Microsoft caught technology devotees off-guard after the release of Surface Book i7 in October of 2016. Why? Because a much bigger fan base was anticipating the arrival of the much awaited Surface Pro 5.
Nonetheless, a few hints are being revealed by the developers. The head of Microsoft industrial design, Ralf Groene, stated in the fewest succinct words that his team will 'refine and push things forward' in concluding the Surface Pro 5.
Despite the apparent lack of details, it did not stop tech-enthusiasts and avid consumers from 'rolling the rumor cog wheels' when it comes to assumptions of its specs and price range.
Yibada reports that Surface Pro 5 is an embodiment of Ralf Groene's vision to create something crazy for Microsoft. In essence, the much-awaited device is being geared to cater to a much bigger platform.
In a comparative chronicle published by the University Herald, the Surface Pro 5 is allegedly ready to compete with rivals in January of 2017. Microsoft considers the upcoming Surface Pro 5 as their secret weapon against the competing Apple Inc. in their ongoing bitter and cutthroat tech race.
The most popular rumor regarding the specs of Surface Pro 5 includes 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) screen with a 3860 x 2560 pixel display. There is also a keen reference about the high-end Kaby Lake processor or Sky Lake chipsets and 16 GB of RAM.
Curiously, Microsoft's event presentation in October 2016 did not prove to be a complete letdown regardless of the absence of Surface Pro 5. They were able to publicize the upcoming launching of new virtual reality (VR) headsets for Windows 10. They have named Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, ASUS and Acer as their principal hardware providers for the new gadgets.
Things are still definitely looking up for Microsoft despite foregoing the fans' expectations. The Surface Pro 5 promises new changes coming for the prestigious technological company.