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.
Hint: it’s not a full new operating system
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You can only upgrade the SSDs
It’s all about apps and services
Microsoft embraces Android even further
Two lightweight workhorses, but for whom?
Google underpins Microsoft’s browser and mobile OS now
The Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Laptop 3 will be released soon
Microsoft’s first truly wireless earbuds have some unique productivity tricks
All of the headlines you need to know about
The Courier dream is alive
The Surface Pro goes to ARM with a few twists
The latest Surface Laptop expands on the inside and the outside
Surface Ryzen Edition and SQ1 processors have been co-engineered
It runs Android and will release holiday 2020
But this time, it may run your legacy apps
Dual-screen devices won’t get animated and flipping Start Menu icons
Ten years after the Courier, it’s finally happening
Announced alongside Microsoft’s new ARM-based Surface
No more AAAA batteries
Powered by a new, custom Surface SQ1 chip developed together with Qualcomm
Well, you can’t say they look anything like AirPods
This could be a big Surface event