Microsoft just announced (opens in new tab) a virtual event on September 22 where it is expected to announce new Surface products.
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After missing its anticipated launch date in late 2020, the Surface Pro 8 kept slipping until the projections eventually shifted to fall 2021, but no firm date ever surfaced (pun intended). We now have a firm launch date of Sept 22, just a few weeks before Windows 11 launches on October 5.
Rumors and the silhouette in the invite suggest this isn't a massive redesign of the 2-in-1 tablet, but it should be a considerable upgrade to the internals. It will hopefully be the change Surface Pro fans have been waiting for with only the business-focused Surface Pro 7+ to tide them over.
It's possible that Microsoft has more in store for us. The company's Surface Duo 2 phone is expected before the end of the year, so this could serve as its debut event as well.