Recent rumors suggest Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might not have a 2016 release date. However, the said feature will not be available before the end of 2016, becoming the reason for the postponement.
If Microsoft can take anything from the last two years, it's that the Surface brand instills customers with confidence, and perhaps it's not surprising people are talking about Microsoft moving phones into the Surface range of devices. This is despite the fact that the Surface Pro 3 and 4 have already gotten price drops, which were seen as indicators of the possible debut of the Surface Pro 5. There are no pricing details revolving around Surface Book 2, but looking at Microsoft's business model, we have surety that the upcoming aesthetic wonder is definitely going to be out of budget for a major consumer base, which will obviously prompt other manufacturers to roll out their versions of a notebook that will take on Surface Book 2.
With the impressive rumored specs of Microsoft Surface Pro 5, its users would reportedly enjoy the experience of playing videos fast and at 4K resolution. Previous reports indicated that a hardware refresh is planned by Microsoft in the spring of 2017 when the company completes development of the second Redstone update wave. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is targeted to compete with the likes of Apple iPad Pro 2. It is interesting to note that the rumor mill also claims that the Kaby Lake chipsets will be released later this year. Aside from having the rumored Kaby Lake processor, it is expected that this 2-in-1 PC will have a Thunderbolt 3 support, USB 3.1 support, and performance-driven CPU and GPU cores. Moreover, Surface Book 2 will be expected to feature four cores as a default configuration. Microsoft stated that the pen will be a stylus that will provide an active functionality powered by a rechargeable battery. More than that, the i7 Extreme Pro 5 will cost even more, reaching nearly $1,600. Now, the Redmond giant is rumored to be working on its successor model to release it next month.