As opposed to some people’s expectations, the Microsoft did not launch the Surface Pro 5 yet, as intended. Some believe that the delay is caused by the company waiting on the release of the Kaby Lake processors, Intel’s seventh-generation CPU.
Nevertheless, according to the latest statement released by Microsoft, the company will provide the Surface Pro 5 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU instead. Earlier this week, the executive vice president for Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson, made public Microsoft renewed interest in the ARM architecture through the company’s partnership with Qualcomm. The announcement was made during the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event in Shenzhen, China.
Terry Myerson believes that the Windows enthusiasts will be very pleased with the Surface Pro 5 once Microsoft starts to roll it out. Mainly because he says that the mobile device is a power efficient unit, reliable, and maybe most importantly “truly mobile”.
“For the first time ever, our customers will be able to experience the Windows they know on an always-connected cellular PC”, says Mr. Myerson.
Tech enthusiasts believe that the Surface Pro 5 devices equipped with ARM chips will bring a significant improvement in the unit’s overall performance. Also, as far as battery life is concerned, experts say that the Surface Pro 5 will most likely rival other tablets like the Google Pixel C and Apple’s iPads. With cellular connectivity as the main incentive, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to become one of the most desired devices of 2017.
At first, the Surface Pro 5 has been referred to as a “laptop killer”. However, Microsoft has since released the Surface Book, which meets all the requirements and then some for those on the lookout for a device capable of more advanced computing performances. Furthermore, as Microsoft will continue to collaborate with Intel in the future, it is most likely that the next version of the Surface Book, namely the Surface Book 2, will be powered by the Kaby Lake chipset.
Rumors about the upcoming Surface Pro 5 say that the unit will come with no less than 16Gb of RAM memory and probably 512Gb of internal storage capacity. However, Microsoft has not yet released any official comments.
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