The Surface Pro 5 release could be anytime soon as the predecessor Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book get an official price cut of $150.
You can now grab the?128GB Surface Pro 4 for $849 at the Microsoft Store while the original price used to be $999. This 2-in-1 notebook comes powered by an Intel Core i5 chip and backed by 4GB of RAM. It runs Windows 10 Pro out of the box.
In addition, you can also purchase the?128GB Surface Book variant for $1349. This model used to retail at $1,499. It is powered by an Intel Core i5 chipset and comes backed by 8GB of RAM. The device bundle comes with a Surface Pen free of cost.
Readers should note that Microsoft has not mentioned the end date of this discount deal in its website. Hence, it is safe to assume that the offer will extend until the stocks last.
Speaking of Surface Pro 5, rumor has it that this device will be unveiled sometime in October. However, some rumors suggested that Microsoft will introduce this powerful device only in 2017, perhaps in the first quarter.
Much like the current-generation notebooks, the base model of the upcoming device will reportedly be priced at $899. The top-end model, on the other hand, could retail at $1,599.
Microsoft is expected to offer three models of this notebook depending on the chipset housed in the device. The Surface Pro 5 variants might come powered by one of these: Intel Core M3-6Y30, Intel Core i5-6300U or Intel Core i7-6650U chip.
To top it all off, this time around, the Surface Pen will reportedly go through a major design overhaul. This stylus will apparently come bundled with a rechargeable battery unit onboard. With such a unit, you can charge the Surface Pen wirelessly when the gadget gets magnetically attached to the notebook.
Past rumors also suggested that Microsoft?s Surface Pro 5 will come with a 2K screen resolution. However, do not expect any change to the display size. Other than the standard connectivity options, a Type-C USB port has also been tipped.