Microsoft news: Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 to be launched this month

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The current Microsoft Surface 2-in-2 devices (in photo) are believed to be replaced with new-generation 2-in-1 devices before the year ends.

Microsoft has an event happening on Oct. 26, and it is widely believed that Microsoft Surface Book 2 and Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be presented. The event will happen in New York and will focus on the Xbox and Windows 10.

The arrival of Microsoft Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 has been speculated for months already. Although the company has not made any official announcements regarding the said devices, specs and features have supposedly been leaked.

Microsoft's Surface brand has introduced 2-in-1 laptops and tablets that continue to garner positive reviews. While the existing products remain competitive in the market, new technologies have been introduced since their release, which many are also expecting to see in the new-generation devices.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is believed to be built with Intel's Kaby Lake processor, which is said to speed up the performance but at the same time prolong the battery life. The laptop is also believed to be built with the latest Redstone 2 and have Microsoft's Windows 10 as its operating system. It is said to give Apple's MacBook Pro 2016 a tough competition, despite the two products not being launched yet.


However, Intel has yet to launch its sixth-generation processor late this year and Redstone development is said to still be ongoing, so there are some reports claiming the launch will happen in 2017.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 is likewise believed to be built with Intel's Kaby Lake processor and to run on Windows 10. It is also believed to come with an improved Surface Pen, which has magnetic properties so users can let it rest on the tablet's surface when not in use. It is also believed to be rechargeable through wireless technology.

In less than two weeks, the Microsoft event will already happen and, until then, the rumors and speculations will either be proven or debunked.

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