Microsoft To Launch First Surface Gaming Laptop, Ships With Intel’s 12th Gen CPUs & NVIDIA’s Ampere

Microsoft with its premium Surface Laptop lineup offering a 2-in-1 (Tablet+Laptop) mobile experience has brought up a renaissance in the laptop ecosystem. These devices do cost more than your average laptop, since that’s the premium you pay for those extra features along with the ‘Microsoft’ branding. All that aside since today we have information uncovering the First ever ‘Gaming Laptop’ from the surface series.

The First Surface Gaming Laptop

Over at theprimegaming.com, a leaked chart showcases all the specs we should expect from the ‘Surface Gaming Laptop’. 

Display:

The screen features a 16-inch Pixelsense Flow display, showing that touch screen is yet again included along with a refresh rate that can go as high as 165Hz. The screen resolution is rated at 2560×1440 (1440p) coupled with Dolby Vision support.

CPU & GPU:

The ‘Surface Gaming Laptop’ is not just a single device, rather it is a lineup. Shipping with i5 and i7 Alder Lake CPUs, expect top-of-the-line performance. The i5 variants are treated with NVIDIA’s RTX 3050 Ti GPU (4GB G6), whereas the higher-end i7 doubles down on the gaming experience being paired with the RTX 3070 Ti (8GB).

Surface Gaming Laptop Leaked Specs | theprimegaming.com

Software

Microsoft is offering the Windows 11 Home OS with the Surface Gaming Laptop. Being aimed at gamers, a 1 month trial for the Xbox Ultimate Game Pass will be provided to users for free. Looking to game while still working? Fear not, for Microsoft gives another free trial for its Microsoft 365 software package (1 month).

Chargers & Battery

The out of the box experience grants you with the Surface Gaming Laptop (As Expected) and a 102W charger for the i5 variants or a 127W charger if you opt for the i7 counterpart.

The laptop offers a 16 hour battery life for the i5 decreasing down to 15 hours for the i7 variant. Do remember, ‘typical device usage’ does not equate to high-end gaming, so expect your battery to tank massively if you do happen to game on this device.

Storage

Arriving in multiple choices, the storage department ranges from 256GB2TB of SSD (removable) storage. The pricing will vary depending upon your liking.

Surface Laptop | Microsoft via CNN

Connections

The laptop offers 3xUSB-C connections along with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4 port(s). A 3.5mm headphone jack is also included unlike phones nowadays and 1x Surface Connect Port for connecting your laptop to an external full-sized monitor.

Exterior

Packed with a Magnesium & Aluminium Casing for additional protection, expect no loose end in the physical design, protection wise. Magnesium is 35% less dense than Aluminium allowing for thinner and sleeker designs without any compromise on the strength of the material used.

This paired with the Platinum and Matte Black design is a true embodiment of beauty with strength. We do not have any real-life pictures of this laptop, however, the on-paper specs really do increase our expectations.

Release Date

While this is just a leak, Microsoft may be aiming at the Surface event scheduled for the 22nd of September to announce their new Surface Gaming Laptops. 

Abdullah Faisal
With a love for computers since the age of give, Abdullah has always sought to delve into the depths of information, and uses it as his guiding light. He believes success is of utmost importance as history is written by the victor.