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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 reportedly coming in the first quarter of 2017

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 reportedly coming in the first quarter of 2017

Microsoft's Windows-based Surface Pro convertible tablets have a special place on the market, and they're getting better and better with each new iteration. The latest Surface Pro model, the Surface Pro 4 (pictured above), was released in October 2015, so it's now over 1 year old. If you're wondering about when a new version of the tablet is expected to arrive, we may have an answer.

According to Taiwanese website DigiTimes, which quotes a Chinese-language publication, Microsoft intends to release a Surface Pro 5 in the first quarter of 2017. If this is true, we'll see a brand new Surface Pro by the end of March.

DigiTimes notes that the Surface Pro 5 should feature an "Ultra HD" screen (possibly with a 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution) and a magnetic charging stylus. Unfortunately, for now, that's all we have on the expected features of the upcoming tablet.

Reportedly, the Surface Pro 5 might be manufactured for Microsoft not just by Pegatron (as the previous models), but also by Quanta Computer. However, these details are likely not going to mean much for end customers - at least not as long as the Pegratron-made and Quanta-made units will have the same quality.

We're definitely looking forward to seeing how Microsoft will improve its Surface Pro family with the Pro 5. How about you?

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 30 Dec 2016, 12:07 7

1. Martineverest (Posts: 477; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


tablet of the year 2017 is loading....

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 13:46 4

2. cnour (Posts: 1366; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Yes the new iPad Pro is coming.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 14:28 6

3. bucky (Posts: 3085; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I love my iPad Air 2 but until it has native file management and proper USB support it's nowhere near the best tablet.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 19:17 3

6. Klinton (Posts: 765; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


Even this is not enough, to compare phone-OS-tablet with real PC tablet.
Apple are light yeas behind.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 21:29

9. path45th (Posts: 31; Member since: 11 Sep 2016)


There are many thirds party file management apps though. I think for those who buy an iPad for its simple OS like myself will be disappointed to make the iPad as complex as Windows OS.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 18:23 4

5. SIGPRO (Posts: 1845; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Please the ipad pro is a joke compared to the Surface Pro!

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 19:21 3

7. Klinton (Posts: 765; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


How could phone-OS-tablet be discussed in real PC tablet article?
Try again in Android tablet article.
Good luck!

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 21:37

11. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


When was the last time the iPad was tablet of the year? For anything other than sales?

Also, you are aware that the Surface is only 2 percentage points from being tie with the iPad in marketshare. Right?

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 14:46 3

4. shafayatsohail (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Jan 2016)


Surface devices have 3:2 displays, so it will be 2160:3240 P or maybe 2000:3000 P

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 19:58

8. jeroome86 (Posts: 1954; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I would never take this anywhere so a desk top makes more sense for me.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 05:55

10. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 346; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


Me too. In my opinion. A full blown desktop such as the titanator is enough for me to last longer. And a full blown desktop can perform better than the mobile counterpart. So to those who would buy a new surface pro. What's the reason for getting another windows device?

posted on 01 Jan 2017, 06:41

12. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks I read that Microsoft will return to CES This year. in January The questions are 1= will they debut any brand new products there. 2= Will they debt the new Surface Pro tablets and Surface Book 2 there. 2= Will Microsoft show off the MS Surface Studio PC there. 3= Will they debut the new "Surface" line of Windows 10 mobile smart phones there. As far as the New "Surface line of Smart phones are concerned Microsoft could debut them at the coming 2017 Mobile World Congress that will occur February 27th to March the 2nd. However for Microsoft to get better American sales of the "Surface" Brand of Windows 10 Mobile smart phones Microsoft should debut Them at CES 2017 because for sure the American Press that
will be there is huge numbers will report information about them all over the USA which would help selling them to the American public

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 00:08

13. BradyCrack (Posts: 820; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


So it's an awful tablet and a decent laptop? Just give me a laptop half the price.

posted on 22 Jan 2017, 13:16

14. HongNgoc_Vu (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2017)


Be aware if you are thinking about buying a Microsoft Surface. This company doesnt have a good quality control. I dont think Surface Pro 5 will be better than Pro4. Take my experience as a costly lesson.

Three months ago, I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 from Amazon, a brand new Surface Pro 4.
After buying this Surface Pro 4, my job have been being effected a lot, and I think Microsoft should stop selling this kind of terrible laptop/tablet, recall all Surface Pro 4 they had sold, and they should test their products more carefully before sell it.

My first Surface Pro 4 got dead touchscreen issue after a few week. The touch function didnt work totally after that, and I had to use it as a laptop. I tried many ways to resolved the problem, but it did not work, even reset to the factory mode.

The battery of the device then stopped working too (plug-in, not charging), and it immediately turns off when I unplug the charge cable.

I had contacted Microsoft Support Team in the USA, they asked me to return my SP4, then they would sent me a replacement. I had to spend 120USD for two-way shipping (Vietnam - USA), because they sent me a free shipping FeDex label use for US domestic only, and I'm living in Vietnam.

I have just received the new Surface Pro 4 yesterday. But I'm very dissappointed, this second SP4 is a another faulty device, it has "phantom" touch problem. This happened right after I started the device for the first time, it's automatically touch the screen by itself every few minutes, at the same place (about 4cm on the right of the screen center). I have to disable touch drivers if I want to use this device.

Yesterday, I contacted to Microsoft Support Team again, they tried to remote control my device, used some tool to fix it, but it's not work. They asked me to reset the device. I did, but the issue still occurs. I can't understand that why they did not check the quality of this replacement before sending. I'm sorry to say that Microsoft is trying to defraud me.

They have no any solution for my case, so they asked me to contact Microsoft Support Team in Singapore for a replacement again.

This morning, I contacted Microsoft Support Team in Singapore. Singapore Team told me that they could not send me a replacement because I'm living in Vietnam. They asked me to give them an address in Singapore that they can send a new replacement, or I have to fly to Singapore. Oh my God!!! Of course I denied, I dont want to spend any cent for this nightmare device!!! That's enough.

Singapore Team gave me another solution, that I must send my device to US again, then they will refund, but they told me they were not sure how much I would receive.

After talking with Singapore Team, I contact to US Team again (just 1 hour ago), but USA Team denied to process any refunds (even Singapore Team promised), the only solution they offer that is I have to return this nightmare device to US again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAA.... Crazy!!!!!!

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