The latest rumors indicate that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release will be in December as the company will stop the production of Surface 3 by the end of the year.
According ZDNet, Microsoft has confirmed that the company will kill the Surface 3 in December. The company has taken the decision due to decline in the sales of the device. As the technology is growing, customers expect something better than the current Surface 3.
Microsoft?s spokesperson said, “Since launching Surface 3 over a year ago, we have seen strong demand and satisfaction amongst our customers. Inventory is now limited and by the end of December 2016, we will no longer manufacture Surface 3 devices.”
Although the company has not announced any statement regarding the successor of Surface 3, it seems that the company is shifting its focus to Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid and Surface Phones.
Another reason why Surface Pro 5 release is in December is because the Redmond-based tech giant will reportedly launch the Surface phone in Q1 of 2017 to avoid both devices in cannibalizing each other.
It is rumored that the company is delaying the Surface Pro 5 because of Intel?s ?Kaby Lake? processor. The new processor is under development and will be ready in Q4 this year. The seventh generation processor is supposed to improve the battery back up of the device. The battery backup is one of the major drawbacks of Surface Pro 4.
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.
It is supposed to include 16GB of RAM and the latest NVIDIA graphical processing unit for the die-hard gamers. It also expected that the device will include a USB Type-C port and a better Windows 10 operating system.
There is no solid information about the price of the device. Even the hardware configuration and and the features of the actual device could be different.
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