What you need to know
- Microsoft has announced its fall hardware event.
- The event will take place on September 22.
- It'll be an online event with a live webcast, beginning 11AM ET.
Microsoft has today announced that it will be holding a Surface hardware event in a few weeks time, on September 22 as a virtual event. The company is expected to unveil new hardware with Windows 11, including the Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3, and perhaps a new flagship Surface laptop.
We also expect Microsoft will announce Surface Duo 2, though that won't be shipping with Windows 11. We already know that Surface Duo 2 is set to feature a new triple camera system housed in a bump on the outside of the device, higher-refresh rate displays, a Snapdragon 888 with 5G and 8GB RAM. It'll be a big upgrade over the original Surface Duo, which launched with year-old specs and an eye-watering price tag of $1400.
In regards to the new Surface PCs, recent geekbench results appeared to reveal that the Surface Go 3 will ship with either an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y as well as an Intel Core i3-10100Y for the model with LTE. The rumored Surface Pro 8 is expected to ship with 11th-gen chips, high-refresh rate displays, and an updated design more similar to the Surface Pro X.
I've also heard that we may see a new Surface laptop of some kind. I'm unsure if this will be a "Surface Book 4" or "Surface Laptop Pro" kind of device. I've heard it's a convertible with a non-detachable design, possibly similar to this recent patent filing from Microsoft. I guess we'll find out in a few weeks.
Finally, I've also heard that we may see a new Surface Pro X. I'm unsure about what exactly will be new, but I have heard there may be Wi-Fi only models of the Surface Pro X for the first time.
We'll know more when the event takes place on September 22. What are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments.