The Next Microsoft Surface Pro Event: Date, News, Announcements, Rumors, and More

What's on tap for the software giant in 2021

The Microsoft Surface logo.


Microsoft is best known for its software, but it also runs a healthy and growing hardware business anchored by its Surface line of products. Twice annually, the company announces new products (and sometimes services) at its highly-anticipated Surface-focused events.

What is the Date for the Next Surface Event?

Microsoft has not yet announced a date for the next event. The rumor mill is batting around dates but, given the most recent announcement of the Surface Laptop 4 was made in mid-April 2021, it's likely another event will happen in Fall 2021, probably in mid-September.

It's possible, too, no in-person events will be held this year at all, and the company will continue to rely on digital news events to introduce products instead.

Which Products Will Be Announced?

The virtual Spring 2021 event announced many products, from a webcam to USB and wireless Surface headsets to Surface Laptop 4.

In contrast, the Fall event is likely to focus on the following rumored products and services:

  • The long-awaited Surface Pro 8.
  • Additional Surface products, such as the Surface Go 3. Rumors say it will be powered by biometric authentication features and a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor.
  • A Windows 10 redesign will probably include an all-new Start Menu, File Explorer, Action Center, and taskbar.
  • A potential Microsoft/Nintendo partnership (will Xbox Game Pass come to the highly-anticipated and rumored Switch Pro?)

The Latest Microsoft News

While you can always read the latest technology news on Lifewire, here are some pieces of interest about Microsoft in particular.

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