Microsoft is organizing a special Surface hardware event in New York City in October. The event, to be held on October 2, could serve as the first unveiling of the two-screen Surface device from Microsoft. Microsoft has been building a new two-screen device for more than two years, code-named & # 39; Centaurus & # 39 ;, and it is designed as the hero device for a series of new two-screen tablet / laptop hybrids that we expect to be everywhere see 2020.
Microsoft demonstrated this new device at an internal meeting earlier this year, indicating that work on the prototype has progressed to the point of approaching release. Yet it is not certain that Microsoft will show this new hardware in October or even launch it. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella famously murdered the Surface Mini just weeks before the planned unveiling. If Microsoft plans to show this Surface device with two screens, it is not ready for shipment. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The edge that the company is currently aiming for a 2020 release date for its two-screen Surface.
In addition to Centaurus, Microsoft is likely to renew other Surface devices. The Surface Book has long been an update too late, and Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Surface Pro hardware could finally see the addition of USB-C ports this year. Even the Surface Go tablet from Microsoft is now more than a year old and can undergo a slight change. The edge will be live with all the latest news from the Microsoft Surface event in October, so keep an eye on it.