Microsoft is set to hold a Surface event on the 2nd October, and while exotic devices such as foldable tablets are being rumoured, it is more than likely that the majority of the lineup will be new versions of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, and their Surface laptop.
Today Windowsarea revealed a number of specifications for these soon to be announced devices, which have been garnered from their industry sources.
Surface Pro 7
According to Windowsarea‘s sources, all Surface Pro 7 models will come with built-in LTE. It’s likely that some models will run the Snapdragon 8cx processor, but even the Intel devices will have LTE modems. The Intel devices will likely be powered by Intel’s latest 10th generation CPUs.
USB-C will finally make an appearance on the Surface Pro- but that doesn’t mean the removal of the Surface Connect. According to Windowsarea, the USB-C socket will replace the display port; but due to the continuing presence of the Surface Connect, the USB-C port will not support Thunderbolt 3. The Surface Connect will continue to use the PCIe lane.
Surface Laptop 3
Unlike the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3 will get rid of the dated Surface Connect and will be all USB-C and USB-A ports.
Windowsarea reported that Microsoft will release a full-aluminium model, without alcantara, for business customers. The business model is also expected to include swappable SDDs. For consumers, it appears that Microsoft will finally bring its much desired rose gold Surface laptop to the rest of the world.
Lastly, Microsoft won’t release an AMD variant, as was previously rumoured.
As mentioned earlier Microsoft will be holding a Surface event on the 2nd October. Keep an eye on the site for the latest Surface announcements from the event.