Microsoft Surface Pro 5 May Debut By Spring 2017

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Jun 08, 2016 08:18 AM EDT

There was initial belief that Microsoft would be lifting the covers on the Surface Pro 5 later this month though new rumors suggest that folks hoping to see the new tablet may have to wait a bit longer.

The extended wait on the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is reportedly because the company is waiting on the Kaby Lake processor, one feature that will reportedly power the next hybrid tablet and expected to make a big difference as far as internal processing is concerned.

Intel’s 14 nm Kaby Lake processors have been touted to offer improved performance over the previous Skylake processors where mass production of the said chip will kick off by the last quarter of the year. If that is the case, this means that the Surface Pro 5 may only enter the scene by the third quarter before launching it.

Aside from the wait on the Kaby Laker processor, the Surface Pro 5 will reportedly carry a 4K Ultra High Definition display though it will allegedly be offered as an optional variant for customers open to spending for it. With that said, the default offering of the Surface Pro 5 may be limited to 2K displays.

Aside from that, word out is that the Surface Pro 5 will also come with 16 GB of RAM, a new Nvidia Pascal or AMD Polaris GPU and run on Windows 10 Redstone 2.

Other features that the Surface Pro 5 will possibly carry include a USB Type-C, a new surface pen, and improved cameras. As far as pricing is concerned, the Surface Pro 5’s simplest model could start at $899 (i5 variant) with the top of the line model possibly costing $1,599.

Seeing that most of the information above are coming from rumors, be warned that specs and pricing could change in the coming months so check back for updates here on GamenGuide.

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