Why Microsoft has to bet big on an ARM-based Surface
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The (Intel-based) Surface Go | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge
Of everything Microsoft is rumored to be announcing this week, the ARM-based Surface is far and away the most important thing to my mind. This is not what I would have told you a month or two ago, honestly. Its surprising because there are really important storylines for everything Microsoft is set to announce. Lets just strafe a few of them before digging into ARM.
Take the Surface Pro, for example. Microsoft hasnt changed the overall design in years, so it feels overdue for a bezel-killing update. At the very least, Microsoft will hopefully bow to the inevitable and include a proper USB-C port on it.
The potential dual-screen device hits on so many long-running Microsoft stories I cant even begin to list them all. Theres the…