Microsoft AIO Surface Release Date, Latest News & Update: ‘Surface Ergonomic Keyboard’ Included?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 30, 2016 07:20 PM EDT

Microsoft reportedly has an All-In-One (AIO) device in the works though is no official word on when it will actually hit the market. While mostly a rumor, hints of a possible coming stem from the fact that Microsoft is working with a company called Bluetooth Special Interest Group.

Both companies are reportedly working together to bring forth a special “Surface Economic Keyboard”. The piece appears on the SIG website though it is not clear whether it was designed for use with the rumored AIO Surface or some other Microsoft-related product such as the Surface Phone.

More likely for Microsoft Surface AIO

Of the two Microsoft products, seeing a Bluetooth-powered ergonomic keyboard makes more sense for the Surface AIO. If so, it somehow confirms the fact that Microsoft does have a machine in the works.

The only thing certain right now is that Microsoft is indeed working on an AIO PC, despite the limited information tied up to it. The meager points tied up to a potential Microsoft AIO Surface is that it will come in three variants (21, 24 and 27-inch display sizes) that boast of 4K resolution.

Taking aim at Apple’s iMac

The obvious target of a Microsoft AIO Surface is Apple’s iMac. Checking through the grapevine, there are rumors tying up the iMac 2016 to a potential release this October. If true, it could debut alongside the much-awaited MacBook Pro 2016.

Assuming however that Microsoft is nowhere near a possible Microsoft Surface AIO release, the next one in line is the Surface Phone. Hard as it may picture, a separate keyboard for use with it can somehow be put to good use, MSPowerUser reported.

The size of the alleged Bluetooth keyboard could provide a better understanding. Paired with a phone, however, it seems to see how an ergonomic keyboard can be shrunk and used alongside a potential Surface Phone.

As mentioned by Windows Mobile Power User, the Surface Phone sport a 5.5-inch AMOLED display to go with some impressive specs. That includes an Intel Atom x3, 4 GB of RAM, 64/ 128 GB of internal storage, a 21 MP main camera and an 8 MP front-facing camera.

Would it make sense to use a keyboard on such small-screened device?

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