Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Latest News: Upcoming Device Will Support Hololens, Challenge MacBook's Touch Bar & More

15 March 2017, 12:49 pm EDT By Keisuke Akio Mobile & Apps

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 has been a subject of heavy speculations. Among the most talk about are the device features that will challenge MacBook's touch bar, the Hololens and the Surface Dial among others.

Recent reports suggest that the Surface Pro 5 will support Microsoft's Windows 10 Creator's Update. It includes the Hololens and Surface Dial. Earlier speculations noted that the Hololens turned down the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. Recently, however, given Microsoft capability to roll out the latest technology to more headsets, the Surface Pro 5 is now speculated to support Hololens.

Aside from the Hololens support, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is said to sport the Surface Dial. The Surface Dial is a Bluetooth-enabled accessory that is much like a mouse, only that it has different features. This tool can have custom functionalities depending on the users' needs.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is said to be a thin device with USB-C ports. The device allegedly will move up to seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors and a 4K display option. This new chipset improves the performance and helps save the battery life.

Moreover, the device reportedly will have a rechargeable Surface Pen and a new keyboard base. It is also expected to a lightweight aluminum body and a 12.3-inch display. Aside from those, it will also have the wireless charging and rechargeable Surface Pen, which will be one of the device's major highlights.

Meanwhile, a recent report claims that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might possibly compete closely with Apple's MacBook Pro. While the laptop is not released yet and is expected to be coming around 2017, its specs already speak of a clear message that it would blow off the current Apple dominated market with its impressive specs and features.

Other prevalent speculations predict that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will compete with hybrid laptop devices from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and even Samsung. It was recently reported that Samsung is about to release the Galaxy Book, which is very much similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 save for the keyboard cover.

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