Microsoft plans October 12 event to address its extremely out-of-date Surface lineup

Microsoft is planning a product event for 10am EST on October 12. The declaration page doesn’t part with a lot — it’s a multi-colored version of the Windows 11 desktop wallpaper swirl, which could mean a lot of things. However, the handwritten “save the date” text propose that it will be focused on Microsoft’s Surface hardware lineup.

The rumor recommends that the flagship Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop are the probably going to get updates, however honestly, there’s not a single gadget in the whole lineup right well that is using a current-generation processor. The Surface Laptop Go 2 gets a pass since a budget gadget was simply updated a few months ago, yet the Surface Pro, Surface Go 3, Surface Laptop, and Surface Laptop Studio are using one- or two-generation-old CPUs. What’s more, the Surface Studio 2 all-in-one—not currently in stock yet listed as a current product — is old to the point that Microsoft needed to change Windows 11’s system requirements to incorporate it.

Reports about specific specifications and other details have so far been really questionable, yet updates with 12th-generation Intel CPUs for the Surface Pro and Laptop would be a sure thing. A German-language report from WinFuture recommends that the Surface Pro 9 will get U-series 12th-generation chips as well as a different Arm-based version with a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 SoC. That report additionally asserts that there will be no follow-up to the AMD Ryzen version of the Surface Laptop 4, however isn’t correct — we’ve been substantially more impressed by the presentation and battery duration of the Ryzen 6000 PCs we’ve tried for this present year than we have been with the 12th-generation Intel products.

The Surface event is part of a bigger push that Microsoft is making around Windows 11’s 2022 Update (otherwise known as 22H2), which it released to the public yesterday after months of testing. A smaller package of follow-up updates, including tabs for File explorer and an updated Photos app, will be released to laptops running the 2022 Update beginning in October, and Microsoft could use the Surface event to report the accessibility of that update.