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Surface Pro 7 Surface Pen could have a few tricks up its sleeve

Surface Pro 7 Surface Pen could have a few tricks up its sleeve

Smartphones have been on the front page of tech news for the past weeks and will continue to do so until next month. There might, however, be a brief pause in early October when the consumer electronics world shift its focus to computers and software coming from Microsoft. Redmond is expected and hoped to announce a great many things, some of them too good to be true. Whether the new Surface Pen falls under that category or not remains to be seen but, if rumors are indeed correct, it will be the most interesting Microsoft stylus to date.

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Surface Laptop 3 coming in 15-inch form with AMD processor

Surface Laptop 3 coming in 15-inch form with AMD processor

Microsoft will be holding a Surface event next month and, naturally, there is a lot of speculation on what spectacular new device the company will be revealing. While there is still a chance those may happen, Microsoft will also have a few more conventional products in store. That includes a new Surface Laptop that will take it closer to being a MacBook rival with a new 15-inch size that may also come with an AMD chip.

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Surface event teased by Panos Panay to reveal next thing for brand

Surface event teased by Panos Panay to reveal next thing for brand

Pending Google's and Huawei's announcements, the next big event waiting the tech world is Microsoft's Surface event at the start of next month. While there's not much solid evidence of what to expect, many of the rumors sounding like wishful thinking, most do expect that Microsoft will take the Surface brand to the next level. That does seem to be confirmed by the hype that execs like Panos Panay is generating to sell the event in October.

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Microsoft Dual Screen Surface: what it needs to succeed

Microsoft Dual Screen Surface: what it needs to succeed

Just as everyone is preparing for the IFA 2019 craze next week, Microsoft dropped what may be a bombshell that will have fans and tech pundits thinking about the company all the way to October. There was no mention, not even a hint, of such a device, the Microsoft Courier's spirit once again haunts the Internet rumor mill.

The time might be right, with all the pieces in place for the dual-screen Microsoft device to make its glorious but terribly long-overdue arrival. But if Microsoft doesn't make sure it checks the right boxes, it might end up with more egg in its face than Samsung with the initial Galaxy Fold.

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Microsoft Surface event set for October 2 with dual-display potential

Microsoft Surface event set for October 2 with dual-display potential

This morning Microsoft sent invitations to a New York City-based special event set for October. This event will almost certainly include Microsoft Surface products, including new devices and refreshed iterations of favorite products from past years. If we're lucky we might even see a USB-C port for power - or a new Microsoft Surface Go tablet. And what of this dual-screen Surface device that's been rumored these past few weeks?

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Surface Hub with Salamander tilting stand could resurrect an old dream

Surface Hub with Salamander tilting stand could resurrect an old dream

While Google is probably guilty of killing no small amount of apps and services, Microsoft may be notorious for killing popular dreams. That happened recently with the Windows 10 Mobile and, less recently, the Courier tablet concept. But long before these two, Microsoft was already making tech lovers drool with the Surface table. Microsoft didn't kill the Surface name but used it instead for tablets with a "T". Now it might be coming back full circle with a partnership that turns the biggest Surface into a makeshift but very expensive Surface Table.

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Next Surface Pro could have custom-made Snapdragon 8cx chip

Next Surface Pro could have custom-made Snapdragon 8cx chip

One of Intel’s staunchest allies may be partially leaving it behind, striking it a blow just when it’s on the verge of making its biggest jump in processor architecture and design. Although Microsoft isn’t completely jumping ship away for its next generation of Surface products, it is reportedly working towards adopting a more diverse strategy when it comes to processors. That includes a Surface Laptop with a 12 nm AMD Picasso chip and, perhaps more interesting, a Surface Pro running on a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

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Next Microsoft Surface device may beat PC and Android at last

Next Microsoft Surface device may beat PC and Android at last

The next generation in Microsoft Surface hardware was tipped this week to take a radical position. Radical compared to what Microsoft's tried before with real, live, market-ready hardware that is to say. This new device would have two displays that work as one, would be surprisingly robust, and would be able to run both Windows and Android apps, with ease.

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What Microsoft needs to do to stop losing ground

What Microsoft needs to do to stop losing ground

Once upon a time, when you talked about PC software, you could only think about Microsoft. Unless you were talking about games, in which case you'd still be talking about running them on Windows. These days, however, people and companies have begun asking what a computer is today and their definition doesn't always include "Microsoft", "Windows", or even "Office". In almost all sectors save for two or three, Microsoft has been slowly but surely losing its teeth and its market share. And if it doesn't take swift action, it could very well find itself on the verge of becoming irrelevant once more.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

There's a new version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch model in the world today, and it might be a bigger deal than it seems. I don't mean that this is a "deal" like it's inexpensive so much as I mean that the price drop could signal a turning point in the PC industry. At last, it could be, that the Windows laptop will be available from the top names for prices that won't break the bank.

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Surface Pen of the future could have its own display

Surface Pen of the future could have its own display

The stylus is one of the understated input devices of modern times. Ridiculed by the late Steve Jobs, it has now become the star of Apple's new iPad Pro vision. Still, there only so many things you could cram inside a small stick. Wacom put buttons, Apple places a touch sensor, and Samsung added a Bluetooth transmitter. Microsoft's latest patent, however, definitely takes the cake by envisioning how its future Surface Pen could have not just buttons or radios but a while touch screen panel on its side.

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2S: A gigantic $12k PC you’ll never see

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S: A gigantic $12k PC you’ll never see

There's a gigantic "collaborative display" called Microsoft Surface Hub 2S that's been revealed this morning. This PC is gigantic, rolling with an 85-inch touchscreen display, and there's a 50-inch model that'll ship in June. There's also a Surface Hub 2X with a rotating screen. So in total, for every Surface Hub with a number "2" in the title, we've got Surface Hub 2 (revealed last year), Surface Hub 2S (50-inch), Surface Hub 2S (85-inch), and a Surface Hub 2X (coming next year with a rotating screen).

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