Microsoft Surface Pro 5 was supposed to be released in the same month as MacBook Pro 2016 which is set to be unveiled at Apple’s WWDC Conference this June. But with the way things are going, it is likely that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be released at a much later date.
Why, you ask?
Because it is set to run on Intel’s next-gen Kaby Lake processors.
Most of the current Surface Pro 4 run on Intel Skylake processors, which is said to be more efficient and offer longer operating hours. But something newer and better always comes along. This time, in the form of the Kaby Lake processor, which is said to be faster and performs a lot better than Skylake.
While this is all well and good, a lot of people who have been waiting for the Surface Pro 5 would likely to be unhappy. This is because the new processor has yet to be launched during Computex 2016 this June. This means Microsoft Surface Pro 5 would still be in development during what could be its rumored release date in June. If Microsoft sticks with the rumored release date, then the Surface Pro 5 would not run on the new processor.
This may not matter to some people, but because Surface Pro 5 is marketed as a premium tablet, it should run on the latest processor available, which is Kaby Lake.
So when is the next release date for the Surface Pro 5?
There are speculations that it will be unveiled at the same time when the fourth-generation Surface Pro 4 Tablet was introduced in the market, which was in October 2015. But because Microsoft doesn’t follow a specific launch the cycle, with the first-generation Surface Pro launched in June 2012, the October 2016 release date will remain a rumor until officially confirmed by Microsoft.
There are also other rumors that the launch date of the tablet will be pushed to 2017. This extends the waiting time even longer, but it would probably be worth it if the tablet would come out with some amazing features.
Current specs of the Surface Pro 5 are improved surface pen, 4K Ultra HD display, better battery, USB Type-C port, and other features on top of a faster and better processor.
Now that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is rumored to be released in October, fans should forget about the June release and extend their patience a little bit longer.