Microsoft sent out a mysterious invite, asking the world’s press to ‘save the date’ for October 2nd, 2019. That matches up almost entirely with the expected launch date of the new Surface hardware. Microsoft’s update to the critically profitable range of Windows 10 hardware is practically right here.
The two main products anticipated to be up to date are the Surface Book and the Surface Pro.
The Surface Pro is arguably the longest-lived product line in the Surface family. Going right back to the Surface RT that was launched in 2012, the tablet is an ultraportable, with the Type Cover keyboards attaching magnetically to present them the complete functionality of a laptop whereas training a skinny and light-weight design of a tablet.
To suggest that the Surface Book is the most iconic Surface product. Because of magnesium cover, fulcrum hinge, and removable screen, this 2-in-1 laptop seems to be like nothing else on the market and offers Microsoft a high-end design that may match (and in some cases surpass) Apple’s MacBook Pro machines.
The product cycle of both the Book and the Pro lines are on the level where an update is anticipated. Presumably, Microsoft is going to go for a spec sheet that provides parity to the competitors at a minimum, and ’best in school’ numbers on the very top end. That means a move to Intel’s tenth generation processor family, however, don’t be shocked if a replace to the Surface Laptop reveals itself sporting AMD hardware.
With the Surface Laptop and Surface Go additionally getting a bit long in the tooth, Microsoft would possibly well go for a much bigger event to push the Surface family as a whole.
And if that’s the case, then there would be the Redmond equivalent of ‘One More Thing.’ There continues to be the talk of a dual-screened laptop, with the physical keyboard changed by a second touchscreen that may act as the keyboard, a second display screen, and a DJ’s mixing desk… the potential for something radical is here.