Microsoft sends invites for October 2 Surface event

Microsoft sends invites for October 2 Surface event
It might be just a simple coincidence or superstition, but Microsoft has just confirmed that new Surface devices will be revealed on October 2, the same day that the current generation of Surface devices have been unveiled last year.

Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet reports that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be present at the upcoming event, although he wasn't at the fall event in 2018. She also believes that we might see several new Surface devices, including a new Intel-based Surface Pro 2-in-1 with an improved processor and USB-C, an AMD Surface Laptop, and a new ARM-based Surface 2-in-1 device.

Rumor has it that Microsoft might also introduce a new Surface-branded portable speaker, which will be business-oriented and built around Microsoft's Team group-chat service.

The invitation talks about both devices and “experiences,” so there's a slight chance that Microsoft might talk about “Windows Lite” OS, the company's ChromeOS competitor. Although various sources claim that “Centaurus,” the dual-screen PC that Microsoft builds to run Lite OS, will be launched in 2020, we might get a glimpse at the software that powers the device early next month.

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4 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The new Surface Pro will be an excellent device. It is already incredibly powerful and most of all useful. Ice Lake is the first processor with hardware fixes for the recent Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, plus USB-C is almost certain. Hopefully will will also see a smaller bezel and a bigger screen in the same form factor !

2. Jrod99

Posts: 729; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I’m pondering getting a Surface Pro. Think I’ll wait and see what Microsoft brings to the table.

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I've had my Surface Pro 3 since August 2014, most reliable computer I've ever owned. I'm amazed the battery still lasts a few hours browsing the web.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1067; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Now, that's a real PC tablet and not like the other fruity company.

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