The Surface Pro 5 Isn't a Thing, Says Microsoft

By Tom Pritchard on at

For those of you hoping to grab yourselves a brand new iteration of Microsoft's tablet PC are in for some bad news. There is no such thing as the Surface Pro 5, so don't expect to see one in the near future.

That's according to Panos Panay, corporate vice president for Surface Computing, who was speaking with CNET at the time. Panay expects that the Surface Pro 4 will remain competitive for another vie years or so, and that he's "super, super sure about that."

It's a bit odd really, since the Surface Pro 4 has been available since October 2015. Can it last another five? I have my doubts. My old laptop is five years old, and it's woefully obsolete. Then again, it was always a piece of shit.

According to Panay a Surface Pro 5 isn't out of the question and, "“When it's meaningful and the change is right, [Microsoft will] put it on market.” In other words Microsoft won't be pushing out a tablet that's basically a Surface Pro 4 with a faster processor. It'll be a complete overhaul.

Despite this, Microsoft has announced a Surface-related event happening in Shanghai on 23rd May. It's possible that this might introduce the long-rumoured Surface Book 2, or it could be an updated Surface Pro 4. Possible something that looks and behaves just like the current Surface Pro 4, but with better guts. We'll just have to wait and see. [CNET, Ubergizmo via TechRadar]


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