What to Look For at the Microsoft Surface Event 2021

With the Windows 11 roll-out around the corner, Microsoft is to unveil new Surface hardware to go with it.

Surface Duo 2

Surface Duo 2 appears to be a dual-screen folding gadget. Separated by a hinge, its 5.8-inch displays are beside each other.

What’s more, it is said to have a 3-lense rear camera module. For those big on video calls, there’s also a selfie camera on the inside.

The Surface Duo 2’s battery capacity is projected to grow. The device will also reportedly include a 5G connection, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip, near-field communication, and Bluetooth 5.1.

Surface Book 4

The device is a complete redesign of the portable two-in-one. Notably, Microsoft is going for a tethered display that is more stable than the detachable one.

Potential specs include a 14-inch display, a larger trackpad, NVIDIA RTX graphics, and two USB-C ports.

Surface Pro 8

Microsoft is unlikely to alter its design significantly. However, the Surface Pro 8 is rumored to have smaller bezels and a bigger display. What’s more, at least one version is expected to have Thunderbolt support. Finally, it’s also likely to come with Intel’s 11th-generation chips.

Surface Pro X and Surface Go 3

The ARM-based Surface Pro X will probably get a hardware bump. Possible changes include a screen with a higher refresh rate and a chip refresh. Furthermore, Microsoft may create a wifi-only version of the device.

As for the Surface Go 3, Geekbench findings point to an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y in the low-end Surface Go 3 and an Intel Core i3-10100Y processor with LTE in the higher-end version.

Accessories

The Surface Book 4 will likely be accompanied by a new Surface Pen and haptic support in tune with Windows 11’s new pen-specific features. In addition, the Surface Type Covers may also be refreshed.

At Microsoft’s big Surface event on Wednesday, September 22nd, we’re expecting to learn everything there is to know about the device lineup.

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