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The Surface Pro 4 was a successful device, but Microsoft will need to move on and think about the future. Because technology doesn’t stand in place and processors will keep becoming faster and faster, internal memories will have a more generous capacity and so on. Soon, Microsoft will unveil the Surface Pro 5 and reports say that this will happen next month, but the hybrid-laptop will be officially launched in October. Other reports suggest that the device will be released in the first quarter of 2017.

Microsoft is now making the last preparations for the next Windows 10 updated, called Redstone, and rumors say that the Surface Pro 5 will run on it. In the past months, we’ve heard all kinds of speculations about the specs of this tablet, each one pointing out to a 4K Ultra HD display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

The Surface Pro line is known for offering a Surface Pen (included in the box) with which users can take notes or draw directly on the screen. Well, reports say that Microsoft will replace the Surface Pen which is powered by AAAA cells, with a rechargeable one. And the Surface Pen will be charged using the magnetic dock that the Surface Pro 5 will come with.

Another expected feature is the Type-C port, which will the battery to charge faster. If the tablet will be released in 2017, Intel will have plenty time to finish the next generation Kaby Lake processor and Microsoft will try to extend the battery life from 4-5 hours to 9 hours. The Surface Pro 5 will most likely have a launch price of $900 (the base model).

The Surface Pro 4 is powered by Intel’s sixth generation Skylake processors, it supports 4, 8 or 16GB of RAM, depending on the configuration and currently, it runs on Windows 19 Pro.

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