People have been anticipating the release of Microsoft Surface Pro 5. But until now, there’s no official announcement for the exact date. In June last year, there were speculations that the device was going to be released in the spring of 2017. It looked like it had something to do with the company waiting for Intel’s Kaby Lake processor’s availability. They prefer this because it will draw less power and save battery life.
The latest buzz is that the Surface Pro 5 is going to be launched in the first quarter of 2017, most likely by the end of March. Furthermore, the device will have a 4K UHD touchscreen and magnetic charging stylus, per Gsmarena.com. Pegatron Technology is the manufacturer of the new Surface Pro 5 for Microsoft. Retail price reportedly starts at $899. However, that amount may not get you the 4K screen. You can expect that to the higher model which costs about $1,599 USD.
The Surface Pro 5 is expected to have a maximum SSD storage of 512GB. Other enhancements also include the USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports, per yibada.com. Users may also recall that four years ago, Microsoft had filed a patent for their fingerprint scanning through the PixelSense display. Right now there are speculations of the company not upgrading to 4K display but just upgrading the screen on the device by adding fingerprint sensor onto it.
Windows 10 Redstone 3
— Microsoft Surface (@surface) January 1, 2017
Meanwhile, Microsoft is also expected to launch Windows 10 Redstone 2 in spring 2017 and Redstone 3 in the fall of the same year. Users expect Redstone 3 to deliver a much better user experience across all devices that are running on Windows 10. This will include support for HoloLens VR device, per Phone Arena.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to come with Windows 10 Redstone 3 update. This may be an indication that the device’s release date may set in October 2017. If it comes with Redstone 2, then the release may be earlier, which is March 2017.
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