The Next Surface Pro Has Leaked

Posted on May 20, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 53 Comments

The Next Surface Pro Has Leaked

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Tech leaker Evan Blass has posted pictures of what he says is the next Surface Pro. These pictures match what I previously tweeted about the device.

Image credit: VentureBeat

As you may know, I was the first to report that the next Surface Pro was “nothing dramatic” from a change perspective, and would feature “the [same] Surface Connect power connector” as its predecessors (and not USB-C/Thunderbolt 3) and Kaby Lake-era processors.

Image credit: VentureBeat

Based on the quality my source, I knew this was accurate. But now you do, too, because Evan Blass has posted a ton of photos of the device and its accessories. And, yes, it looks just like its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4.

As Blass notes, this new Pro is expected to debut at a Microsoft event on Tuesday, May 23 in Shanghai, China. He says it will simply be called Surface Pro, and not Surface Pro 5 or Surface Pro 4 refresh, or whatever. For the record, I will point out that The Verge’s Tom Warren raised this naming possibility first at Build 2017 a few weeks back. And that it makes sense given the naming of Microsoft’s other Surface devices, none of which now feature a version number.

There are some interesting color choices, which you can see in the Surface Pen shots, that appear to mostly match the Surface Laptop colors. But no information about pricing and availability.

So we’ll need to wait for Microsoft’s event, presumably, to find out more. Stay tuned.


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