What you need to know
- Microsoft has announced its fall Surface event for 2022.
- The event is taking place on October 12 at 10AM ET.
- Expect a new Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Studio.
Microsoft has announced (opens in new tab) its annual fall Surface event is taking place next month, on October 12 at 10am Eastern Time. The webpage says “watch live to see what’s next” which might suggest this is the company’s first live hardware event since 2019. It’s currently unclear if the event will be in-person with press attendance, or simply streamed live from a closed set location.
On the agenda, expect to see a new Surface Pro 9 that combines both Intel and ARM configurations under one umbrella, and perhaps even new colors including Sapphire (blue) and Forrest (green) in addition to the Graphite and Platinum colorways we’ve had on Surface Pro for some time.
We’re also anticipating a new Surface Laptop, though recent rumors have suggested we’ll only be seeing an Intel variant this fall. It’s expected to ship with Intel 12th-gen chips, but no other details about the hardware are known at this time. Given that we might only be getting an Intel variant, maybe this fall’s Laptop update will be a Laptop 4+ instead of Laptop 5?
Finally, the last big item we’re expecting to see is a new Surface Studio 3, the accessories for which have already leaked. Surface Studio is well overdue a refresh, with the last one shipping in 2018 with an outdated Intel 7th-generation chip. Hopefully we’ll see a more recent Intel chip and NVIDIA GPU inside the Surface Studio 3.
Other smaller devices we may see include a new pair of Surface Earbuds, updated Type Cover accessories with patterns, and Project Volterra, the Windows on ARM devkit that was announced earlier this year but is still yet to ship.
This fall marks 10 years of Surface, so we’ll be interested to see how Microsoft marks the occasion. The introduction of new Surface Pro colors, as well as combining Surface Pro X with the main Surface Pro line will be a great way to commemorate the occasion.
We’ll be covering the event live as it happens, so keep it locked to Windows Central over the coming weeks.