With the downward movement of PC sales, it becomes an important task of companies to entice customers with newer and better products. This time, it’s Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 that keeps the rumor mill going. The Surface Pro has been an important product of Microsoft that caters the needs of individuals that wanted both a PC and Tab in one set.
It was first rumored that Microsoft will release the new Surface Pro this year. But it was later moved to 2017. The said updated device should sport the new SkyLake CPU from Intel. But as the supposed release date was moved, it is suspected that the company will move from Skylake into the newer Kaby Lake processor which should be made available by the end of this year. This should be enough reason for Surface 4 users to move into the newer device.
Now let’s take on the numbers. The upcoming Surface Pro 5 is expected to sport a 4K display resolution with 3840 X 2160 pixels to boot. In comparison, the Surface Pro 4 was offered with a display resolution of 2736 × 1824 through its 12.3” screen.
One supposed welcome update is, of course, the new processor which will be supported with up to 16GB of RAM present on its top end models. Also, the updated device would feature a USB Type-C port. It is also expected to feature better cameras with an improved Surface Pen that might even sport its own battery. Also noteworthy is the fact that it might have a micro-SD card slot with a mini-Display port.
Further, if everything should fall on schedule, you can expect to see the new device to have Windows 10 Redstone 2 in it. The graphics is rumored to be powered by either AMD’s Polaris or it might be NVIDIA’s Pascal GPU. Now, let’s wait for 2017.