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Surface 2021 event: What to expect and how to watch

Microsoft fall hardware event will include a new Surface Pro, Pro X, Book, Go, and Duo on September 22.

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  • Microsoft plans to launch the new Surface Pro 8, Pro X, Book 4, Go 3, and Duo 2 on September 22.
  • The event will stream live on the Microsoft website.

On September 22, Microsoft is expected to hold a new virtual press event to announce new Surface devices running Windows 11, including the new Surface Pro 8, Pro X, Book 4, and Go 3. Also, the company is likely to unveil a new version of its Surface Duo 2, which runs on Android OS.

The event will be streamed live on Wednesday, September 22, at 11 AM / 8 AM PT at the Microsoft website.

Surface Book 4

During the event, Microsoft is expected to introduce the Surface Book 4, which is said to arrive with major design changes. According to reports, it will no longer include a detachable display. Instead, the device will feature a new base that you can pull forward to switch between laptop and tablet mode.

In addition, the company may also upgrade the Surface Book 4 display with one that supports 120Hz that makes use of the new Dynamic Refresh Rate available on Windows 11. And it will feature a bigger trackpad and Nvidia RTX graphics.

Also, there will be a Surface Pen with several improvements, including haptic feedback.

Finally, it appears that Microsoft may choose a different name instead of Surface Book 4 for this particular device.

Surface Pro 8

You can also expect the version of the flagship tablet, the Surface Pro 8, which will also be running Windows 11.

The device’s design won’t have a significant shift because Microsoft wants to keep it compatible with the currently available accessories. However, the new Surface Pro 8 may include a bigger display with smaller bezels, and it will come equipped with Intel’s 11th Gen processors and support for removable storage.

Also,  the company plans to remove the USB Type-A ports and will bring Thunderbolt support.

Surface Pro X

Microsoft also plans to refresh the Surface Pro X with a higher refresh rate screen and newer processor.

Surface Go 3

On September 22, the company also plans to unveil the Surface Go 3, the smallest tablet of all. Again, the design is not expected to change dramatically, but it’ll include at least an Intel Core i3 processor.

Surface Duo 2

Finally, Microsoft will be introducing its next Surface Duo, the device that features two 5.6-inch OLED displays connected using a 360-degree hinge design, which, when together, you’ll end up with an 8.1-inch canvas with a 3:2 aspect ratio.

According to some online leaks, the new Android-powered phone will have a triple-camera system with standard, ultrawide, and telephoto camera lenses. Furthermore, the phone will feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, NFC, and 5G networking.

Other changes planned for the Surface Duo 2 include repositioning the USB Type-C port and improving the fingerprint reader. In addition, another report suggests that the display may also include a higher refresh rate (90 or 120Hz). The battery will also be upgraded with one that has a higher capacity and Bluetooth 5.1. This version of the Surface phone will come with Android 11.