Microsoft Teases a New Surface

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 74 Comments

Microsoft tweeted out a provocative image of its current Surface lineup today, teasing that something new is on the way.

That something? It’s almost certainly Surface Go, the $400 low-end Surface tablet that we’ve been talking about for months. And not Andromeda. Which Microsoft will likely never make because it is a terrible idea.

As you may recall, Bloomberg broke the news about a coming $400 Surface tablet in May. I described this rumored product, at the time, as smart, and something that can’t happen quickly enough.

Then, more details about the $400 Surface tablet, which is apparently called Surface Go, emerged last week. It will provide 9.5 hours of battery life, 64 or 128 GB of storage, and utilize USB-C for connectivity, according to reports.

And it will almost certainly be announced tomorrow. At 6:00 am PT.

How do we know this? If you look carefully at the image from today’s Surface tweet, you will see that the PC displays all have the same date and time, July 10 and 6:00. And the Surface team has a long history of using the date and time of product announcements in their product shots.

“Where will Surface go next?” the Surface tweet asks rhetorically. Stay tuned. I think we’re going to find out in the morning.


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