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

What's on tap for the software giant in 2021

The Microsoft Surface logo.

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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 yet to announce a date for its Spring 2022 event. Check back here for updates.

Which Products Will Be Announced?

Although we're still waiting for news of the Spring 2022 event, the virtual Fall 2021 event announced many products:

  • The Surface Pro 8 with Windows 11, 43% more computing power, 16 hours of battery life, and high-speed Thunderbolt™ 4.
  • The Surface Slim Pen 2 with magnetic storage and charging, plus haptic feedback for more accurate results.
  • The Surface Go 3 with Windows 11 that's 60% faster than the Surface Go 2. It features a 10.5" display and the new Kids Mode.
  • The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse made entirely from recycled materials.
  • The Surface Adaptive Kit that includes raised, high-contrast keyboard stickers, Lanyard tabs, and more.
  • The long-awaited Surface Duo 2 with MS 365 that synchs effortlessly with your Windows PC. It features a magnetic pen cover, a Glance Bar that allows you to quickly check notifications, and a triple-lens camera with intelligent lens distortion correction.
  • The all-new Surface Laptop Studio, a desktop-level laptop that transforms into a Studio. It comes with Windows 11, Microsoft's first haptic trackpad, and a 14.4" PixelSense display. With 32 gigabytes of RAM, a super fast SSD, and the ability to connect to two external 4K displays, it's powerful enough for developers to use for AI work.

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.

FAQ
  • How do I take a screenshot on a Microsoft Surface?

    To take a screenshot on a Microsoft Surface, if you have a Surface Pro 4 or newer, any Surface Book model, and any Surface Go model, press the Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously. For Surface Pro 3 and earlier models, press and hold the Windows and Volume Down buttons.

  • How do I reset a Microsoft Surface?

    To factory reset a Surface Pro, Surface Go, Surface laptop, or Surface Book, open the Windows 10 Action Center and select All Settings > Settings > Update and Security. From the menu on the left, select Recovery, then, next to Reset This PC, select Get Started and follow the prompts.

  • What Microsoft Surface do I have?

    To tell which Microsoft Surface device you have, select the Start button, type system information, then select System Information from the search results. Under the Item column, locate System Model, and you'll be able to see model information for your Surface.

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