Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is reportedly going to launch in the first quarter of 2017. According to a report by DigiTimes, the Redmond giant plans to refresh its Surface Pro range next year with the launch of the Surface Pro 5 in Q1 2017.
The report further adds that the device could come with an ultra HD display along with a magnetic charging stylus. Digitmes also notes that the device will be produced by Pegatron, and Microsoft could also ink a deal with Quanta Computer to increase production. Apart from this, no other information was mentioned in the report.
Surface Pro 5: Rumored Specs and Features
Rumors of the upcoming Surface Pro 5 are already pouring in. Past leaks suggest the device will get PC-level ARM based processors from Intel. And according to recent reports, the hybrid is said to come equipped with the latest Kaby Lake Core i7 processor. Microsoft recently showcased Windows 10 running on an ARM processor, which led to speculations that the upcoming Surface Pro 5 would pack PC-grade processors.
Moreover, with the next Windows 10 update called Creators update set for a release in Q1 2017 also suggests that Microsoft could unveil the next Surface Pro hybrid alongside the upcoming update.
Another rumor suggests that the bundled Surface Pen stylus would feature magnetic wireless charging capabilities, unlike the current Surface Pen that uses AAAA batteries.
Being Microsoft’s flagship device, the upcoming Surface Pro 5 is expected to pack top-of-the line specs and features with all the shenanigans of an high-end device.
Surface Pro 5: Rumored price
There’s no denying that the upcoming Surface Pro 5 will be an expensive device. To put things in perspective, the base model of the Surface Pro 4 with with Intel Core M3 processor and 4 GB of memory is currently priced at $899. And addition of the advanced Intel Skylake processor could get the price increased to $999.
Besides, past reports suggest the next-gen 2-in-1 Surface Pro tablet would start at $899. The model with the new Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processor would be priced around $999, while the top-of-the-line Surface Pro 5 could cost around $1599.