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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