Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could be coming in Q1 2017 say reports

It is the start of a new year, and looks like Microsoft already has plans to start it on a positive note. The Redmond company is reportedly planning to release the Surface Pro 5 in the first quarter of 2017.


It is the start of a new year, and looks like Microsoft has plans to start it on a positive note. The Redmond company is reportedly planning to release the Surface Pro 5 in the first quarter of 2017.

According to a report in DigiTimes, some manufacturing partners have hinted at a March launch for the Surface Pro 5. According to the report, the Surface Pro 5 will come with a 4K Ultra HD display, magnetic charging stylus. It is expected to be housing an Intel Kaby Lake processor inside. In terms of storage, speculations hint at a 512GB+ SSD along with USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3 support as well.

Pegatron Technology, has been tasked with the responsibility to build the Surface Pro 5. It is also the company who Microsoft has outsourced the building of the Surface Studio as well as the older Surface Pros. The Digitimes report also points to Quanta Computer as a probably manufacturer. There is no confirmation on this.

The Stylus will no longer have a replaceable battery but will be rechargable once it is docked magnetically on the Surface Pro 5.

There are still close to three months for this and things may change in the meantime. Microsoft has not confirmed anything regarding the Surface Pro 5, so there may be changes in certain aspects of the Pro 5 when it eventually launches.


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