#SurfacePro5 #Tablet – 4 Reasons why Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release is delayed in 2017 : Microsoft fans were disappointed that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 went missing in action at the recent Windows 10 event on Oct. 27.
Although there is no official confirmation on the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, speculations claimed that the laptop-tablet hybrid will be revealed in early 2017. Below are some of the reasons why Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release is delayed in 2017.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Updates
The tech giant has released updates to its current flagship device Microsoft Surface Pro 4. This puzzles consumers as it seems that Microsoft is promoting the laptop-tablet hybrid. Apparently, the tech company is delaying the Surface Pro 5; hence, the upgrades on current device.
Kaby Lake Processor
It seems that Microsoft wants a huge upgrade on its new laptop as it will feature the next-gen Kaby Lake processor from Intel. Kaby Lake is 14nm processor announced this year. Microsoft announced earlier this year that only Windows 10 supports Kaby Lake chipset.
Windows 10 Redstone 2
Releasing Windows 10 this year is a major milestone for the tech giant. Microsoft is now hard at work developing the next major update for Windows 10. Titled “Creative Update”, this next update is scheduled to launch in early 2017 and will focus on productivity and creativity improvements for the desktop, and will bring much-needed features and enhancements to Windows 10 Mobile Continuum users.
Surface Studio, Surface Book i7
Microsoft just announced the new Surface Studio and Surface Book i7 as new members of the Surface family. It is most probably that Microsoft delayed the release of Surface Pro 5 to avoid stealing the spotlight of the new devices and the media and consumers will focus on the features they offer.
Moreover, holding back the Pro 5 will prevent it from cannibalizing the sales of the new Surfaces. However, there is no official announcement from Microsoft yet. Watch the video of the concept image of the device below. Source: yibada