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Microsoft sends invites for October 12 event, new Surface Pro 9 expected

Microsoft on Thursday despatched invitations for an October 12 occasion, the place the tech large will unveil new Floor {hardware} merchandise. The occasion begins at 7:30 pm IST.

“Watch dwell to see what’s subsequent,” the corporate wrote within the invitation. As typical for Microsoft occasions, particulars have been sparse. The Redmond tech large has been holding its fall occasions in October, the place it sometimes reveals Floor-branded computer systems. Final 12 months, the corporate unveiled the Floor Professional 8, Floor Laptop computer Studio, Floor Go 3, Floor Professional X and Floor Duo 2.

For this 12 months’s lineup, analysts and insiders anticipate the debut of no less than three to 4 new merchandise, together with the Floor Professional 9, Floor Laptop computer 5 and Floor Studio 3 desktop pc.

The Floor Professional 9 continues to be Microsoft’s mainstream hybrid pc and would be the star of the present. Though the Professional line bought a major replace final 12 months, anticipate refined updates when the Floor Professional 9 launches subsequent month. Microsoft is reportedly planning to supply the Floor Professional 9 in each Intel and ARM-based fashions, signalling the tip of the Floor Professional X line.

Microsoft nonetheless must work loads on perfecting Home windows experiences on gadgets which can be powered by ARM-based chips. The corporate is closely depending on Qualcomm, the cellular chipmaker bringing ARM processors to PC. Microsoft and Qualcomm are nowhere near delivering the identical stage of expertise that you simply get on a Mac. Apple is utilizing customized M-series ARM-based chips inside its Mac computer systems. Apple’s M-series chips have been properly obtained by each critics and customers alike.

Microsoft might additionally announce the Floor Laptop computer 5 and Floor Studio 3 computer systems on the occasion. The Floor Studio 3 might be aimed toward lovers and designers.  It is going to be fascinating to see how Microsoft supercharges its hero product, which hasn’t bought a significant refresh for years. The unique mannequin made its debut in late 2016 and the second got here out in late 2018. Equipment for the Floor Studio 3, together with a Floor Pen, Mouse, and Keyboard with functionality-upgraded keys have been just lately leaked, hinting on the launch of the creative-focused desktop pc.

October goes to be a busy month within the tech calendar. Amazon is holding an invite-only product occasion on September 28. In the meantime, Google will debut its new Pixel 7 collection and different merchandise on October 5, adopted by the Meta Join metaverse occasion going down on October 11. Apple can also be rumoured to carry its iPad and Mac-focused occasion someday subsequent month.

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