Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Latest News: Will Microsoft Oust Intel Kaby Lake In Favor Of AMD's Ryzen? [VIDEO]

21 March 2017, 7:49 am EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps

Much to the dismay of those who have been restlessly waiting for the Surface Pro 4's successor, Microsoft has refrained from spilling the beans about the highly anticipated all-in-one device. Now, if rumors running rampant online are anything to go by, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be launched in fall this year.

As expected, the internet is brimming with all sorts of rumors and leaks surrounding the long-awaited Surface Pro 5. Lining with this, there's word floating around that the device will pack AMD's latest Ryzen processors and come with Windows 10 Creators Update. There's also hearsay that the Surface Pro 5 will be up for grabs in two variants -- one with the AMD CPU and another model which will be powered by Intel's Kaby Lake processors.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 - Intel Or AMD?

 Contrary to previously surfaced rumors that indicated that the Surface Pro 5 will pack the Intel's latest 7th-generation Kaby Lake processors, Inquistr pointed out that there is a possibility that Microsoft might consider AMD and even collaborate with the popular chip maker for the Surface Pro 5.

The rumor stems from a recently surfaced "Alien: Covenant" teaser, which shows scientist using a device identical to the Surface Pro and later inserting a chip (with the AMD logo clearly visible), on the head of Walter (Michael Fassbender).

Taking into consideration that AMD Ryzen has been very well-received, it will be hardly surprising if Microsoft ousts its plans to use Intel's Kaby Lake in favor of AMD Ryzen.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date

Although Microsoft failed to even mention the Surface Pro 5 at the recently concluded (MWC) Mobile World Congress, a report from PC Advisor suggests that the 2-in-1 hybrid device might hit the store shelves in spring 2017. To uphold the claim, the website alluded to the fact that the Surface Pro 4 was launched over a year ago, meaning, an upgrade could be in the offing. Other rumors claim the Surface Pro 5 might debut alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update, which rolls out April 11.

Back in January, retailers offered a $100 back on the price of the Surface Pro 4. More often than not, a drop for an existing flagship points to the arrival of a new one. Nothing is set in stone yet; however, more concrete details are likely to surface online sooner rather than later.

Stay tuned in here for more Microsoft Surface Pro 5 related news and updates!

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