Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date Remains a Mystery: To Come With AMD GPUs
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is still going strong and there is no slowdown in its demand in the market till now. Nonetheless it is not stopping media and bloggers from predicting the launch of the new version of the Surface Pro in the market.
While there have been speculations in this regard for the last several months, rumors have gathered momentum now. This is notwithstanding the fact that Microsoft has refused to open up about the launch of the forthcoming version of probably the best tablet available in the market.
One thing that has further increased the interest of Microsoft enthusiasts about the arrival of the next gen laptop-tablet hybrid is the rumor that it will be completely game oriented.
A recent report in The Bitbag gives us some useful insights into the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specifications. The report said that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 may be coming with NVIDIA’s Pascal-architectured graphics cards or Advanced Micro Device’s (AMD) GPUs. Besides, The Bitbag report went on to add that the Surface Pro 5 will come with new Polaris graphics architecture.
If this rumor turns out to be true, then it is a great news for gaming enthusiasts across the world. This feature is sure shot to make the laptop a perfect game oriented device. Furthermore, the Microsoft tablet is also expected to sport a rechargeable stylus and dock.
There are reasons to believe that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 may come with Intel Kaby Lake processor. Nonetheless there are some lingering doubts in this regard due to the fact that the Kaby Lake chip is still under development and is expected to get released in early 2017. This will indirectly delay Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date to 2017. The software giant intends to address the battery drain issues faced by previous Surface Pro devices with the use of the new generation processor.
One more important feature that will make the forthcoming convertible all the more enticing is report that Pro 5 will come pre-loaded with Windows 10 Professional Redstone 2 operating system. It is to be noted that the Redstone 2 version of the operating system is still under development and is expected to be available by spring of next year.
As far as Microsoft Surface Pro 5 price is concerned, reports suggest that the machine will come with a price tag of $899 for the Core i5 variant, $999 for the Intel Core i7 variant, and $1,599 for the i7 Extreme variant. Nonetheless it is too early to say if these rumors will be true when the machine is finally launched.