Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has officially sent out invites to its upcoming October event where the Redmond-based tech giant is expected to make huge announcements regarding its upcoming hardware and software. Interestingly, the latest rumors suggest that we could get a glimpse of the highly anticipated next generation Surface Pro by the end of the month. Even though Microsoft has kept everyone in the dark regarding its upcoming projects but the tech giant’s upcoming live event could serve as the perfect opportunity to officially announce its upcoming projects. If the latest speculation turns out to be true, then we could potentially see the highly rumored Surface Pro 5 release before the end of the year.
There have been countless reports and rumors regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Surface devices, especially Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2. It is highly speculated that Microsoft intends to incorporate Intel’s latest generation Kaby Lake processing chipsets in its next generation of Surface devices. However, such a strategy would mean a delay in the release of the upcoming Surface Pro 5 until 2017, as Intel has declared that its seventh generation Kaby Lake Processing chipsets will not be available for mass production until next year. If the tech giant does roll out its next generation Surface Pro before the end of the year, then the upcoming device will not be powered by the latest generation Intel processors. Hence, it is very unlikely that Microsoft would consider incorporating a previous generation Intel processing chipset in its upcoming projects. Also, it is highly rumored the upcoming Surface devices will run on the next big Windows 10 Redstone update, but this will not roll out until early 2017. So, it’s highly unlikely that the tech giant will announce its next generation Surface Pro during its upcoming live event.
Microsoft might not unveil its next generation Surface Pro anytime soon, but the tech giant is still heavily tipped to make important announcements during its upcoming live event. Stay tuned to find out all the latest rumors and speculation regarding Microsoft’s upcoming projects.