Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date, News & Update: New Microsoft Flagship Tablet Confirmed Cancelled? Impressive Specs, Features & Price Details Revealed

By Kaye Reese , Updated Nov 08, 2016 09:21 AM EST
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There's no shortage of rumors, leaks and wishlists for the much-anticipated Microsoft Surface Pro 5, the soon-to-be successor to the commercially successful Microsoft Surface Pro 4. However, the new Microsoft flagship was snubbed during the October event, which led tech-savvy people to ask: will the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 happen?

As it stands, the new Microsoft flagship may arrive in 2017, though there hasn't been any official announcements regarding its release yet. Despite that, many reports have already started calling it one of Microsoft's most powerful devices to date. Here's the roundup of everything you need to know about the Microsoft Surface Pro 5: its specs and features, upgrades, price details, release dates and more.

Specifications and features

The upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to pack 16GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and will run on the sixth-generation Kaby Lake processors, which would explain the delay in its release. Moreover, it's also expected to have support for 4K video resolution and USB Type-C charging ports, although TechRadar suggested that introducing 4K into the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might suffer its productivity.

Upgrades

Among the upgrades highly anticipated in the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is the Stylus Pencil, which is now rechargeable via a magnetic dock on the edge of the device. It's also been reported that the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might have virtual reality support as well, and will sport the latest Windows 10 OS.

Release dates and prices

These upgrades do not come cheap, however. CNET reported that the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might come in at around $799 for the lowest-end configuration variant. It's also expected to arrive at around March 2017 to give way to the latest Kaby Lake processors. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5.

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