Microsoft’s big flagship event is due tomorrow, October 2nd. The event is rumoured to showcase the new line of surface products. It doesn’t come as a surprise that rumours have already spread the internet space for quite some time now. While the new Surface Pro and Surface Book are confirmed, there have been rumours about an ARM-powered device as well.
According to a recent leak by Evan Blass, he shared certain pictures of devices that we may see on the show floor tomorrow. These images tell a lot about the products we may be seeing tomorrow, which seen to be taken from the showcase promos.
Starting at the big, beefy boy: The Surface Book 3. According to the photos, the new Surface Book 3 looks quite similar to the previous model. It can be seen below in a matte black colour. What strikes different to most viewers is the keyboard and the palm rest area. Where we saw Alcantara material on the Surface Book 2, we do not see it here. Instead, it follows a solid aluminium finish, similar to Razer devices. The Surface Book 3 would be coming in a 15-inch model as well, as the rumours suggest.
Coming over to the Surface Pro 7. The design looks quite familiar to the previous model once again. The main feature that strikes out is the inclusion of a USB-C port. This new port is on the right side of the device (Screen front) and replaces the Mini-display port that was there before. Other than that, the keyboard look familiar from the photos as before.
Lastly, the leaks include images of the device (We don’t know what it will be called) that would be running ARM processors. This device has been on the rumour train for quite some while now but people believe that they would be seeing it tomorrow. The image of the device shows a better screen to body ratio while the connected keyboard shows a flat, table-top design. The Device, from the photos, would be rocking a pair of USB-C ports. As for the internals, rumour goes that it would support a customised Snapdragon 8cx chip. It should also be noted that it would be a device that supports LTE for connection on the go. What struck to disappoint though was chance that the device would support LTE and not 5G (which is clearly the future). It baffles us too given that the 8cx chip can handle it quite easily.
Blass also included his thoughts on the rumoured dual-screen surface device. In my opinion, it seems like a long shot as the rumour isn’t supported by pictures either. As quoted in an Article by TechRadar as well that the Surface Centaurus may still be in the development phase and just not ready. Perhaps we’d all be clear about that after tomorrow’s event.