Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 is seen during the launch of their Surface 2 tablets in New York September 23, 2013. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is reportedly in the works and reports are claiming that the device will pack some serious power and even change the way people work on the move. 2017 is expected to be a big year for Microsoft as it is expected to release a number of devices such as Microsoft Surface Phone 2017, Surface Book 2 among others. The Windows 10 Creators Update will also be released that will enable devices to be used like PC via the Continuum mode. The Surface Pro 5 could be the one of the company’s most-advanced devices.

According to Express, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will have significant device upgrades from its predecessor. It will have UltraHD resolution allowing users to play games and watch videos in high detail. Creative professionals will find the device to be most-useful as certain features will be specifically developed for them. A lightweight aluminium body and same 12.3-inch screen will make it highly portable. If the device is powered by an Intel Kaby Lake chipset, it will make it far more advanced than many of its competitors, including Apple iPad Pro.

The Intel processors will also help in saving battery life of the device, which is a good thing for Microsoft as its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book were criticised on the battery front. A bigger and better battery is a must for Surface Pro 5. Connectivity with mobile devices is also expected. In order to ensure that the user is always online, tethering and hot-spot connectivity with mobile devices is a must. Many are also expecting a Surface Pen stylus with wireless charging.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could sport a 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. The Surface Pro 4 was released in October 2015 and thus, it is high time for Microsoft to launch the Surface Pro 5. However, it will first reportedly release the Windows 10 Creators Update and then the Surface devices. For now, April seems to be logical. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Surface Pro 5 and other Surface devices.