Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors

Jan 31, 2018 AT 11:09 AM | BY LifeBanter


You might assume that the Surface Pro 2017 is the closest possible to the Surface Pro 5, but if Microsoft itself is anything to go by, you’d be completely wrong. The Surface Pro 5 does not currently exist, such as Microsoft’s Surface leader Panos Panay has confirmed last May, but it will be when more significant changes are coming out by the geniuses at Microsoft, hardware design laboratory.

More precisely, as an echo of Panay, then there is “no such thing as a [Surface] Pro 5” at this time, there will be when the time is right. When Microsoft can come up with upgrades that dramatically improve the dynamic of its very popular the Surface Pro 4, it is not too far-fetched to assume that we will see a change of name, beyond the confiscation of a numeric value.

2018 could be the year that we see the Surface Pro 5 and all that it entails. Last May, Panay said that if the Surface Pro 5 does not exist, it will be when it can withstand the most important changes that a simple cpu refresh. There is no way to know with certainty when or if this will happen, but the next time, it might be around the anniversary of the last Surface Pro.

The 2017 Surface Pro emerged in mid-June last year, the next Surface Pro if it is the 5 or the Day after or what have you – is the months of distance based on this fact. And although the new and improved Surface Pro of yesteryear has brought a better life of the battery and a Surface Pen, which is equipped with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, which would not be enough for Microsoft to justify the upgrade of the number in its title with amplification up to its specifications. Let’s take a look at what that would be.

Cut to the chase

-What is it? One-fifth of the Surface Pro tablet

-When is it? Spring 2018 at the earliest

-What will be the cost? Probably as much – if not more – than the current model

Surface Pro 5 release date

Reports dating back to March 2016 has led us to believe that the Surface Pro 5 would be released with the Windows 10 Creators Update, and that would have made sense if he had actually come to fruition. Instead, the Creators Update was launched, with a handful of new designer – gamer-focused features of the software, but with no first party hardware in sight.

Of course, as we mentioned before, in 2017 of the Surface Pro was revealed not long, then, at a Microsoft event in Shanghai. We certainly wouldn’t bet on the imminent Surface Pro version 5 release because rumors are rare now, and Microsoft is working to safeguard its devices against the Debacle of the Spectrum.

This goes without mentioning the fact that the Surface Pro with LTE only comes out on the 1st of December, and has since been accompanied by a good dose of firmware deals. There is no way for a company to launch a follow-up of the product in a month and some change later. What is more likely is that Microsoft will continue to offer the system updates specific to the Surface Pro until its result is ready in the warmer months of 2018.

Surface Pro 5 price

Historically, the Surface of the charging rarely varies with each new variation. The Shanghai events, the 23rd of May, the Surface Pro was revealed to be coming out with a $799 price in the united states or € 799 in the UK (around AU$1,380) for the entry-level model.

If the Surface Pro 5 is the Surface Pro, so we now know with certainty what the price will be. But, if the Surface Pro 5 is the successor to the Surface Pro, then maybe we can expect a higher price tag.

Although it would not be ideal for the Microsoft faithful, if the company deviated too far from the norm, the ambitious, the updates may require that it does. For the price of the upcoming Surface Pro differs from its predecessors, it would have to offer some serious advantages over its last-gen brother – and not just a run-of-the-mill spec boost.

Regardless, the ball is in Microsoft’s court here, and if more expensive new additives, such as, for example, a bezel-less display, are implemented in the reference model, it is not unprecedented for the PC makers to the issue of a price rise.

Surface Pro 5 specifications

In terms of specifications, the little we know is based on tweets from Microsoft reporter Paul Thurrott, whose sources told him that the Surface Pro 5 will be in effect the use of a processor Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake processor.

More likely, however, is that it is a source of confusion the Surface Pro 5 for the new Surface Pro considering that it is, also, uses Kaby Lake. Not to be confused with the 8th generation Kaby Lake Refresh processors, Intel 7-gen Kaby Lake processors are more than adequate for the upgrade for all Windows tablet or a laptop purchased before 2015.

Port-wise, as it is (and as Thurrott also predicted), the Surface Connect owner charger is here to stay, meaning the last Surface Pro – and without doubt the Surface Pro-5 – do not use the USB Type-C for charging or data transfer. That said, this is bound to change given that the Surface of the Book 2 offers native support of the USB-C.

Surface Pro 5 design

Ahead of his announcement, a leak published by VentureBeat has shown a number of press renders that claims to be the Surface Pro 4’s successor. As it turns out, this was only half true. These designs, which has come to represent the Surface Pro, rather than a true Surface Pro 5.

Those who were hoping for an intense review of the Surface Pro 4 of the appearance will certainly be in for a rude awakening. However, for those of us who love the SP4 of the current appearance and not care about the performance of the finish, this will be perfect.

Those who were hoping for an intense review of the Surface Pro 4 of the appearance will certainly be in for a rude awakening. However, for those of us who love the SP4 of the current appearance and not care about the performance of the finish, this will be perfect.

Surface Pro 5 pen and the Dial

A piece of the puzzle for each new Surface is how Microsoft will make its Surface pen included accessory with each tablet. The most recent of the Surface Pro were processed using 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, but back in January of 2016, we have been led to believethat a rechargeable battery pen was in the works of Redmond.

Another interesting patent filed by Microsoft describes a renewed Surface Pen loop, designed to attach the Surface Pen on the Surface of your devices via a USB connection. Not only would it hold the Pen Surface in position when necessary, but it would simultaneously charge the accessory for prolonged continuous use.

Of course, Microsoft also has the Surface of the Dial in its clasp. The designer-focused, puck-like accessory has been briefly mentioned in a slide presentation in December, with ZDNet have picked up the slide itself to use in a news story. The company says that devices such as the Dial, the clothing, helmets and more are essential factors of what is perceived as the “modern PC.”

Also mentioned was the incorporation of “hero” features such as Cortana and Windows Hello, and although a fingerprint scanner didn’t make it into the new Surface Pro itself, there is an option of the Type of Coverage that includes this feature. With this in mind, we can assume that if or when a Surface Pro 5 is announced, it will also support the fingerprint recognition.

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