It's been 529 days since Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4, and since then we haven't seen any new Surface Pro devices hit the market. For a 2-in-1, 529 days is actually pretty old, so we're just about due for a new Surface Pro 4 soon. And with rumors of a Spring hardware event making the rounds, we might just get one.

According to long-time Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott, Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet might just be a refreshed Surface Pro with Kaby Lake and other updated internals. If true, the new Surface Pro will be a minor refresh over the last one, likely sporting the very same design and possibly even ports, although we're really hoping Microsoft adds a USB-C port for future-proofing.

Also worthy of note is WalkingCat on Twitter recently found an updated image of what appears to be a Surface Pro 4, but the date on the image has changed to 05/09/2017. What's more, considering BUILD is right around the corner, might that be the perfect time to announce a new bit of hardware? Most press will be in Seattle on May 9 preparing for BUILD which starts on the 10th, so perhaps May 9 (or any time during BUILD) would be a perfect time to announce new hardware if there is any.

This is a bit of a stretch, but could the updated image actually be a refreshed Surface Pro with Kaby Lake, with a planned unveiling on May 9? Who knows. In the meantime, what are you most hoping to come out of a Spring hardware event? Let us know in the comments!