Surface Pro 5 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2017 Surface Pro 5 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Surface Pro 5
Released2017
Release Date
  • Introduced: May 23, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: May 23, 2017
  • Released: June 15, 2017
PricingStarting at 799$
Generations
Surface Pro 5 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Tablet,12.3 inch (2736 x 1824), Intel Core i5-7300U 2.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM 256GB SSD, CAM, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Tablet,12.3 inch (2736 x 1824), Intel Core i5-7300U 2.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM 256GB SSD, CAM, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$288.28
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Tablet 12.3in 2K IPS Touchscreen Surface Laptop w/Backlitkey, Core i5-7300U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mini DisplayPort, MicroSD XC Card Reader Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Tablet 12.3in 2K IPS Touchscreen Surface Laptop w/Backlitkey, Core i5-7300U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mini DisplayPort, MicroSD XC Card Reader Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$315.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Intel Core M3 12.3in 4GB RAM 128GB SSD Windows 10 Home (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Intel Core M3 12.3in 4GB RAM 128GB SSD Windows 10 Home (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$238.00
$288.99 18% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) LTE (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) LTE (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$337.00
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB)
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB)
By Microsoft
$220.00
$624.99 65% OFF

Exterior

Surface Pro 5
Dimensions11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.9” (201 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)
Weight
  • Intel Core m3: 1.69 lbs (768 g)
  • Intel Core i5: 1.7 lbs (770 g)
  • Intel Core i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Colors
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Pro 5
Size12.3 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating

Ports

Surface Pro 5
Ports
Surface Pro 5 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking Station
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x microSD card slot

Internal Specs

Surface Pro 5
Processor
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.00 → 2.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 4.00 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Pro 51
7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y3056464.31%
2
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U81592.93%
3
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U877100.00%
0877

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Pro 51
7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y301,20260.34%
2
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U1,77789.21%
3
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U1,992100.00%
01,992
Integrated Graphics
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  3. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
PCIe NVMe SSD

Connectivity

Surface Pro 5
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology

Battery

Surface Pro 5
Size45 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 44W power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 39W

Software

Surface Pro 5
OSWindows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Pro 5
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Dual microphones
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Misc

Surface Pro 5
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro (5th Gen)
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

Key Features

Surface Pro 5
At Glance
Released in Mid
2017
3:2 2.7K
12.3”
1824p 60Hz
Weight
1.69 lb
0.77 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-7660U
2C/4T, 2.50 → 4.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
877
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,992
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3
Surface Pro 5 Ports

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Pro 5 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Pro 5.

Great battery life of up to 13.5-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 5 lasts up to 13.5 hours of battery life.

Up to 13.5 hours of video playback

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Pro 5.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsSurface Pro 5
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core m3-7Y30 → Intel Core i7-7660U
4GB RAM4GB → 16GB
64GB Drive128GB → 1TB
2 Cores CPU2 cores
Non-upgradable storage

Surface Pro 5 has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Pro 5
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Pro 5 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Pro 5
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed1866 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-7660U inside Surface Pro 5 has a 13% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-6650U inside Surface Pro 4.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Pro 5 - Intel Core i7-7660U
1,992
Surface Pro 5 - Intel Core i5-7300U
1,777
Surface Pro 4 - Intel Core i7-6650U
1,757
Surface Pro 4 - Intel Core i5-6300U
1,319
Surface Pro 5 - Intel Core m3-7Y30
1,202
Surface Pro 4 - Intel Core m3-6Y30
1,058

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Non-upgradable storage

Surface Pro 5 has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion.

SlotsSurface Pro 5Surface Pro 4
M.2
Onboard
Yes x1