Surface Pro 5 Release Date, Leaks: What to Expect in Microsoft October Event


Microsoft is said to hold an event in October. What could the company be launching?

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date

A source has learned about Microsoft's plan to hold an event in October. It will showcase new device called Project Rio. However, according to Neowin, Microsoft is unlikely to unveil new device in the upcoming month - not even a Surface Pro 5. It is reported that the event will present an all-in-one PC which is currently on final stage of development.

It is worth noting that the rumored Kaby Lake set to be placed in the hybrid laptop, won't make any appearance until the end of 2016. And the Redstone 2 will not arrive till 2017. This could mean that we won't be seeing Microsoft Surface Pro 5 any time this year.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 rumored specs

However, there is still hope that Microsoft would at least give the viewers a clue on the next gen of Surface Pro. Or even better, announce the device before it is available for public in 2017. For the record, Microsoft unveiled Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book in October 2015. Judging from the past event, it would be a perfect schedule to launch a refreshed device next month.

If Kaby Lake and Redstone 2 are shipped with the laptop, it will be powerful yet energy efficient device. University Herald has done the roundups of the device's possible specs by investigating all the rants circulating around the web. The Surface Pro 5 might have 2K and 4K displays and a much improved Surface Pen. It will likely to sport USB type C.

As for the processor, the upcoming Surface Pro might be powered by Nvidia pascal-based GPU or perhaps, AMD's newest chipset. The price point is speculated to be $899 for the base model.

Microsoft's October event

In an October event, Microsoft is rumored to launch a device codenamed 'Cardinal'. NextPowerUp said that the will be only one device launched in the event.

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