Microsoft Surface Pro 5: Dramatic Changes Not Expected

#Microsoft #SurfacePro5 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5: Dramatic Changes Not Expected : The latest in the line of Microsoft’s hybrid tablet, Surface Pro 5, is not expected to have any radical changes in its hardware. It will indeed receive updates, although those will be directed towards its software.

One of the rumors surrounding the Surface Pro 5 says that it will be shipped with Intel’s Kaby Lake as its processor. It turned out to be true, as it was recently confirmed by Microsoft pundit Paul Thurrott. Furthermore, the savant’s sources told him that the upcoming device will retain the power connector its predecessor had.

This could be in line with Microsoft’s promise to Surface Pro 3 users that their accessories would still be usable on Surface Pro 3. However, The Verge pointed out this does not mean that the company will completely forego a USB-C connection. If they opted to do that, then it would be a surprising choice indeed. That is because most Windows-compatible PC producers are now switching to the new-fangled port for their latest portable computers.

Hardware aside, Forbes wrote about Microsoft’s focus on their cloud services as well as the Windows 10 operating system. This way, Surface Pro 5 developers and engineers do not have to come up with innovative ways to pull in more customers. That is because the company’s partners also sell more of the operating systems than they actually do. And like this, they can show what existing hardware is capable of with the help software innovations and cloud services in Windows 10.

Aside from those things, there are no other details forthcoming. But it might not be a long time until Microsoft release official specifications for the Surface Pro 5. Company watchers still expect them to have a special launch event for their hybrid device during their annual spring affair. At that time, the Redmond company could also announce other updates. Nevertheless, as Thurrott already said, people should not expect any dramatic change to the device because none will be forthcoming.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5: Next Tablet To Come With Rechargeable Surface Pen; October 2017 Release Likely To Happen?

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePro5 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5: Next Tablet To Come With Rechargeable Surface Pen; October 2017 Release Likely To Happen? : Many Microsoft fans are now getting pretty excited for the coming of the tech giant’s next-generation tablet, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. Sadly, it seems like enthusiasts might have to wait a bit longer before they could order the device.

Speculations have strongly suggested that the next tablet could be out in the market sometime in Fall of 2017. According to Learn Bonds, all supposed signs are now pointing to the possible launch of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 in October 2017. But analysts, however, are still unsure about the rumored 2017 release window for the next Surface Pro tablet. If it does come out, though, then the Redmond-based tech giant would certainly have something to compete with other tech manufacturers for the holiday season.

The October 2017 launch window for Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is not the only speculated time frame that has emerged on the internet recently. Other outlets have also claimed before that the next-generation tablet would eventually be unveiled in March, as said on Droid Report. But to no avail, the month has already come and gone with the device nowhere in sight.

As for the specifications, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is being rumored to run using either an Intel Kaby Lake processor or AMD’s Ryzen chip. It is going to be supported by 16 GB of Random Access Memory (RAM) and 512 GB of built-in storage capacity. There is also a rumor going around suggesting that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will come equipped with a rechargeable Surface Pen, PC Advisor reported.

In terms of the display resolution, rumor has it that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 may come with either 2K or 4K quality for its screen. No further details mentioned, though, for the size of the screen. More updates about this should come out in the coming months.

It should be noted that the tech giant still hasn’t confirmed the existence of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. With that being said, it is highly advisable to take these rumored specifications and features with a tiny pinch of salt.

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Surface Pro 5 might not be launching in April

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePro5 – Surface Pro 5 might not be launching in April : While there have been reports claiming that Surface Pro 5 will be launching in April, new unconfirmed reports from Microsoft’s supply chain have emerged recently that claim that the Surface Pro 4 successor will actually get delayed and will not be ready for April launch.

Surface Pro 5 has become a tale of never ending rumours and reports with report after report claiming that the tablet is all but ready and we will see it launch in Spring 2017. That’s not happening according to new reports because it turns out that analysts believe that Surface Pro line-up could be in for a rejig. Launching Surface Pro 5 after two years of Surface Pro 4 could be rather late if we look at it from the perspective of gadget updates that happen in less than a year now a days.

Having said that Microsoft will not abandon its one of the most successful lineup of hardware gadgets and that’s why we believe Surface Pro 5 is happening sooner or later.

It is also being said that Microsoft might launch new devices to show off the capabilities of upcoming major update to Windows 10 – the Creators update. Microsoft is also expected to announce Windows 10 Cloud Edition this Spring. This Cloud Edition is said to be Redmon’s equivalence to Google’s Chrome OS.

