Microsoft is holding a “special event” in New York City later this week where it’s expected to debut three new Surface devices and AI-powered features for Windows, Office, Bing, Surface, and more.
The event is taking place just days after Panos Panay, Microsoft’s former head of Windows and Surface, resigned in a surprise announcement. We’ll now see how the new leaders of Windows and Surface push ahead with Microsoft’s big AI plans
Here, we’ll cover how and when you can follow the event live, along with the new product announcements we’re expecting to see from Microsoft.
When is Microsoft’s “special event” happening?
The press event will kick off at 7AM PT / 10AM ET on Thursday, September 21st, making it the first in-person Surface event since the pandemic. Former Windows and Surface chief Panos Panay won’t be presenting, but it’s likely we’ll see Yusuf Mehdi, head of consumer marketing, instead. Microsoft SEO Satya Nadella will also make an appearance. It will take place in New York City.
How can I tune in to Microsoft’s event?
Microsoft isn’t livestreaming its Surface and AI event. The Verge will be live blogging when the event starts at 7AM PT / 10 AM ET, covering all the announcements live as they happen. Microsoft will then post a recording of the event a few hours later at 10AM PT / 1PM ET on the company’s event site.
Three new Surface devices
Microsoft is rumored to be launching three new Surface devices at its special event. A Surface Laptop Studio 2 has already leaked, complete with Intel’s 13th Gen processors, Nvidia’s RTX 4060, a microSD card slot, and a USB-A port. The Surface Laptop Studio 2 looks like it has a similar design to the original, with a display that pulls forward to transform from laptop to tablet.
WinFuture reported last week that it will be the first Surface device to ship with 64GB of RAM. Microsoft appears to be mostly improving the internal specs, while adding a USB-A port for existing peripherals and a microSD card for storage expansion. Microsoft is rumored to start shipping the Surface Laptop Studio 2 on October 3rd.