Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date Details, News & Updates: October 26 Launch Date Confirmed? Starting Price of the Device Revealed

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Oct 14, 2016 05:36 AM EDT

Fans are currently anticipating the upcoming release of Microsoft's flagship laptop, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. Previous reports suggested that the American tech giant is going to release multiple devices before the year ends, the Surface Pro 5, the Surface Book 2 and its new flagship handset the Surface Phone. However, as the year comes to a close, Microsoft has yet to officially announce these devices and reports are starting to circulate that no hardware products from the company will come out in 2016.

According to a report by Tech Radar, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be launched during springtime of 2017. The publication also suggests that the new portable computer will most likely arrive with a higher price tag compared to its predecessor. The report says that the device's advanced specs and features could be the main reason why it will cost more, which is expected to start at $899.

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 laptop is expected to run on Intel's latest generation core processor, the Kaby Lake. The powerful chipset will be paired with top-tier specs and Microsoft's new operating system, the Windows 10 Redstone 2, which is also expected to come out next year. Unlike Apple's latest exterior design on its new devices, Microsoft is said to retain the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. Other features of the device will include USB Type-C ports and the ability to play Xbox online on the laptop.

Meanwhile, despite the recent speculation that the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will not arrive until next year, several reports have also revealed that the company might launch the upcoming portable computer this month. However, several publications are saying that the October 26 Microsoft event will showcase the company's latest operating system and not its upcoming laptop.

As of the moment, fans must wait for Microsoft to officially announce the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and its other upcoming hardware products.

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