For the past several months, it has been rumored that the new Surface devices from Microsoft will be released in the last quarter of 2016.
According to Win Beta's report, Microsoft is once again enticing customers into buying last year's Surface hybrids by giving them $150 price cuts from the Microsoft Store. Nevertheless, these discounts are still enough to fuel the rumor that refreshed versions of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book will be unveiled on October 26.
Since it will not be launched next week, critics are one in speculating that the Surface Book 2 could come out along with the Surface Pro 5 next year although Microsoft has yet to make an announcement about the exact release date for the two flagship devices. The Surface Pro 5 is said to sport the similar display as the 2016 MacBook, but with a stronger processor and most likely a lighter build than the Mac.
26 in NY might not be for Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release.
The impending Surface Pro 5 is said to be the Microsoft tab device to implement the USB-C standards that expedites charging as well as data transfer.
With Microsoft finally announcing a definite date for their much-awaited event this month, it is expected that the company will be boasting the latest tweak of their current operating system, Windows 10. Tech experts say that the next generation of Surface devices could be pushed for a Spring 2017 release.
According to latest reports, the Surface Pro 5 will have sixth-generation Skylake chip, rumors indicate it will the next generation codenamed Kaby Lake.
Microsoft's Surface brand has introduced 2-in-1 laptops and tablets that continue to garner positive reviews. It was said that Microsoft may not be changing the devices' hardware, but these Surfaces will be getting major internal upgrades.
However, there are some naysayers who believe that the upcoming event could be focusing more on the additional features and cloud-based attributes that will arrive as part of Redstone 2, the much-talked-about upgrade for the Windows 10 OS. The reason for that is because Intel holds exclusivity on those components so what it really means for Microsoft is that they have to wait until later this year to release their famous device. Stay tuned as we keep you posted regarding the latest news and updates of the Redmond company's upcoming projects.