Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has no dramatic change, it will be using will Surface power connector. The only Intel’s Kaby Lake CPU is the only up gradation.
The technology podcaster and published author, Paul Thurrot, revealed about the most awaited Microsoft‘s forthcoming Surface Pro 5 tablet. He has hinted that the tablet will sport Surface power connector. Remarkably, Thurrott has also identified that Surface Pro 4 is not going to have additional features or any great change over its predecessor.
On Thursday he tweeted, “Surface Pro 5 will not change the Surface Connect power connector, I was just told. Kaby Lake, nothing dramatic.” The upgrade to Kaby Lake SoCs are is already expected and in no means a surprise, however, Thurrot has specified that Microsoft is very keen to its proprietary power connector. This suggests that the company might not be shifting to the USB Type-C ports, that are majorly used in the tech industry.
Furthermore, the company would be repeating it’s most acclaimed move that includes the Surface Pro 3 covers and docking stations incompatible with Surface Pro 4. Earlier, the tech giant told that it would ensure that the Surface Pro 3 power adapters, Type Covers, and docks are incompatible with the Pro 4, but now it looks as if the company is following the backward-compatibility trend moving forward
Thurrott’s tweet suggests that the new device will not feature any dramatic change, which might indicate that the tablet will be just simple design with internal hardware up gradation (Intel’s Kaby Lake CPU). Even the Surface Pro 4 also includes Intel’s last-gen Skylake chips.
In a follow-up tweet by Thurrott, he said: “sounds like Surface Pro 4.5.”
The new device would be disappointing if you are expecting for USB Type-C charging (standard among high-end Windows 10 devices), although nothing has been revealed yet from the company’s end.
The best possible news to make the Users happy would be the considerable drop in the price of the Surface Pro 4. Even the release date is not yet declared from the Company’s end.