New Surface device rumored for Microsoft Future Decoded event in London

Panay
It has already been a big year for Microsoft’s Surface brand, as the company unveiled both the Surface Laptop and a successor to the Surface Pro 4. However, it seems that there might be yet more hardware on the way before 2017 comes to an end.

Microsoft is set to kick off its annual Future Decoded event in London at the end of October, and Surface lead Panos Panay is scheduled to deliver a keynote to attendees. While the conference is largely aimed at enterprise users, it’s expected that Panay will unveil a brand-new addition to the Surface line during his address.

At least one new device is set to be revealed at Future Decoded, according to a report from The Verge. Microsoft has previously announced an LTE-enabled variant of the Surface Pro, but it’s thought that another new piece of hardware will also be showcased alongside that system.

All signs point toward a new version of the Surface Book being the new hardware that Panay brings to London. The first iteration of the device launched back in 2015, and Microsoft recently slashed the prices of the range on its official online storefront, according to a report from Tech Radar. This is definitely the kind of behavior that might suggest that a refresh is in the works.

There’s also a chance that we might see a revamp of the Surface Hub, the enormous, touchscreen-enabled digital whiteboard that costs as much as $22,000. Given that Future Decoded is an event that largely caters to the enterprise crowd, it might make sense that it would be the setting for the unveiling of a device that’s primarily intended for schools and businesses.

The Surface line has been an enormous success for Microsoft, allowing the company to gain a far stronger foothold in the hardware market than it has ever been able to accomplish before. It’s no surprise that we’ve seen such a steady expansion into different device categories following on from the initial success of the Surface Pro.

Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference runs from October 31 to November 1, and will be held at the Excel convention center in London.

Computing

After a month of bugs, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is finally here

After more thoroughly investigating and resolving all bugs and related issues, Microsoft is announcing the Windows 10 October 2018 is again rolling out to consumers starting today, November 13. 
Computing

These laptop makers produce the most reliable, quality hardware today

If you want to buy your next laptop based around a specific brand, it helps to know which the best brands of laptops are. This list will give you a good grounding in the most reliable, quality laptop manufacturers today.
Computing

Microsoft takes up to $330 off of Surface PC bundles in Black Friday promo

'Tis the season for savings at Microsoft. The Surface-maker is offering some nice Black Friday deals on its Surface Pro 6, Go, and Laptop 2 hardware. You'll also find deals on notebooks from HP, Dell, and Lenovo.
Computing

Stay connected with the Surface Go LTE Advanced, coming November 20 for $679

The new Surface Go LTE Advanced model delivers benefits for anyone who is looking to enjoy LTE coverage and stay connected on Windows 10 when traveling on the road or away from home.
Computing

These laptop bags will keep your notebook secure wherever you go

Choosing the right laptop bag is no easy feat -- after all, no one likes to second-guess themselves. Here are some of the best laptop bags on the market, from backpacks to sleeves, so you can get it right the first time around.
Computing

These Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts will update your OG Windows skills

Windows 10 has many new features, and they come flanked with useful new keyboard shortcuts. Check out some of the new Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts to improve your user experience.
Apple

iPhone users are finding themselves randomly locked out of their Apple ID

According to posts on Reddit and Twitter, it looks like users on Reddit and Twitter having some issues with their Apple accounts. Specifically, it seems as though users are getting randomly locked out of their Apple IDs.
Computing

Protecting your PDF with a password isn't difficult. Just follow these steps

If you need to learn how to password protect a PDF, you have come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the process of protecting your documents step-by-step, whether you're running a MacOS or Windows machine.
Computing

Don't know what to do with all your old DVDs? Here's how to convert them to MP4

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert a DVD to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.
Computing

Here’s how to install Windows on a Chromebook

If you want to push the functionality of your new Chromebook to another level, and Linux isn't really your deal, you can try installing Windows on a Chromebook. Here's how to do so, just in case you're looking to nab some Windows-only…
Photography

Edit portraits with A.I. and adjust focus in the new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 editor

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 now has a dedicated tab for portraits that automatically recognizes faces to help with retouching. The update also brings a new focus stacking tool, enhancements to layers, and improvements to local adjustments.
Computing

Your MacBook can live in the lap of luxury with this leather case

Though there are several cases which we think are best for covering up MacBooks, Twelve South's Journal case is one of the newest available, providing luxurious leather coverage for your Apple laptop.
Music

Here's our head-to-head comparison of Pandora and Spotify

Which music streaming platform is best for you? We pit Spotify versus Pandora, two mighty streaming services with on-demand music and massive catalogs, comparing every facet of the two services to help you decide which is best.
Computing

15-inch MacBook Pro gets more powerful with new AMD Vega GPUs

Confirming Apple's quiet October announcement, new configurations for the top-range 15-inch Apple MacBook laptop are now available, coming complete with AMD Pro Vega 16 or Pro Vega 20 graphics cards on board.