Microsoft Surface Pro 5 expected to arrive next spring
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 convertible was expected to get a successor this year, but it looks like the Surface Pro 5 has been delayed to allow its makers to use the 7th generation Intel processors to power it. The Redmond giant did not confirm anything about this upcoming Windows-powered portable, but new leaks now reveal some of its hardware specs already.
According to insiders familiar with the matter who spoke to MobiPicker, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will feature no less than 16 GB of memory while the next-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors will allow for increased multitasking capabilities and extended autonomy. Cheaper variants with less memory are also expected to hit the market as well. The standard display resolution will be 2K, but 4K options will also be available. The new Surface Pro will run Windows 10 Redstone 2 and will use NVIDIA Pascal or AMD Polaris graphics (maybe both will be offered as options as well).
Previous rumors also mentioned USB Type-C connectivity, improved cameras, a new Surface Pen, and more. The prices suggested start at $899 USD for a variant powered by a mid-range Intel i5 and $1,599 USD for the top-of-the-line Intel i7 Extreme variant.