Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date, Specs and Updates: Kaby Lake Core i7 Coming in Next Release; Will it Launch Next Year

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Dec 09, 2016 07:24 PM EST

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to be one of the biggest releases next year. It is promising to be a gadget worth every penny spent for it especially in terms of its processor.

High-end specs

Recent reports indicate that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be released with a Kaby Lake Core i7. This is said to be a top-of-the line specs for the product line if it will be paired with the existing 1TB storage and 16GB RAM of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Microsoft could even still improve these offerings.

In addition, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could also come with a rechargeable Surface Pen and USB-C ports. Its rechargeable Surface Pen could also have an improved appearance from a plastic design to magnetic look since it will already be rechargeable.

Tablet and laptop functionalities

The device is aimed to target both tablet and laptop users as it has the functionalities of the two gadgets. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has a fast processor just like a laptop computer but it is portable like a tablet and perfect for users on-the-go.

Release date and price details

There is still no official announcement from Microsoft about the release of the Surface Pro 5 but it is believed to be launched in Spring 2017. This is also the same time frame that the Kaby Lake chip will be made available to the public.

As for its price, reports reveal that the Surface Pro 5 could start selling at $899 and could reach $1599 depending on the storage and features. This is the same price range of the Surface Pro 4 when it was released last October 2015. For the same price, users can already upgrade to a newer and faster device next year.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has been anticipated by fans this year but Microsoft did not launch the device. What other features do you expect from the next Surface Pro release?

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