Surface Pro 5 Update: Release Rumors, Specifications, and More
When it comes to hybrid PC builds, no one can beat Microsoft. The Surface series was the start of that. To this day, that still stands as fact.
As of present, Microsoft has come out with 4 iterations of the Surface Pro – with each model improving on the last. Currently, it has been 2 years since Microsoft has released a new edition – notably in the form of the Surface Pro 4.
Though this is the case, the Redmond-based company released a new Surface Book Pro back in 2017, albeit without the usual numeral tag. This leads many to believe that the Surface Pro 5 might still be undergoing work within Microsoft’s base.
To give you a clearer understanding of what’s really going on, we took it upon ourselves to sift through all relevant updates regarding the Surface Pro 5’s development. From launch date to specifications down to upcoming features, we tried our best to keep you covered in all respects. So, scroll down to see what’s up!
While many were quick to jump on board with the notion that the Surface Pro 2017 was a hint at an incoming refresh for the Surface Pro series, we still haven’t given up hope that eventually Microsoft will release the Surface Pro 5. Judging by the Surface Pro 2017’s specifications, which were hardly an upgrade from the Surface Pro 4, it’s obvious that Microsoft’s intention was not to issue a refreshed lineup but rather an improvement from the Surface Pro 4.With that said, it’s probably more appropriate to think that the current Surface Pro model is an enhanced version of the Surface Pro 4 rather than a signifier of a new roster.
Cutting to the chase, if we look at Surface Pro’s past release schedules one thing that’s obvious is that it lacks consistency. The outing is scattered between the months of February and October, which doesn’t give us a solid time period to estimate the Surface Pro 5’s arrival.
Taking this into account, we’ll leave you with this:
Surface Pro: February 9, 2013
Surface Pro 2: October 22, 2013
Surface Pro 3: June 20, 2014
Surface Pro 4: October 26, 2015
Surface Pro (2017): June 15, 2017
Specifications and Features
When it comes to specs, you can expect the Surface Pro 5 to pack something much more powerful. According to TechRadar, the new Surface Pro 5 will likely come out with Intel Core i5-8250U on standard, allowing for expensive versions to come with Intel Core i7-8550U. However, they say, it’s also plausible for the Surface Pro 5 to adopt Intel’s new range of Coffee Lake U-series CPUs, which will take it up a notch.
In terms of new features, the Surface Pro 5 will come riddled with new features. First on this list will probably be the new standard port, the USB type C. Another would be support for a refreshed version of the Surface Pen. In addition to this, the Surface Dial will also make its way to the Surface Pro 5. Though at this moment, nothing is still confirmed yet.