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Microsoft confirms Surface hardware event for October

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft has announced its fall Surface event for 2022.
  • The event is taking place on October 12 at 10AM ET.
  • Expect a new Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Studio.

Microsoft has announced (opens in new tab) its annual fall Surface event next month, on October 12 at 10 am Eastern Time. The webpage says, "watch live to see what's next," which might suggest this is the company's first live hardware event since 2019. 

It's currently unclear if the event will be in-person with press attendance or streamed live from a closed set location. 

On the agenda, expect to see a new Surface Pro 9 that combines both Intel and ARM configurations under one umbrella, and perhaps even new colors, including Sapphire (blue) and Forrest (green), in addition to the Graphite and Platinum colorways we've had on Surface Pro for some time.

We also anticipate a new Surface Laptop, though recent rumors have suggested we'll only be seeing an Intel variant this fall. It's expected to ship with Intel 12th-gen chips, but no other details about the hardware are now known. Given that we might only be getting an Intel variant, maybe this fall's Laptop update will be a Laptop 4+ instead of a Laptop 5?

Finally, the last big item we're expecting to see is a new Surface Studio 3, the accessories for which have already leaked. Surface Studio is well overdue a refresh, with the last one shipping in 2018 with an outdated Intel 7th-generation chip. Hopefully, we'll see a more recent Intel chip and NVIDIA GPU inside the Surface Studio 3.

Other smaller devices we may see include a new pair of Surface Earbuds, updated Type Cover accessories with patterns, and Project Volterra, the Windows on ARM devkit announced earlier this year but is still yet to ship.

This fall marks ten years of Surface, so we'll be interested to see how Microsoft celebrates. Introducing new Surface Pro colors and combining Surface Pro X with the main Surface Pro line will be a great way to commemorate the occasion. 

We'll cover the event live as it happens, so keep it locked to Windows Central over the coming weeks.

Want more info and scoops? Make sure to check our Surface fall 2022 hardware predictions and expectations.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.