Microsoft might launch the new Surface Pro 5 at an event on May 23


Microsoft has sent out invites for an event to be held on on May 23 in Shanghai, China. In typical launch event fashion, Microsoft announced in the invite that it will “show the world what’s next”, without disclosing anything about what it might be. What’s more, the company didn’t even specify the exact location of the event. However, The Verge reported recently that the company had told them “to expect new hardware” at the event.

Now we do have more information as to what the event might entail. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Vice President of devices and the creator of Surface, tweeted about the event today along with the hashtag “#Surface”, fueling rumours that the Surface Pro 5 would indeed be launched at the event. 

The Surface Pro 5 is said to be not too far away from its predecessor in terms of specifications. Tech journalist Paul Thurrott said last month that the Surface Pro 5 might come with Intel’s Kaby Lake processors instead, but will still retain the proprietary power connector that we saw on its predecessor. Recently too, Microsoft introduced its Surface Laptop which runs the new Windows 10 OS and comes at a price of $999.