Surface Pro 7 render
Following in the footsteps of a sixth-generation Surface Pro hybrid that looked an awful lot like the fifth-gen variant released back in 2017, Microsoft is preparing to unveil a number of “new and innovative things” at a New York City event on Wednesday, October 2.
That may sound like the kind of empty promise companies occasionally make in advance of announcements of iterative product upgrades, but according to several trusted tipsters and insiders, the Redmond-based tech giant is indeed planning to launch a bunch of interesting new devices, at least one of which could be objectively described as “innovative.”
Surface Pro 7 – another big internal upgrade with very few external changes
They say you shouldn’t try to fix what ain’t broke, and for the last few years, Microsoft has left the appearance of the Surface Pro mostly unchanged. That seems to be the case once again this year, but once again, a substantial performance improvement is expected thanks to the adoption of Intel’s hot new 10th Generation Ice Lake architecture.
ARM-powered Surface – lower price, inferior processing speed, thinner bezels
One more thing – a dual-screen Surface to challenge foldable devices
This is just one of many dual screen Microsoft Surface concepts bandied about in recent years
According to several insiders over the last 12 months or so, the idea Microsoft has settled on for the first Centaurus-derived device is that of a tablet with two screens that can be folded together essentially like the pages of a book. When unfolded, the gadget would be able to deliver the same content on both its 9-inch or so displays or enable a super-advanced multitasking experience by opening two side-by-side apps or even allowing one screen to function as a keyboard and trackpad.
Sadly, these are all mere assumptions based on the most popular concepts and use cases bandied about of late. Evan Blass has absolutely no information to share on this very intriguing “dual-screen Surface” product that could even end up making its debut as an unfinished prototype on October 2 ahead of a still-distant commercial release. But that’s not usually how Microsoft operates, so for the time being, we’re optimistic we’ll see something truly “innovative” unveiled that you will then be able to purchase relatively quickly.