Despite the name, the Windows 10 Cloud is more on about restricing access on what softwares and applications could be installed on devices. This could mean that only apps from the Windows store could be installed through desktop UWP apps. What could this mean to Microsoft Pro 5 and Book 2?.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Book 2 might just be just another Windows 10 Cloud devices. If one is expecting the devices this month, just prepare for the worst. And while there is no confirmation that Surface Pro 5 will land soon

Surface Pro 5 Release Date: Surface Pro 4 Successor May Be Launching in a Few Days with Surface Dial, 4K Display & More

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePro5 – Surface Pro 5 Release Date: Surface Pro 4 Successor May Be Launching in a Few Days with Surface Dial, 4K Display & More : Despite the rumors, Surface Pro 5 release date is yet to be officially revealed. However, the internet is already buzzing with speculations about the upgraded features that will be introduced in the upcoming hybrid tablet.

According to Tech Times, Microsoft is offering a $200 discount on its top of the line Surface Pro 4 that was launched in 2015. The Silver Core i5 processor with 256GB SSD is now available for $950. As soon as the discount was announced, the rumors about Surface Pro 5 release date started doing the rounds.

Having said that, speculation has it that Surface Pro 5 release date is pegged to be around spring 2017. It is also rumored that the launch may actually happen sooner on Feb. 27, at MWC in Barcelona.

According to a Chinese website leak reported by DigiTimes, Microsoft has already given the manufacturing contract for their Surface Pro 5 to the makers of Surface Studio, Pegatron. The report also indicates that the new Surface Pro 5 release date may be imminent in first quarter of 2017. The device is expected to come powered by 4K display, rechargeable Surface Pen etc.

The upcoming Surface Pro 5 is said to be an upgrade and improvement of its predecessor. The device will come packed with many other technical and other features that were not included in its previous version. The latest hybrid tablet offered by Microsoft is also anticipated to include Bluetooth-enabled Surface Dial that was introduced along with Microsoft Surface Studio. Apart from the Surface Dial, the latest Surface Pro 5 may also feature rechargeable Surface Pen that will offer much greater functionality to its hybrid two-in-one tablet.

Surface Pro 5 release date has not been officially confirmed by Microsoft yet. However, the fans and the industry enthusiasts expect it to be sometime in March, coinciding with MWC 2017.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs and features update: New hybrid device arriving in April?

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePro5 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs and features update: New hybrid device arriving in April? : Tech world is abuzz with rumors suggesting an early release date for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 packed with exciting specs and features. Reports say the 2-in-1 device will come with significant upgrades from its predecessor.

Surface Pro 5 is expected to have a lightweight aluminum body and a 12.3-inch screen. The successor to Surface Pro 4 can be used like PC, thanks to the new feature Continuum that debuts in Windows 10.

As far as Microsoft Surface Pro 5 specs are concerned, the device is expected to be powered by the Intel Kaby Lake processor. This new chipset will not only improve overall performance, will also help save battery life of the device. The battery life of the Surface Pro 4 was not impressive, and many users had complained about it.

The new hybrid device could get a 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.

The Surface Pro 5 is said to come with the Surface Dial that Microsoft introduced for the Surface Studio, according to a report in The Christian Post.

In the new two-in-one device, the Surface Dial would be placed on the screen, allowing users to access shortcuts and controls – volume for music apps – as well as other menus and tools.

As per Microsoft, the Surface Dial is “a completely new way to interact with technology that allows users to store, customize, access, navigate, and reimagine physical tools in the digital world from concept to creation.”

There are also murmurs that the upcoming Surface Pro will get a rechargeable Surface Pen. The accessory is said to come with improvement in functionality.

Moreover, the tablet PC might sport 4K display. The Kaby Lake processor will allow the device to handle the 4K resolution.

Coming to Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, the company is expected to release the Windows 10 Creators Update sometime in the first quarter, so, it is safe to say that the Surface Pro 5 will be announced in April.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Hinted to be Launched at the MWC

#SurfacePro5 #MicrosoftSurfacePro – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Hinted to be Launched at the MWC : The Surface Pro 5 will most likely see its UK release following the MWC as all the rumors regarding price, specification as well as other details lead to a 2017 launch which will possibly happen this February in Barcelona.

Following the huge success that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has enjoyed people have already started to raise some question regarding when a successor will hit the shelves. Everyone is waiting for Microsoft to issue an official announcement regarding their new device and it is most likely to happen this month at the MWC with an official release date scheduled for March.

Taking into account that the next Microsoft big update when it comes to their Windows 10 OS, namely the Creators Update is not going to roll out until Spring this year, Microsoft might hold down on the release on their new Surface Pro 5 until then to make sure it comes updates with the latest software right out of the box.

Microsoft is now trying to sell as many Surface Pro 4 units as possible as the UK has seen huge cuts in terms of its price which can be found now for as low as 609 Pounds down from the initial price of 749 Pounds for the basic version. The more advanced models are also encountering some price cuts and the special offer will end pretty soon if not taken advantage of it quickly.

