Microsoft’s fall 2022 product rumors revealed
Microsoft's Surface event will be held on October 12, and as the day approaches, more and more fans are getting more and more curious about the devices that the tech giant may launch. As of now, sources say Microsoft will bring us the Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and a new Surface Studio desktop.
The Surface Pro 9 is one of the biggest items expected to appear at the event after being spotted in a published FCC filing. According to WinFuture, it will be available with Intel's 12th generation Core i5 or Core i7 U-series processor options, with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB storage options. Windows Central's Zac Bowden also shared that the Surface Pro 9 will come in ARM and Intel configurations, with the former having a 5G-connected SKU and powered by a custom Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 SoC. There are also rumors that the device could get a 2880 x 1920 display and will be available in black, forest, graphite, platinum and sapphire.
On the other hand, according to reports, Surface Laptop 5 will be available in Core i5-1235U and Core i7-1255U processor versions. Apart from that, it has also been claimed that the device will also be available in two size variations. 13-inch and 15-inch. The rest of it is not expected to differ much from the Surface Laptop 4, especially in terms of SSD storage and memory configuration options. Nevertheless, we can expect better LPDDR5x memory, which is a nice improvement over the current Surface Laptop 4's LPDDR4x. According to further rumors, it has the same 2496 x 1664 resolution and bezel size as the Surface 4 and will feature integrated Intel Xe graphics and a 12th generation CPU (Intel EVO). We've heard that the Surface Laptop 5's camera will also come with Full HD 1080p resolution (from the current 720p) and a 120Hz display, but there are no other signs or evidence to support this claim.
Surface Laptop 5 15"
Common for all variants:
- RES: 2496x1664
- 12th gen cpu (Intel EVO)
- Windows 11 Home
- Intel Xe Graphics (integrated graphics)
- BT 5.1 + WiFi 6
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The Surface Studio 3 (rumored to be named "Surface Studio 2 Plus") also has high expectations, especially since an FCC filing was found earlier in 2022 describing an "all-in-one desktop computer ". Given that the Surface Studio 2 was released four years ago, now is probably the best time to offer a new product. Unfortunately, the news about the Surface Studio 3 sounds a bit depressing. According to another report from Bowden, it will simply feature an Intel Core i7-11370H CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU. These components are not state-of-the-art by today's standards, but they can do a lot of good, especially the GPU, which is still technically new. Other things to look forward to are 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, a 60Hz display, and three USB-C ports.
We'll see how accurate these details are on Wednesday, so watch Microsoft's Fall 2022 live stream via Microsoft's event site at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.