Why The Surface Pro 5 Will Be So Much Better Than The Pro 4 And Other Similar Devices

Jan 18, 2017 10:37 AM EST | JP Olvido

The whole world is excited of Microsoft's latest Surface device. Nothing official has come from Microsoft yet but speculations indicate that the Surface Pro 5 will be so much better than its predecessor and every other available 2-in-1 device on the market.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5. The Surface Pro 4 is considered one of the best performing 2-in-1 devices. It was a commercial and critical success pushing Microsoft ahead of the pack. The Pro 4 is a high-end laptop with little to no compromises. Paired with the dependable Windows 10, it certainly wows and amazes while also getting day-to-day tasks and heavy workloads done.

Microsoft really did well with the Surface Pro 4. Unfortunately, like all other devices, the Surface Pro 4 is not without a downside. What it is able to do does not make up for its poor battery life at all. For a 2-in-1 high-performance device, it is disappointing to know that you are only able to work on it for less than a few hours when on the go. Just usual web browsing alone affords one only four hours of battery life.

Intel, Microsoft's chip supplier for its Surface devices, has confirmed that it will mass-produce its new generation Kaby Lake processor in the first quarter of this year. The Kaby Lake processor is designed to compute faster than the previous version and to conserve power more efficiently. Given that Redmond-based tech giant hasn't announced the Surface Pro 5 yet, analysts are now speculating that this is due to the wait for the latest generation Kaby Lake processor from Intel.

2017 could be another great year for Microsoft's Surface with the Surface Pro 5 if the battery life issue is addressed. It appears it will be given the announcement from Intel about their power-efficient Kaby Lake processor.

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