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Rumor: Microsoft Surface Laptop Refresh Only Brings New CPUs

The update is said to mainly bring a “hardware-refresh” around new CPUs.


is gearing up for a special Surface presentation on September 21, with reports suggesting a primary focus on updating the CPUs in its Surface laptops.

According to German outlet WinFuture, information shared by online retailers indicates that the next generation of Microsoft´s will see just minor changes. They write the update will mainly bring a “hardware refresh” around new CPUs.

Upgrades for Surface Laptop Studio

The Surface Laptop Studio is anticipated to receive a major update. It's set to be powered by Intel's 45W Core i7-13800H Raptor Lake CPU, which has six high-performance and eight efficiency cores, reaching speeds of up to 5.0GHz. Configurations will be available with 16GB or 32GB of RAM and storage choices between 512GB or 1TB SSD. The existing model is equipped with 11th-gen and an NVIDIA RTX GPU.

Surface Laptop Go 2

The Surface Laptop Go 2 is slated for a transition to Intel's Core i5-1235U Alder Lake CPU. This chip features two performance cores and eight efficiency cores, with potential speeds of up to 4.4GHz. The model is expected to offer storage capacities of 128GB or 256GB SSD, all complemented with 8GB RAM.

Surface Go 3

The 3 is set to feature Intel's N200 Alder Lake quad-core chip, capable of speeds up to 3.7GHz. This model will be paired with 8GB RAM, and storage options will span from 64GB to 256GB. There's buzz around the tech community, as hinted by WinFuture, that Microsoft might rename this model to Surface Go 4.

Consistent Design with New Internals

While the internal CPU upgrades are significant, Microsoft appears to maintain the overall design aesthetics for these new models. The launch is scheduled for September 21, with availability in selected countries expected by October.

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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