It’s been nearly a decade since Microsoft surprised the tech industry with its. Until that moment in 2012, Microsoft had primarily been a software company. Fast forward to 2021, and Microsoft is a hardware veteran, making Surface tablets, laptops and desktops. The company makes , keyboards, mice and pens too. It even jumped back into making phones, with the .
This year, the company’s expected to announce updates for many of its Surface products,. But what makes this year’s announcement that much more interesting is its timing, set for Sept. 22. The company’s event will happen less than two weeks before the company , its .
Microsoft also teased at least one other change in its announcement for the event, tweeting a profile image of what appears to be a thinner Surface tablet device than it’s offered so far. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled.
Microsoft’s event will be held entirely online, starting Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. UK time and Sept. 23 at 1 a.m. in Sydney, Australia.
The event will be livestreamed on Microsoft’s website. CNET will cover the event live, as we always have, with real-time updates, insights and analysis you can only find here.
What we can expect
Microsoft’s gotten progressively better at holding online events. Despite the promotion of product chief Panos Panay to Microsoft’s senior leadership team, it’s a good sign the presentation will be a worthwhile watch.during its Windows 11 reveal, the tech giant’s taken a similar tack as companies like Apple, Samsung and Sony, which have into creating slickly edited presentations. With the company putting so much effort into its surface line, as well as the recent