Next year could be an exciting year for Microsoft's surface, according to a new book called Under the surface.
The technical journalist Brad Samson's book sinks into the story behind the Surface line and how Microsoft has become one of the best-selling names on the computer market. However, the last chapter of Sams's book is potentially the most interesting, since it sets out a roadmap for the future of the surface line.
For one, it says that the fourth quarter of 2019 will bring a new Surface Pro with smaller frames, rounded corners and USB-C. In addition, the new Surface Pro could have several new color options.
This is consistent with the previous report saying Microsoft is working on the thinner Cover for the new Surface Pro.
Along with the new Surface Pro, Sams says we can expect a new Surface Laptop at the end of 2019, possibly with an AMD processor instead of Intel One.
In addition, players could see new new low-cost Xbox One S devices, including a single digital option without disk drive.
Finally, in the spring of 2019, Sams suggests that Microsoft could organize an event to reveal the ambient computing device. The device could respond to the user's presence. Sams writes that the device is designed to deal with some of the "common frustration" of using a smartphone, but it will not be a smartphone.
In 2020, Sams will tell us that we will be able to see a new Surface Book and Surface Studio with a modular design. We could also see Andromeda, a long-time dual-screen device from Microsoft, which could be the next attempt at a smartphone market.
In general, it seems that Microsoft has some big plans for the next few years Surface. If Samsa's forecasts are accurate, Microsoft's Surface Surface could place an even higher computer line.