Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release in October Due to Intel's Kaby Lake

However, some reports suggest that the fifth generation Surface Pro might not hit the market this year, in line with the delay of the Windows 10 second major update release, which is in the spring of 2017.

As Microsoft has already started introducing the USB Type-C port in some of its recent smartphone releases, the Surface Pro 5 is also likely to receive the USB Type-C port when released.

The latest Surface Pro 4 offers a sharp 2,736 x 1,824 display resolution but Microsoft will enhance the display of its next-generation Surface Pro 5 tablet.

What stands out among rumors is the Surface Book 2 offering a 4K display.

The Surface Pro tablet has been positively received by consumers.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5, when it does eventually arrive, is expected to continue in Redmond's tradition of releasing devices that can be best described as "crossovers".

Following the release date of the Kaby Lake processor and a Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release, details of the device launching in October is more reasonable. The aforementioned release months present possibility, but no guarantee, that they would happen this year, since the Surface Pro 3 was announced in May 2014 and was released in June of the same year while the Surface Pro 4 was announced in October 2015 and was released in the same month of the year. The Kaby Lake will reportedly allow the Microsoft Surface Phone to get premium versions with 8 GB RAM and even 12 GB RAM.

For long, the current Surface Pro 4 has been facing negative reviews as far as the battery life is concerned.

There were also talk about the Surface Pen dock coming with a charger so that the stylus will be charged constantly.

Surface tablet customers will also hope that the next-generation Microsoft tablet will not be afflicted with power issues.

Specs for the new MacBook Pro are rumored to be based around a Skylake CPU that replaces the Intel i7 Haswell unit in the 15.4-inch model release last May.

Microsoft has not confirmed the Surface Pro 5 so these reports are still mainly speculative. As for the specifics and features, Yibada claimed that the Surface Book 2 might have a newly-innovated touch sensitive keyboard.

One of the drawbacks of Surface Pro 4 is the performance of its battery.

  • Tracy Ferguson