Microsoft’s VP of Surface Reveals That There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Pro 5’ – What’s Being Unveiled on 23 May?

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May 7, 2017
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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop was the portable machine that the majority of critics were waiting for the software giant to unveil, but that does not mean the mobile computing community has forgotten about the Surface Pro 5. Rumors have been filled with different torrents of information related to the announcement of the 2-in-1, but Panos Panay, the corporate Vice President at Microsoft’s Surface division has put a rest to all rumors. Simply stated, there might not be a Surface Pro 5 announced in the near future, according to the latest interview.

Surface Pro 5 Could Be Given a Different Name – Panos Panay Could Be Throwing Off the Public With the Latest Interview

It has been nearly 18 months that we’ve seen a Surface Pro 4 refresh and after an interview conducted by CNET with Panos Panay, the executive stated the following regarding the upcoming product’s potential announcement:

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“When it’s meaningful and the change is right, we’ll put it on market. Meaningful change isn’t necessarily a hardware change, which is what a lot of people look for. They’re like, ‘Where’s the latest processor?’ That’s not what I mean. I’m looking for an experiential change that makes a huge difference in product line. You’ll see that same meaningful impact when Pro 5, or Pro Next hits the market. There’s no such thing as a Pro 5.”

While Panay is implying that there’s no such thing as a ‘Pro 5’, it could be possible that the upcoming 2-in-1 could feature a completely different name as opposed to the chronological naming that Microsoft has been giving its Surface lineup of products.

From what we have heard, the Surface Pro 5 is not going to feature ground-breaking changes when pitted against the Surface Pro 4, suggesting that apart from sporting a Kaby Lake processor, consumers might not be given sufficient reasons to make the upgrade.

Now with the recent unveiling of the Surface Laptop, it looks like consumers have even less motivation to upgrade to the rumored Surface Pro 5.

What do you think is going to be unveiled on May 23? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments right away.

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