MS Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference for developers and IT pros, and the company has announced that this year’s version will take place October 12 – 14, and it’ll be the company’s first in-person conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There may be some news in October for folks who aren’t developers or IT professionals though. Rumor has it that the company will use the event to debut some next-gen Surface products almost exactly ten years after launching the first Surface tablet.

The Microsoft Surface RT turns 10 this fall

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  1. No way they do another Surface Go x86 6-hour PC. It will either be a 7c gen 3 or any of the 8c’s with at least a 10 hour battery.

  2. If Microsoft is going to announce a refresh of the Surface Go lineup, I’m struggling to think of what CPUs they will plan on using.

    Intel hasn’t released their 12th gen Alder Lake-M chips yet, which is what I would assume they would use. If I’m not mistaken, Intel hasn’t released any Alder Lake chips below 9W TDP yet.

    I wonder if they’re going to go all ARM powered. That would be fantastic.

    1. Maybe they’ll announce one with a custom AMD APU that they didn’t dump midway through (at least Valve picked that one up for the Steam Deck).

      1. A custom AMD APU might be nice.

        The Qualcomm ARM CPUs on Windows notebooks so far have been disappointing. At least Apple has shown ARM does have potential assuming non-Apple ARM vendors catch up.