Many people are waiting for an official announcement of the next Microsoft Surface Pro, but right now, the Pro 5 is not likely to be seen at least until the spring of this year, that is March is the top tip right now and it might even happen to unveil at MWC 2017 event.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumored Release Date
The official launched of the Microsoft Pro 4 was in October 2015, so October 2016 seemed like the most probable release month for a new model that is named as the Microsoft Pro 5, according to PCAdvisor. However, at its October Windows event, the new Surface Pro hardware was limited to the new Microsoft Surface Book i7 and the Microsoft Surface Studio. And so, we're expecting the Surface Pro 5 in 2017.
The latest leak comes from a Chinese website Digitimes claims that Microsoft has given its manufacturing a contract for the most awaited Surface Pro 5 to Pegatron. It is also the maker of the Surface Studio. That means on the first quarter of this year, and it's most likely that we'll see a March announcement from Microsoft.
This is a good backed up somewhat according to the report of Yibada which claims that Microsoft will announce the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 at MWC 2017. The said event will hit the floor starting on February 27 in Barcelona and would be an unusual place for the launch but you never know.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumored Price
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is expensive, that is unless you opt for the very entry-level that costs $899. For that price, according to CNET, you get a tablet with an Intel Core M3 CPU, 128GB of solid-state storage and 4GB of RAM, plus a smooth touchscreen stylus. Adding a more robust into the gadget, Intel Skylake processor, and the price will increase to approximately $999. Upgrade the storage to 256GB and the RAM to 8GB, and you're at the cost of $1,299. An even faster processor and bigger hard drive could push the price more than $2,000.
For more references, the new Microsoft Surface Book i7 starts at the price $2,399 which converts to approximately AU$3,150 and £2,000 in Australia and the UK. As rumors, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will start at the price of $899, an Intel Core i7 model will cost $999 while the i7 Extreme version will cost around $1,599.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumored Release Specs And Features
Forbes reported that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could sport the latest processor by the well-known Intel, the Kaby Lake focused i7. The device could also feature a 16GB RAM with a storage of 1TB which is similar to its successor, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. This would keep the Surface Pro 5 on top of the market since the said specifications of the Microsoft device are considered the optimal configuration.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could also feature the USB-C or Thunderbolt ports and an improved rechargeable Surface Pen which is rumored to support the wireless charging. The current Surface Pen attaches magnetically but is not rechargeable as it takes an alkaline AAAA battery. The most awaited Microsoft Pro 5 could also feature a 4K display.