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Surface Pro 5: March Release, Specs & Features

By Adie Pie , Jan 12, 2017 06:36 AM EST

Last year, Microsoft unveiled several new products into the market that were innovative, necessary and generally well received. But there was one notable absentee on the list -- the Surface Pro 5. And while the current generation is still holding up a good fight, the public is eager for the upcoming hybrid.

As Tech Times notes, the rumors have been pertaining to a first quarter release, most likely in March. And as the the year rolls out, newer reports have only supported this estimation. In companionship with this expectation are several specification details that will make the Surface Pro 5 one of the best releases of the year.

Powering the device will apparently be the seventh generation Kaby Lake processor and will be arriving in three different versions. This includes the Core M, which is a dual core, the Core i5, which is a dual core with two threads, and the Core i7, which is a quad core with eight threads. With these options, users will be able to experience better battery life and faster processing speeds.

The Surface Pro 5 is estimated to roll out with a 12.5 inch screen that has 4K video capacity. In terms of storage space, there will be options as well - 16GB and 32GB. What is arguably more exciting, however, is that the hybrid device is expected to come with Windows 10 Redmond 3, which will be the latest update from Microsoft though it has not been confirmed when it will roll out.

As PC Advisor adds, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to arrive with an improved Surface Pen, which has been a staple in all Surface Pro units. This time, however, the Pen will have a rechargeable battery that charges wirelessly when magnetically connected to the device itself. This will allow users to forget having to replace the AAAA batteries that are found in current generations.

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