Microsoft?s much hyped Surface Pro 5 have been rumored for such a long time. There were rumors that the company will launch the laptop-tablet hybrid and Surface Book 2 in October this year. The recent reports indicate that the release has been delayed as Microsoft is waiting for the forthcoming Intel processor.
Intel?s new processor ?Kaby Lake? would be the successor to the current Skylake processor. According to University Herald, it is expected that the company is still working on its latest 7th generation processor. It is expected that Intel will launch Kaby Lake during the first month of 2017. This means the new surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 will not roll out until Q1 of 2017.
The current Surface Pro 4 is using the sixth generation processors, and it has some drawback. The battery backup is one of the major problems, and the new Kaby Lake processor is supposed to fix it.
Moreover, Kaby Lake will add native USB 3.1 support, whereas Skylake motherboards require a third-party add-on chip in order to provide USB 3.1 ports. It will also feature a new graphics architecture to improve performance in 3D graphics and 4K video playback.
Other than the processor, Microsoft has new plans for Windows 10. International Business Times has reported that the company will release couple of updates in upcoming future. The first update, codenamed ?Redstone 1? is expected to be released this month. It is mainly about the introduction of the ?Universal App? platform.
The update will bring more iOS based and older Windows programs to the Microsoft App Store. Moreover, under this program, users will be able to play new games on both the Xbox and PC.
The second update, Redstone 2, will bring over any features that is not included in the June update. Microsoft will also improve its own apps in the second update. The company is supposed to release the second update in the beginning of 2017.
So, in addition to new processor, the operating system will be even better. Both devices are also supposed to feature USB Type-C ports.