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Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface All-in-One

Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface All-in-One
Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface All-in-One
The Surface AIO will supposedly launch around September of this year to compete against Apple iMacs and Lenovo Ideacentre AIOs.

The Surface brand is becoming a cornerstone for Microsoft in the consumer hardware market where it competes directly against the likes of Apple. The Redmond company makes frequent comparisons between its Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book and the MacBook Pro 13 or MacBook Air 13.

Expanding the Surface brand into All-in-One (AIO) models might make sense as Apple has dominated the sector with its iMac for years. PC maker Lenovo also has a tight grip on the market with its Ideacentre series. Sources close to DigiTimes claim that Microsoft may be launching an AIO series before the end of 2016 to make up for the Surface Book 2 delay that was purportedly supposed to launch this year. Interestingly, it was DigiTimes who first reported on the Surface Book 2 delay citing shipment issues relating to Intel's new Kaby Lake platform.

The AIO market is expected to shrink this year from 14 million to 12.6 million, so a hypothetical Surface AIO could potentially give the market the boost it needs. The rumor should be taken with a grain of salt as DigiTimes has not always been a reliable source of news in the past.

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Benjamin Herzig/ Allen Ngo, 2016-07- 5 (Update: 2016-07- 5)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.