Published: Mon, March 06, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Surface Pro 5 Spring Release will Rival Samsung Galaxy Book

Surface Pro 5 Spring Release will Rival Samsung Galaxy Book

We may have heard a lot of talk about the Microsoft Surface Phone but we haven't seen much by way of action.

Compared to Apple's iPad Pro 2, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will feature Intel's seventh generation Kaby Lake processor which is a big leap ahead of Pro 2 which is powered by Apple's A10X chipset. Microsoft has recently announced a price cut on the latest Surface Pro, fueling rumors that the company is preparing for the arrival of the next hybrid tablet.

A report from Win Central cites two separate instances of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 being "officially" mentioned online. We now know that Redstone 2 is Windows 10 Creators Update, which we know is coming very soon, possibly at the end of March or in April at the very latest. The rumors now point at Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 processor to power up the Surface Pro 5.

REUTERS/Brendan McDermidMicrosoft is rumored to be releasing the Pro 5 this spring. This time, reports are suggesting that Microsoft will be unveiling the Surface Pro 5 early this year.

Rhoda Alexander, Director Tablets and PCs, at IHS Markit, in a phone interview with Fortune's Brooke Crothers, said that the new iPad Pro is likely to make its appearance around March-April. Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Pro 5 in Q1 2017 which coincides with the Windows 10 Creators update.

Besides this, the Surface device is also expected to give the user more battery life.

With the success of the Surface Pro 4, people were high on Microsoft's next 2-in-1 device.

Another edge that the Surface tablet will have is its 12.3-inch UHD/4K screen, which the iPad Pro won't be able to match, pixel for pixel. And as Nadella would say it, Microsoft would eventually create and launch "the most ultimate mobile device". With Redstone 3, things will get even better.

The Surface Pro 4 is capable of handling the demanding software, hence, the fifth edition is expected to have a processor gain to meet the demands.

But would you choose the Microsoft Surface Phone over the iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S8, that's if the device ever arrives on the market.

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