The Surface Pro Could Get Big Redesign for 2019

first_imgWhile the Surface Pro 6 looks just like its predecessors, the company looks to be planning a makeover for its flagship Windows 10 machine. According to a published patent, the company is trying to shrink the overall size of the device by way of its detachable Type Cover.This speculation comes from a Microsoft patent entitled ‘Circuit Board for an Input Device,’ requested on June 28, and published on Oct. 25 at WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization. The patent includes drawings of a device that looks just like the Surface Pro.MORE: New iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 6: Which Should You Buy?MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The patent describes an ‘etching’ process that would create a recess in the Type Cover’s circuit board. The Dutch site Windows United posits that this change could “‘could result in a reduced height of the keyboard,” (though that’s filtered through Google Translate). The patents also hint at the Surface Pro’s bezels slimming down in a future update.This fits in with existing reports about future Surface Pros, as we’ve seen reports of USB Type-C ports finally coming to the detachable, and the venerable Mary Jo Foley has reported that a Surface Pro with a heavy redesign is targeted for the middle of 2019.Another recently published patent revealed Microsoft is tinkering with a Surface Pen with a retractable tip that collapses in when pressed against a screen.A word about patents, though: they’re not exactly proof of a guaranteed future. Some are based around plans for far, far down the line (and things could change before then), and others are created by companies looking to block competitors from developing a technology that the applicant themselves isn’t planning on creating.Image Credits: Microsoft; World Intellectual Property Organization6 Reasons to Buy the Surface Pro 6 (and 2 Reasons to Skip It)The Best Cyber Monday Microsoft Surface Deals Right NowSurface Laptop 2 vs. Surface Pro 6: Which Is Right for You? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comSerena Williams Definitely Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoAdvertisement Author Bio Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.center_img Henry T. Casey, on Henry T. Casey, last_img read more

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