Apr 23, 2017 06:46 PM EDT
The much anticipated official launch of the next Microsoft Surface Pro is keeping fans waiting, but lately, the Surface Pro 5 is not likely to be released until late spring 2017. Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 in October 2015, so October 2016 appeared like the most plausible launch date for another model.
Specs-wise, the Microsoft Surface 5 boast of the surface Pen, which will be updated to contain a rechargeable battery, that will be charging wirelessly when connected to the tablet. It is worth noting that the current Surface Pen uses a non-rechargeable AAAA battery and magnetically attaches to the Surface Pro 4 reported AutoWorld News.
It is claimed that the Surface Pro 5 will be launched with the Surface Dial which was released with the multipurpose Surface Studio PC. The advantages of this would be longer battery life, and possibly the expansion of LTE for mobile connectivity.
According to PC Advisor, the Surface Pro 5 will accompany a 2K screen, however, there will be a 4K model for fans who can afford the costly price. Additionally, the Surface Pro 5 will flaunt a 16GB of RAM, probably for less expensive models as the already launched Pro 4 has this capacity.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is likely to be the first in the series to come with a USB-C port as opposed to the USB 3.0 port on the current Surface Pro 4. The USB-C port could be used also for charging. Nonetheless, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is selling from £1,049 and we don't expect this price to change soon.
However, at its October Windows event, Microsoft restricted it's latest Surface hardware to the new Surface Book i7 and the Surface Studio. Nevertheless, Microsoft's delay in releasing the Surface Pro 5 will give them more opportunity to fix the battery issues found in the already launched Surface Pro 4.
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