Microsoft Surface devices leak ahead of launch event
Microsoft is going to launch its new Microsoft Surface devices tomorrow at a major launch event that will take place in New York City. As it usually is the case, information regarding the new gadgets surfaced ahead of the official launch, thanks to Evan Blass, a.k.a. @evleaks. Blass shared photos of all three upcoming devices with the world, showing off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3, and the Arm-powered Surface in all their glory. Besides sharing the images, Blass also pointed out that there is a fourth device coming our way, namely the dual-screen Surface device codenamed “Centaurus.”
The Surface Pro 7 has the same thick bezels we’ve seen in its predecessor, so there is no major design overhaul there. The kickstand and the Surface Type Cover that accompany the gadget also look pretty much the same as they did last year. Of course, we can expect improvements on the inside, more power, new features, and possibly a little larger screen, as we can’t really know from the photo if the size of the gadget is the same as it was last year. One visible change consists in the replacement of the Mini DisplayPort with a USB Type-C port, which is a nice evolution.
Another device we got to see ahead of the launch event thanks to Evan Blass is the Microsoft Surface laptop 3. This year we will get a new size option as Microsoft will reportedly launch a 13-inch and a 15-inch variant. This is quite nice, as last year there was only a 13.5-inch laptop, which proved to be too small for many users. Judging by the images, there is also a chance that Microsoft gave up the Alcantara fabric keyboard design and went for a keyboard with a metallic finish instead. Again, the images are not clear enough to state this as a sure thing, but there is a high chance that this is the case.
Last but not least, Evan Blass also showed us the brand new Arm-powered Microsft Surface device, which is a tablet that is expected to feature a Snapdragon SoC based on Arm Cortex technology, which is meant to turn it into an always-connected device. The device comes with Microsoft’s fabric keyboard and it has a housing for the Surface Pen. It has a lot thinner bezels than the Surface Pro 7, and it has an overall lighter and thinner look.
Tomorrow Microsoft will officially unveil all its new gadgets and then we will certainly find out more about their specs, features, availability, and pricing.