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Microsoft's Surface all-in-one PC said to be launch in October

Microsoft is holding a fall hardware launch in late October, where I'm hearing it will take the wraps off a Surface-branded device, which some of my contacts are saying is known as "Cardinal".

I've heard that Surface Cardinal could be positioned as a product that can turn your desk into "a studio". My bet: Cardinal is the rumored Surface All-in-One device running Windows 10, which may come in one, two, and/or three different screen sizes (21, 24 ,or 27), as first reported by Windows Central. This may be the consumer-focused version of Microsoft's Surface Hub, as Windows Central speculated, using the Perceptive Pixel screen technology that's at the core of Surface Hub.

The delay in the launch of the second-generation Surface Book from the second half of 2016 to first half 2017 is likely the cause of the release of an October release of a Surface AIO PC. The specifications of the upcoming PC have been kept under wraps and speculations will likely begin as we approach closer to the event. Foley adds that the date is probably in the latter half of October, and may be on October 26. The event is reportedly being internally referred to as Project Rio, and may occur in New York - just like last year's fall hardware event.

We also know that the Redmond giant has also planned two major software updates to Windows 10 next year, and now that's being speculated to coincide with refreshed models of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.