Skip to main content

How to watch Microsoft’s fall Surface event today and what to expect

Microsoft’s annual fall Surface hardware event is today, Wednesday, September 22, and there’s a lot that’s expected. With the launch of Windows 11 coming on October 5, the company should have a ton of new flagship Surface devices to show the world how it matches hardware with the Windows software.

The event’s start time is set for 8 a.m. PT and it will be available for watching online via Microsoft’s website. Due to the pandemic, most events have now taken on an all-digital format. Here’s how you can watch it and what you can expect.

How to watch Microsoft’s fall Surface event live

Microsoft will open up it’s stream for the fall Surface event at 8 a.m PT or 11 a.m ET on Wednesday, September 22. The event is expected to be hosted by Surface (and Windows) chief Panos Panay, and feature Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

We’ll have a stream embedded above when it’s available, and you should be able to watch it live in any modern browser. If the stream isn’t working, you also can watch it directly on Microsoft’s website. Or, check out the company’s social media channels for more.

What to expect from Microsoft’s fall Surface event

An unofficial concept of the rumored Surface Book 4.

There’s a lot that’s expected to be announced at Microsoft’s fall Surface event. Leading the list is the Surface Pro 8. Rumors have it that this Microsoft 2-in-1 PC could be getting a massive makeover, with slimmer bezels and a 120Hz display, as well as support for Thunderbolt technology.

icrosoft could also announce a redesigned Surface Book 4. This could be a lot like an iPad Pro or HP Elite Folio, where the screen is non-detachable and rather floats on top of the keyboard. Nvidia’s new RTX graphics and Intel’s 11th-generation processors are also rumored for the device.

A Surface Duo 2, which would address all the issues from the first version of the Duo, is another device rumored for this event. The Surface Duo 2 is expected to feature the Snapdragon 888 processor, support for 5G, wireless charging, and NFC technology, as confirmed by recent listings from the Federal Communications Commisssion.

There may even be wireless charging support, as well as ultra-wideband, too, with the Surface Pen possibly being able to recharge on the Duo itself.

We’ve already dove into into all the rumors and in-depth details on the other things you can expect from the Surface event. The list includes a refreshed Surface Go 3 model, as well as other accessories. Keep tuned to Digital Trends for more live updates from Microsoft’s fall Surface event as it happens live.

Editors' Recommendations

Ranking all 12 versions of Windows, from worst to best
Windows 7 desktop.

You can tell a person's age by which version of Windows is their favorite. I have fond memories of XP and Windows 98 SE, so you can take a guess at mine, but I have colleagues who are much more enamored with Windows 7, or Windows 95. We all have something disparaging to say about Windows 8 though, and the less said about Windows Vista the better.

Ranking the different versions of Windows is about more than what era of computing you grew up in, though. There are some very serious duds in Microsoft's back catalog, just as there are a few wins too. But whether you can look back on some of Microsoft's disastrous releases with rose-tinted glasses, or have some genuine love for Microsoft's missteps, here's every version of Windows ranked from best to worst.
12. Windows ME

Read more
Microsoft will launch ChatGPT 4 with AI videos next week
ChatGPT AI bot running a phone.

ChatGPT has been inescapable in recent months, and it looks like Microsoft is about to upgrade the AI tool with an update that could thrust it into the spotlight once again. That’s because the company is set to launch GPT-4 as early as next week, and it will potentially let you create AI-generated videos from simple text prompts.

The news was revealed by Andreas Braun, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Germany, at a recent event titled “AI in Focus -- Digital Kickoff” (via Heise). According to Braun, “We will introduce GPT-4 next week … we will have multimodal models that will offer completely different possibilities -- for example videos.”

Read more
Apple could soon put an M3 chip in its worst laptop
Fortnite running on a Macbook M1.

Apple’s MacBook lineup is full of great laptops, but the 13-inch MacBook Pro really doesn’t feel like it belongs. Yet a new report claims Apple will update that device with an M3 chip later this year instead of simply killing it off.

The news comes from 9to5Mac, and the website says its sources have confirmed the 13-inch MacBook Pro is going to get a refresh with a new M3 chip, potentially at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

Read more