In late October, Microsoft will reportedly be taking the wraps off a Surface Device that can turn your desk into a full-fledged ‘studio’. The device is currently codenamed ‘Cardinal’ and will run Windows 10. It is alleged to be coming in three different screen sizes – 21-inch, 24-inch and 27-inch.
This is probably the consumer version of the Surface Hub Microsoft demonstrated, the multi-touch collaborative device that uses Perceptive Pixel Screen Technology. Microsoft had submitted a patent for an all-in-one modular PC in 2015 and it is probably the manifestation of that very patent.
The AIO Surface PC will run on the new Intel Kaby Lake processors and will be positioned for the living rooms. It will be combining a display with high-end hardware into one single device that will be designed to be as elegant as a premium appliance or furniture.
In addition to this, Microsoft will also officially endorse a bunch of OEM devices at the event.
However, the promised Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 aren’t going to be revealed until spring 2017. The Surface Phone too will be coming out much later.
Last year, Microsoft used its October 6 event to unveil the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band 2.0 and the Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones.
This year, the company might be announcing a refreshed Surface Tablet with newer, faster processors and some other minor feature updates.