Microsoft said to release Surface AIO in 3Q16

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Microsoft said to release Surface AIO in 3Q16

With its success from Surface 2-in-1 devices, Microsoft reportedly is cooperating with upstream supply chain players to develop an all-in-one (AIO) PC under the Surface brand and will launch the model in the third quarter of 2016 at the earliest, according to industry sources. However, Microsoft did not confirm the report.

The Surface AIO PC is apparently an alternative for Microsoft's second-generation Surface Book, which will be delayed to the first half of 2017 instead of the original schedule set in the second half of 2016 due to delayed shipments of Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs, said the sources.

The launch of the Surface AIO PC is believed to have a strong impact on the global AIO PC market, which has been diminishing amid declining demand for PC products, commented the sources, noting that Lenovo and Apple are currently the top-two AIO PC vendors globally.

Global shipments of AIO PCs are expected to drop to 12.6 million units in 2016, down from 14 million shipped a year earlier, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

The Surface Pro 5 has been rumored to come out with powerful specs.

The successor of Surface Pro 4 will not make its appearance very soon, and this is because Microsoft will release Redstone 2 in 2017 and this operating system will be pre-installed on the upcoming 2-in-1 convertible tablet. This means that if students buy the Surface Pro 4 along with the Xbox One from the company's retail stores, they would get the Xbox One free of cost. We recommend both models in our Ratings. On the other hand, Lenovo is already one of the key Microsoft partners, so it will be interesting to see how the company looks at this new face of the software giant, given the fact that it can turn from friend to foe. It has been anticipated in the markets since July previous year, and while there have been no official announcements ever made, it is being speculated that the device is being developed under the codename Juggernaut Alpha, and will be coming out with some of the most stunning features ever seen.

It has a 128GB solid-state drive, a battery-friendly Intel Core m3 processor, and 4GB of RAM, along with a Surface Pen for drawing and note-taking.

The convertible computer-or-tablet design and flexible kickstand make it ideal for on-the-go undergrads, especially those who like to doodle or sketch between banging out term papers.

The Surface AIO PC is apparently an alternative for Microsoft's second-generation Surface Book, which will be delayed to the first half of 2017 instead of the original schedule set in the second half of 2016 due to delayed shipments of Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs, said the sources.

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