Images and details of the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro device recently leaked online before Microsoft’s Shanghai event on Tuesday, May 23 where it’s expected to reveal the widely-anticipated refresh of the device.
Yusuf Mehdi, CVD of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group, recently said that there might be an update to the Surface Pro 4 arriving soon. These leaked images and information confirm this.
We are in Surface to create new categories of computing, and you see that with the Surface Book, Surface Studio, and even the original Surface Pro (…) The Surface Laptop is new today, and you might expect to see an update to Surface Pro 4 coming soon, he said back then.
Surface Pro specs and features
Evan Blass recently published a series of photos of the new Surface Pro on his Twitter page:
The new device, which is practically tthe Surface Pro 5, looks a lot like the current 18-month-old Surface Pro 4 model. Microsoft will update the processor to the 7th-gen Intel processor for enhanced performance and longer battery life.
Besides improving the processor and performance, the company will bring the colorful Alcantara fabric-covered keyboard to the new Surface Pro range of devices. Similar to its newest announced Surface Laptop, the Surface Pro keyboard and the Surface Pen will come in four different colors including charcoal, teal, platinum, and burgundy.
The new device will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Mini DisplayPort and a USB Type-A port just like the Surface Pro 4. There will not be any new-gen USB-C ports available on this device, however. The company also excluded USB-C ports from the Surface laptop despite the fact that it tested prototypes with two of those ports built in.
Alongside the new Surface Pro tablet, Microsoft will also launch its HoloLens mixed reality headset at the same event in China, so stay tuned.
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