With rumors and speculations suggesting that Surface Pro 5 exists and that Microsoft will be releasing it sometime this year, consumers had nearly stopped buying the Surface Pro 4 and that led to a decline in sales revenue of the Surface line-up of devices. We've gotten a new Surface Pro each year since the product line was first unveiled back in 2013-that is, until now.
Taking in consideration the that Surface Pro 4 is a bestseller and that two years have passed since it was released, one might think that it's safe to assume Surface Pro 5 is already under works. Over the last few months, there have been increasing reports surrounding the "Surface Pro 5" but according to Microsoft's Panos Panay, no such product exists yet. This is also the part of the interview where he is quoted in saying that, "there's no such thing as a Pro 5". The exterior of the Surface Laptop looks completely clean, as Microsoft has thought out the design to hide screws or hinges, as well as the speakers from showing.
The news will come as sour news to Surface fans who will have been waiting years for an update to the Surface Pro range. There is no other option but to wait for the Shanghai event to really know what Microsoft is planning.
An article on CNBC argued that Microsoft needs to release the Surface Pro 5 soon. They're like, 'where's the latest processor?' That's not what I mean. "What I'm super, super sure of is that the people using a Pro 4 have a product that's going to be competitive for five years".More news: America stares at a health scare
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See Also: Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S - Myths and Facts. Priced at $999 (or approx Rs. 64,667), the Surface Laptop is aimed at the education market. The Surface and Surface Pro products were at the very heart of that desire to merge the smartphone/tablet world with the laptop. Panay noted that Microsoft will only launch a Surface Pro 5 when it is able to deliver a "meaningful change".
In line with the teaser, the Surface Phone is rumored to be a foldable device that is the next step in the evolution of smartphones.
As reported by Forbes, Google's Chromebook is available as little as $149 which runs on Chrome OS, while the new Microsoft Surface Laptop starts at $189 which has Windows 10 S. Besides, Windows 10 S offers limitations to the students when it comes to downloading the applications. However, with Microsoft in no hurry to bring it to the market, investing in a Pro 4 wouldn't be any less wise if you need to upgrade immediately.