After months of waiting we have finally managed to receive some news about Surface Pro 5 – not from the horse’s mouth, but someone who can be trusted with this kind of information.
According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 tablet will have the Intel Kaby Lake line of processors and will continue with its Surface Connect power connector. These two bits of information were revealed by Thurrott through a tweet wherein he also mentioned that people should expected a ‘dramatic’ change in the Surface Pro 5 compared to its predecessor.
These two bits of information are very crucial for the fact that it confirms part of the rumors we have been hearing for over six months now that the Surface Pro 5 will be powered by Intel Kaby Lake processors. It also puts to rest the speculations that Microsoft is going to opt for ARM again and come up with ARM-powered tablets – a path it has long abandoned. Surface Pro 4 is available at steep discounts.
In his tweet, Thurrott said, “Surface Pro 5 will not change the Surface Connect power connector, I was just told. Kaby Lake, nothing dramatic.”
The upgrade to Kaby Lake SoCs are something that were expected and cannot be termed as surprising by any means but Thurrott has indicated that Microsoft is committed to its proprietary power connector. This means that the company might not be moving to the USB Type-C ports, which are being increasingly used in the tech industry.
Moreover, it means that the company will be able to repeat its much-appreciated move where it announced that the Surface Pro 3 accessories including covers and docking stations would be compatible with Surface Pro 4. Check out massive Surface Pro 4 discounts.
However, the most interesting part of the tweet is where Thurrott has said that the new device will not feature any dramatic change. This might indicate that the device will be either come with just simple design changes or upgrade in internal hardware. Needless to say, any out-of-the-box features can be discarded after the statement made by Thurrott.