Microsoft to unveil new Surface hardware at annual Future Decoded event next month

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Sep 6, 2017
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  1. Microsoft on October 31 is hosting its annual Future Decoded conference at the ExCeL convention center in London. On Wednesday, the Redmond-based company revealed to The Verge that Panos Panay, corporate vice president of the devices group at Microsoft, will be speaking at the event.

    Panay will join other Microsoft keynote speakers including Joseph Sirosh, Julia White, Chris Bishop and Mark Russinovich, among others.

    Microsoft typically unveils new Surface-branded hardware in October and this year looks to be no exception.

    Sources familiar with the matter tell the publication that Microsoft is expecting to announce at least one new Surface device at the event. Last year, Microsoft at an event in New York City introduced its Surface Studio AIO for content creators and an updated version of the Surface Book with faster hardware and better battery life (the design, however, remained unchanged).

    As for what’s on the docket next month, plausible products include a version of the Surface Pro with LTE connectivity, a revamped Surface Book with an 8th generation Intel Core processor and / or a refreshed Surface Hub.

    The company is also working with several partners including Asus, HP and Lenovo to develop ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs. It’s unclear if these will be presented next month but it’s a possibility.

    The Future Decoded event, which offers “an inspired vision of the digital business of tomorrow,” runs through November 1.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,046   +1,360

    Im thinking we might see a surface non-pro with a qualcomm chip in it. Thats what the signs pointed to anyway.

    That was before intel starting waving their big legal stick at microsoft and qualcomm though.
     
  3. bmw95

    bmw95 TS Maniac Posts: 204   +175

    Please no :(
     
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  4. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 270   +71

    Spec bumps all around?
     
  5. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 443   +207

    A lower end Surface powered by a Snapdragon & Windows 10 on ARM (which has x86 emulation support) sounds like a winner to me. Always connected....
     
  6. jizzyburnizzy

    jizzyburnizzy TS Enthusiast Posts: 62   +8

    Here's to hoping for a surface pro with LTE
     
  7. Kytetiger

    Kytetiger TS Rookie

    Am I really the last one who's still hoping for a SurfacePhone? ;-(
     

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