It’s that time of year when the top tech firms show off their latest and greatest ahead of the holiday season. Apple revealed its iPhone 15 and new Apple Watches last week, Amazon is expected to show off new Echo devices on Thursday, and Microsoft is hosting a “special event” on Friday, where we’ll likely see new Surface laptops and perhaps an update on its AI efforts.
Hardware rumors point to a Surface Laptop Studio 2, Surface Laptop Go 3, and Surface Go 4.
WinFuture reports that the Surface Laptop Studio 2 will feature a brighter display, a 13th Gen Intel "Raptor Lake" chip, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU. It will also be the first Surface device with 64GB of RAM.
In our 2021 review of the Surface Laptop Studio, we found it to be packed with innovative features and said it "presages a new breed of laptop for creative pros who are pen-input devotees." Performance, however, left something to be desired.
As for the Surface Laptop Go 3, XDA-Developers predicts "more of a refresh than a proper update." Look for 8GB of RAM here too and 256GB of internal storage, up from 4GB of memory and a 128GB solid-state drive on the base version of the Surface Laptop Go 2. It’ll probably have a 12th Gen Intel Core i5.
The Surface Go 3 didn't quite stack up against Chromebooks and the iPad when we tested it, though we did dub it the best budget Windows 2-in-1 tablet. According to Windows Central, the Surface Go 4 won't look much different than the previous version, but it will—unsurprisingly—feature a more powerful processor, and include "an updated internal design with replaceable components and UFS storage."
It could get more expensive as Microsoft drops the version with 4GB of RAM for just the 8GB flavor, Windows Central says. AndRead more on pcmag.com