The Microsoft Surface series of sleek, ultraportable laptops and notebook computers haven’t officially launched yet. In fact, Microsoft hasn’t even officially acknowledged the existence of the next iteration of Surface Go and Surface Book. However, an online retailer may have accidentally leaked all the relevant details, including specifications, features, price, and availability of the Microsoft Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3.
Microsoft is readying multiple models and iterations from the popular Surface line of sleek and ultra-portable computing devices along with their accessories and peripherals. The Windows OS maker recently approached the FCC to reportedly secure the relevant wireless communication and networking licenses for the Surface Go 2, strongly indicating an imminent launch. The arrival of the newest member of the Microsoft Surface lineup has been almost confirmed by Italian reseller Breakpoint.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 And Surface Book 3 Specifications, Features Leak:
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is the second iteration of the smallest and most aggressively priced member of the Surface lineup. It has been more than two years since the original Microsoft Surface Go first arrived at retailers. The Surface Go was deliberately embedded with entry-level hardware and components to keep the price in check. However, the Surface Go 2 doesn’t appear to follow the same design philosophy. It seems Microsoft has upgraded the Surface Go and Surface Book line with relevant and mainstream hardware and increased the asking prices.
Coming to the specifications, the Surface Go 2 will ship with either Intel Core m3-8100Y or Pentium 4425Y CPU. There’s a powerful Intel Core m3 processor variant, but it will be marketed as Surface Go 2 for Business and Enterprise use. The Surface Go 2 will feature a large 10-inch display with 1800×1200 pixels resolution. Microsoft is expected to offer the Surface Go 2 in 4GB and 8GB RAM variants with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage options.
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The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is expected to retain the overall aesthetics but will undergo significant upgrades in the internal components. The sleek ultraportable computing device will come in 13.5-inch as well as 15-inch display variants. Microsoft is reportedly embedding Intel’s 10th-generation CPUs and dedicated Nvidia Quadro GPU.
The CPU inside Surface Book 3 could be the 14nm Comet Lake-U variant. However, the Surface Book is Microsoft’s premium portable computing device, and the company has already upgraded the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro to Ice Lake-U processors. The listing mentions two different CPU options—Intel Core i5-10210U and the Intel Core i7-10510U for the Surface Book 3. The 2-in-1 will ship with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB of RAM options. Microsoft is expected to offer multiple onboard SSD storage options up to 1 TB in size.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 And Surface Book 3 Price, Launch And Availability:
With the upcoming Surface products, Microsoft appears to have decided to offer premium and powerful internals for the Surface Go 2. Hence, the device might end up a little bit more expensive. According to the leaked listings, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 will retail at a starting price of 626 Euros for the Intel Core m3-8100Y variant and may go all the way up to 960 Euros for the Intel Pentium 4425Y variants.
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The 13.5-inch variant of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 could start at 1,617 Euros, and go up to 2,616 Euros for the top-end variant. The larger 15-inch screen variant of the Surface Book 3 is expected to launch at 2,234 Euros for the base variant and go up to 3,441 Euros for the top-end variant.
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Microsoft has yet to officially acknowledge the existence of the Microsoft Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3. However, the company has been quite busy with the development of the ultraportable 2-in-1 devices. Microsoft is about to hold its Build Developer Conference next month. The digital-only event is scheduled to take place from May 19 to May 21. It is quite likely the company might just launch the latest Surface-branded devices. However, the event has traditionally been reserved for Windows OS updates.