Upcoming Microsoft’s annual Surface Event will introduce the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 in each one’s category. The Surface Book 3 is expected sometime, but Microsoft seems to be preparing a third device to expand its Surface family. Called Surface 7, it launches mid-range tablets and it will take on the Chromebook market. It will bring Qualcomm to the Surface portfolio and it has the potential introduction of powerful Intel and AMD via Surface laptops.
Omar Sohails reports on WCCFTech:
“In terms of performance, the Microsoft Surface 7 is expected to have Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon 8cx under the hood. Though Qualcomm’s earlier press details revealed the Snapdragon 8cx was powerful enough to take on Intel’s quad-core 15W i5-8250u designed for ultrabooks, recent benchmarking results reveal Qualcomm’s silicon is still lower than Intel’s offering.
Fortunately, the benefit of having a Snapdragon 8cx means that the device will likely also offer always-on 4G LTE. The report also states that USB-A and MiniDisplayPort connections will be retired in favor of USB-C as this will help the device achieve a much thinner design.”
Microsoft’s Surface 7 is expected to come with some improvements as against the Surface 3: better web navigation, better cloud services, and more.
Project Centaurus is also worth presenting
At Microsoft Surface Event, we can expect to be also seeing the Project Centaurus, a highly 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.
The keynote for Microsoft Surface Event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. EST or 7 a.m. PST. Digital Trends has confirmed that Microsoft does plan to broadcast the Surface Event, and you can catch the livestream via Microsoft’s website for it.
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.