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

What's on tap for the software giant in 2023

The Microsoft Surface logo.


Microsoft announces new products (and sometimes services) at its highly-anticipated, twice-annual, Surface-focused events.

What Is the Date for the Next Surface Event?

We expect the next Surface event to happen in October 2023. Microsoft's most recent Surface event was on October 12, 2022, at 10 am ET.

Which Products Will Be Announced?

We don't yet know when the next Surface event will be, but rumors include a Microsoft Surface Trio device based on a Microsoft patent that shows a three-screen, foldable smartphone. However, patents don't always turn into products, and even if this one comes to fruition, we don't expect to see a Surface Trio until at least 2023.

2022 Surface Event Recap

Rumors about this event were nearly spot on, with reveals of a new Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, and Surface Studio.

  • Surface Laptop 5. This laptop is available with 13.5-inch and 15-inch displays. They support Thunderbolt 4, so you can connect a 4K monitor and benefit from faster file transfer speeds.
  • Surface Pro 9. The latest Surface Pro comes in two versions. One features a 12th-gen Intel Core processor (i5 or i7), and the other is a 5G model with a Microsoft SQ 3 chip from Qualcomm.
  • Surface Studio 2+. We knew another Surface Studio was on the way, but we thought it would be version 3, not 2+. The all-in-one PC now has three USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports; the previous version had only one. The Studio 2+ comes with a Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, and Surface Mouse.

Microsoft also announced graphic design software named Microsoft Design and two accessories: Microsoft Presenter+ and Audio Dock. Presenter+ is a remote for presenting in Microsoft Teams, while the Audio Dock comes with speakers and mics and can charge your devices.

2021 Surface Event Recap

The virtual Fall 2021 event announced many products:

  • The Surface Pro 8 comes with Windows 11, 43% more computing power, 16 hours of battery life, and high-speed Thunderbolt™ 4.
  • The Surface Slim Pen 2 has 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 is made entirely from recycled materials.
  • The Surface Adaptive Kit includes raised, high-contrast keyboard stickers, Lanyard tabs, and more.
  • The long-awaited Surface Duo 2 with MS 365 syncs effortlessly with your Windows PC. It features a magnetic pen cover, a Glance Bar that allows you to check notifications quickly, and a triple-lens camera with intelligent lens distortion correction.
  • The all-new Surface Laptop Studio is 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.

  • 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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