Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date, News & Update: Hybrid Device Delayed Due to Intel’s Kaby Lake? Amazing Specs, Features, Price Revealed

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Nov 17, 2016 08:25 AM EST

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is one of the most anticipated devices to arrive in 2017, and following its no show at the recent company event last month, fans could no longer wait to know more about the hybrid tablet. Despite the continued silence from the Redmond-based tech giant, several reports have revealed many details about the device.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs, Features

According to the latest reports, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will run on Intel's latest Kaby Lake processor, which has already been confirmed to become available in late 2016. However, there are reports suggesting that the launching of Intel's latest generation core processor will be delayed until the second half of 2017. If rumors prove to be true, the upcoming Surface Pro 5 might be powered by the same Skylake processor being used in the current Surface Pro 4 device.

There are reports saying that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will also be carrying a new battery feature that would allow user extended hours of usage. Battery has always been a problem with the current Surface Pro 4 as it drains faster than advertised. Although the company issued a fix on the problem, tech fans would never want to experience the same issue in the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5.

The powerful processor is expected to be paired with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal storage capacity. Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will run on the company's upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 2, which is expected to arrive sometime in 2017. The upcoming hybrid tablet is also rumored to be launched in two variants - 12.3-inch modem and a bigger Microsoft Surface Pro 5 at 13.3 inches.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Price

According to GamenGuide, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will become available next year with a price tag that starts at $899. However, the high-end version of the highly anticipated tablet/laptop might be priced up to $1,599. Stay tuned for more news and updates about Microsoft Surface Pro 5.

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