Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ: MSFT) next flagship Surface Pro 5 would represent one of the most powerful hybrid devices ever released in the 2-in-1 market. Apparently, Microsoft already skipped 2016 in launching the next-gen tablet.
And because the GPU has been dropped you get the notebook slightly cheaper, with the price tag weighing in at $2,999 (around £2,460, AU$3,940), as opposed to $3,199 (around £2,620, AU$4,200), which is what the discrete GPU-toting top-of-the-range Surface Book runs to. Recent reports suggest that the device will support more of Microsoft's new products. IB Times said that Hololens was originally reported to not be a part of the Surface Pro 5. This relatively new Microsoft product was launched in October and has primarily been designed for the Surface Studio. The all-in-one device may also have a surface dial, stylus and cover keyboard, and will likely feature a 12.3-inch Ultra HD or 4K display that will be matched with a higher configuration of graphic support and RAM. This tool can have custom functionalities depending on the users' needs.
Regarding what's under the hood, the Surface Pro 5 is said to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 635.
This includes the leak from Microsoft's French website which has uploaded a Surface Pro image with the label "Win 10 feature Surface Pro 5". The next big update of Windows 10 (popularly kown as the Windows 10 Creators Update) isn't coming out until spring of 2017 and it has led people to speculate that Microsoft will be holding back the Surface Pro 5 hardware until then.
After it was expected to be launched at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 and failing to do so, the latest reports claim that Microsoft may launch the Surface Pro 5 this April.