Microsoft Corporation is rumored to announce a new Surface PC at a special event later this month. Reports claim that the tech giant will announce new all-in-one at the hardware event on October 26th in New York City, The Verge reported. The company is expected to make announcements related to new Surface hardware and Xbox, and its next Windows 10 software update.
Surface PC, Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse
The software giant is reportedly working on a new range of Surface all-in-one PCs. The company plans to unveil at least one model at the New York City event, according to reports.
Microsoft will launch a Surface-branded device, codenamed “Cardinal,” at the event, suggests a report in ZDNet.
Earlier reports have claimed that the company is building three Surface-branded all-in-one PCs. A report in Windows Central said that the company has built three models: 21-inch, 24-inch, and 27-inch. The report claimed that Microsoft is testing out 3 Surface All-in-One devices, which include a 21-inch model with Full HD display, a 24-inch 4K display and a 27-inch screen with 4K display.
It is still unknown if three devices will make it to the market or whether the Surface team will merge the features into a single device.
The Surface Book was the company’s first major attempt at premium hardware. Introduced last year, the Surface Book was marketed as the most powerful laptop on the planet.
Moreover, there have been speculations that Microsoft Corporation will release a number of new Surface-branded PC accessories at the event.
Windows Central reported that the company will launch an ergonomic Surface keyboard and a Surface mouse, as well as a new Surface-branded version of its Designer Bluetooth Desktop kit. These accessories are designed to be used with desktop PCs.
Microsoft To Announces New Windows 10 Features
Microsoft Corporation is expected to release details about new features in Windows 10, which will come with two major software updates next year.
The company is planning two major software updates to Windows 10 in 2017, with the first expected to debut alongside new hardware in early 2017.
Codenamed Redstone 2, the first update to Windows 10 is rumored to release some time before spring. The update may coincide with hardware updates to the company’s Surface Pro and Surface Book devices. The second update, Redstone 3, will arrive later next year. Redstone 2 should be the more significant update out of the two, according to a report in The Verge.
Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015. The company issued its first big update in November 2015. The second update, codenamed Redstone 1, was issued in August.
In addition to Surface and Windows 10, Microsoft is rumored to make announcements related to Xbox at the event. According to some reports, the software giant may announce the Surface Phone at the event on October 26. The company has done a great job of keeping mum about its rumored Surface Phone.