At this point, the most powerful and versatile 2-in-1 tablet/notebook is unquestionably the Microsoft Surface Pro series. While the Surface Pro 4 and Pro 3 changed the dynamics of how one uses a tablet for work, the upcoming Surface Pro 5 is believed to be the most powerful device out of all.
In any case, the Surface Pro 5 release date is debatable precisely because there are multiple reports saying this device will not be launched until the early 2017. However, there are others saying this tablet could see the light of the day towards the end of this year. Whichever be the case, the release is imminent because the well-received predecessor Surface Pro 4 is now available at a massively discounted price.
Sure, we have seen?many discounts in the past, but all of them belonged to the Surface Pro 3 and not Pro 4. But now, interested buyers can grab the?128GB Surface Pro 4 for $649.99 ($350 off), while the?256GB variant is available for $894.99 ($405 off). The original price of the 128GB and 256GB models used to be $999.99 and $1,299.99, respectively.
The point to be noted however is that even though these devices are brand new they come in a customized box precisely because they were designated for corporate sales. But then, buyers will be offered 1-year free manufacturer warranty and free shipping service with the purchase of this device.
Both Surface Pro 4 models come with Windows 10 out of the box and they come powered by Intel?s Core i5 processor. While the 256GB variant comes backed by a solid 8GB of RAM, the 128GB model settles for 4GB.
Moving on to the upcoming?Surface Pro 5, the base model of this device is believed to set the buyers back by $899. The top-end version, on the other hand, will apparently not cross the $1,599 ambit.
Microsoft is reportedly?gearing up to introduce three variants of the Pro 5. Each one of them will be powered by Intel Core M3-6Y30, Intel Core i5-6300U and Intel Core i7-6650U chipsets, respectively.
Furthermore, the Surface Pen will go through a design overhaul. This time around, expect the stylus to come bundled with a rechargeable battery unit in tow. This means, the Surface Pen will be able to get charged wirelessly when the gadget gets magnetically attached to the notebook.
Among other cutting edge?configurations, Microsoft?s Surface Pro 5 will reportedly feature a 2K screen resolution and will support Type-C USB port.