Microsoft: Surface Pro 9 and Laptop 5 coming October 12th

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On October 12, Microsoft will introduce the next generation Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. Speculations surrounding the new devices say that this time the Surface Pro and Surface Pro X will be merged into one series. This time, only processors from Intel are to be used for the new Surface Laptop.

The still nameless event is scheduled to take place on October 12 from 4 p.m. German time and will most likely be broadcast live. There has long been speculation in the rumor mill that another Surface event could take place in October.

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In terms of content, the event will revolve around the Surface Pro 9 and the Surface Laptop 5, according to the latest rumors from WinFuture. Microsoft introduced the still current Surface Pro 8 on September 22, 2021 alongside the Surface Go 3, an updated Surface Pro X, the Surface Laptop Studio, the Surface Duo 2 and accessories such as the Surface Slim Pen. The Surface Laptop 4, on the other hand, is half a year older and was launched in April 2021.

Alder Lake or arm for the Surface Pro 9

The Surface Pro 9 is designed to make the move from Intel Tiger Lake to Alder Lake. According to WinFuture, the Core i5-1235U is used in the base model and the Core i7-1255U in the more expensive versions. The current Surface Pro 8 uses the Core i5-1135G7 (consumer) and Core i5-1145G7 (business) or the Core i7-1185G7 in the top model. At the lower end there is another version with a Core i3-1115G4. The 2-in-1 is also expected to come with 256GB to 1TB PCIe SSDs.

The Surface Pro 9 and Surface Pro X are to be combined into one series this year, so that both Intel and Qualcomm processors will be used. The plan is to use the Microsoft SQ3, which is said to be a separate version of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 that is used in the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s (test). It is still unknown which adjustments will be made to the SoC for Microsoft. With SQ1 and SQ2, the CPU and GPU were sometimes clocked higher than with 8cx and 8cx Gen 2.

Surface Pro 9 will start at 1,300 euros

According to information from WinFuture, Microsoft will continue the tradition of the 13-inch touch screen in 3:2 format and with 2,880 × 1,920 use the same resolution. On the other hand, certain housing colors are to be new, because in addition to black and platinum silver, a green tone called “Forest” and a bluish “Sapphire” are planned. The Surface Pro 9 should start at 1,300 euros with a Core i5, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD.

Surface Laptop 5 really without AMD option?

The Surface Laptop 5 is said to have the same CPU models offered by Intel such as the Surface Pro 9. Currently there is no indication that Microsoft will offer AMD models again, according to WinFuture. However, both statements contradict rumors from February, according to which the Surface Laptop 5 should be based on Alder Lake-P instead of Alder Lake-U and additionally adapted Ryzen 6000U should be available. According to earlier speculation, a change to 120 Hz displays, Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 and larger batteries are also planned.

For the Surface Laptop 4 with 13.5 inches You can choose the Ryzen 5 4680U alongside two Intel CPUs, while the 15-inch version has the Ryzen 7 4980U to choose from. The Surface Laptop 5 is said to start at 1,200 euros in 13.5 inches and at 1,500 euros in 15 inches.