Microsoft will host a dedicated event on September 22 to showcase new Surface models, which will be the first computers with Windows 11.
On October 5, 2020, Microsoft held its most significant hardware event to date. It was a similar scenario as Apple keynote addresses in the realms of design, concept, and development: it offered the greatest upgrade of the device range in terms of number and significance, with new 2-in-1s, laptops, headsets, headsets, foldable devices, and icing on the cake being the anticipated return to the phone industry.
What do we expect from the Microsoft Surface event?
With Windows 11 around the corner, Microsoft will undoubtedly exploit this conference to introduce the first devices with the new operating system pre-installed, allowing its partners to begin preparing for a wide rollout of support for existing hardware and also releasing new devices.
- Surface Book 4: The new version of Microsoft’s most powerful and adaptable laptop, owing to its hybrid design that enables it to be both a laptop, convertible, and 2-in-1. An incredible hybrid with an existing version of which we had the chance to test and anticipate remaining distinctive and appropriate for any type of mobility or desktop use, with renewal in its internal hardware with the latest Intel (or AMD) processors, NVIDIA RTX 30 graphics, new technologies, and connectivity.
- Surface Pro X: It became the first Microsoft product to run on Qualcomm’s custom silicon and is therefore expected to be emblematic of Windows 10 in Arm, has performed poorly in sales. A new SoC from Qualcomm will arrive at some point, although running Windows on ARM and executing programs will still be a problem. We’ll have a better sense of what Windows 11 can accomplish after this.
- Surface Go 3: It should be another device to be refreshed, as it recently showed up in the Geekbench database. The new Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y and Core i3-10100Y processors, as well as improvements in Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and 5G availability, should provide for a fantastic gadget.
- Surface Duo 2: Microsoft’s first cell phone since the demise of Nokia is as eagerly anticipated as it is crucial. The initial’s late arrival on the market caused it to be outclassed in terms of hardware. We anticipate that the Snapdragon 888 will power the new version, along with an enhanced camera system, extended battery life, and, of course, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2.
The Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 5 are two models that appear to get refreshed, although we think they will receive their upgrades after the new Intel Alder Lake chips are available. In any case, we won’t rule them out.
The Microsoft Surface event will be held virtually on September 22 at 11 a.m. ET and can be watched on the company’s conference page. Of course, we’ll bring you live coverage of what happens there as soon as possible.