Microsoft Announces Hardware Event for October 2nd

Posted on September 7, 2018 by Brad Sams in Hardware with 11 Comments

It has been a busy couple of weeks for hardware announcements and Microsoft is joining the party with their own event in early October. The company has sent out invites for its October event which will take place on the 2nd in NYC.

As for what’s on the agenda? This looks to be a more consumer-focused event to likely show how the company is still engaged with that part of the market after it has been speculated by some that the company is slowly transitioning to an enterprise-only organization.

With Intel announcing the availability of new chips and the Surface Laptop and Pro starting to show their age when it comes to CPU choices, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the company refresh these devices at the event. I would not expect to see any new form factors at the event and it’s likely going to be a bit milder than past October announcements.

Microsoft joins the announcement party with Apple having a hardware event next week and Google announcing its own event for October 9th. Anyone looking to buy a new phone or laptop should wait until after all these events conclude as not only will you be able to buy the latest and greatest, you will also likely be able to find a good deal on the last gen hardware too.

As always, both Paul and I will be attending the show and will keep you updated on what to expect as we move closer towards the event.

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Microsoft Announces Hardware Event for October 2nd”

  1. will

    The Surface Studio is what is showing its age the most.

  2. slbailey1

    I hope they release the Surface Go LTE at this event. Microsoft will just be refreshing the Surface Go by adding LTE.

  3. Awhispersecho

    MS might be trying to show or act like they are still engaged with the consumer space but if you look at the amount of comments here and on the "other" popular Windows site, it is clear that consumers aren't as engaged in MS as they used to be. The amount of comments has been dwindling and the interest in MS is fading even from some of us who were big fans for years.

    They brought this on themselves. We all know where they are heading whether it's next year or 10 years from now. Having a couple of products left in the consumer space doesn't mean you are still a consumer company. I love my Surface Pro, love my Xbox One, but that's all they have. There's no excitement about MS or Windows.

    • PeterC

      In reply to Awhispersecho:

      Exactly my sentiment. I’m becoming so much more engaged with other platforms and services that I can’t quite see how I’d “return” to MS if they tried for the real consumer space again. My surface / office/ windows set up works well, but, I’ve already got one eye on working out the final big switch away, depending on how the next 6 months work out.

  4. red.radar

    Dark times for Microsoft’s consumer business

  5. MixedFarmer75

    Don't get why you have a big event to update processors and give us usb-c in existing form factors. Usb-c will be nice, but would not be enough to warrant a upgrade, imntho.

  6. jcalamita

    How about a watch? Would explain the time reference..

  7. ayebang

    I want Surface on ARM chip really.

  8. zorb56

    USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 or bust.

  9. roastedwookie

    Between Apple's event noise and the hype over Google's keynote this is not gonna even make dent...

  10. nat171971

    as someone who had the surface pro 2, 3 and still with 4. I would like surface pro with a 13 inch screen. I would like to be able to dock it to a surface studio monitor that has a video card in the base.