Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 to feature Intel’s Kaby Lake processor and similar design

Surface Rumours

While we’ve heard some news regarding Microsoft’s still unannounced Surface Book 2, very little has leaked out about the inevitable Surface Pro 5.

According to technology journalist Paul Thurott, the Surface Pro 5 will stick with the same proprietary Surface power connector but is also set to adopt Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor architecture. Thurrott, however, claims there is “nothing dramatic” about the Pro 5, so those hoping for a full refresh, will likely be disappointed with Microsoft’s still unannounced successor to the Surface Pro 4.

The word is still out on if Microsoft will adopt USB-C in its latest devices, following other PC manufacturers — especially in the 2-in-1 space — and Apple. Given the tech giant’s emphasis on backwards compatibility between Pro 3 and Pro 4 accessories, it’s possible Microsoft could opt to include both USB-C and USB-A ports in the Pro 5.

Microsoft is reportedly set to hold a special Surface hardware event in the coming weeks, though ZDNet has already reported that we won’t get a glimpse of the Surface Book 2 at the keynote.

Source: Paul Thurrott