MobiPicker claims that sources from China revealed that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could come with Intel's new Kaby Lake line of processors, and this is one of the reasons the software giant is pushing the release to 2017. One of the things that will separate Surface Pro 5 and Surface Pro 4 is the processing performance. Microsoft has not kept to a strict launch schedule for the Surface Pro, which makes a September launch possible.
If new reports are anything to go by, the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has been delayed. The problem will arise when Microsoft sets to a retail price. The Surface Pro 3 was unveiled in May 2014 and released in June 2014. However, you will have to purchase additional accessories, which will easily bring your grand total to over $1,000.
Is Microsoft wise to hold back the Surface Pro 5 until it can be sure to include the exact hardware it wants in the machine?
It is worth noting, however, that Microsoft has not followed a specific launch cycle for the Surface Pro tablets.
On the specifications front, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to feature a high-resolution IPS Corning Gorilla glass protected display with a resolution of 2,736x1,824p. However, there seems to be some concern with the mass production of the Kaby Lake, the follow-up to the sixth-generation Sky Lake processors from Intel. If the reports turn out to be true, then you can expect a dedicated graphics chip with the Surface Pro 5.
In the meantime, Neurogadget reported that the release date of the sought-after device from Microsoft might come by September this year, contrary to the expected June 2016 theory in the past.
Going by the launch date of the previous generation tablets in the Surface Pro series, it is hard to estimate the arrival time of the Surface Pro 5.
Apart from a faster processor, the Surface Pro 5 is speculated to have a better battery, 4K Ultra HD display, improved Surface Pen, USB Type-C port and more. A recent rumor suggests that the device's pricing will start at $899 which is not bad at all. However, Intel has confirmed that the Kaby Lake processor will launch toward the end of this year. As of now, all the fans could do is wait for the official announcement from the company.