Wait For Microsoft Surface 5, Or Just Stick With The Pro 4?

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There’s no denying that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and the Microsoft Surface Book have equally received some great amount of attention in the overcrowded tech market, despite being somewhat overshadowed by more premium rivals at times. But recently people have been rather curious about the rumoured Surface 5 too. It’s deemed to be the next Microsoft flagship device and it could just be Microsoft’s saviour in outshining bigger names like Apple and Samsung.

We’ve heard that the Surface 5 could look so much better than the previous model, but perhaps the most attention has been given to the stylus that it’s going to be bringing with. There seems to be a stylus patent that’s been spotted and some have even claimed that it will be rechargeable with a magnetic connection to the tablet. Now, that’s something new isn’t it? If that were to be proven true, then we’re guessing it’s the first in its segment to be using it.

But then again, some have expressed their disinterest when they consider that the stylus is going to be the only upgrade we’re expecting from the Surface Pro 4. That’s because the Surface Pro 4 already comes with a non-chargeable pen, which means you’re on to be spending way more money than expected on batteries and whatnot, so how could the 5 be any different than that? There needs to be more distinctive features that would attract more people to get the 5.

Of course there’s going to be hype for the 5 but realistically, we couldn’t be sure if we’re going after it if the rumours about the stylus being the only upgrade is true. Would you want to get yourself a 5 instead, or just stick with the 4 for the time being until a better one comes out?

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  1. Paul C.

    March 2, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Many commentators omit the word “Pro” when discussing the Surface family of products. This can lead to confusion as there is a Surface line, a Surface Pro line, a Surface Book and a Surface Hub.

    Microsoft’s current offerings in the 2-in-1 lineup are the Surface 3, Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. So, any reference to a “Surface 5” should be understood to be speaking about the Surface Pro 5.

  2. fred

    March 2, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Or just not buy this overpriced hunk of junk to begin with. For the price you could buy a better laptop + a better tablet and still keep half your money.

  3. TB

    March 2, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I’ll stick with the Pro 3. May change my mind when the new cover-keyboard has built-in blue tooth. It’s such an easy, obvious step.

  4. Kerry

    March 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I have the Surface Pro 3 and it uses the same battery that’s in the Pro 4. I have had it for a year and I am still using the battery it came with. So if someone thinks they will be spending a fortune on batteries with the Surface Pen, they are mistaken.