Microsoft’s new Surface lineup might be closer than you think


Vlad Turiceanu
by Vlad Turiceanu
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Microsoft sent out “Save the date” invites for its hardware event, and not much else.

Microsoft’s October event might introduce the new Surface lineup

The event will be held in New York City on October 2, 2019. Last year, Microsoft’s fall hardware event was also on October 2, and brought the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones.

For this year, we expect similar unveils, as a refreshed Surface lineup is much needed.

We might see the rumoured Surface Pro 7 with Intel and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chips, built-in LTE support, and USB-C.

A Surface Book 3 could also be released to update the 2-year old Surface Book 2. The device will most likely pack Intel’s 14nm Comet Lake processors.

Along with it, a more powerful Surface Laptop 3 with Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake processors and a Surface Go 2 with small improvements might also appear, but it’s not sure yet.

Centaurus will most likely come in 2020

As for Microsoft’s dual-screen Centaurus device, it will probably not be present at the event. It is still in early development, and despite some leaks and rumours, the device isn’t ready for introduction.

But maybe we will get some official release dates or more specs, or even a demo.

For now, we’ll just have to get through IFA and maybe we’ll see there some hints at what the Redmond giant is preparing.