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Intel has always been a big piece of the puzzle that is the tech world, their processors making the overall user experience of devices better. A lot of large companies like to include the Intel processors on their gadgets, some relevant examples being Microsoft and Apple. So the news that Bill Gates’ company is waiting for Intel’s newest processor to release the Surface Pro 5, one of their signature tablets, doesn’t come as much of a surprise to us.

The popular hybrid tablet was set to be released on the market this fall, at least that’s what Microsoft’s schedule used to be. But this year we’re faced with a surprise from the American tech giant because they don’t seem to be releasing the device in 2016. They’re waiting for Intel’s Kaby Lake processor – a processor that has been the talk of the town for a couple of months now. A recent report says that the Surface Pro 5 will hit the markets in the first trimester of 2017, so Microsoft can have enough time to include the new processor in their device’s hardware.

While the newest processor on the market is already a great asset for the hybrid tablet, we think the Microsoft team may have another reason for the wait. As confirmed by Kit Guru, the American company has been having some issues with the battery on the Surface Pro 4, and is now trying to bring a solution to upset customers. Although a Microsoft staff person has addressed this issue publicly saying that the problem comes from the software itself – the company is probably hoping that the new processor will help with the battery issue users have been experiencing.

Other rumors about the Surface Pro 5 tablet are that the RAM capacity will be of 16 GB which is an acceptable amount for people that use the device in a multitasking manner. The gadget is also said to bring some competition to its opponents on the market with some mad graphics, either with the NVIDIA graphics card (with Pascal architecture) or a Polaris GPU (graphics processing unit) from AMD. As for the display, we can only hope Microsoft gives us 4k resolution to be paired with the graphics – but a 2k one will work just fine on this type of tablet.