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Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 Said To Move To Intel Kaby Lake Processors (techcrunch.com) 29

Windows watcher Paul Thurrott has revealed the first credible details about Microsoft's Surface Pro 5. TechCrunch reports: The Surface Pro 5 will have the same power connector currently used on the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, which is a long, thin magnetic jack. The upcoming device will also use Intel's Kaby Lake processors, and it makes perfect sense that the company would want to jump to the latest and greatest chips in its new generation hardware. Other details, including price, the use of USB-C, and basically anything regarding size and hardware design aren't yet known, though Thurrott reports the changes to the Pro 5 won't be a "dramatic" departure from the existing generation.
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Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 Said To Move To Intel Kaby Lake Processors

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  • Aww (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    It's cute that Microsoft thinks it still has a chance in the mobile market.

    • Re: Aww (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 07, 2017 @07:45PM (#54195597)

      It was cute when they thought they could compete with iPad also. Oh wait they did and it's working.

    • Erm, the Surface Pro has been a tremendous success.

      • by jwhyche ( 6192 )

        Where I work we traded our laptops for surface pro 4's and everyone loves them. I personally love my surface pro 4.

    • Does it run Linux ?

      • It may not at first but it should eventually. All missing hardware drivers for the Surface Pro 3 and 4 series were added to the Linux 4.8 kernel including the incredible touch / pen display.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    What an amazing scoop

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 07, 2017 @07:59PM (#54195657)

    I've used the first 4 generations of Surface Pro's at work. They started pretty pointless but by the 3 and 4 I feel like MS got their shit together. They're pretty solid machines, on the condition that you aren't paying for them yourself. Anyone considering one of the Pro's and is concerned about the price, I'd seriously consider how you'll use it. It's good at what it does, but there's a good chance you can get a NewEgg/MicroCenter sale tablet that will do 80% of what you want for 5% of the cost.

    Personally they end up doing tablet things most of the time, with the added bonus of being able to do real work if you are in the kind of environment where you move around the same building a lot. 3 meeting rooms, my desk, and 2 labs convinced me, even if it was just for convenience of a portable OneNote machine that could run Visual Studio and connect to our production servers using all our desktop tools. For personal use though, I have a competent i5 laptop and an $80 Android tablet that does all the same for half the price. Not to mention I can upgrade/repair the laptop, and if I had to replace the tablet I could still eat this week.

  • In other breaking news, the new model will also use the latest version of the Windows operating system.
  • I will forever remember where I was and what I was doing when I learned about such momentous news, bound to change the nature of our existence in ways that we can hardly even imagine. Once again, consider yourself middle-fingered, Microsoft.

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