Microsoft Surface Pro
An attendee wearing Google glass uses the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3, during the event in New York May 20, 2014. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Microsoft did not refresh its Surface tablet this year. Now, if fresh reports are to be believed, the company could releasing the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, the next generation Surface tablet, in the very first quarter of 2017. Thus, if someone wants a Windows 10 computer, it will be a wise thing to wait a few more days. Of course, there’s a whole range of Surface products such as Surface Studio desktop, Surface Book laptop and the Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is a widely-anticipated tablet and fans are eagerly waiting for the device to be released in 2017. According to BGR, a report originating from Asia has claimed that the 2-in-1 tablet will be released in the first quarter of 2017. There are also rumours that the Surface Pro 5 will come with a Surface Pen stylus that can be magnetically charged when attached to the device. An Ultra HD display is also anticipated.

DigiTimes reports that a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report has claimed that Pegatron Technology will manufacture the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 device and that Microsoft is also considering Quanta Computer as another Surface Pro 5 manufacturer. Most of the reported specs of the tablet are basically rumours and at this stage, it is hard to predict what exactly Microsoft will incorporate into the device.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 was expected to be released this year but the company released the Surface Book i7 and Surface Studio instead. As the Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update will happen during spring of 2017, many believed the device to be released along with this update.

Microsoft has recently gone into a deal with Qualcomm and has also shown the Windows 10 on an ARM processor. This means there is a high possibility that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will pack a quality Snapdragon chipset and not an Intel processor. An improved battery and LTE connectivity are also anticipated in the product. However, if the portability factor is taken into consideration, then an Intel chip will perhaps make more sense.