When Microsoft first launched their first Notebook called the Surface Book back in October 2015 I asked the question in a report, could a Surface desktop be next? Patently Apple then reported on a modular all-in-one type of Windows Desktop PC patent this past February. In June the rumors began that a Microsoft PC was in the works to take on Apple's consumer iMac. By mid-July new Microsoft patents revealed some interesting new Surface tablet ideas as well as new controller ideas for the Xbox and more importantly, another modular PC concept. Earlier today the news emerged that Microsoft will hold an event on October 26, one day before Apple's event, to launch an iMac Challenger / all-in-one PC.
According to The Verge, "Microsoft is holding a special Windows 10 and Surface event in New York City later this month. The software giant has started emailing out invites to an event on October 26th, and Microsoft is expected to make some Xbox-related announcements at the event, alongside new Surface hardware…" including "at least one new all-in-one desktop PC."
The Verge further noted that "The main focus of the event will be the unveiling of Microsoft's vision for the future of Windows 10, and the company's desktop PC hardware to support it." For more on this, read the full Verge report here.
Lastly, keep in mind that the Microsoft patent figures noted in our cover graphic and social media links are conveying a Microsoft concept and not the actually look of the end device. The patents were all utility patents and not design patents.
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