By ditching the detachable display - while keeping the overall dimensions of the device similar to the current model - the Surface Book 2 will reportedly be priced as low as $1,000.
The source of the rumour is perhaps quite surprising, coming from the trailer for the new sci-fi blockbuster Alien:Covenant. Also, there are reports that suggest Samsung is designing the Surface Pro 5 rival called Galaxy Book.
According to reports, the one major cause of the delayed release of Microsoft Pro 5 is the availability of Intel Kaby Lake processor, giving way for some to speculate that the company may use the Core i7 for the tablet, Science Times reported.
These speculations counter the previous ones according to which the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 processor instead of an Intel Kaby Lake processor. But that was not the Surface Book 2 some of you were expecting. Newly surfaced reports are claiming that the upcoming Microsoft Surface Book 2 may come out in June 2017. As the Surface Pro 4 was launched in October 2015, some suspect that the Surface Pro 5 will arrive in the same month later this year. Redmond based giant is yet to confirm the Surface Book 2 release date. On the other hand, Intel's Kaby Lake is still a possibility and would also deliver plenty of oomph for a high-end Surface Pro 5. It has a USB Type-C support and is expected to come with a robust battery so that it can be used both as a laptop and tablet whereas the Apple's iPad Pro 2 can only be used as a tablet. It will also support VR and come equipped with an improved Surface Pen and a much better graphics card, Channel Pro reports.
Because of how this support policy is implemented, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 devices that have a seventh generation or a later generation processor may no longer be able to scan or download updates through Windows Update or Microsoft Update. Microsoft will unleash the Windows 10 Creators Update this spring, which makes it highly likely that the Surface Pro 5 will debut soon with the latest software on board. Of course, these are but speculations at this point, so do take these with a grain of salt. During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, consumers had anticipated a Surface Pro upgrade, but they were disappointed.