What you need to know
- Microsoft's next Surface event is planned for October 2.
- Invitations for the event were sent to members of the press today.
- The event will take place in New York.
Microsoft revealed that its next Surface event will take place on October 2, 2019. Invitations were sent out to members of the press, featuring a Surface logo against a dark background.
Microsoft typically holds its Surface events in October, where it reveals new devices and updates throughout the line. This year, it's unclear what to expect, but it's likely we'll see updates to the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and possibly the Surface Book 2. A new Surface Studio was launched last year and Microsoft's development cycle for that PC seems to be a bit longer, so it's not a sure thing that we'll see another update unveiled this year.
Where things get interesting is the possibility that we might finally get a look at a dual-screen device the Surface team has been rumored to be working on for some time. Codenamed "Centaurus," Microsoft reportedly showed off the device to employees earlier this year, hinting that it could be relatively close to release. We're only left to speculate whether it will make its debut at the event, but it would certainly shake up the Surface line in a good way.
The 2-in-1 refined as only Microsoft can
The blueprint device for the 2-in-1 category, the Surface Pro 6 is a high-end laptop stuffed into the body of a tablet. Toss in digital pen support and an optional keyboard, and you have quite the portable computer.
Our favorite Surface accessories from Microsoft
Every one of these valuable Surface accessories is Windows Central Approved and guaranteed to please.
Surface Precision Mouse (opens in new tab) ($77 at Amazon)
The Surface Precision Mouse is not only one of favorite Surface accessories, it's one of our favorite mice for any PC. It's packed with valuable features and customizable buttons. Its scrolling and tracking are seamless and spot-on. And it's rechargeable so you never have to buy new batteries for it.
Surface Pen (opens in new tab) (From $72 at Amazon)
Every Surface owner needs this Pen. Period. It supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt support for shading density, and enjoys supremely low latency. When paired with a Surface PC, the potential is endless. And it comes in a bunch of cool colors.
Surface Dock (opens in new tab) ($136 at Amazon)
With two Mini DisplayPorts, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm audio jack, this dock gives you the ports you need to stay connected to all your favorite devices. Plus, it easily turns your Surface into a desktop power hub. We highly recommend it.
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It's about time for something exciting to come from the Surface line.. It's been a long time.
It's a long shot but a surface phone to take on the note would be amazing but a very long shot.
It's not even that, I think. Not gonna happen. Wish it would though, kinda.
I agree but for me a note with microsoft apps as default would be a must buy for me. Love to see as microsoft offer everything on android and if they put it all in a new device for me it would be one I would consider. But as you say I don't think we will see one.
As a regular user is it possible to attend the event to express our personal support, get hands on experience, and for our pure entertainment?
This is probably press only.
Surface headphones and earbuds in black, thanks.
So what are they hinting at with the weird MS logo?
Look at it, it is the date of the event 10-02
I've moved on from Surface, unless something really incredible is announced, but I highly doubt it, the range has kinda stagnated for me the past couple of years.
Right? They showed the OEMs that they can make high quality PCs. Now what?
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