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Microsoft to launch next-gen Surface Pro tablet in the first quarter of 2017

Surface Pro 5 Rumors Release Date

If you’re shopping for Windows 10 computers, then you shouldn’t overlook Microsoft’s Surface brand. The Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet, the Surface Book laptop, and the Surface Studio desktop all-in-one are three PC families made by Microsoft that you ought to consider. But if you haven’t made a purchase yet, you might want to wait a few more months, as Microsoft will reportedly update the only product that it didn’t refresh this year, the Surface Pro.

A few months ago, Microsoft rolled out an improved Surface Book laptop and launched its first ever desktop. But the Surface Pro family did not receive the Surface Pro 5 model some people wanted, as rumors suggested an updated was in the cards for 2017.

A new report from Asia now says that the Surface Pro 5 is coming in the first quarter of 2017. Digitimes claims that the new 2-in-1 tablet will feature an Ultra HD display and a stylus with magnetic charging abilities. Pegatron Technology is expected to manufacture the device according to Chinese-language site Economic Daily News. Quanta Computer may also receive a portion of Microsoft’s orders.

Other details aren’t known at this time about the Surface Pro 5, but the report notes that Surface products will help with Pegatron’s bottom line. The Surface Studio had strong sales, the report says without revealing any concrete data. Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that it had a stellar shopping season, with the Surface being very popular among consumers. In fact, Microsoft even claimed that Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro actually convinced more Mac users to switch to Surface than expected.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.