Microsoft Planning To Launch Surface Pro 5 In Q1 2017, Report Claims


Microsoft is planning to launch its next generation of 2-in-1 tablet, the Surface Pro 5 in the first quarter of 2017, according to a report. According to a report in DigiTimes, the Surface Pro 5 will come with a 4K Ultra HD display, magnetic charging stylus. It is expected to be housing an Intel Kaby Lake processor inside. In terms of storage, speculations hint at a 512GB+ SSD along with USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3 support as well.


Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 4 back in October 2015. It sports 12.3-inch (2736×1824 pixel) PixelTouch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 – which as the company noted is only 0.4mm thick. It was launched with a new Surface Pen that came with an eraser and could detect 1,024 points of pressure.

The Surface Pro 4 ships with a choice of Intel’s 6th-generation Core processors, from Core M3, to Core i5 and Core i7. These configurations are powered by Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel HD Graphics 520, and Intel Iris Graphics respectively.

It also features a full-size USB 3.0 port, a microSD card reader, a 3.5-mm headset jack, a Mini DisplayPort, a Type Cover port, and SurfaceConnect port. Microsoft claims the Surface Pro 4 will offer up to 9 hours of battery life. It bears an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 processor, 128 GB storage and 4 GB RAM was priced at Rs 89,990 while another model with an i5 processor, 256 GB storage and 8 GB RAM comes with a price tag of Rs 1,20,990. The third model of Pro 4 with Intel i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage has a price tag of Rs 1,44,990.


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