A major Surface redesign is happening, but not until next year

A major Surface redesign is happening, but not until next year

Also as per MJF, Microsoft is also planning to launch new Surface-branded accessories, including a new headphone.microphone device.

So, regardless of whether Microsoft calls this heavily redesigned Surface Pro the "5" or "6", know that the firm is hard at work on making a new 2-in-1 tablet worthy of a number. There was a bevy of activity previous year with the launch of the Surface Laptop, the fifth-generation Surface Pro and the Surface Book 2. It lacks USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 support, but it provides fantastic performance that more than makes up for its small shortcomings. The Surface Laptop might receive a similar treatment. With the Surface family, the Xbox, and peripherals, the company doesn't shy away from building its own products and has established a sizeable fanbase who is interested in "what's next" for the company when it relates to these types of products. Unlike Carmel, Libra is coming by the end of the year, Thurrott says. Not much is known about this device other than the fact that Microsoft plans to unveil it during the latter half of 2018 and that it will "create a truly personal and versatile computing experience".

Reportedly envisioned as a "pocketable device to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience", the mysterious Andromeda is now scheduled for a 2018 launch, although nothing's set in stone just yet. You get two screens separated by a hinge - that sort of trick.

That's not only the lowest price we've ever seen for the base Surface Pro model, but it also beats Microsoft's and Best Buy's current $799 sale price by an extra $140.

Naturally, nothing can be confirmed right now, s things are still in flux. Microsoft's Chief Product Officer Panos Paney is still leading the Surface team following the Microsoft's recent corporate-wide reorganization, but some of the products that started under the former Windows chief Terry Myerson are being reevaluated.

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