Surface Pro 4 successor leaks in press renders ahead of May 23rd announcement


Although rumors pointed to a May 23rd release for the next Surface Pro tablet, Microsoft was pretty clear on the matter and said less than two weeks ago that it would not launch the Surface Pro 5 until “it can bring meaningful changes.”

Well, that might be true, but another Surface Pro tablet is still going to be revealed early next week at Microsoft's event held in China. A set of press renders showing the successor of the Surface Pro 4 has just been leaked online.

The unannounced slate is simply called the Surface Pro, which is probably one of the reasons that Microsoft officially said that a Surface Pro 5 does not exist and will not be launched on the market for a while.

The new Surface Pro strongly resembles the current model since this is expected to be a “refresh” of the Surface Pro 4. The real changes are found under the hood, which, sadly, haven't been leaked along with the pictures.

However, we do know the new Surface Pro will come with various accessories in tow, including pen and keyboard. These accessories will be available in multiple colors and should feature slightly different designs as opposed to the Surface Pro 4's accessories.

We're promised more details on the upcoming Surface Pro tablet early next week, so stay tuned for info on specs, price, and availability.

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18 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Love my Surface Pro 4 to death. Looking forward to an upgrade after a year and change though, so this is a welcomed sight!

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Not trying to troll but why is Microsoft still avoiding USB Type C like the plague?

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I was wondering too, I see no proper reason why didn't they start the transition last year.

6. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Because this is a PC. It needs a full sized USB port because most things you connect to it uses that.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

By "transition" I mean include Type-C along with Type-A ones, it doesn't necessarily mean take Apple's switch all of them instantly approach. Heck even modern desktop motherboards have Type-C now.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

All they need to do is replace miniDP with Thunderbolt 3 miniDP users most likely already use adapters for HDMI/VGA anyway

9. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

And as we know Usb c isn't backwards compatible, so it is good to design a premium product using lady generation technology!

13. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

Yeah, the HP X2 1012 has USB-C Thunderbolt and a USB-A. Not sure why Microsoft cant manage the same.

14. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Remember the Surface Laptop MS own video, where it actually showed 2 type-C next to the only type-A the laptop came with, I wish MS could give a explanation for discarding using type-C at the end, like seriously!

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Agreed. Why can't they simply replace that Mini DisplayPort with a Thunderbolt 3 port? It's not like Mini DIsplayPorts are widely adopted compared to USB Type C... Oh well, simply not worth the upgrade to my Surface Pro 2.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I could see Microsoft releasing a "refreshed" version of the Surface Pro 4 that has 7th (or 8th) gen Core i processors and updated RAM. In my opinion, about the only thing that could be done to improve the Surface Pro 4 (other than reducing the price, would be to include some kind for dedicated GPU with at least 2GB of dedicated video RAM.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope the 2018 Surface Pro has Raven Ridge APU Ryzen 4c8t with 8 Vega CUs Slightly worse single core perf, but multi core perf would be similar to Intel's quad cores Its iGPU would be roughly equivalent to GTX 950M, maybe between the 960M and GTX 965M/1050

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Surface Pro 4 Plus? Not much of an upgrade from the Surface Pro 4, so not interested.

8. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Not updating my surface pro 4 until it dies but even then, I will probably go dell XPS non Touch for my business laptop.

10. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Nehhh not interested in the pro, but super happy with my Surface Book. Best laptop yet!

15. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

In a perfect world of Surface products... 1x USB 3.0 type A, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x Display port, MicroSD, magnetic power port.

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Don't forget 1x Keyboard connect port, 1x 3.5mm audio jack...

18. path45th

Posts: 404; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Lack of applications and Windows 10... Enough said

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