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Surface Pro 5 or Surface Book 2 or both? Confusions continue amidst rumors

Surface Book 2, Surface Book

We have been hearing until now that Surface Pro 5 will be launched alongside the Windows 10 creators update, but rumors are now flowing in that Surface Book 2 will be launched with the Windows 10 creators update.

Reports from Taiwan that emerged just a couple of days ago claim that Surface Book 2 has already entered mass production and shipments are expected as early as May with supplies increasing each month. Chances are that Microsoft will announce the Surface Book 2 as early as April end, reports from Microsoft’s supply chain claim.

The report on DigiTimes is so elaborate that it even goes to the extent of claiming that Microsoft will be abandoning the two-in-one design in Surface Book 2 and instead will adopt a clamshell design and this could effectively lower the price of the laptop.

Price cuts partially indicate launch of a new product and Microsoft’s recent price cut of the Core i5 128GB model of Surface Book indicates that something is brewing at Redmond. Sources in Microsoft’s supply chain are of the opinion that Microsoft is clearing its inventory to welcome Surface Book 2’s arrival.

While there are no confirmations from Microsoft about a Surface Book 2, the internet is abuzz with reports of alleged specifications of the new Surface Book. The Book 2 is said to feature a 13.5-inch display with chassis made of magnesium-aluminum-alloy. Surface Book 2 will be positioned as a traditional notebook product and hence will effectively not compete with Surface Pro 5, which is also expected to launch in April or May 2017.

Surface Pro 5

Surface Pro 5 was originally the one which garnered a lot of attention of leaksters. With no concrete evidence emerging from Microsoft’s supply chain, there are rumors that the new Surface Pro will be powered by Intel’s latest chipset – Kabylake – that entered mass production earlier this year. Surface Pro 5 is also expected to feature a 4K display, more powerful and long-lasting battery, enhanced Surface Pen as well as a range of other improvements that will make it a worthy successor of the Surface Pro 4 [massive price cuts on Amazon].

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