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Surface Pro 5 this and Surface Pro 5 that – rumors and speculations talked of some lofty specifications for the Surface Pro 4 successor, but it turns out that the new tablet from Microsoft will not be a huge jump from the current generation tablet.

Just a few days back we received the first ever confirmation that Surface Pro 5 exists. While it wasn’t from Microsoft directly, it was from Paul Thurrott who has a reputation for bringing to us accurate information. Thurrott didn’t pen an extensive write-up and instead he simply tweeted what he had heard. He noted in the tweet that the Surface Pro 5 will be powered by Intel Kaby Lake processors and that the tablet will not do away with its proprietary connector. He also mentioned that there’s isn’t a whole lot of dramatic improvements in Surface Pro 5.

Right off the bat it means that the Surface Pro 5 will be sort of an incremental upgrade featuring hardware improvements alongside the latest version of Windows 10. USB-C is out of the equation and that will be a major disappointment for many users considering this particular connectivity standard is being adopted by many hardware manufacturers. If you can’t wait for Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 4 is being offered with huge discounts.

While the disappointments can’t be ruled out, one thing can be said that Microsoft is not leaving its users in the dark by implementing a new connectivity option that would have otherwise left Type Cover from their old Surface Pro device useless. Backward compatibility is key here and continuing to offer the Surface Connector, it has ensured that you will be able to use your old hardware.

Intel Kaby Lake may not have struck the right chord with everyone out there who are looking for much faster processing speeds, but the processor does bring with it nifty features that helps Surface Pro 5 become better than Surface Pro 4. First it is the tad higher processing speeds. Then there is the 4K support – something that Surface Pro 4 processors didn’t have – so expect something in this area for Surface Pro 5. Then there is increased battery backup as promised by Intel executives when they launched the Kay Lake line of processors.

So all in all while the Internet is abuzz with Surface Pro 5 and its not so good features, it is a wait and watch until every piece of information is out and we can draw a complete picture. If you can’t wait for Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 4 is being offered with huge discounts.

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