Surface Pro 5 release date, news: Microsoft's new 2-in-1 device to come out in April?

(Microsoft)The Microsoft Surface product line, which will soon include the Microsoft Surface Pro 5

The wait for the release of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will soon be over, as rumors about the hybrid device's release date claim that it will be shipped in the market soon.

Recent reports reveal that the upcoming next-generation laptop-tablet device will come out in April, since Apple is expected release its latest line of iPad Pro devices during that time.

Speculations also mention that since Microsoft slashed down the price of the Surface Pro 4 in January, it could be an indicator that the tech firm is planning to release its successor very soon.

However, PC Advisor also points out that the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update is scheduled to come out in spring 2017. This could mean that Microsoft will not be able to release the latest model of the Surface Pro device in the speculated release date since they have to wait to incorporate the updated operating system.

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While Microsoft has yet to confirm the rumored release date of the upcoming Surface Pro 5, the device is rumored to feature the Intel Kaby Lake processor as an upgrade from Surface Pro 4's Intel Skylake processor. This will reportedly help the new device to have better graphics, faster performance, and longer battery life.

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is also expected to come out with 16 GB of RAM, as well as the possibility of featuring a 3D Touch capability. The device is also expected to come up with an upgraded Surface Pen.

As for the price, speculations claim that the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will begin at $899, while the Intel Core i7 variant could be sold for $999. However, the high-end i7 Extreme edition could be sold for as much as $1,599 upon release.

Microsoft is expected to clarify the rumors about the specs and release date of the upcoming Surface Pro 5 in the coming days.

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