Windows 11 will arrive in just a couple of weeks, with a release date of October 5 for Microsoft’s operating system update. But before the software arrives, we’ll need new hardware to run it, and Microsoft plans to complete that piece of the puzzle today (September 22).
Starting at 11 am ET / 8 am PT, Microsoft will host a Surface event that promises to focus on “what’s next” for the business. We imagine it will include a summary of Windows 11 and what it is bringing to the table; after all, nothing is more “next” for Microsoft than its Windows 11 release on October 5. But new Windows-11 ready hardware will likely be on the agenda as well.
What hardware specifically? That’s anyone’s guess, but luckily “anyone” includes us, and we’re not above predicting what’s to come later today.
Given that the promotion for this Microsoft Surface event on September 22 includes a device that looks a lot like a Surface laptop, it looks like the Surface Book 4 will likely make its debut. That laptop is said to use a hinged display rather than a detachable display, which is the kind of thing that draws attention to these kinds of product launches.
Other possible hardware announcements rumored today include the Surface Duo 2, a sequel to Microsoft’s foldable smartphone, as well as the Surface Pro 8 tablet. This latest device has long been expected and now that Microsoft is holding an event, There is no time like the present to show it.
Want to stay on track as Microsoft introduces new hardware and re-familiarizes us with Windows 11? We have a guide on how to watch the Microsoft Surface event on September 22, but the easiest way to do it is to pay attention to the live stream of the Surface event, which we will integrate below when it appears on YouTube. Microsoft also has live streaming coverage from its website.
Throughout the day, we’ll be updating this blog live with the latest news and rumors about the Microsoft Surface event, and we’ll have full coverage once things start at 11am ET.