Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date, Specs Rumors: Next Surface Pro Iteration May Not Be Too Different From Current Pro 4 Model

Surface Pro 4 render with keyboard and Surface pen (Credit: The Microsoft Store)

According to the latest rumors, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 may not be featuring major upgrades from its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4, leaving some of the Surface followers disappointed.  The current Surface 2-in-1 tablet model is well-received by tech critics, not to mention the high sales being enjoyed by the Redmond-based tech giant in the market. For some analysts, keeping the key selling points of the Surface Pro 4 may help the next Surface Pro iteration.

As reported by CIO Today, the Surface Pro 5 will be keeping the same Surface connector instead of switching to the new USB-C port. A source who allegedly had a first-hand look at the upcoming device also said that the 2-in-1 tablet will come with new processors, particularly the Kaby Lake chips from Intel. However, apart from these adjustments, the new Surface tablet will reportedly not feature any significant upgrades.

The price of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has yet to be revealed. According to reports, the device might be sold for as much as $899, which is expected to increase depending on the accessories the gadget will be bundled with. It also remains unclear whether or not a keyboard will come with the tablet, but it is assumed a new stylus will be included.

According to reports, Microsoft previously filed a patent for a rechargeable stylus with a dock. However, it is still uncertain whether this new technology from the tech giant will be incorporated in the forthcoming Surface Pro 5.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 was previously rumored to be released at the same time as the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, this was not the case, with the latter launching on April 11. At the moment, an official release date for the upcoming 2-in-1 tablet is nowhere in sight, but rumors point to a spring 2017 release.

Microsoft will be holding a major event called #MicrosoftEDU in New York City on May 2. Many expect that more details about the Surface Pro 5 will be revealed during that event.

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