Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs, Features, Release Date, Price and More

by Paul Elliott Marcha 18, 2016, 21:04
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs, Features, Release Date, Price and More

The new Surface Pro 5 is also expected to finally have a Surface pen that is fully rechargeable with its own on and off button.

The latest system update released by Microsoft for the Surface Book indeed corrects a number of issues with the ultimate laptop, but it appears that it's also causing some new ones, including a bug that doesn't correctly detect the keyboard status. However, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to arrive with a larger screen of 13.3 inches to order to take on the Apple iPad Pro that comes with a 12.9-inch display. I guess, Microsoft has too many of Surface Pros to sell and is no longer in the mood to keep them. Moreover, TechRadar rated the battery life of the Surface Pro 4 as "below average", making battery longevity a huge factor in developing the upcoming Surface Pro 5. It will come pre-installed with Windows 10 Redstone 2.

Some retailers are even slashing $100 off, with the Core i5 version of the Surface Pro 4 now being priced at just $899 instead of $999.

Since the Surface Pro 4 was announced around six months ago, Microsoft is now not talking about its successor model. With this, it is highly impossible that Microsoft won't include USB Type-C in the new Surface Pro tablet. The deal is also available for the upgraded version of the Surface Pro 4 lineup, with 8 GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, priced at $1,199, from $1,299.

There is still no exact release date given, but when it comes with the price, the base version of the Surface Pro 5 might get an Intel i5 at $899.

Specifically, the Intel Core i5 models are the ones benefiting from the price cut, so starting today and for a limited time, the Surface Pro 4 with i5 is $100 (€90) more affordable than before.


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