‘Surface Pro 5’ Release Date Still Unknown, Microsoft Shifts Focus on ‘Surface All-In-One PC’ to Take on Apple’s iMac
Microsoft could be taking it up a notch with its breakthrough all-in-one craze via its Surface Pro and Surface Book lineups. With no word on a Surface Pro 5 release, the company is reportedly busy working on the Surface AIO, which could spring a couple of surprises.Advertisement
Word of Microsoft hard at work on an AIO desktop PC version comes from Digitimes. This could be a new category for the Redmond company’s lineup, which could possibly debut by Q3 of 2016.
What Will AIO Surface Desktop Have to Offer?
Being a rumor, it comes only natural to find the grapevine as the only source of possible features on the alleged Microsoft Surface All-in-One PC.
With none in the open, the best speculations surrounding the Surface AIO desktop PC is to look at its targets – Apple (iMacs) and Lenovo.
When AIOs are mentioned, these are the two brands that immediately come to mind. Lenovo has the Yoga Home 900 PC while Apple has the iMac.
For those who are unaware of the Lenovo offer, the Yoga Home 900 PC features a 27-inch full HD display backed by an Intel Core i5 or i7 Broadwell CPUs. It is light to carry at only 16 lbs. and banks on an internal battery that is good for up to three hours of use per Windows Central.
It transforms from at tablet to a desktop –and vice versa — with the aid of a kickstand that brings us all the way back to the Surface or Microsoft PixelSense.
Finally, a Desk-Bound option!
If rumors are true, this could be a big ticket for Microsoft as it embarks on a whole new niche where its operating system has been dominant in.
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