Microsoft Surface event: What to expect

Is Microsoft promoting the rumored Surface 7 tablet with LTE connectivity?- Lower priced Surface 7 tablet with LTE support could be unveiled by Microsoft this week

Is Microsoft promoting the rumored Surface 7 tablet with LTE connectivity

Microsoft on Wednesday will unveil a new generation of Surface 2-in-1s and laptops which will include several devices the company never made before. The existing Surface Laptop 2 version has a 13-inch screen, but a new model may pump up the screen size to 15 inches, or Microsoft may offer Surface Laptops at both screen sizes.

The part of this tweet referring to "new" things could also be referring to the dual-screen laptop-tablet hybrid that was reportedly revealed internally to employees in June.

The Surface Laptop 3, meanwhile, looks similar to the MacBook Pro and no longer features the Alcantara material on the keyboard.

The most interesting of the leaked products is the first-of-its-kind Surface 7. The DisplayPort connector has been replaced with a USB-C port.

Anyway, first up is an iPad Pro-like Surface Pro 7 with a almost borderless display. Rumours suggest Microsoft is planning to use an AMD Ryzen octa-core processor on the Surface Laptop 3. Nearly, but not quite: the report mentions the need for a bezel at the top and bottom for the camera and the TypeCover-connecting magnets. The Surface 7 was rumored to have a magnet that raises its detachable keyboard but that isn't shown in any of the leaked images. As rumored, this new - much flatter - Surface Pen supports wireless charging and will sport its own USB-C enabled dock.

The new Surface Laptop 3?

The corners of the device are more rounded too, and the edges of the machine have a much deeper, steeper curvature to it than other Surface devices.

We haven't heard or seen many leaks about the dual-screen Surface Centaurus, but that can change.

In case you don't know it already, Microsoft on Wednesday will host a media event in New York City, where the company is expected to unveil its latest Surface lineup. So that's a kind of nod for the product but we will perhaps have to wait until tomorrow to see that.

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