to attach an external keyboard to the Surface Pro 5 and convert it into a fully functioning laptop. The Surface Pro 5 should be launched with a similar launch price that the Surface Pro 4 had.