Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs rumors: hybrid hopes to compete with iPad Pro

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The Apple iPad has always been the most dominant device in its niche ever since it was unveiled. But it’s not really the only device significant in the tablet computer industry since there also is the Surface Pro lineup from Microsoft. And for the first time in a very long time, the maker of the Windows operating system will try to grab the spotlight away from the iPad with its upcoming Surface Pro 5.

The dominance of the iPad and some of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab line may very well be threatened once the fifth-generation Surface Pro arrives, and the reason for that is because Microsoft is seriously betting on making itself a competitive player in the mobile device industry.

Rumors contend that although the upcoming tablet hybrid will be costing more than the Surface Pro 4, it’ll be equipped with the best possible collection of hardware and software features, including the new Intel Kaby Lake processor that intends to provide the device with not just increased and improved battery life but also better and faster file-transfer support. For those who own the Surface Pro 4, they can attest to the fact that the major issues with that device using Intel Skylake were the short battery life and a USB connection that leaves much to be desired.

Country Caller claims that the Surface Pro 5 will be unveiled next month, which obviously will be a big spectacle for tablet device fans. The prospect of it carrying the new USB-C type of connection for better data transfer and charging is more than enough reason to be excited about it.

Although there still is no official announcement made by Microsoft, it’s very convenient to speculate about the imminent arrival of the Surface Pro 5 with the earlier notion that the company wants to become relevant again. At this point, everyone will want to get their hands on the hybrid by fall of 2017.