Product Profile: Microsoft Surface Pro (5th generation)

Published 02/25/2019 02:54 PM   |    Updated 08/21/2019 11:48 AM
As a completely mobile computer, the Surface Pro 5 with Advanced LTE has everything busy professionals need to work in any environment. It offers the flexibility of a tablet, the processing power of a laptop, all-day battery life and the ability to stay connected, even without Wi-Fi. 

With its 7th gen Intel Core processor, the Surface Pro 5 easily run full desktop apps. Its greatest distinction, however, is its Advanced LTE network, which provides internet access when no Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections are available. The Surface Pro 5 and Surface Go are the only LTE-capable Surface devices.

Surface Pro 5th gen specifications

  • Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Battery: Up to 13.5 hours
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds (27.16 ounces)

Processing performance 

  • Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 
  • LTE Advanced network
  • 3.5 GHz max turbo speed 
  • Dual-core technology

Screen specifications

  • 12.3 inches 
  • 2736 x 1824 resolution
  • 10-point multitouch touch screen 
  • PixelSense display


  • Full-size USB 3.0
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Surface Connect port
  • microSDXC card reader
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Additional features

  • Windows Hello facial sign-in
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 
  • Front- and rear-facing 1080p cameras
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip

Frequently asked questions — functionality

Q: What other models are available for Surface Pro 5?
A: Insight offers two configurations for the Surface Pro 5 with LTE. The tech specs in this product profile are specific to the Surface Pro 5 with Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. We also offer:

Q: What accessories are available for the Surface Pro 5?
A: The Surface Pro 5 doesn’t come with any accessories, but it’s compatible with the following add-ons:

Q: Can the Surface Pro 5 replace a laptop?
A: Yes, the Surface Pro is powerful enough to use as both a tablet and a laptop, especially when mobility is your top priority.

Q: Can the Surface Pro 5 run Photoshop?
A: Yes, Photoshop will work on the Surface Pro 5. If you’re a creative professional, the Surface Pro 5 may not be as fast as your desktop, but it’s a great resource when you need to create on the go. 
If you like the Surface experience but want more powerful performance, consider the Surface Studio 2. This top-of-the-line Surface device caters to creative professionals through fast processors, incredible graphics, Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage and additional memory to support high-quality design, gaming, virtual reality and more.

Q: What’s the difference between Surface Pro 5 and Surface Pro 6?
A: The primary difference is that the Surface Pro 6 can’t connect to LTE. Because the Surface Pro 6 requires a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection, you may find it less suitable as a mobile computer. Other differences include:
  • Surface Pro 6 has an 8th gen Intel Core processor.
  • Surface Pro 6 is slightly heavier at 1.73 pounds for the i7 model (vs. 1.7 pounds).
  • Surface Pro 5 has an Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics card.
  • Surface Pro 5 uses Windows Pro, whereas Surface Pro 6 uses Windows Home.
To see another Surface model with LTE capabilities, check out the Surface Go.

Frequently asked questions — LTE network

Q: What is LTE?
A: LTE stands for “Long-Term Evolution” and is the highest standard currently available for smart devices. The Surface Pro 5 with Advanced LTE is the only Surface Pro model that can reach 4G wireless broadband speeds. 

Q: Can I get LTE performance without going through a cellular service provider? 
A: Yes, you can, thanks to the embedded SIM (eSIM) on the Surface Pro 5. The eSIM card allows you to subscribe to Transatel-available service providers by going through the Microsoft Store instead of a major cellular company. 

Q: How do I connect to LTE using a SIM card from a cellular network?
A: Click the network icon in the lower right of the task bar and select your cellular network from the list. If the “Let Windows manage this connection” box is checked, your device will automatically connect to LTE cellular data networks whenever you’re not connected to Wi-Fi or Ethernet. If the “Let Windows manage this connection” box is not checked, you’ll need to select Connect. 

Q: How do I know if LTE is working?
A: Look for a banner at the top of your screen. It automatically displays network coverage and device type and switches between Wi-Fi and LTE networks.

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