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-onePortable All-in-onePremium All-in-onePremium All-in-one
Key FeaturesPortable (<5lbs, thin)


Windows Hello

Battery Life (6+ hours)

Multi User Multi Touch Apps (Sensors, hinge design for “lay-flat,” 10-point touch)

High-DPI (4K) & Multi-Monitor Support


Windows Hello

Inking/Pen Support

Multi User Multi Touch Apps

Operating SystemWindows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education)Windows 10 for desktop editions
Recommended Components CPUMid-tier x86 w/CSHigh-end x86
RAM/Storage2GB+/320GB+ HDD or 64GB+ SSD8GB+ / 256GB+ SSD or 1TB+ HDD
Display17”-21”/HD Touch21”-30” / FHD or QHD Touch, DX12
Dimensions<21mm & <2.3kgSleek design
Battery6+ hours
Connectivity802.11ac, USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE802.11ac, 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE
Audio/VideoHD WebcamHD Webcam, Premium Speakers, full array microphones