Microsoft may be looking to make a splash with Windows 11-compatible Surface PCs and a next-gen Surface Duo phone at the Surface 2021 event.
How to watch Microsoft’s Surface event in 2021 and what to expect
Microsoft’s next Surface event will take place on September 22. October 5: The company needs demo hardware for its latest operating system, and in fact at least four new Windows devices are expected, along with the upcoming Android-based Surface Duo.
How can I see the versions of Surface?
Surface Pro 8
Surface Pro 8 is probably the most anticipated Surface product. The Pro 7 is released in October 2019, and since the series represents the heart of the Surface universe, Microsoft often brings its Agame here. According to The Verge, the Pro 8 will upgrade to a larger screen with smaller bezels, making it more competitive with Apple’s iPad Pro as well as other touchscreen PCs. The current Pro 7 has a 12.3-inch panel which is even smaller than the 12.9-inch panel. at the top of the iPad Pro range. GSMArena claims Microsoft is moving to a 13-inch 120Hz panel and pricing could start at $ 800 by eliminating USBA. This would make sense considering the performance, data, and size advantages of Thunderbolt / USBC connections. USB accessories will continue to be very common in 2021, so few people can get upset.
One feature that’s supposed to give the Pro 8 an edge over most tablets, not just the iPad, is support for swappable SSDs. Microsoft is already using them on other Surface PCs like the Laptop 4, so it’s almost inevitable for professionals.
Surface Book 4
The Surface Book 4 could steal the show from the Pro this year. Traditionally, the trick with the Surface Book was to remove the screen and use it as a low-power tablet. However, as part of a radical overhaul, according to Windows Central, the laptop is switching to a mechanism where the screen scrolls forward on the keyboard for tablet use.
Like the Pro 8, the Book 4 can accept refresh rates up to 120Hz and uses Windows 11 dynamic refresh rate technology to maintain performance and battery life. The faster response can come in handy when drawing with an improved Surface Pen, which is supposed to receive haptic feedback (vibration) as well as a similar magnetic charge / attachment to the second-gen Apple Pencil.
Surface Go 3
Surface Go is Microsoft’s affordable tablet line with a smaller 10.5-inch screen and lower performance. While the first half of this equation is expected to stay the same, it is rumored that at least one model will go beyond the Pentium Gold or Core M-series chips to use an Intel Core i3 processor.
Microsoft could also ditch configurations with slower eMMC storage and / or 4GB of RAM, archaic specifications in a world where even many phones have more than 8GB of RAM.
Surface Pro X
The arm version of the Surface Pro probably won’t change much. As with other Surface products, you should get a faster processor and possibly a 120Hz display, but otherwise don’t expect a major improvement. The Surface Pro X series didn’t exactly set the world on fire, in part because Windows on Arm’s performance can’t justify the series’ high price tag. However, a growing selection of native ARM apps and 64-bit emulation in Windows 11 could help improve the range’s value proposition. Unless you’re using heavy 3D software, the new Pro X could be a solid tablet.
Surface Duo 2
Another surface that hasn’t caused hell is the Surface Duo, but the Duo 2 could change that. Features like 5G and NFC. The rear camera array would include wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lenses to be more competitive with other high-end Android devices.
There may be other warnings. Rumor has it that it will ship with Android 11 rather than Android 12, which will be released soon, and it remains to be seen whether enough apps are compatible with the duo’s twin screens to offer a real advantage over phones to. single screen.
At least Microsoft seems to be paying attention to the intricacies of the design. It is assumed that the Duo 2’s fingerprint sensor moves to the power button while the USBC port is moved to the right side of the phone.