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 launch.

You can pre-order the Surface Pro 5 here or compare the entire Surface range here.

When is the Surface Pro 5 launch event?

The new Surface Pro launch event is taking place right now in Shanghai.

The event began at 4am PT7am ET or 12 noon in the UK on 23 May.

How to watch the Surface Pro 5 launch live

There is a live stream of the event, but it is in Chinese. Microsoft also promised full details of the announcements in its own official Windows blog, but let's just say it hasn't done a great job of keeping us informed so far.

We are currently updating our article on the Surface Pro 5, and in the meantime have embedded the introductory new Surface Pro video at the top of this page.

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 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.