New Floor Professional, Floor Laptop computer, Xbox One plans laid naked in new novel

One bomb of a Microsoft {hardware} leak has simply dropped from an unlikely supply: the ultimate chapter of a non-fiction novel penned by a know-how journalist. “Beneath a Surface,” the debut novel by Brad Sams of fame out there now in e-book format, has numerous info on way forward for Floor, Xbox and even the long-rumored Andromeda gadget.

Chatting with nameless sources accustomed to Microsoft’s plans, Sams discovered of a whole {hardware} product roadmap in place for 2019 and 2020.

Particularly, Sams stories that the subsequent Surface Pro pill will lastly deliver USB-C connectivity in addition to undertake smaller display bezels, rounded corners and a number of other new colour choices by the top of 2019.

As for the subsequent Surface Laptop, count on to see one operating on an AMD processor with Radeon Vega graphics across the identical time as the brand new Floor Professional, in response to Sams.

In the meantime, the longer term Surface Book product received’t make it out till 2020, Sams’s sources say, with little extra info than that. Nonetheless, count on a revamped Surface Studio all-in-one PC to launch in the identical yr that may have extra in frequent with the Surface Hub whiteboards than earlier Studio designs.

2019: the yr of Xbox and Andromeda?

Floor information apart, Sams’s guide additionally teases out info from sources relating to the Xbox One’s future roadmap in addition to a bit extra concerning the long-fabled Andromeda gadget.

First off, if Sams is true, then you possibly can rely on seeing a duo of recent Xbox One S consoles for 2019, significantly one mannequin that may be 100% digital – and not using a disc drive. This no less than corroborates similar reports revealed earlier this month.

Lastly, Sams claims to have discovered that Andromeda – the long-rumored, dual-screen, phone-like productiveness gadget – may very well be in our fingers by the top of 2019. Moreover, we are able to count on the gadget to be bigger than earlier stories have urged and be nearer in operate to a PC or laptop computer than a smartphone.

Naturally, when requested for remark by Geekwire, a Microsoft spokesperson merely mentioned, “Nothing to share.”

Sams’s report-within-a-novel delivers a dump truck value of grist for the rumor mill, as by his indication, Microsoft goes to have an explosive 2019 and 2020 within the {hardware} world.


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