We informed you earlier on that the new Microsoft Surface 7 will be released on the 2nd of October, well if you’ve not been keeping up to date with your calendar, today is the D-Day.
With so much rumors flying around the internet about how the new Surface would look and function like, there is nothing better than to just sit down and keep up with the event as we bring you the latest about the Surface 7 event today.
The event will take place in the New York City and what we think of it is to be focused mainly on the Microsoft gadgets/products rather than software/services. Meanwhile the new Surface Laptops as well as Tablets are coming here and this is what you should know in Full Details.
When is Microsoft’s event starting?
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It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, the event can be viewed just based on your time zone which will definitely be different from that of the NYC. But we have a list of timezones below so that you don’t miss the event an inch.
- US West Coast: 7am PDT
- US East Coast: 10am EDT
- UK: 3pm BST
- Central Europe: 4pm CEST
- China: 10pm CST
- Japan: 11pm JST
- Australia: 12am AEDT (3 October)
- Lagos: 3PM WAT
- Jo’Burg: 4PM SAST
Can I watch the Microsoft’s event online
Of course. Let’s assume you have the data plan that can last you that long. The event will be livestreamed to the Microsoft Surface event page and we’ll try to embed it on Brumpost TV ones it’s available. So come back to check it.
What to expect during the Microsoft’s event
Microsoft has already teased a series of products which we might be see getting officially announced to the world. But to be specific about these, here are the products we expect to be announced.
This would be a dual-screen Surface device which we heard the company had been working on for quite a while at least 2 years and it’s said to be codenamed “Centaurus”.
Earlier this year, Microsoft demoed the device while showing a “sizzle video for new Surface devices and dual-screen prototype hardware”. Employees reportedly formed long lines to look at the device.
The last we heard, Microsoft wanted to release its dual-screen Surface in 2020. Perhaps Microsoft will preview it soon? However, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, who knows Redmond inside and out, said Microsoft likely won’t introduce it yet.
Surface laptops and tablets
One product Microsoft will definitely announce today is the Surface laptops and tablet lineup which are said to be the upgrades to the previous generations launched last year.
There are even rumors that there will be a Surface Pro 2-in-1 computer with a USB-C as well as an AMD-based Surface Laptop then a new Intel-based Surface Laptop and also a new ARM-Based Surface Device and even the Surface Hub could get upgraded and be renamed the Surface Hub 2X.
Although everyone probably wants to see Centaurus most, in actuality, Microsoft will likely only introduce updates to its Surface laptop and tablet lineup. There are rumours floating around about a new Intel-based Surface Pro 2-in-1 with USB-C, an AMD-based Surface Laptop, a new Intel-based Surface Laptop, a new ARM-based Surface device, and even an upgraded Surface Hub called Surface Hub 2X.
Surface portable speaker
Microsoft could introduce a Surface-branded portable speaker. It will reportedly be business-focused and built around Microsoft Teams. ZDNet said it also could be used with “Teams for Life,” an rumoured version of Teams for families.
Finally, the Windows 10X
Microsoft has been rumoured to be developing a pared-down version of Windows 10 to compete with ChromeOS. Called Windows 10X, it’s expected to power Microsoft’s dual-screen Centaurus as well as other third-party devices.
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