Microsoft hopes to launch at least two new Surface models this year. Retail information confirmed the upcoming launch of a new version of Microsoft Surface Pro X and plans to launch a smaller Surface Laptop with a 12.5-inch display.
There are no details yet, but there were rumors a few days ago that the Surface Pro X with more features and another device codenamed “Sparti” developed will be on the market. Now, the first entry in the dealer system confirms these rumors.
Specifically, four variants of the new Surface Pro X with a 13-inch display can be expected. All of which have 16 GB of RAM. A report released by colleagues at Windows Central yesterday showed that the “new” Microsoft SQ2 SoC will work. The chip may be based on Snapdragon 8cx Gen2. Which can provide an integrated 5G modem for Surface Pro X.
Based on Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD standard?
The second new Microsoft Surface model that will be launched in the next few weeks is the so-called Microsoft Surface Laptop 12.5. As the name suggests, the device has a 12.5-inch display, so it is more compact than the Surface Laptop 3. The new device can be purchased from the first retailer, and they have 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal flash memory. Listed.
So far, although some benchmark items can provide more information, we can only make assumptions about the hardware foundation. In the Geekbench database, you can find the test results of only devices designated as OEMQN EV2 and OEMQN DV. The name corresponds to the name known to Microsoft’s earlier pre-series devices, so it is very likely that this is the new Surface hardware.
The benchmark database specifically named Intel Core i5-1035G1 as CPU, which is a quad-core x86 SoC of the Intel “Ice Lake” family. The basic rate of the chip is 1.0 GHz, but if necessary, one or more cores can be accelerated to 3.6 GHz to provide more power. Intel specifies power consumption as 15 watts, so it can be assumed that active cooling is used. Geekbench also talked about 8 or 16 GB of RAM, although it remains to be seen whether these two configurations will actually be available.