What you need to know
- Polled Windows Central readers are most excited about the Surface Duo 2 from the upcoming Surface hardware lineup.
- Microsoft is set to announce several devices at the Surface hardware event on September 22, 2021.
- The Surface Book 4 earned the second most votes out of the suspected upcoming Surface devices.
Microsoft will announce several new Surface devices at an event on September 22, 2021. Anticipation is building among enthusiasts, and leaks are starting to appear. With only a few days left before Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2, and other new hardware, we wanted to know which device people are most excited about.
Just over 33% of voters in our poll were most excited about the Surface Duo 2. Behind that, the Surface Book 4 (which may go by a different name) earned 27.06% of the votes. The Surface Pro 8 received over 21.42% of the votes, while the Surface Go 3 and updated Surface Pro X received less than 10% each. Lastly, 1.13% of polled participants were most excited about new Surface accessories, such as the new Surface Pen.
Keith Wallace, in the comments of our poll post, argued that the Surface Duo is trying to carve a new product category and that it should be the device people are most excited about:
The Duo should EASILY rank as the most intriguing device here. It's the one with the greatest potential to help Microsoft grow a new base of customers. Those interested in the SP8 or new SPX are primarily going to be existing Surface customers looking to upgrade. That is, if you haven't been interested in Surfaces so far, neither is likely to do anything to change your mind now, while the Duo is trying to establish a new form factor in a market where Microsoft has a nearly non-existent install base.
There seem to be quite a few people anxious to see a mobile device from Microsoft. While the Surface Duo isn't a traditional smartphone, it is the first phone that Microsoft has made in years. The Surface Duo 2 looks to bring significantly improved specs compared to its predecessor, including a flagship processor, bigger screens, improved cameras, and support for NFC.