Spec wise, the Surface Pro 5 will come with a 4K display and a Surface Pen which will be wirelessly charged when docked into the device itself. The first quarter of this year should prove to be an interesting one as more and more manufacturers are coming up with a lot of interesting devices which currently keep the market competitive between them.

Tech enthusiasts cannot do anything but wait for the MWC to start this month and not only will there be a lot of interesting announcements from Microsoft but a lot of software giants and hardware manufacturers are going to present the latest trends in terms of tech thus making the event one not to be missed.

Fans Can Have Early Access to Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 through ‘Inside Microsoft’ Program

#SurfacePhone #SurfacePro5 – Fans Can Have Early Access to Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 through ‘Inside Microsoft’ Program : Apart from Windows Insider, Microsoft has launched another program called ‘Inside Microsoft’ to get in touch with the fans anytime and also to give them the privilege to have an early access to the company’s new products. Does this mean that the launching of Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 is imminent? Find out here!

What’s ‘Inside Microsoft’ is All About?

Through the program Windows Insider, Microsoft has the chance to be closer to the millions of fans globally where they contribute to the development of Windows 10 and provide necessary feedback to the company as well. To further the interaction with the people, Microsoft has reportedly launched the ‘Inside Microsoft’ where members have the chance to have an early access to the company’s new products, Softpedia reported.

Through this program, there is a high possibility for the most active fans to have the first glimpse and try out the long rumored Microsoft products, the Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2. Tips and tricks of the mentioned devices are also said to be provided from the Microsoft staff, Windows Area reported.

This program has been currently launched in Germany and the first fan event of ‘Inside Microsoft’ will take place in Berlin on February 23 and the second one is happening in Munich on March 9. Major update for Windows 10 is also expected to be unveiled in the first wave of the program.

What Happen to Surface Phone?

While Microsoft remains tight-lipped about the Surface Phone, rumors have started resurfacing the internet about the device’s specs and features. One of the speculations suggests that the high-end phone is likely to be foldable as it is expected to become a trend among major manufacture in the near future, BGR reported.

To prove the possibility of a foldable Surface Phone, MSPowerUser has discovered the patent (USPTO Patent No. 9,541,962) awarded to Microsoft last January 10, 2017 that indicates a “mobile computing device having a hinge structure”. The patent also describes the capability of the phone to switch from tablet to smartphone mode and vice versa.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 must launch soon; wait is getting unbearable

#MicrosoftSurfacePro #Surfacepro5 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 must launch soon; wait is getting unbearable : Surface Pro 4 has impressed fans and critics alike and with a successful holiday season in late 2016, the stage is set for the launch of Surface Pro 5 and to take the two-in-one game to the next level for Microsoft.

However, with no official statements or reports releasing, the wait for Surface Pro 5 is getting unbearable considering that rumors and speculations do not cease to ‘torture’ us with what will the Surface Pro 5 have or what it won’t have. Surface Pro 5 will be the fifth in the Surface Pro line-up and is highly anticipated because of the range of options that Microsoft has in terms of equipping its Surface Pro 4 successor with top of the line hardware and features.

If we get to the point, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to launch in Spring 2017 – if we are to believe the rumours. As far as pricing is concerned, we believe it won’t be much more expensive than the Surface Pro 4, so it would be safe to bet that prices would be almost the same as its predecessor.

Why Spring 2016 launch? We believe Microsoft would want to show off the power and features of its upcoming major update to Windows 10 through something that it has built – in terms of the hardware. The delay in this major update to Spring 2017 makes us believe that Surface Pro 5 would be released during the same time and Satya Nadella would take the stage to flaunt the Windows 10 update running on the latest Surface Pro 5 and possibly even the Surface Book 2.

Soon after Intel launched its Kaby Lake processors, reports started flowing in that Surface Pro 5 will be powered by this particular processor. Patents then surfaced that claimed to show that Microsoft will have an upgraded Surface Pen stylus that features a rechargeable battery system. The patent points to a magnetic charging dock where the Surface Pen be charged – seemingly with connectors meant for a Surface Dock mounting.

Considering there has been no official word about Surface Pro 5, these are the features that we would like to see:

Surface Pro 5 with improved battery life

Microsoft claims that its Surface Pro 4 offers a battery backup of up to 9 hours and while real-life tests haven’t really achieved those marks, we believe that Surface Pro 5 can achieve those and beyond levels. To offer greater battery life, Surface Pro 5 will have to go for Intel Kaby Lake processors. Intel has claimed and even shown that its Kaby Lake processors offer a notebook a battery life of 9.5 hours while continuously looping video.

4K display on Surface Pro 5

Intel Kaby Lake processors natively support 4K and this effectively means that Surface Pro 5 could very well have a 4K display if Microsoft decides to offer stunning visuals to its customers.

