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Surface Pro 5 said to pack 4K display, Intel Kaby Lake processor

by Jacob Kleinman | June 7, 2016June 7, 2016 9:40 am PDT

Microsoft’s Surface series keeps getting better with age, and it looks like that trend will continue with the Surface Pro 5. A new report claims Microsoft is gearing up to deliver a new tablet-laptop hybrid with powerful new hardware.

The Surface Pro 5 will be available with a 4K display according to MobiPicker and its well-placed Chinese sources. That’s a nice step up from the 2736 x 1824-pixel resolution on the previous model, though you may have to pay extra for that particular feature. It’s also expected to pack 16GB of RAM (which was available as a high-end option for the Surface Pro 4), USB-C, an improved Surface Pen and Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake processor.

That last spec could also decide when we actually see the Surface Pro 5 unveiled. Intel’s 7th-generation Core chip is supposed to launch later this year, paving the way for a Microsoft release before the end of 2016. However, MobiPicker claims the gadget won’t actually arrive until next spring. That’s a long time away, but it sounds like the Surface Pro 5 will be worth the wait.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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