Microsoft has announced the long-awaited refresh to its Surface Pro line of 2-in-1 tablets.
The successor to the Surface Pro 4 is simply the Surface Pro—no numeric appellation to denote the hardware iteration—and it brings with it a Kaby Lake processor to replace the Skylake chip in the Pro 4.
But that’s about all it does: those hoping for forward-looking features such as USB Type-C ports or Thunderbolt 3 connectivity will have to continue to look elsewhere.
With its new Kaby Lake chip, Microsoft is claiming up to 13.5 hours of battery life, a healthy boost to the estimated nine hours of the Pro 4.
As before, there will be three processor options: at the low end, the ultra-low power Core m3-7Y30, with a base speed of 1GHz and a top speed of 2.6GHz.
In the middle, the new Pro will use the medium power i5-7300U, with a 2.6GHz base and a 3.5GHz turbo.
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