Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors: Launch Delayed Due to Kaby Lake, Two Variants Expected
Released in October 2015, Surface Pro 4 was a big success for Microsoft which is why a lot of people are eagerly waiting for the inevitable Surface Pro 5 (or whatever the next iteration will be called) with rumors suggesting a late 2016 or early 2017 launch date.
While Microsoft itself has been quiet regarding information about the next laptop/tablet hybrid, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning and there have been pretty interesting rumors lately regarding the specifications and the features of Surface Pro 5.
According to some of those rumors, the device will come in two variants, one with a 2K screen while another high-end model featuring a 4K screen. Another rumor about the specifications suggests that the device will be powered by Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake processor which might suggest why Microsoft hasn’t made an official announcement yet since the processor isn’t available in the market right now.
As for operating system, the Surface Pro 5 might be powered by the next version of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 2. Since the operating system isn’t expected to be released before next year, it might be one of the reasons why there might be no information regarding Surface Pro 5 until at least mid-2017.
If the rumors about its specs are true, then the Surface Pro 5 will definitely have a boost in performance and would definitely be more powerful than the current model. Along with another rumor that it might be installed with either an NVIDIA Pascal or AMD Polaris GPU, not only will it perform faster, but its graphical capabilities will also be impressive.
Some of the other speculated features of the laptop/tablet hybrid include a massive 16GB of RAM, Surface Pen and USB C support.
In terms of price, the cheaper 2K model will probably be retailing around $899 while the 4K model, especially after being equipped with a latest GPU, will be at least $1,599.