Microsoft announces Surface event for October 2

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.

How to watch the Microsoft Surface event live stream on October 2

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.

All the Surface hardware we're expecting to see announced this fall

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.

Our favorite Surface accessories from Microsoft

Every one of these valuable Surface accessories is Windows Central Approved and guaranteed to please.

Surface Precision Mouse ($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 (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 ($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.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl