The next year could be an exciting year for Microsoft's surface line, according to the new book Under the surface.
The technology journalist Brad Sams's book comes in the story behind the Surface line and how Microsoft made it one of the best-selling titles on the PC market. However, the last section of the Sams book is probably the most interesting, because it outlines the Surface Lineup roadmap for the future.
For one, Sams says that the fourth quarter of 2019 will bring us a new Surface Pro with smaller bezel, rounded corners and USB-C. In addition, the new Surface Pro can have several new color options.
This coincides with the previous report, which says that Microsoft is working on a thinner surface for the new Surface Pro.
With the new Surface Pro, Sams says that by the end of 2019 we can expect a new surface laptop, possibly Intel, with an Intel AMD processor.
In addition, players could see a pair of new low-cost Xbox One S devices, including one digital option without a drive.
Finally, in the spring of 2019, Sams prompts Microsoft to organize a measure to disclose the "environment computing" device. The device could respond to the user's presence. Sams writes that the device is designed to prevent some "total dissatisfaction" with the smartphone, but it will not be a smartphone.
In 2020, Sams says that we could see a new surface of books and surface studies with modular design. We could also see Andromeda, Microsoft's long-rumored two-screen folding device, which could be the company's next attempt on the smartphone market.
In general, it sounds like Microsoft has some big plans for Surface in the coming years. If Sams's predictions are accurate, Microsoft's surface composition could set the PC band even higher.