Microsoft has invited the press to “see what’s next for Windows 10” at an event scheduled for late this month. This isn’t likely to be the Surface Pro 5 many are hoping for, but there still might be good news for Surface fans.
The Surface Pro 4 was unveiled just over a year ago, and consumers have come to expect new tablet models to debut on an annual basis. However, it appears now that the wait for the Surface Pro 5 will stretch into 2017. That doesn’t necessarily mean Microsoft is completely leaving tablet buyers high and dry this Christmas, though.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that versions of the Pro 4 with faster Intel processors could be announced as part of the Oct. 26 press event. Unfortunately, exactly how much faster currently remains a mystery. This might, or might not, be from the new Kaby Lake family of CPUs.
In the past, when Microsoft has released speed-bumped models these have sold for the same prices as their predecessors and kept the same names.
Possible evidence for this rumor is that Amazon now lists the various configurations of the Surface Pro 4 as the “2015 Version”, strongly implying there will soon be a 2016 version.
A Surface All-in-One and More
Unconfirmed reports indicate that the star of the Oct. 26 event will be a Surface branded all-in-one desktop PC. Having the FCC recently sign off on new Microsoft mouse and keyboard added weight to this rumor.
Microsoft is also expected to show off Windows 10 devices from other companies, and possibly talk about its roadmap for future Win10 upgrades.