After introducing its answer to the MacBook Pro, the Surface Book, last year, Microsoft might be about to introduce a new, iMac-rivaling all-in-one desktop PC that will fall under the Surface brand.
On Friday, Microsoft sent out media invites for a special event to be held in New York City on October 26. It’s not obvious what exactly the Redmond firm will actually unveil on the day, but there is evidence that among the announcements could be that of this all-in-one Surface desktop PC.
Apparently, “sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans” have told The Verge that, if such a product is indeed unveiled, it will be “aimed at creatives”, with Microsoft said to be developing software and hardware capable of enhancing how stylus, touch and other inputs can be used on a desktop PC.
That software could include a significantly revamped version of Microsoft’s legendary Paint app. Twitter user WalkingCat recently linked to what looks like a video demonstration, which you can watch below, of the new app’s features, which will apparently include the ability to create and annotate 3D objects.
The Verge judges that Microsoft might be currently testing early “alpha” versions of the new Paint, and that this new software could soon be ready for public release. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Microsoft announce and thoroughly demonstrate the overhauled Paint at the October 26 event.