Like Windows lover Paul Thurrott, I'm lusting for a "Surface Pro Book"--a proper Ultrabook-style machine to accompany Microsoft's laptop-like tablets. A notebook with a 13-inch screen and a permanent Type Cover-style keyboard (but with better key travel); a notebook that offers more customization options than the Surface Pro 2, but still manages to cram it all into a thin-and-light package, as Ultrabooks are wont to be. Some extra USB ports would be nice, too. I'd personally much rather see IHS iSuppli's rumored 12-inch Surface panels land in something like this than a larger Surface tablet--though the appearance of a Surface Pro Book would no doubt enrage Microsoft's hardware partners even more.
There's a wide array of VaporMg-clad Surface products we're drooling after. How about a Surface Windows Phone, the all-business counterpart to Nokia's flamboyant Lumias? It'd be a great match for Windows Phone 8.1's new enterprise chops. And how about a mobile monitor along the lines of Lenovo's ThinkVision LT1423p, for when the Surface's 10.6-inch screen just doesn't cut it, or maybe even a Surface smartwatch? Actually, scratch that last one.
Will it happen? Don't hold your breath. But hey, a guy can dream, can't he?
Tune in Tuesday
So what new Surface devices will actually be revealed at Tuesday's event? Tune in tomorrow to find out. PCWorld's news Voltron is assembling to bring you all the details as they're announced, and senior editor Mark Hachman will be on the ground in New York to grab some hands-on impressions of whatever's on tap.
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