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Live blog: Microsoft’s 2021 Surface event

Microsoft is set to announce a whole bunch of new Surface computers today. At an event starting at 11AM ET / 8AM PT, we are expecting to see a new Surface Pro 8, Surface Book, Surface Go, Surface Pro X, and even the Android-based Surface Duo. That’s a lot of devices for one livestream, so we’ll be live blogging with real-time analysis right here.

Details of the Surface Pro 8 have already leaked, so we are confident we’ll see a new slate with an Intel 11th Gen processor, 120Hz display, and a switch to Thunderbolt ports — finally. The Surface Duo has also been spotted with a big camera bump, so Microsoft may be addressing one of the biggest problems of the original — and may support some form of wireless charging, though it’s possible that’s simply to charge a Surface Pen.

And finally, the Surface Book may ditch the ability to detach its screen like a tablet, in favor of a new kind of hinge. Leaked renders that our Microsoft reporter Tom Warren called “surprisingly close to the real thing” suggest an easel-style hinge that can tilt up to a variety of different angles, a bit like the design that Acer’s been trying to popularize for years.

Whether those rumors turn out to be true or not, we’ll cover the whole thing from start to finish. It promises to be a big kickoff for a season of computers designed to run Windows 11. Tune in below!


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