Next week,, but so far only news has been leaked for some devices. Most of it is about the Surface Duo 2, the continuation of last year’s debut of the Don’t-call-it-a-phone foldable. . This time around, we get the feeling that Microsoft may cede some marketing territory to the familiar to appeal to a larger audience, as its biggest competitor is the (And even that is fighting for sales beyond curious people with a lot of money).
We also expect Surface Pro 8 and Surface Go 3, 2019 follow-upsand last year two-in-one tablets. There could also be new models of other . If the iMac type desktop is revealed, it will be a surprise, based on what we currently know.
Microsoft will need some flagship devices to highlight new features before whenships Oct. 5, and they may break with tradition and incorporate a new Intel Alder Lake CPU, which includes Thread Director, a technology that improves PC battery life and speed, and that only Windows 11 can to take advantage of. Then everything is possible.
This is what we know so far.
Will we see a Surface Duo 2? Will it be a big improvement over the original?
Probably yes, and big is relative.
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Genuine-looking photos of devices that need to be updated are a pretty strong indicator that an announcement is imminent at an upcoming event. That’s where we are in Duo 2; The seemingly leaked photos appeared in July, giving Microsoft plenty of time to prepare the device for the October event. Potential changes include a rear camera with a trio of cameras: 16 MP ultra-wide, 12 MP telephoto, and 12 MP standard, plus a time-of-flight sensor for depth, black or white color options with a frosted glass exterior, and the absence of a dedicated fingerprint reader, which Windows Central think it’s embedded in the power button. It also says that the USB-C port has moved. The site also believes the new Duo will feature a Snapdragon 888 processor and dual 5.8-inch “high refresh rate” displays; that may be enough to cheer up Scott Stein, who was disappointed in the rather low specs of the original duo.
But the most telling sign that we’ll see a Surface Duo 2 is Microsoft’s auction sale of the original model. In early August, you could get it for as little as $ 400 from Woot, and even now you can get it half the original price direct from Microsoft.
Will we get a Surface Laptop 4? A Surface Laptop Go 2?
Possibly yes, and probably not.
The Surface Laptop lineup was last updated in October 2019, so now is an essential time to upgrade unless Microsoft has completely given up, which is unlikely. The last notable The rumors emerged around March based on vendor reports of AMD and Intel options for it, but that design would remain largely unchanged. Microsoft has a frustrating habit of outfitting its newest models with state-of-the-art silicon, and an unchanged chassis means it’s not following the trend for 14- and 16-inch displays from the current 13 and 15.
Surface Laptop Go has received little to no update, but then it was released in October of last year. At best, it will probably have a hit to the processor, but Microsoft generally leaves it for a couple of years unless it’s something cutting edge, like the Duo. Since it is the budget model on the line and we are in the middle of a shortage of components, it is even less likely to update for a while.
Will there be a Surface Pro 8? How about a Surface Go 3?
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An update to the Surface Pro line is long overdue, the design is pretty old at the moment, with big, ugly bezels, and Windows Central claims that a new model will go on sale in October. 5, the same day Windows 11 ships. Rumored changes include a larger screen and slimmer bezels, to mimic the design of the Surface Pro X, USB-C / Thunderbolt support (essentially for connecting to modern displays and storage devices) and 11th-gen Intel chips, like the Surface Pro Plus announced in January. The screen is said to be larger compared to the Surface Pro 7, probably closer to the 13-inch screen size found on the Surface Pro X.
Another possibility is support for a similar 120Hz dynamic screen refresh rate, similar to the recently announced iPhone 13 Pro (and which has been in the iPad Pro for a while).
A revamped but not redesigned version of the budget-priced Surface Go 2 is also quite likely, as Geekbench results appeared to do this with the newest 10th generation Intel Pentium and Core i3 processors. But it’s a removable budget, which means it probably won’t be redesigned until something comes out of a more expensive sibling. However, better performance is always welcome in that segment.
Will we see a Surface Book 4?
Possibly with a new name.
The Surface Book line was Microsoft’s bid for a powerful two-in-one, allowing it to incorporate discrete graphics into the base for better “docked” performance. But it always seemed like a really awkward design to me. The most intriguing rumor What I have seen is that it will be redesigned with an articulated hinge that will allow you to lower the screen, like the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard or the Asus Concept D Ezel models. It has also been announced that it will incorporate the latest Nvidia RTX 30 series GPU and Intel 11th or 12th generation processors; Anyone would be great, but that’s not how Microsoft works. You are more likely to get next-gen CPUs. It is also rumored that instead of Surface Book 4, the line could be renamed like “Surface Laptop Pro” which actually makes a lot of sense.
Should we expect a new Surface Pro X?
The last time the detachable Surface was updated with Microsoft’s Qualcomm technology was a year ago. That makes it time to update the design a bit. Windows on Arm-based devices still haven’t made the dent Microsoft was hoping for, and to put on a good show with Windows 11, you need to incorporate the latest processor, possibly the same Snapdragon 888 that is rumored for the Duo 2. Windows Central also heard that there may be a Wi-Fi only model.
Why is Microsoft still charging $ 3,500 for the outdated Studio 2?
It’s the screen.
I have to ask this because there hasn’t been a buzz about an upgrade to this once cutting edge all-in-one in years, and it still ships with old Nvidia GTX graphics and a 7th gen Intel processor, neither of which were impressive. or new when the update was announced almost three years ago. Frankly, the computer part of the studio was never anything to write home about; It’s always been about the screen, a 28-inch wide-range flip-out screen with pressure-sensitive drawing support. The display and hinge have always been unique to Microsoft, which is what makes the system so expensive to this day. But there have been rumors over the years about Microsoft turning the screen into a standalone (though those may just be the voices in my head), and unless I plan to overhaul the system, the company really needs to find a different solution. strategy. If a new Surface Studio desktop is announced at the event, I will be delighted. But also very surprised.