Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs May Include Snapdragon 835 Processor

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Everyday, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is turning into one of the most highly anticipated gadget from the software company. It was initially rumored to be released last October 2017. However, due to delays in both hardware and software, the release date was moved to 2017. Much of the details enumerated about the purported ?specifications pertain to the processor that it will house. Nevertheless, it seems that there is that one not so obvious piece of detail that a lot of people missed out. And that is, Microsoft might decide to include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in next year?s Surface Pro 5 line up.

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The reasoning for this is actually sound. In fact, Qualcomm and Microsoft recently announced that they have successfully ported Windows 10 to run on a Snapdragon 820. This is an important milestone for both companies as it may bring out a wide range of possibilities.

Because of this success, some experts believe that Microsoft could be working on a Surface product based on a Snapdragon processor. Just like the current Surface devices, the new product will run on Windows 10.

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Putting the cherry on top, in order to ensure the best performance, Microsoft could employ the latest mobile chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 835. In fact, recent benchmarks revealed that the upcoming chip is powerful enough to run Windows 10 stably.

According to the Geekbench test result, the new Snapdragon scored a decent 1844 on single-core processing. Meanwhile, the multi-core processing reached to 5426 in score.

In comparison to the entry-level Surface Pro 4 running on an Intel m3 chip, the scores are somewhat neck and neck. The Intel m3 scored 2558 and 4882 on single-core and multi-core processing, respectively.

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These results only show that the Snapdragon 835 is quite capable of running Windows 10 as well as its applications. That being said, there is a chance that Microsoft might consider the 835 for a Surface Pro 5. Whether or not Microsoft pushes for a Snapdragon-based Surface Pro 5, it is still too soon to tell.

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