Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs rumors: 2-in-1 detachable tablet to launch this year?


There are a handful of devices that tech brands like Microsoft and Apple update each year, but not all of them are deemed necessary. As a matter of fact, there are those that are a lot worse which seem to be more of a downgrade from the very same device they were built to replace. In the case of the rumored Microsoft Surface Pro 5, there is a huge expectation for it to be much better than the Surface Pro 4, the device it intends to take over. The problem is that the Surface Pro 4 is considered one of Microsoft’s best creations last year, suggesting that this year’s edition has huge shoes to fill.

Several reports online revealed a huge drop in prices for a couple of Microsoft Surface devices, namely the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4, which, for the most part, is a telltale sign that a new set of devices could be well on their way for an official release. Does this mean those who are planning to buy a new detachable should instead wait for a little while longer to be able to get the fifth-generation Surface Pro?

There’s no way of predicting when the multinational technology company will make a formal announcement of the upcoming 2-in-1 detachable, but there’s a possibility that it will be released very soon, and the best proof of that is the sudden discount sale for the current version.

Specifications wise, Microsoft is said to be bringing in a 4K Ultra high definition display for the Surface Pro 5, suggesting that it could go up as high as 3840 x 2160 pixels for its resolution. And with prior rumors claiming that it will be geared towards becoming a complete gaming device, it’s convenient to bet for the device to come with either a Polaris-based AMD graphics card or an NVIDIA Pascal architecture variant. Likewise, at least 16GB of random access memory (RAM) is expected.

The question now is whether or not it comes with the latest Intel Kaby Lake processor, and tech fans are hoping that that is the case.