Microsoft is expected to launch a couple of new Surface devices this fall. For the past two years, the company held Surface events in the first week of October, and the Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Laptop 3 were the highlights of last year's event.
According to the usually well-informed WalkingCat, the company could be planning an event in two weeks on September 30 or October 1, depending on your timezone. If true, the event should be a digital one just like the rest of the Microsoft events since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Surface event = Oct. 1 or Sep. 30, not sure about the timezone stuff 😅
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 18, 2020
According to a previous report, the company is expected to announce a successor to the ARM-based Surface Pro X, which launched in November of last year. The first Microsoft tablet running Windows 10 on ARM was praised for its slimmer design compared to the Surface Pro 7, though the 2nd gen device will need to bring some improvements on the app compatibility front to woo more users.
In addition to this Surface Pro X update, the company is also expected to launch a new variant of its Surface Laptop with a 12.5” screen. The smaller laptop could target education customers with a $600 price tag, making it much more affordable than previous Surface Laptop models. Microsoft's had some success with its cheaper Surface Go tablets in recent years, and it will be interesting to see how this cheaper Surface Laptop will resonate with customers later this fall.