Microsoft has new Surface devices to publish. The company right now despatched out invites for its next big event, taking place in New York on October 2. A picture of a Windows brand being carved onto metal makes it pretty clear the company is planning to announce new Surface hardware perhaps even that mythical dual-screen Surface.
The timing makes sense, anyway. The Surface Book 2 is now nearly two years old, so it’s due for an update, particularly considering some of the notable enhancements which were made with Intel and Nvidia‘s latest-generation chips.
The Surface Pro, however, is one and a half years old and could also see advantages from Intel ‘s more power-efficient 10th-generation chipsets. The Pro 7 can be rumored to come in a variant running a Qualcomm’s 8cx processor. That chip made its debut in Samsung’s Galaxy Book S and will likely mean LTE connectivity and extended battery life.
Last, however, not least is the quasi-mythical Surface ‘Centaurus,’ a mobile device meant to bridge the gap between smartphone and laptop with a folding, twin-display setup. This device is anticipated to run Microsoft’s sprightly Windows Lite, which is rumored to be the company’s next Chrome OS competitor.
That Chrome competitor was initially supposed to be Windows 10 S, but it didn’t achieve much traction because it merely came off as a wimpier version of Windows 10. Windows Lite, however, is expected to come with a completely different interface that can differentiate it as a mobile-first OS.