Microsoft's Surface Books need to be updated. Although the company announced a host of new devices at its event last October, we were somewhat surprised that there was no update to the Surface Book in sight – a product that was last updated in November 2017.
It seems we don't have to wait too long: Brad Sams from Petri reports that Microsoft will release Surface Book 3 at an event in NYC this spring. The company is also expected to announce the Surface Go 2, an update to Microsoft's most affordable and compact Surface device ̵
Sams says he also does not expect a major revision of the product design, rather than anticipating minor external changes and major internal updates.
The former could disappoint those of us who hoped for smaller frames for the new devices because the chunky edges look dated compared to most of the competition. Microsoft has shown a new design direction with Suface Pro X, Neo and Duo, but it seems that we shouldn't stand in the way of the aesthetic differences to Book 3 and Go 2.
Inside, Sams sources claim that the book will include 3 10th generation Intel processors and 16v series Nvidia GTX GPUs. It's a bit of a shame that there are no plans for 20 series RTX cards. However, the 15-inch model may support Quadro graphics that are aimed at data scientists rather than developers and gamers. Sams also assumes that the maximum RAM of 32 GB and a 1 TB SSD will be available.
The Go 2 will likely stick to a Pentium Gold or low-end core M chip. Somewhat surprisingly, the company reportedly does not intend to use an ARM chip like the Surface Pro X to extend battery life.
The prices for both models should be similar to those of the previous generation.
There is a possibility that we will see the Surface Headphones Gen 2 at the event, and it is also worth noting that the new Surface Earbuds announced in October have been postponed until spring – we may see them at the same event ,
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Published on February 14, 2020 – 20:57 UTC