Mi­crosoft’s Sur­face Pro turns 5 amid ris­ing com­pe­ti­tion and fal­ter­ing sales

Mi­crosoft’s tablets once led the way, but in­no­va­tion has slowed in re­cent ver­sions.

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Mi­crosoft’s iconic Sur­face Pro tablet turned five in Fe­bru­ary. The orig­i­nal prod­uct led the way for other pro­duc­tiv­ity Win­dows tablets and de­tach­able com­put­ers, but on its fifth an­niver­sary, Mi­crosoft may be los­ing mo­men­tum.

On Twit­ter, the Mi­crosoft Sur­face team cel­e­brated its “rev­o­lu­tion,” which be­gan when it dis­carded the lim­ited Win­dows RT and brought full Win­dows 8 to the tablet mar­ket. “Five years ago to­day, a rev­o­lu­tion was born when Sur­face turned Pro,” the Sur­face ac­count tweeted ( go.pc­world.com/

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