Say hello to the Surface Campus, an ARM-powered Surface running Core OS (Windows 10X)
Meet the real next-generation Surface, the Surface Campus. Courtesy of leaker Evan Blass, the device has previously been referred to as the Surface 7 online. The photos, which we have included below, show an overhauled design included a redesigned Type Cover and Surface Pen. Moreover, the device appears only to have USB Type-C ports and a Surface Connect.
According to the photos, the Surface Pen will dock within an aperture in the Type Cover, rather than magnetically connecting to the Surface chassis as with previous Surface devices. Microsoft looks to have redesigned the Surface Pen too, giving it a much flatter design so that it can fit within the Type Cover.
Additionally, the Surface Campus has just two USB Type-C ports along with a Surface Connect, seemingly dispensing with USB Type-A, Mini DisplayPort and perhaps even a headphone jack. We cannot work out whether the device will have a microSD card reader as previous Surface devices have had too.
The Surface Campus is more than merely an upgraded Surface Go, though. Instead, Blass claims that it will be powered by an ARM processor and will run Windows 10X, better known as Windows Core OS. The OS will apparently run traditional desktop programs in containers too, bridging the ARM and x86 gap. Finally, Blass also cryptically tweeted "Not pictured here: dual-screen Surface", suggesting that Microsoft has a fourth device planned for tomorrow, which may be codenamed Centaurus. Tomorrow shall reveal all.