Microsoft’s annual October hardware event is Wednesday, and if you’re hoping to watch the event, here’s how to watch it and what to expect.
The keynote is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. EST or 7 a.m. PST. Microsoft will broadcast the whole thing live, and you can watch it in the livestream below or on Microsoft’s website.
— Microsoft Surface (@surface) October 2, 2019
You can also follow along on Twitter. Editor-in-chief Jeremy Kaplan and Computing Editor Luke Larsen will both be attending the event, and the official Surface account will be updated as announcements are made.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: New and innovative things are coming at the #MicrosoftEvent. Tune in Oct. 2 live on Twitter at 10am ET to see why we’re #pumped. pic.twitter.com/MV8HSCd54Q
— Microsoft Surface (@surface) September 27, 2019
We’re expecting a quite a few announcements from Microsoft regarding the latest developments in its hardware offerings. Specifically, we anticipate updates to the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3, as well as a sneak peek of the Surface Centaurus.
With the Surface Pro product line, it seems likely that we’ll see a new version unveiled at this year’s Surface event. It’s still unclear if a new version of the Surface Pro will actually be called the Surface Pro 7, but we do have a few ideas about what features that Surface Pro could have. Rumors (and patents) have swirled around the Surface Pro 7, indicating we’ll see features such as a USB-C port, a new kickstand, and a redesigned keyboard. Recent reports even indicate that a ‘Surface 7’ with a Qualcomm ARM processor could launch alongside the Intel-powered Surface Pro 7.
The Surface Pro line isn’t the only one expected to receive a new version. The successor to the Surface Laptop 2, is also expected to debut at this year’s October Surface event. But not much is known about this successor. Like the Surface Pro 7, rumors have run rampant about what Surface Laptop 3 would look like. According to these rumors and reports, the Surface Laptop 3 could feature two differently sized models (a 13.5 inch and a 15 inch) and possibly a new AMD chip.
Lastly, we’re expecting to see a preview of Project Centaurus, the much-anticipated dual-screen, 2-in-1 device. Centaurus is expected to be either a foldable, tablet-sized device or a clamshell device with two screens and no (physical) keyboard. In addition, it’s rumored that the Centaurus will also run on a different operating system known as Windows Core OS. There might not be much in the way of an actual walkthrough of Centaurus during the October Surface event, but it is possible it’ll make an appearance.
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