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Microsoft Announces 'Special Event' in NYC on September 21st

Microsoft gears up for a "special event" on September 21, 2023, in NYC. New Surface devices and Windows 11 updates are anticipated.

Microsoft Announces 'Special Event'

Microsoft has set the tech world abuzz with its recent announcement of a "special event" in the Big Apple come September 21, 2023. Traditionally, the tech giant has unveiled new Surface hardware in the September-October timeframe, leading to heightened speculations around this year's event.

Leaked details and rumors swirling around the tech industry hint at several potential launches. Among the most anticipated are the Surface Go 4, Surface Laptop Studio 2, and Surface Laptop Go 3. According to reliable sources like Windows Central, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 might boast Intel's cutting-edge processors, enhanced GPU capabilities, and an enriched array of ports. Interestingly, Microsoft has purportedly switched tracks with the Surface Go 4, opting for an Intel processor over an Arm one. Meanwhile, the Surface Go 3 is anticipated to come equipped with Intel's latest 12th Gen processors and a more robust base-level configuration.

This event marks a significant chapter for Microsoft, following its revamped hardware portfolio strategy and consequent layoffs. With the company's shift in focus to primarily champion the Surface brand, sidelining other Microsoft-branded accessories like mice, keyboards, and webcams, the tech community remains eager to see if any new Surface-branded accessories, especially webcams, make a debut.

In addition to the hardware revelations, software enthusiasts are also eyeing updates on Windows 11. Microsoft's previous announcements had alluded to a September update for its operating system. If rumors hold true, users can look forward to native support for RAR and 7-Zip files, a revamped settings homepage, enhanced volume mixer, and an early look at Windows Copilot.