Microsoft Surface Pro 5: 5 Things To Look For

Microsoft Surface Pro 5: 5 Things To Look For
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After the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 met consumers’ satisfaction, the rumor mill is rife with speculations that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will have improvised features and better updates. Reports claim that the upcoming tablet will officially be released in October this year and will include a host of stunning features with regards to looks and functions. In this article, we’ve summarized the highlighting features to look for in the Surface Pro 5.

  • The expectation was huge when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4. But it failed to live up, owing to a host of issues with regard to its functionalities and charging capability. This time, the Redmond-based company doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned and so it has included a rechargeable stylus battery along with a charging dock for the device.
  • One particular feature that will draw your attention is a gigantic battery unit included in the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. You must know that the Pro 4 had a pretty powerful battery that lasts for seven hours, which was quite good. The inclusion of a more powerful battery in the Pro 5 is a great addition indeed.
  • Unlike the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 where you had to use the keyboard to have access to the fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device, the Pro 5 will have the fingerprint scanner placed on the body of the device.
  • The upcoming device is said to come with a more precision-oriented and better design than the Surface Pro 4. Meanwhile, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 disappointed its fans with its bulky and huge design. This will be mended in the Surface Pro 5, which is expected to be much slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, reports Yibada.
  • The device is expected to come loaded with Windows 10.1 Pro operating system. It will run on sixth generation Skylake processor or it may also come with seventh generation Cannonlake Processor, notes Ecumenicalnews.

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  • Yakinabe

    But I don’t want “improvised features” on my next tablet!

  • AK

    In my opinion, Microsoft really needs to focus on:

    – A real battery that lasts a day of working (8~ actual hours of usage).
    – A price point that is affordable (market share > profit, at least in the short/medium term!).
    – Fewer moving parts like fans, hard drives, etc to improve reliability and reduce faults.
    – Focus on improving the OS to a more stable and reliable version.

    Extra power, more gadgets are not going to make me buy a Surface Pro 5, but the above certainly will!

    • jcgc

      The Surface line doesn’t have fans, or moving parts that I am aware of. They use SSD drives. That said, I just returned a Surface 3 running Win 10 due to persistent problems and Microsoft’s customer service was remarkably poor, so poor that I wouldn’t consider owning another one of their products.

      • AK

        I’ve read reports that the Surface Pro 4 does have a fan.

        You might be right about the SSD though.

        I just think that every manufacturer, including Microsoft, needs to focus on core issues: reliability, stability and battery capacity. These things make the product far more than extra toys thrown into the device (which often add to the complexity of making it work well).

  • gimli

    IMO, what it really needs is a pen that matches the accuracy and issues-free state that is having Apple’s Pencil, (its no-parallax is amazing, I can live without its great tilting, tho, not essential) and a larger screen… 12.3″ today is a bit tiny when most user base is used to a 15,6 screen for most uses in a laptop (much more, artists). Make it 13,3, at least. Although for artists, designers, a great match and compromise would be 15,6″. Address the pen jitter issue, improve parallax, avoid palm registering at times when drawing, and the people like me, artists, illustrators, comic creators, etc, will be much in favor on purchasing it. I for one much prefer a MS platform where I can have all my win applications, rather than iOS, not even having a file system!. But a quality pen like Apple’s does have that importance when actually drawing. Makes all the draw backs still worthing it. I’m waiting tho to see what’s SFP 5, if gets a better pen, larger screen, am all for it better than the Apple solution, even if doesn’t get better that Pencil’s quality (but solves its today’s SFP drawing issues).