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Microsoft’s 2019 Surface event: all of the latest rumors, news, and analysis

We expect big hardware and software announcements

38 updates since May 24, 2019, 10:13 AM UTC
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Microsoft’s annual Surface event is upon us: it will kick off on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 10AM ET. There are usually plenty of announcements, but we expect this to be an especially big event. The Surface Pro 7 is almost guaranteed to be unveiled, which hopefully has USB-C charging, among the other usual yearly improvements to processing speed and other internal specs.

Rumors suggest that Microsoft will also announce a new Surface Laptop built with AMD processors, and possibly project “Centaurus,” its dual-screened Surface computer. What Microsoft has to show off matters more than ever since Apple recently brought Smart Keyboard support to its most affordable iPad, the seventh-generation version of its standard model. The takeaway is that Apple has raised the stakes in a big way for Microsoft.

How will Microsoft respond? We’ll be bundling all of the big headlines below, so stay tuned.