Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date, News & Update: Hybrid Laptop Arriving in 2017; Kaby Lake Processor Confirmed, Impressive Specs & Features

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Oct 09, 2016 09:47 AM EDT

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has been a favorite subject of several reports and speculations all over the Internet since the beginning of 2016. Previous reports suggested that Microsoft's flagship hybrid laptop will be launched before the year ends; however, according to the latest buzz, the device might not arrive in the market until 2017.

If rumors prove to be true, tech fans will experience the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 with Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system and Intel's Kaby Lake processor early next year. There are also speculations suggesting that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be released along with Microsoft Surface Book 2 and the company's new flagship smartphone, Microsoft Surface Phone.

Although some industry experts are saying that the possibility of a 2016 release of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is still there, the device will most likely run on a different processor, which is probably the current Sky Lake. According to reports, the powerful chipset is currently not available at this time; however, Intel has already confirmed its arrival later this year.

There are reports saying that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will arrive in two versions, which will differ in display technology. According to the report, the entry model will support 2K display, while the high-end variant will most likely arrive with a 4K display resolution.

Meanwhile, in another report, industry observers expect the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 to come with a similar price tag as its predecessor at $899; however, the top-tier variant is expected to be sold at a much higher price. Other features of the device include a 16 MP rear camera paired with an 8 MP front-facing shooter along with a USB Type-C port.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to arrive with an impressive specs and features as the company is planning to compete the device against Apple's upcoming MacBook Pro 2016. Stay tuned for more news and updates about Microsoft Surface Pro 5.

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