Microsoft Surface has really taken Windows computing to another level by introduction of the first Surface which shows us the possibility of a tablet and laptop coexist with each other very well and after 5 major releases Microsoft Surface Pro is still the best windows device you can get. Microsoft also expands their ecosystem with new devices in a range which includes Surface Book, Surface Studio and Surface Hub. As these devices are capable of any kind of work from Artist to Architect, from Engineers to Creator and much more.
Now Microsoft announces their new hardware event which will be going to held on October 2 in New York. This event is expected to release some hardware and refreshes from Microsoft. Microsoft held an event like this way back in 2015 after then they only announce the upgrades in their hardware while they won’t do any bigger event for Surface Go.
So we are expecting to see some Surface devices showoff in this event probably includes new Hardware like Intel 8th Gen. processor and Ports Improvement like an introduction of Thunderbolt 3. So let see what devices and improvement we are going to see,
Surface Pro 6
Microsoft announces last Surface Pro update in May 2017, just after the release of Surface Laptop. As Surface Pro is a successor of Surface Pro 4 as Microsoft won’t follow the naming scheme as like previous devices and called the 5th Gen. of a surface device as Surface Pro. Surface Pro 6th Gen. may include latest Intel Processor Coffee Lake processor which might include 4 Core processor and up to 32GB of RAM support for Surface Pro. New Surface Pro may also include USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Port as most of Tablet Laptop Hybrid not include this port combination as it will make Surface Pro really a powerhouse. Microsoft may also add support for HDR or Wide Color Gamut for PixelSense Display as many industry laptops now supporting it.
Surface Laptop 2
Surface Laptop was announced last year May 2017, as it was made to deliver the Surface Laptop experience more affordable range. But it somehow won’t able to make user hand as it is priced at $999 as Surface Pro starts from $999 for Core i5 Model as Surface Laptop was won’t able to match user compatibility much. But this time Microsoft will include new improvement to Surface Laptop 2 which will include New Intel’s Coffee Lake Processor RAM support for up to 32GB and Type C Thunderbolt 3 Port.
Surface Go LTE
Surface Go is the latest lineup in Surface line as it was announced early this year, so don’t expect to have many upgrades but Surface Go will include LTE model which will cost $100 extra to get a Cellular model and this change will truly welcome by a user.
Surface Studio 2
Microsoft also in a better position to release their second-generation Surface Studio, as they are working on this very hard and codenames as “Capitola,” which will include updated internals. Might include all Type C Thunderbolt 3 Ports with some USB 3.0 Support which is really nice to have. While Microsoft also tries to include Nvidia Graphics in this device may include Nvidia latest RTX graphics. Display of Surface Studio may include HDR or Wider color Gamut support.
Surface Studio may able to ready for this event but we will like to see this device in action.
Surface Studio Pro
Microsoft may push their hardware to workstation level and introduce Studio Pro which will include Intel Xeon Processor as this device will only make for Pro user and help a user to get Workstation performance as a uniform package with Windows support. Possibly they will include Nvidia Quadro GPU or may go for AMD’s RX GPU’s. Hope to see this device in action from Microsoft this time.
Smart speaker and headset
A smart speaker is now becoming user major market for companies as many reputed brands already grabbing this market and we hope to see Microsoft will soon grab this market. Microsoft already has Cortana which already a good assistant and have many good features than other’s but Cortana integration in Home will change Windows experience to another level. So hope to see this device this time.
Microsoft also on the new headset which will be integrated for smart work and work seamlessly with Windows devices.
Surface Book 3
We don’t expect much in this topic as Surface Book 2 just not even a year old yet so making another release won’t help Microsoft to grab many markets but if it will be upgraded may include larger battery life, better display, and upgraded GPU.
Microsoft’s most highly anticipated Andromeda device won’t able to make this event as it has been already delayed and may able to make it next year. But we’ll surely like to see Andromeda in action or at least have some sneak peak about it as how it gonna be and what it will able to do.
So these are the products which we are expecting to release in this Microsoft event while there is something more may Microsoft able to us apart from a traditional upgrade.
Microsoft already issued invitations for this event on October 2 in New York City the event will lead by Panos Panay (Chief Product Officer). Stay tuned for more news and update on Microsoft.