Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs: device still left unannounced after Microsoft's press event

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It is definitely a sad reality that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 may not be seeing the light of day this year. Microsoft’s big event last week ended without any announcement of the device, but that isn’t to say that there is no longer hope of seeing it early next year, to say the least.

Looking at the bright side of things, Microsoft did have great news about the Windows 10 operating system, particularly updates that are rumored to be one of the reasons why the Surface Pro 5’s release has been held back.

The fact that the upcoming device wasn’t included in the event means that it isn’t likely to be released this year. In line with this, there is now a great chance that the Surface Pro 5 will be equipped with the latest and highly anticipated Intel Kaby Lake processor. Well, eager fans will undoubtedly be willing to wait for several more months with the promise that the upcoming 2-in-1 detachable will come with the latest chipset.

According to Tablet PC Review, it is almost certain that the next-generation Surface Pro will be using the seventh-generation Kaby Lake; but, the more intriguing prospect is that it may not be the first in the line of Microsoft tablet devices to carry it. The report speculated the possibility that the American tech giant might actually reveal a Surface Pro 4 version running on Kaby Lake.

Aside from the processor, rumor has it that the hybrid device will be equipped not with Windows 10 but the new Redstone operating system from Windows. There are also reports that random access memory (RAM) ranges from 8 GB to 16 GB.

Finally, the direction Microsoft is taking in developing the Surface Pro 5 has been the subject of so many discussions the past couple of months especially that many pundits think that the device might be engineered for ultimate gaming and graphics performance. Hence, it may be equipped with either a premium NVIDIA or AMD graphics processing unit (GPU).