New reports suggest that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could be released in two display sizes. The entry-level variant will have a 2K display (2736 x 1824 pixels) whereas the high-end variant will sport a 4K display with a screen resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. Many, including Microsoft, consider the PixelSense display as the best available in the market today. The latest reports on the Surface Pro 5 could mean Apple has competition, and a tough one.

Those who are aware of the tablet scene, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 went neck-to-neck with Apple iPad Pro. However, a 4K display with PixelSense technology could make the Surface Pro 5 a sure winner and the preferred choice for most consumers. In terms of computing performance too, the Surface Pro 5 will surprise all. Instead of an ARM chip, the device may be fitted with a highly advanced Intel Kaby lake chipset.

The Kaby Lake processor is said to outstrip ARM chipsets and even the A10 Fusion. Moreover, the Kaby Lake processor is perfect for 4K video support and Thunderbolt 3. It is rumoured that Microsoft will increase the existing internal storage capacity of 256GB to 512GB in Surface Pro 5. The tablet is expected to be released in the spring of 2017 and it will come with the much-hyped Windows 10 Redstone 3 update.

The Surface Pen is also a widely anticipated accessory of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. It may automatically charge itself once attached to the tablet. This is a big upgrade as the existing Surface Pen uses alkaline AAAA batteries, as per PC Advisor. When it comes to the pricing of the Surface Pro 5, it is wide speculation really.

As Surface Pro 4 price has been cut in the US by US$150 (AU$210), it means the Surface Pro 5 is coming soon. As its predecessor’s price started at £749 (AU$1,280), the Surface Pro 5 basic price may also be around that figure.