The new Microsoft device, Surface Pro 5, will have one of the most expected launches of the year. If you compare it with its predecessor which was powerful enough to be a successful replacement for a laptop, then this new device should strike the markets with it power. However, Microsoft did not reveal many details about the tablet.
Surface Pro 5 Might Have a Double Display
As expected, many rumors circulate regarding the long-expected Surface Pro 5. Some of them indicate that the device will have a double display. This means that one side would consist of a regular display, while the other would be an e-paper display. The design would be smart, as the e-paper display would turn into a keyboard when it is not needed.
If Microsoft implement this change, this means they would replace the current technology which turns Surface Pro tablets into laptops. Moreover, this second screen might be used as an alternative to save battery, thus solving the issue reported with the previous tablet.
The second display might help users to organize better their music collection, by showing album art or classifying songs after artist. Also, having two screens can improve the gaming capability of the tablet, as the regular screen works as display and the e-paper one works as keyboard.
More powerful processor
The Surface Pro 5 promises more power, as it will come with an Intel Kaby Lake processor. This means that the power options would be better managed, and the overall performance would be improved. Some previous rumors indicated AMD Ryzen as the processor of the tablet, but Kaby Lake is more likely to be the winner here.
Rumors also say that Microsoft will not change the power connector, thus it will be the same as that for the precursor Surface Pro 4. This might be good news for owners of the older version, but some might not be so happy. The new Surface Pro 5 would be like an upgraded version of the previous tablet, with no strikingly new design and an improvement of the components.
However, a double display would be a strikingly new design, but the rumors have not been confirmed yet, so we cannot say for sure that Surface Pro 5 would materialize like this. We don’t have to wait for long, since Microsoft planned the release of the device during the second half of the year. They did not announce an official date yet, but this might happen soon.
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