The Microsoft Surface Pro 5's release date is right around the corner, sources say
With the commercial success of the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft seems to have found itself a winner with this tablet amidst underwhelming sales of Apple’s Mac devices. As of now, most of the information we know about the Surface Pro 5 is based on hearsay, but that may soon change as sources are all pointing to a spring 2017 release date.
Originally the Surface Pro 5 was expected to launch around the Windows 10 Creators Update, which PC users will be able to manually install on April 5. Sources do not agree on what event Microsoft is waiting for before they’re ready to release the Surface Pro 5, as there’s also been talk of a mysterious new hardware line speculators say is the Surface Phone that’s due for an announcement.
When it comes to pricing, Microsoft is fairly predictable when it comes to their Surface tablets, so we should expect the base configuration of the Surface Pro 5 to start at $899 unless Microsoft really overhauls the new Surface with some serious upgrades.
Consumers are hoping that Microsoft will address a number of their complaints in the new tablet, notably the disappointing battery life on the Surface Pro 4 which typically clocked in well under the promised 9 hours. This is one area where the MacBook still reigns supreme.