Microsoft is expected to release new versions of its Surface Pro and Surface Laptop early next year, and today images of these products have surfaced online as they are certified in Korea. These images confirm that the devices will not feature any new design, preferring instead to keep the external chassis identical to that of the previous generation.
The ads were spotted by Cozyplanes on Twitter, who also noted that the certification listings confirm each person’s model number: 1950 for the Surface Laptop and 1960 for the Surface Pro. Due to the severity of these updates, I wonder if Microsoft will choose to simply call them “new Surface Pro” and “new Surface Laptop,” as it did with the Surface Pro X 2020.
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According to my own sources, the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop will launch in mid-January and feature 11th Gen Intel processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The Surface Laptop will again have AMD options, but I’m not sure what specific processor options will be offered at this time.
I understand this launch will be silent, with little fanfare outside of the initial announcement. The Surface Pro 8 is also expected to offer an LTE option for customers who need it, I’m told. I also hear that Microsoft is hoping to start rolling out the Surface Duo in more markets soon after the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop launch.
So it looks like Microsoft’s hardware lineup in early 2021 consists of a new Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and the Surface Duo rolled out in more markets. I don’t expect to see a new Surface Studio anytime soon, but I’ve heard that a new black option for Surface Go 2 may also appear in January.
In the meantime, what do you think of the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop? Let us know in the comments.
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