Enhanced mobility with eSIM on Surface Pro 5

This is something of an emerging technology and will be nice to see Microsoft becoming of the first major hybrid manufacturer to adopt it. With eSIM, the SIM cards are standardized in mobile devices based on hardware. This effectively means that consumers more freedom and less obligation when choosing a data provider because eSIM automatically switches to the plan in the country where the user is located. While the average John Doe might not see this as a huge thing, business users among whom the Surface Pro 5 will be a hit will definitely find the technology useful and much needed.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Vs Lenovo Miix 510: Which Has More Bang For The Buck?

#SurfacePro5 #LenovoMiix510 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Vs Lenovo Miix 510: Which Has More Bang For The Buck? : Searches for Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Lenovo Miix 510 is off the charts. It appears that a lot of people are looking forward to Microsoft and Lenovo’s new devices. However, which among the two is worth your hard-earned money?

At present time, Microsoft is reportedly working hard on their new edition of the Surface Pro device. It’s a hybrid PC that has the portability of a tablet. In fact, it offers pretty much the same power of hardware as mid-tier PCs.

The Surface Pro devices brought major success to Microsoft. However, recent sales for the Surface Pro 3 has plummeted. As a result, the said device will soon be phased out with Lenovo potentially taking their place.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Vs Lenovo Miix 510

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 was released back in October 2015. In other words, it might receive a refresh very soon. Furthermore, reports suggest that Surface Pro 5 will have a bigger screen than its predecessors.

As a result, it will be able to output 4K Ultra High-Definition resolution. More importantly, it will have an improved hardware which is pretty common for a refresh. Rumors also suggest that Microsoft is working on a separate version of the upcoming Surface Pro 5.

The said device is reportedly able to connect to mobile devices. However, the connection might be limited to Windows mobile devices. Furthermore, it will also help fix one of the major issues of Surface Pro devices.

In other words, hotspot connectivity, as well as tethering, will now be possible for mobile devices. This will ensure that the user is always online. Further reports regarding its hardware are as follows:

  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB internal memory
  • Improved Surface Pen stylus with wireless charging.

On the other hand, the Lenovo Miix 510’s design is pretty much the same as that of the Surface Pro 4. It also features a hinged kickstand like the Surface Pro 4. However, Lenovo’s unique kickstand would allow you to tilt the screen up for up to 170 degrees.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-62002 at 2.3GHz
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 at 2133MHz
  • Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 520 128MB
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit

At present, waiting for the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 would be a very good choice. The Surface Pro 5 might affect the price of the Lenovo Miix 510 at the least if the latter’s hardware is proven to be superior. Furthermore, it’s still way too early for a Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Lenovo Miix 510 argument.

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Microsoft Surface Pro vs Apple MacBook Pro: How Microsoft Is Planning To Beat Apple

#MicrosoftSurfacePro #MacBookPro – Microsoft Surface Pro vs Apple MacBook Pro: How Microsoft Is Planning To Beat Apple : Microsoft is focusing solely on increasing the power of the Surface brand. Considering the Microsoft Surface Pro models, the company is not looking to beat Apple MacBook Pro in sales as it is impossible to do so at this stage. Therefore, Microsoft is finding areas where it has a winning position. It will use these areas to gain advantage over Apple’s MacBook Pros. The strong point about Surface products is that Microsoft has been able to establish the Surface line as a lovable category.

In the process, it has been able to change the mindset of the consumer. Now, instead of buying an Apple MacBook Pro automatically, consumers will at least consider a Surface Pro before buying. Surface products have been able to create a doubt in consumers, which is not allowing them to purchase an Apple MacBook Pro mindlessly. At this stage, Microsoft will lose to Apple on sales. A latest MacBook Pro can cross Windows 10 yearly sales in a week, reports Forbes. As per a NASDAQ report, Microsoft’s fourth quarter sales have reached $1.3 billion.

The figure is pretty impressive as it means year on year increase of over forty percent. Surface Team’s full-year revenue is $4.3 billion. OEM sales are also up in the premium devices market. Moreover, Microsoft has also reported more and more consumers switching to Surface Pro from MacBook Pro. Whether Surface will be able to overtake MacBook Pro sales is a matter of debate, Surface’s steady rise to popularity is commendable. Apple’s current hardware and tweaked prices are mainly for the premium end of the market.

The lower end of the Mac ladder has the 12-inch MacBook or the 13-inch MacBook Air. Those looking for something with a lower price should consider the iPad range. Microsoft has an advantage here as its Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4, all have lower prices than that of Apple. Moreover, with Windows 10 advancing in leaps and bounds and cloud services becoming an equally important factor for consideration, Microsoft’s position looks strong. It uses Microsoft’s Cloud Services that can easily sync with other services.

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