How to watch Surface Pro 5 launch live

We could see a new Surface Pro 5 launch this afternoon. Here’s how to keep up to date with the announcements from Microsoft’s Shanghai event.

Microsoft is being pretty shady about its Shanghai event, but we have the details you need


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Following its Education and Build events, Microsoft is continuing a busy year with yet another launch. This time it’s in China and will be a Surface event.

Here’s how to watch the Surface Pro 5[2] launch.

When is the Surface Pro 5 launch event?

What we believe to be the launch event for the new Surface Pro will take place on 23 May in Shanghai. Microsoft said: “On May 23 in Shanghai, Microsoft will show the world what’s next.” The event will start at 4am PT, 7am ET or 12 noon in the UK.

How to watch the Surface Pro 5 launch live

Microsoft usually broadcasts a live stream of its events so you can watch it wherever you are. However, it looks as though there might not be a live stream of the event.

Tom Warren of The Verge states[3] that Microsoft will simply live blog it instead. And that certainly looks to be the case from Microsoft’s own news site. You can follow the official Windows blog[4] for announcements as they happen, and keep an eye on the following Twitter accounts: @Microsoft[5] @Surface[6] and @MSFTnews[7].

If a live stream is available later today we will embed it at the top of this article. (If you are viewing a mobile version of this page you should click here to see the latest updates[8].) Surface Pro 5 leaked image

What to expect at the Microsoft event in Shanghai

First and foremost, the new Surface Pro 5 is expected to be the star of this event. The tablet cum laptop hybrid has been long awaited but be warned, Microsoft might be taking a page out of Apple’s book and simply calling it the Surface Pro.

A new Surface Pro has been leaked (above) so find out more here[9] but one of the reasons that it’s rumoured to be just Surface Pro is that there won’t be huge upgrades.

Panos has also teased the device with an image showing new Type Covers.

Working session.

30 hours to go. #MicrosoftEvent #Surface #Shanghai https://t.co/u12oAeULxF pic.twitter.com/H1jQI1d94x[10][11][12][13][14]

— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) May 22, 2017[15]
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References

  1. ^ (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  2. ^ Surface Pro 5 rumours – release date price and specs (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  3. ^ states (twitter.com)
  4. ^ Surface Pro 5 launch (blogs.windows.com)
  5. ^ @Microsoft (twitter.com)
  6. ^ @Surface (twitter.com)
  7. ^ @MSFTnews (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  8. ^ click here to see the latest updates (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  9. ^ Surface Pro 5 (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  10. ^ #MicrosoftEvent (twitter.com)
  11. ^ #Surface (twitter.com)
  12. ^ #Shanghai (twitter.com)
  13. ^ https://t.co/u12oAeULxF (t.co)
  14. ^ pic.twitter.com/H1jQI1d94x (t.co)
  15. ^ May 22, 2017 (twitter.com)

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