Sp5 imminent?

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  1. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Well there was only a 7-8 month release difference from the Pro 2 to Pro 3, and that was just a redesign, it mostly used the same hardware guts as the Pro 2.

    So lets assume a Kaby Lake Refresh for the Pro 5....but its really more Pro 4.5.....kind of like how the Pro 2 was over the Pro 1.....then....5 or 6 months later.....Radical Redesigned Pro 6....maybe Kaby Lake as well, or AMD Ryzen. Given the Pro 2-Pro 3 precedent.....that's certainly possible.

    To only hole to that theory is that if they wanted to put out a moderate Kaby lake re-fresh......why haven't they done so yet?
     
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    It is because Kaby Lake processors are literally a drop-in, pin-compatible replacement. This sort of happened with the Surface Pro 2. The processor was silently bumped up to a Core i5-4300U and it was affectionately dubbed informally as the Surface Pro 2.5. A processor upgrade just makes sense: the listed prices for the new Kaby Lake processors are the same as the older Skylake ones they are now using. Why not go ahead and at least bump up the processor, if not anything else? There might also be some minor changes internally (e.g. PixelSense "2.0" from the Surface Studio; USB C/Thunderbolt 3 port). I do not think they will use the Surface Pro 5 name so soon, though. For something this minor, they will probably just tag on "New" in front (e.g. the New Surface Pro 4) or some other designation at the end (e.g. the Surface Pro 4 K). They would be wasting the valuable Surface Pro 5 name on a very minor improvement like this.
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Maybe the number designated name isn't all that important. iPhones aside Apple has no problem ditching number designations to their products. Even Samsung's wonderful example of making Galaxy Note users.....to effectivley go from Note 5.....to Note 8. Granted the disaster of the 7 wasn't exactly planned....but they should have never tested the fates and skiped 6.....that jinxed them. Still, since Apple and Samsung are two of Microsofts biggest competitors....it wouldn't be too supprissing if Microsoft either ditches the number naming....or doesn't care enough about it that they would easily waste the Pro 5 moniker on a easy refresh.
     
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    So what's the deal with the timing before we call it a day with patience?
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I'm not at liberty to say....
     
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    Note in my leak above that there is both 12V and 15V listed. The fanless model Surface Pro 4 m3 is the only 15V Surface Pro 4. So there is likely a fanless model Surface Pro 5 as well. This week is going to be tops. I can feel it: the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and Surface Pro 5!
     
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    If those 12V and 15V are referring to the TDP spec......the 12v is odd, because the Kaby Lake Core M's max TDP is 7, with a base drain of 4.5. Even the M7 (or i7 as they now call it) Core M has a max of 7. Most likely its referring to the same voltage....with the devices base drain at 12v and the max at 15v.
     
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