We’ve come to recognize the fall as a time Microsoft typically showcases its updates to the Surface line, but there have a couple of products that have unveiled and released at different times over the years and that includes the original Surface Laptop, the Surface Go and the Surface Book. Of the three non-fall releases, it seems the Surface Go and Surface Book are gearing up for Spring announcement this year as Brad Sams over at Petri is reporting.
Without revealing sources, Sams published agenda highlights and a presumed location for Microsoft’s Spring event, placing it in New York with the company planning on unveiling updated Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 hardware as well as discussing the long-awaited Surface Earbuds as well as a possible nod to a refreshed pair of Surface Headphones.
As far as specifics go, Microsoft should be discussing updates to 10th generation Intel processors, 16** series NVIDIA GTX, Quadro series GPU’s, 16 and 32GB RAM configurations and 1TB SSD storage options for the Surface Book 3. The Surface Go is expected to come with a lower end Intel Pentium Gold chipset for the base configuration while an upgrade setup could come with a Core M processor.
In regards to hardware upgrades, Sams doesn’t believe there will be much in the way of major design changes. Similar to the Surface Laptop 3, the Surface Book will retain the basic design of the previous Surface Books with perhaps a refinement to the charging set up for the device as it now has to accommodate for the boost in GPU output. Presumably, Microsoft will make some additional refinements to the hinge mechanism as well as screen technology for the Surface Book 3, but by in large, the laptop should still look like a Surface Book 1 & 2.
While many have called for a reduction in the now comically large bezel profile of the Surface Go, Microsoft may opt to keep the large borders this time around and only push out internal updates to keep production cost in line.
There are no specific dates as to when this Spring event will take place, but Microsoft has until roughly the end of June to decided a window to announce its updated devices.