Microsoft Surface Pro 5: Specs, Release Date and Price

The Redmond giant has introduced Microsoft Surface Pro 5, a solution that comes with an external design virtually identical to the one we saw in Surface Pro 4 and debuting a new name.

Microsoft has decided that the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 should be called Surface Pro 2017, a major shift that clearly reflects the abandonment of the numbers in favor of the launch year to differentiate between generations.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5

At first glance we can think that there are no important news but in fact the opposite happens, as you can see in the summary of changes and improvements that we leave below:

  • The version with Intel Core i5 now comes without fan.
  • Improvements in the battery, up to 50% more autonomy with a maximum of 13.5 hours of use.
  • Restructured chassis with smooth and rounded edges.
  • Thinner radial openings and new very quiet dissipation system.
  • Optional 4G LTE connectivity with nano SIM and eSIM support without visible antenna lines.
  • The rear support foot can now be opened up to 165 degrees.
  • New Surface Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure and only 21 milliseconds of latency.
  • The front camera is now “darkened” to melt into the bezel.
  • New Type Cover keyboards in alcantara with platinum, burgundy and cobalt blue colors.
  • New Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU on Core i7 models.
  • Full compatibility with Surface Dial.

Regarding the specifications of Microsoft Surface Pro 5, that have confirmed different configurations with different prices, although the most economical model will cost 1065 dollars.  Here is a list of key specifications:

  • 3 inch touch screen with resolution of 2,736 x 1,824 pixels.
  • Processors Core m3 7Y30, Core i5-7300U or Core i7-7660U.
  • 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM at 1866 MHz.
  • SSDs of 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB.
  • Integrated GPU Intel HD 620 in the versions with Core m3 and Core i5, Intel Iris Plus 640 in the version with Core i7.
  • 8 MP and 5 MP cameras with Windows Hello support.
  • MicroSDXC card slot, WiFi AC and USB 3.0 and Mini DisplayPort connectors.
  • TPM chip for enterprise security.
  • Weight and measures: 768 grams-784 gamos according to version; 292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm.
  • Available from June 15 with Windows 10 as an operating system.

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