#Microsoft #Windows10 – Microsoft Might Actually Launch a New Windows 10 Laptop This Month : Microsoft will be holding a hardware event on October 26 and the company is expected to introduce the new Surface All-in-One PC, along with new accessories, such as the Surface Mouse and the Surface Keyboard.
Although it was previously believed that the October event would also witness the debut of new Surface Book and Surface Pro models, people with knowledge of the matter said this isn’t the case, as the company only wants to unveil the PC alongside devices from partners. As a result, an early 2017 reveal for the new Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 was more likely, sources said.
And now we’re getting back from where we started, as Amazon has just dropped a hint that a refresh of the Surface Book and the Surface Pro is closer than we think.
“Old Surface Book” version
Microsoft is listing the existing versions of the Surface Book and the Surface Pro as “old” on its Amazon store, hinting that a new version is just around the corner.
WindowsCentral speculates that a Surface Book powered by a Kaby Lake processor might indeed be on the table, but the design of the new model is very similar to the existing one. This is odd to say the least given the previous reports when sources with knowledge of the matter said that Microsoft was actually working on a redesign of the Surface Book in order to drop the controversial hinge and go for a traditional design that would better fit a laptop.
Certainly, these are all rumors for the time being, and we’re all going to find out everything on October 26 when Microsoft kicks off the new hardware event. Sadly, a third-generation Microsoft Band is out of discussion for the time being, as the company is believed to have given up on the device after installing Windows 10 IoT on it failed.
Previous reports pointing to a spring 2017 unveiling for the new Surface models made a little bit more sense, as Microsoft was believed to be aiming at aligning the launch of new hardware with the debut of the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update. These plans could change overnight, though, so it’ll be interesting to see how Microsoft handles its hardware efforts. source:softpedia