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

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.

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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Surface Pro 5 updates: Discounts on Surface Pro 4 an indication of the upcoming Microsoft device's imminent arrival?

#SurfacePro5 #SurfacePro4 – Surface Pro 5 updates: Discounts on Surface Pro 4 an indication of the upcoming Microsoft device’s imminent arrival? : Given how the Surface Pro 4 impressed its users, it is but understandable for Microsoft fans to look forward to the release of the latest version of its laptop-tablet hybrid, the Surface Pro 5. However, as the Surface Pro 4 is now offered at discounted rates, the wait for the Surface Pro 5 may soon be over.

According to the latest reports, the Surface Pro 5 can now be availed at a much cheaper price in various parts of the globe. Reportedly, those residing in the UK can avail a 15 percent discount on the low-end version of the device if they enter a special coupon code on the brand’s official online store.

On the other hand, those who reside in the US are treated to a $100 discount on the Surface Pro 4 variant that does not come with its Surface Pen, while the same variant is being offered at a AUS $450 discount to those in Australia.

Because of the said discounts, many now believe that the arrival of the Surface Pro 5 is imminent. However, as not all discount promotions are to be equated to an arrival of the latest version of a device, others interpret the move of Microsoft as a way to send a message that it will be attaching more affordable price tags to its future Surface releases.

Nonetheless, as it is already a known fact that Microsoft is releasing an update to its Windows 10 this year, and the reason for the delay of its release is said to be because the company wants to launch it along with its latest Surface products, including the Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Book 2, the discounts offered for the Surface Pro 4 may, indeed, be an indication of its arrival. After all, it is also alleged that the Surface Pro 5 will be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 happening in Barcelona, Spain next month.

Is the Surface Pro 5 arriving soon?

Surface Pro fans can only hope so..

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 With 4K Display, Unique Stylus To Arrive In First Quarter Of The Year; See Roundup Here

#MicrosoftSurfacePro #SurfacePro5 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 With 4K Display, Unique Stylus To Arrive In First Quarter Of The Year; See Roundup Here : Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to ship following the release of the huge Windows 10 update dubbed as the Creators Update that is suggested to arrive in Spring 2017. That said, the highly anticipated device may come out at a later date, which is speculated to be in March. Here is a quick roundup of the speculations surrounding Surface Pro 4’s successor.

The upcoming Surface Pro 5 is believed to sport a 4K display and a unique stylus that can be charged wirelessly. This is according to a report in a Chinese website as per PC Advisor. The Chinese website also reportedly revealed that Microsoft has given the manufacturing rights for the upcoming Surface device to Pegatron, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing corporation behind the Surface Studio.

Interestingly, the report also claimed that the Surface Pro 5 will be launched in the first quarter of 2017. This backs up that claim that Microsoft is set to unveil the device in March. Readers, however, are advised not to get their hopes high as the Redmond-based multinational company has not given an official statement regarding the release of the new flagship tablet.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is currently offering its fans a neat treat as Surface Pro 4 can now be purchased with a $100 discount in the United States, TechTimes reported. The only catch is it is only available in the U.S. and for a limited time. It is also important to note that the only device with slashed price is the 128GB Surface Pro 4 that comes with Intel Core i5 processor.

From a price tag of $999, the tablet is now available for only $899 so users who are interested should locate their nearest stores now to get one. The price cut will be valid until Jan. 18, reportedly. So, hurry now and get your Surface Pro 4 but if you prefer to get the improved version, then you need to wait for a few more weeks until the Surface Pro 5 officially launches.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Happening Soon As Surface Pro 4 Gets Huge Price Cuts?

#SurfacePro5 #SurfacePro4 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Happening Soon As Surface Pro 4 Gets Huge Price Cuts? : The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release is one thing that tech addicts have been waiting for. The next generation of the 2-in-1 device has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now. Unfortunately, no definite release date has been given by the tech giant. Although if the recent price cuts of the Surface Pro 4 is any indication, the Surface Pro 5 release could be very soon.

The Surface Pro 4 is certainly one of the most popular 2-in-1 device in the market right now. With a combination of great specs, sleek design and decent price, the Surface Pro 4 has been a huge hit. Many fans of the product line though are excited to see what Microsoft has in store for the Surface Pro 5.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release

It is possible that the wait for the Surface Pro 5 will not be that long now. This comes as Microsoft has again given huge price cuts to the Surface Pro 4 devices. Tech fans can now get a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at the Microsoft Store for as low as $899. This is certainly a big price drop from its $999 retail price.

The Surface Pro 4 priced at $899 features an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. This is certainly an awesome price for a powerful 2-in-1 device.

Those who have been waiting for a great deal on a Surface Pro 4 should definitely consider the current discounts. Tech fans who are waiting for the Surface Pro 5 on the other hand should hang on to their wallets.

While there is no indication that the Surface Pro 4 discounts are linked to a possible Surface Pro 5 release, this is certainly one logical scenario. Fans will just have to wait for more updates about the upcoming device as surely more news about it will surface very soon.

Be sure to check back here soon to find out more news about the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release as well as on the other trending topics in the world of tech.

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Headline Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Slated In March; Device To Have Three Variants, 4K Screen And 3D Support Hinted [VIDEO]

#Microsoft #SurfacePro5 – Headline Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Slated In March; Device To Have Three Variants, 4K Screen And 3D Support Hinted [VIDEO] : The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has been roaming around the rumor mills for quite some time. Now the 2-in-1 laptop is anticipated to make its first appearance in March having three variants and speculated to be boasting 4K screen and 3D support.

According to The Bitbag, a lot of Microsoft patrons have been waiting for the Surface Pro 5 to be released last year but doesn’t happen. Now, there are predictions that the 2-in-1 laptop will make its first appearance March this year. Based on some news, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release will happen together with the launch of Windows 10 update. The next big operating system upgrade, which will be called the Creators Update, is supposed to be coming out by Spring of this year.

Meanwhile, for the specs, International Business Times noted that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is speculated to sport an Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor. The device is predicted to come out in three processor variants namely, Core M (dual core), Core i5 (dual-core with two threads), and Core i7 (quad-core with eight threads). Higher processor speeds and better battery life are two highly-anticipated enhancements the company’s fans are expecting in the Surface Pro 5.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will also probably feature a 12.5-inch 4K screen that will offer 3D support at 60fps. The American multi-national company may also ditch the Super AMOLED screens in favor of an IPS touch one. The upcoming laptop may run on the Windows 10 Redmond 3 version. When it comes with the storage, there might be 16GB and 32GB versions. The Surface Pro 5 will likely support 512GB to 1TB storage SSD. Microsoft is also predicted to strictly improve Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and camera of Surface Pro 5.

Moreover, a fingerprint scanner and trackpad may be integrated into the device. It may also have an advanced Surface Pen. The stylus might boast a rechargeable battery capable of being recharged wirelessly when docked into the tablet.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is anticipated to hit the market shelves in March but Microsoft hasn’t confirmed that release date so it is still advised to take this information with skepticism. As for the price, the basic model of the 2-in-1 laptop might be tagged at US$899 (AU$1,200).

Source : enstar