It looks like we may already have an idea of what to expect from Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro 5 tablet as new information came to light this week, pointing out some specifications for the upcoming Windows tablet. Upgrades coming include an Ultra HD display, a new Intel Kaby Lake CPU and 16GB of RAM.
The initial report comes from Mobipicker, citing manufacturing sources in China who have supposedly been accurate in the past. The report goes on to say that the Surface Pro 5 will offer a 4K display as an upgrade option for those with the cash, while most of them will probably ship with a standard 2K display.
On top of that, there is a nod to Microsoft using an Intel Kaby Lake processor in the Surface Pro 5, which will offer a bit of an improvement over Skylake while still being made on the 14nm process. There will also be a bigger battery for longer usage and 16GB of RAM.
The source also says that the Surface Pro 5 won’t enter production until the end of the year, with availability expected in early 2017. This lines up with a rumour we heard just this week that suggested that Intel’s new Kaby Lake CPUs might not arrive until early 2017.
KitGuru Says: As always with anonymous sources, take this information with a grain of salt as it may not end up being accurate. That said, if all of this ends up being true, then the Surface Pro 5 should be quite a compelling tablet for those that require that level of power in that form factor.