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Mysterious Surface device on the cards next month

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Sep 7, 2017, 9:32 pm IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2017, 9:32 pm IST

Details are not present as of now, but from previous reports, a second generation Surface Book is very likely to make ground at the event.

It was believed originally that Microsoft would unveil the second-generation Book in October 2016.
 It was believed originally that Microsoft would unveil the second-generation Book in October 2016.

Microsoft had launched the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop earlier this year, but now it appears that the company still has a few surprises on the Surface front for 2017.

Corporate VP for Surface at Microsoft, Panos Panay, will attend the company’s Future Decoded event in London on October 31, and according to reports, there will be unveiling of at least one new device as a part of the Surface lineup.

Details are not present as of now, but from previous reports, a second generation Surface Book is very likely to make ground at the event.  It was believed originally that Microsoft would unveil the second-generation Book in October 2016, but the company allegedly held back the release because certain features weren’t ready. It now turns out that the Surface Book 2 is ready for debut and it could see daylight next month in London.

Also, there is a possibility that Microsoft is planning to discuss the future of Windows 10 on ARM chips, as the company and its partners originally promised to bring such devices to the market in late 2017.

According to a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson, that plan is still on the table, and with the October 31 event one of the last this year, the software giant could use it specifically to introduce such devices. At this point, it’s not known if Microsoft itself wants to join this Windows 10 on ARM push with a Surface model, but more news in this regard are expected to be shared in London.

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