In the career of the Redmond to become tablet makers in the style of its great rival, images of a redesign were leaked
On May 23, Microsoft summoned the media to an event to be held in Shanghai, which is expected to unveil the 2017 version of its Surface Pro 2-in-1 (it’s a removable computer, converting a tablet into a laptop). However, within four days of the date, it was filtered by Evan Blass – better known as EvLeaks -, a journalist with experience in this type of advance announcements.
With this redesign Microsoft finishes the numbering, and as Apple has done with its latest iPad, chose to add “Pro” to the team, calling it Surface Pro.
According to Blass, who revealed the first official images and specifications, we should not expect great news from an aesthetic point of view, since we are facing the same tablet, with its traditional exterior features. The only thing is that the covers and pencils will be available in black, silver, navy blue and burgundy, at the user’s choice. The biggest change will be in the internal components of the device, although the journalist did not specify details. The pleasure of announcing them will have Microsoft on Tuesday.
It is well known that Microsoft continues its rivalry with Apple, seeking to position itself as the number one in the hardware market. The Surface Pro redesign is designed to compete with the iPad’s most expensive model, the 12.9-inch Pro (which has not been redesigned two years ago since its launch in 2015). According to company data, the company sold about 800 thousand Surface in the last three months, while all iPads sold by Apple had surpassed three million. Who do you think will win this competition? Does Microsoft have a chance? In any case we must be attentive to the call in which the scope of this renewal will be better known.