Microsoft is teasing products ahead of its October Surface event
A Microsoft executive announced Thursday that this year’s surface event will be streamed live on October 2. The company is keen to show “the world what’s next for Surface and Microsoft”.
Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay confirmed the event by tweeting out an invitation to the livestream. The event will take play at 10 AM EDT in New York City on October 2.
Microsoft’s Surface devices have been rather successful over the last couple of years. Their bold, fresh designs and clean-cut interfaces (minus the usual bloatware that some third-party manufacturers pre-install) Microsoft has become a quiet player in the world of high-end laptops and tablets once more.
This October 2nd we're showing the world what's next for Surface & Microsoft...and we're doing it live. Tune in at https://t.co/gL1bQ1Wmas at 10am EDT. #MicrosoftEvent #GetReady #Pumped pic.twitter.com/opDaJOsLGf— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) September 12, 2019
Last year, the company used its event to refresh its Surface Pro and Studio, as well as launch new Surface headphones. It’s expected that Microsoft will continue to push into the audio space, with several new pairs – including some wireless buds akin to Apple’s EarPods – on October 2nd.
The invitation sent out by Panay seems to include an image of a processor, which seems to suggest that Microsoft’s products are going to receive a major system update.
According to ZDNet, we could be seeing some new surface devices, including a new laptop, a surface two-in-one, and a new USB-C-friendly Surface Pro.
In June, Microsoft seemingly held a presentation in which a laptop-tablet hybrid with two screens was showcased. While the timing seems off that it would be available just a few months after, it’s possible that the prototype may make an appearance.