Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date delayed as Microsoft waits for Intel's new processor?


Over the past weeks, numerous reports hint of the imminent arrival of the Surface Pro 5. Unfortunately, it seems like Microsoft is pulling back a bit on the device as latest updates point to a delayed release date.

Coming from the price cuts of both Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, many have speculated that the tech company is already inching its way towards the launch of the newest iteration of the gadget. The predecessor gadgets received price cuts worth $200 for the Pro 3 and $150 for the Pro 4.

However, while offered discounts usually hint of the coming of a brand new iteration of a gadget, some say that this may not be the case for the Surface Pro 5.

One of the main reasons for the delay is because Microsoft is still waiting for Intel’s upcoming processor called “Kaby Lake.” Much like the Surface Book 2, the Pro 5 has been rumored to sport the chipset once released. “Kaby Lake” is expected to come out later this year and timeline-wise, it will technically push the Pro 5’s launch to next year.

Another hint is that of the Redmond-based conglomerate updating all of their Surface Devices to Windows 10. Shall they decide to push through with the newest Pro this year, they would have to upgrade their operating system from the latest Windows program to capitalize on its “latest iteration” tag.

As previously reported, there was even a time when Microsoft was touted to be rushing the release of the 2-in-1 gadget. Speculations said that the company would like to put the Surface Pro 5 out ahead of Apple’s supposed launch of the MacBook Pro 2016 believed to be in June.

Microsoft has continued to keep their silence about their upcoming devices, specifically the Surface device family which includes the Pro, Book, and Phones. Tech buffs will have to wait for an official update from the company.