Microsoft’s Surface series was the best thing that could happen to laptop fans who wanted an alternative that is easier to carry and which offer the same performance. Microsoft has inspired other manufacturers to build 2-in-1 convertible tablets, but its Surface Pro line can’t be matched. Soon, the fifth generation Surface Pro will be showcased, but for now, none of the rumored specs has been confirmed by Microsoft.
The Surface Pro 4 was released in October 2015 with big improvements, a better cooled chassis, a larger display (12.3-inch) with a higher resolution (2736×1824 pixels) and a much powerful processors. Microsoft made it possible to couple the Surface Pro 4 with all previous accessories (type cover, dock, power supply, pen etc.), and customers were able to choose one of the five variants of configurations:
– Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage: $899;
– Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage: $999;
– Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage: $1,299;
– Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage: $1,599;
– Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage: $1,799.
Other specs included: a Windows Hello-compatible camera, dimensions: 292x201x8.4mm, weight: 766grams (m3) or 786grams (i5 and i7) and a magnesium case.
The Surface Pro 5 will come with a new rechargeable Surface Pen, a 2K screen, but there will be also another 4K model, the basic RAM capacity will be 16GB, the USB port will be replaced with a USB-C port and the cameras will be upgraded. Microsoft will most likely update WiFi to support MU-MIMO, and will use the latest gen Intel Kaby Lake processor, which will improve battery life and at the same time, it will offer a much better performance.