Microsoft?s Surface Pro 5 release date has been postponed to early 2017. Most probably, we will also see the Surface Book 2 in the same time frame. Meanwhile, a manufacturer refurbished unit of the predecessor Surface Pro 4 is now available at a massively discounted price on eBay.
You can now grab the?128GB Surface Pro 4 for as low as $679.95 on eBay, while the original price of this 2-in-1 notebook is $999. With this deal, you can save $319.05. This model comes powered by an Intel Core i5 chip and backed by 4GB of RAM. Without any doubt, it runs Windows 10 Pro out of the box.
As this variant is a certified refurbished one, Microsoft is tossing in 1-year free warranty. To top it off, buyers can avail free shipping service with the purchase of this device.
It is worth noting that only limited quantities of the discounted Surface Pro 4 are available. And so far, a total of 247 units have been sold.
Moving on to the upcoming Surface Pro 5, the base variant of the upcoming device will apparently set the buyers back by $899. The high-end variant, on the other hand, will retail at $1,599.
It was rumored earlier that the Surface Pro 5 variants will come powered by the following chipsets: Intel Core M3-6Y30, Intel Core i5-6300U or Intel Core i7-6650U. ?However, the current expectation is that Microsoft will make use of the very powerful Intel Kaby Lake processor.
But then, this chipset will not be available for commercial use until the end of this year. This explains the delay in the Surface Pro 5 release date. It is worth noting that this is the same chipset believed to drive the MacBook Pro 2016 and Air 2016.
Speaking of other rumored Surface Pro 5 specifications, the accessory Surface Pen will apparently go through a major design change. This Pen is expected to come with a rechargeable battery unit in tow. You will be able to charge the Surface Pen wirelessly when it gets magnetically attached to the Pro 4 successor.
Furthermore, Microsoft?s Surface Pro 5 is believed to come with a 2K screen resolution, but the display size will remain intact. In addition to the standard connectivity options, expect a Type-C USB port to be part of the device.