Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Latest Rumored Specs Revealed, Release Date Confirmed By February 2017?

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 11/28/16 02:46PM EST
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Microsoft Corporate Vice President Panos Panay introduces Microsoft Surface Pro 4.(Photo : Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Early rumors suggest that the release of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 would coincide with the first year anniversary of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 last Oct. 26. However, it proves to be a fluke. Now there are reasons to believe that the fifth generation of Microsoft's 2-in-1 detachable Surface series will become available sometime this coming February 2017!

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date, Price

As reported by Mobile & Apps, the release date is set along with the second major update for Windows 10 Intel's 14-nanometer Kaby Lake processor. The launch of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is reportedly going to become part of Microsoft's launch of a new hardware scheduled early next year.

So what would be the initial cost of Microsoft Surface Pro 5? As many reports suggest, Microsoft's fifth generation Surface series would likely have the same price as Microsoft Surface Pro 4 which will start at $899 (£749, AU$1,349). Depending on the add-ons chosen by potential customers such as configuration and accessories, of course, the price will increase.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Features, Specifications

So what will be the difference of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 from its predecessor? Aside from the reported upgrade on its display, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has two important features that will surely make user experience greater.

Early this year, Patently Mobile reported that U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft about a rechargeable Surface Pen and dock. As the patent suggests, it is "a stylus may provide active functionality that is powered by a rechargeable battery. A charging circuit within the stylus may provide charging current for recharging the battery via one or more terminals configured to contact charging contacts of an associated stylus charger."

A still unnamed feature is the second thing to look forward to on Microsoft Surface Pro 5. As WCCFTech.com reported, this feature will expand the fifth generation Surface's connectivity, significantly.

How does this feature work? As suggested, this feature will "help users utilize the resources of more than one gadget simultaneously." This means users can easily share screen display, the keyboards and other input devices, but the most important thing is, this will also allow multiple access to computing scope offered only on Surface series.



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