Surface Pro enthusiasts were quite disappointed when Microsoft did not refresh its Surface tablet this year. However, rumor has it that the company might be releasing its next generation Surface tablet, the Surface Pro 5, in the very first quarter of 2017. That being said, if you are looking to start your year with a shiny new PC on your desk, you should definitely wait a few more weeks. But then, if you want to get a fancy Microsoft contraption right away, the Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet, the Surface Book laptop, or the Surface Studio desktop all-in-one, these are a few of the products Microsoft has that are definitely worth considering.

The Surface Pro 5 specifications and features:

Fans had their fingers crossed when the company released its Surface Studio in October, hoping to see the new Surface device that would have rounded up the Surface lineup. As it’s been over a year since Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 4 in October of 2015, Microsoft has had over a year to come up with some new and groundbreaking additions for their upcoming release. For starters, the device is to feature an Ultra HD display, topping the 2736 x 1824-pixel resolution in its current 12.3-inch screen. To further compliment it, there is a Surface Pen stylus that can be magnetically charged when attached to the device.

Note that Microsoft is yet to confirm these additions, and at this point, and I am merely speculating.

While I'm at it, there lies a huge possibility that Microsoft could be introducing a quality Snapdragon chipset instead of an Intel processor in its Surface Pro 5, given the recent agreement Microsoft entered into with Qualcomm, while parading Windows 10 on an ARM processor. As a few obvious additions, I suppose an improved battery, enhanced graphics, faster processors, and LTE connectivity to be included in the overall package.

Moreover, according to a Chinese-language site Economic Daily News, a Taiwanese manufacturing firm (Megatron Technology) will apparently handle production of the device.