As we wrap up in 2018, it's time to take a look at what Microsoft has planned for the year ahead when it comes to Surface. Conveniently, I wrote a book on this topic.
Initially, my plan was to not post any of this and Verlaat het in de boek, maar weet dat iemand $ 10 weg is van een roadmap of Microsoft's upcoming producten. Er was geen manier om het uit de headlines te houden. All this being said, some of these products are a year or more away which means plans will, and often do, change;
Surface Laptop is scheduled to be refreshed in Q4 of next year, the interesting bit here is that Microsoft may use an AMD chip for some models of the device. The company is still exploring chipset options and is waiting for the silicone to materialize but it's on the agenda to take a look at team red for a possible laptop upgrade.
Surface Studio is not expected to be updated next year. Instead, look for a significant update in 2020 that will use the 'compute module' style design being pioneered with the new Surface Hub.
If you want a Surface monitor, this is as close as you may -in-one PC met een swappable computereenheid. I love this idea: monitors last much longer than CPUs and by being able to upgrade the'compute 'portion of the Surface Studio, this makes it easier to stretch the lifecycle of the product for the end user.
Microsoft is working op een nieuw 'ambient' apparaat dat het kan starten in de lente van 2019. Dit apparaat wordt gezegd met een mobiele telefoon en kan helpen met tekstinvoer en navigatie; details are still a bit murky here but that's what I'm hearing now.
As for Andromeda, it's growing up; look at Intel's Tiger Rapids prototype, Microsoft is working on a Surface device of this style. Så det er ikke helt den pocketable design som vi har sett i alle patenter, men er litt større. Again, this device will ship when it is ready and there is justification for it but the company sees it as a visionary device and it is currently slated for a Q4 release.
And the device that started the entire book, the Surface Pro will get heavily updated in Q4 or 2019 with thinner bezels, new color options, USB-C, and a few other enhancements.
If you have made it this far, you will like the rest of the content in the book, Beneath a Surface. It's the inside story of how Microsoft built the powerhouse PC brand that led to the creation of this post.
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