Microsoft is gearing up for a “special event” set to kick off at 10 AM ET on Thursday, September 21. While they’re playing it coy with the details, the timing strongly suggests a fall hardware extravaganza, with a spotlight likely on a fresh lineup of Surface products. Unfortunately, there won’t be a live stream, but don’t fret – you can tune in to the whole shebang at 1 PM ET via Microsoft’s official channels. And if patience isn’t your strong suit, there’s good news: a stream will be available on the official Microsoft Surface YouTube channel after the event concludes. For those who want a play-by-play alongside the morning event, keep an eye on our liveblog.
Microsoft tends to host its annual hardware soirée in October, but this time around, they’ve opted for a late September shindig. While they’ve kept their lips sealed on the specifics, rumors are swirling about a much-needed performance boost for the beloved Surface Laptop Studio hybrid device. Additionally, a follow-up to the Surface Laptop Go 2 is on the horizon – the current model is looking a bit long in the tooth with its aging 11th Gen Intel chipset.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Microsoft extravaganza without a surprise or two. Will we witness the birth of the Surface Pro 9 or the next iteration of the Surface Laptop? The desktop Surface Studio 2+ could also use some TLC in the form of hardware updates. And let’s not forget the whispers about a follow-up to the dual-screen wonder, the Surface Duo smartphone – though, we might have to wait a tad longer for that unveiling.
In the year 2023, on the good ol’ planet Earth, you can bet your bottom dollar there will be some AI news in the mix. Panos Panay, the maestro behind Surface products and a Windows 11 aficionado, recently bid adieu to the company after nearly two decades of championing AI in the operating system.
Last year, Microsoft treated us to the Surface Studio 2+ all-in-one desktop, the Surface Laptop 5, the Surface Pro 9, and a smorgasbord of software revelations. They even sprinkled some AI magic into Microsoft Teams. Expect nothing less than a tech-tastic spectacle this time around. So mark your calendar, set your alarms, and get ready to dive headfirst into the world of Microsoft’s latest and greatest creations.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MicrosoftEvent
Q: When is Microsoft’s special event taking place?
A: Microsoft’s special event is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, starting at 10 AM ET.
Q: Can I watch the event live?
A: While there won’t be a live stream for the event itself, you can catch all the action at 1 PM ET via Microsoft’s official channels. There will also be a stream available on the official Microsoft Surface YouTube channel after the event concludes.
Q: What can we expect to see at the event?
A: Although Microsoft hasn’t officially confirmed the lineup, rumors are swirling about updates to the Surface Laptop Studio and a follow-up to the Surface Laptop Go 2. There might also be surprises, possibly including refreshes to the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop lines, as well as attention to the desktop Surface Studio 2+. AI news is also expected to make an appearance.
Q: Is there any significant departure or personnel change at Microsoft related to this event?
A: Yes, Panos Panay, Surface product lead and Windows 11 guru, recently announced his departure from the company after nearly 20 years. His contributions to the use of AI in the operating system may play a role in the event’s content.
Q: What was revealed at Microsoft’s previous hardware event?
A: Last year’s event featured the introduction of the Surface Studio 2+ all-in-one desktop computer, the Surface Laptop 5, the Surface Pro 9, and numerous software announcements, including AI integration into Microsoft Teams.