Surface Laptop Studio 2, Laptop Go 3, etc.

Leaks never stop in tech. It is in this context that Microsoft’s new Surface range, scheduled for an official announcement on September 21, is already online.

We may say that secrets are well kept, but it seems that this is not always the case for Microsoft. WinFuture, and more precisely journalist Roland Quandt, reveals to us in advance what the next Microsoft Surface range has in store for us, scheduled for September 21, 2023.

Surface Go 4: the tablet evolves

The Surface Go 4, representative of Microsoft’s touch tablets, improves with a new configuration. It will be equipped withan Intel N200 processor, 64 GB of storage space, 8 GB of RAM, all under a 10.5-inch screen. Windows 11, the latest version of the Redmond firm’s operating system, will obviously be installed there.

Surface Laptop Studio 2: a technical and practical upgrade

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 appears to be the flagship product of this announcement. Its 14.4-inch screen in 3:2 format, with a definition of 2400 x 1600 pixels, can reach a refresh rate of 120 Hz. PixelSense technology, specific to Microsoft, has been integrated directly into the pixels of the screen for better use of the stylus. Under the hood, Microsoft has chosen the new Intel Raptor Lake H chips, namely the Intel Core i7-13700H or the Core i7-13800H. In terms of memory, the machine can be equipped with up to 64 GB of LPDDR5X RAM.

Graphically, there is a noticeable upgrade. Models with the Core i7-13700H will be equipped with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. The variants with the Core i7-13800H will feature the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 with 8 GB of dedicated graphics RAM. However, for those who want a less expensive machine, a base version without an Nvidia dGPU will be available, and it will use the Iris Xe eGPU integrated into the Intel SoC.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2’s aesthetic doesn’t appear to have changed much, but two technical additions are worth mentioning: a MicroSD card reader and a full-size USB-A port. The latter is in addition to the two Type-C ports compatible with Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4.

Concerning prices, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 would be positioned on the rise. The least expensive version would be announced at 2,249 euros (with Intel Xe GPU). The version with RTX 4050, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD would cost 2,729 euros. The model integrating 32 GB of RAM, 1 TB of SSD and the RTX 4060 would cost 3,199 euros. The price of the model with 64 GB of RAM has not yet been revealed, but it is expected to flirt with 3,700 euros. It’s expensive, very expensive. The release date would be set for October 3, 2023, at least according to information available from European resellers contacted by WinFuture.

Surface Laptop Go 3: a larger choice of colors

Microsoft’s new Surface lineup wouldn’t be complete without the Surface Laptop Go 3. At first glance, fans shouldn’t notice any major differences in terms of exterior design (aside from the new colors). It’s actually under the chassis that the magic happens. The new model would be powered by the Intel Core i5-1235U, an SoC from Intel’s Alder Lake U series.

As for the screen, Microsoft would remain faithful to its proven quality with a 12.45-inch (31.62 cm) PixelSense touchscreen in 3:2 aspect ratio. No upheavals on the storage and memory side either, with a basic configuration offering 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. For such a set, the price of 899 euros seems quite competitive. Consumers won’t have long to wait, as the Surface Laptop Go 3 is expected to hit shelves in early October.

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