Microsoft Surface Pro 5 specs, release date, rumours: Kaby Lake processors to give MacBook Pro 2016 a fierce competition

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

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is definitely one of the most-anticipated devices of 2016. After the success of Microsoft Surface Pro 4, fans are now expecting something “out-of-the-world” from its successor. Critics believe that the upcoming Microsoft device could well compete with Apple MacBook Pro 2016 as it will bring with it some pretty amazing features.

One of the top-most anticipations surrounding Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is that the device would include Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor. Although there has been no official announcement from Microsoft regarding this, chip-manufacturer Intel recently unveiled its next generation Kaby Lake processor.

This has fuelled rumours that Microsoft would be including the processor in its Microsoft Surface Pro 5 device, reports GameNGuide. The Kaby Lake processor is the Intel's codename for the 14 nanometer successor to the SkyLake.

The Kaby Lake processor was announced in August though volume production for the retail channel is anticipated in late 2016. Kaby Lake is Intel's codename for the 14 nanometre successor to the SkyLake. Other rumours suggest that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 4K Ultra High Definition Panel screen and a USB-C feature that will allow rapid transfer speeds.

It will be hard to outdo this laptop with its Kaby Lake processor and Windows 10 operating system. It will have a much better battery capacity compared to its predecessor Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and also a better stylus. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to have a 3,840 × 2,160 pixels screen resolution.

The Surface Pro 5 is believed to be a gaming-oriented laptop with AMD graphics processor “Polaris” or NVIDIA’s Pascal. Rumours suggest the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will replace the current AAAA battery-powered stylus with a Surface Pen.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date could be October but nothing is official at this point.

Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 will also be a wonder as the tech giant has promised “radical changes” to their premium laptop line. The device may also get a massive makeover from its previous models.

If Apple MacBook Pro 2016 does come with a USB 3.1 support, it would have transfer speeds of up to 10GB/sec. The highly-publicised OLED touch bar may replace its function keys. Thunderbolt 3 for the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 is also a possibility. It supports both 10GB/sec USB 3.1 ports as well as DisplayPort 1.2.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 may also include the Intel Kaby Lake processor along with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology. Thus, both Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Apple MacBook Pro 2016 would provide the very best of technology to its fan base.

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