Microsoft announces Surface event for October 12

A photo of several Surface devices on a colorful carpet
New Surface devices are on the way. | Photo by Tom Warren/MovieBeat

Microsoft is hosting a Surface event next month. The software giant officially labels the event “Microsoft Fall 2022 Event,” where it says it plans to “talk about devices.” The Microsoft event will kick off at 10 a.m. ET on October 12, just before the start of Microsoft’s Ignite conference.

Microsoft’s invitation to the event includes a wallpaper-like image with watercolors and “save the date” written by what is likely a Surface Pen. The invite comes just hours after rumors surfaced of Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 devices. Microsoft plans to offer a Surface Pro 9 with the option of Arm or Intel processors, which could spell the end of the Surface Pro X line.

A save the date email from Microsoft regarding a Surface event
Picture: Microsoft
Microsoft Device Event Invitation.

A refresh of the Surface Laptop line also seems likely, with rumors of a Surface Laptop 5 on the way. Microsoft is also expected to introduce new green and light blue colors for the Surface Pro 9.

Microsoft hasn’t held an in-person Surface event since the pandemic, and it looks like that event will also be online-only. It will be held just hours before Microsoft kicks off its Ignite conference in Seattle, where it will host its first major in-person event since the pandemic began.

Stay tuned The edge on October 12, as we’ll be covering all of Microsoft’s Surface announcements live as they happen.

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