Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors, News and Release Date: Release Date Pushed to 2017?

By Kanika Gupta - 23 Mar '16 15:54PM

Sigh for all the Microsoft Surface series fans who have been eagerly awaiting the new iteration. Rumor has it that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 will not be launched until spring 2017. There are many reasons attributed to the delay of most anticipated devices of the year.

Insiders say that the new Windows 10 version, Redstone 2, is not ready yet. Microsoft is still reportedly working on it. Unless Redstone 2 is ready, up and running, the Surface Pro 5 will not be launched into the market. As per previous reports, Redstone 2 and Microsoft Pro 5 were anticipated to release in December. However, the delay in former has pushed back the release of the other two devices as well.

The much awaited Surface Pro 5's features have already been talked about. Powered by an Intel SkyLake chipset, the device will run on Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system that will come preinstalled. The battery performance is reportedly better than its predecessor, Surface Pro 4. On a full charge, Surface Pro 5 can work up to 7 hours. There will also be a Surface Pen for a 12.3-inch display screen, sporting pixel resolution of 2736x1824. The users will also get a USB Type-C port on their device. Surface Pro 5 is expected to be available for $899.

Even Surface Book 2 is gaining just as much traction with its notable features. The tablet is said to have a 4K display along with a rechargeable stylus. It will come equipped with Redstone OS and powered by Kaby Lake processors by Intel. Microsoft is taking its sweet time to get the products out because it is allegedly making the processor better than before. There is no official statement out about Surface Book 2's features so take this news with a pinch of salt.

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