Microsoft may be planning to launch a new Surface device codenamed Surface Cardinal during late October Hardware event. As per a report from ZDNet this Surface Cardinal may very well be the rumored Surface All-in-one device.
Microsoft may also bring new versions of existing Surface Tablets with newer, faster, processors and possibly a couple of other minor feature updates as per the report. But brand-new Surface Tablets like Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 5 are not expected to be launched during this event.
As per the Microsoft’s guidelines of All-in-one form factor, here is what can be expected from Surface Cardinal (Premium All-in-one) in terms of specs,
|Portable All-in-one||Premium All-in-one|
|Key Features||Portable (<5lbs, thin)|
Multi User Multi Touch Apps (Sensors, hinge design for “lay-flat,” 10-point touch)
|High-DPI (4K) & Multi-Monitor Support|
Multi User Multi Touch Apps
|Operating System||Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education)||Windows 10 for desktop editions|
|Recommended Components||CPU||Mid-tier x86 w/CS||High-end x86|
|RAM/Storage||2GB+/320GB+ HDD or 64GB+ SSD||8GB+ / 256GB+ SSD or 1TB+ HDD|
|Display||17”-21”/HD Touch||21”-30” / FHD or QHD Touch, DX12|
|Dimensions||<21mm & <2.3kg||Sleek design|
|Connectivity||802.11ac, USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE||802.11ac, 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE|
|Audio/Video||HD Webcam||HD Webcam, Premium Speakers, full array microphones|