The presentation of the new Surface Laptop and the operating system variant Windows 10 S, which is specifically designed for this purpose, has just been three days back, since Microsoft is already cheerfully forward. Completely unexpected, the Redmonder announced another surface event, this time in Shanghai. Next week, Build 2017 will also be launching Microsoft’s developer conference in Seattle, where we will also be showing some new software and hardware developments.
What Microsoft is actually presenting at the event taking place on 23 May 2017 in China’s largest metropolis is still completely unclear. Rather unlikely is the fact that on this day the rumors of Satya Nadella, which has just been fired, will be true of a new Surface Phone – even if this is a hard core of Windows Mobile fans would certainly want. Nadella had more or less clearly announced that Microsoft had not long since adopted by corresponding plans.
The event in Shanghai is under the slogan “Microsoft wants to show the world what’s next” – a slogan that can be interpreted as neither meaningful nor meaningful. With attentive observers, this usually leads to the fact that one is looking for an already existing participant list or tries to arrive in other ways to meaningful details.
In this case the rumors about the presentation of a new Surface Book or a new Surface Pro are justified by the presence of Panos Panay. The corporate vice president of devices has confirmed his presence via Twitter, and has happily added a #Surface hashtag to his tweet.
See you in Shanghai. May 23. #MicrosoftEvent #Surface https://t.co/aMgvkkqE52 pic.twitter.com/vzcK9MqIpf
– Panos Panay (@panos_panay) May 5, 2017
If the product presentations in the surface segment are chronologically recalled, then automatically a successor of the SurfaceBook as well as a new edition of the Surface Pro 4 on the screen. The two reference models would bring a hardware update since their introduction, in the meantime, in order not to look quite as “old” as compared to the intermittent competitors of various Microsoft partners. In Redmond, the idea of a Porsche Book ONE had already attracted attention, and the development could go in this direction.
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The time chosen for the end of May would also be a good choice for a Surface Book 2 or a Surface Pro 5. Microsoft would be given an adequate time to place the two notebooks in the currently highly competitive education market. Many students, schools, universities or other educational institutions are likely to use the upcoming summer holidays for initial research and the procurement of new hardware for the subsequent school year or semester.