Microsoft will hold a new product launch event on October 2 to announce the new-gen Surface line products. Although it is rumored that Microsoft will launch new forms of devices such as foldable tablets, most of the lineup will still be the successor of the current Microsoft Surface Pro/Laptop models. Today, Windowsarea has revealed many of the configuration specifications of those upcoming Surface devices.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
According to the source, all Microsoft Surface Pro 7 models will have a built-in LTE modem. Some models may run the Snapdragon 8cx processor. But even Intel devices will have an LTE modem. Intel devices are likely to use Intel’s latest 10th generation CPU processors.
The USB-C interface will eventually appear on the Surface Pro. But this does not mean that the Surface Connect interface will be removed. The USB-C interface is said to replace the DisplayPort display interface. But due to the continued existence of Surface Connect, the USB-C port will not support Thunderbolt 3. The Surface Connect will continue to use the PCIe channel.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
Unlike the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3 will get rid of the outdated Surface Connect interface. All models will come with the USB-C and USB-A ports.
According to the report, Microsoft will introduce an all-aluminum model that does not contain Alcantara. The commercial version is also expected to include a replaceable SDD. For consumers, Microsoft will eventually bring its highly anticipated Surface Laptop gold version to other regions.
Finally, Microsoft will not release the AMD processor version of the Surface notebook as rumored.