Microsoft Surface Book successor will reportedly debut next month

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According to a new report, Microsoft is going to hold its annual Future Decoded event in London from October 31st to November 1st this year. At the event, Surface chief Panos Panay is expected to deliver the keynote speech. Sources close to Microsoft suggest the company is likely to announce at least one new Surface device at the event. It is being speculated that the device in question could be the successor to the Surface Book, announced back in October 2015.

Along with the Surface Book successor, it is possible Microsoft might also debut an LTE variant of the Surface Pro as well as a new Surface Hub. As confirmed earlier this year, Microsoft is working with a number of PC makers to come up with new ARM-powered laptops running on Windows. While Microsoft hasn’t revealed any plans of building a Surface powered by an ARM processor yet, there is a small possibility of it happening. And if indeed Microsoft has been working on an ARM-powered Surface, we should find out more about it during the Future Decoded event next month.

As for the Surface Book 2, no concrete leaks have surfaced online yet, so there isn’t much that we know about it. According to speculations, the new model could feature an updated hinge design that will hopefully please all those users who weren’t too happy with the wide gap of the hinge on the original Surface book. Another rumored difference is a slightly different form-factor. While the Surface Book was detachable, its successor is more likely to feature a 2-in-1 form-factor with a reversible display. In terms of hardware, we expect the Surface Book 2 to run on the latest 8th Generation Core processors. You can also expect to see a few upgrades in other areas such as memory, storage, as well as the display resolution.

[Source: The Verge]

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