Right after a massive Windows 11 update, Microsoft has set October 12, 2022 as a big day with some big announcements. It’s around this time of year when Microsoft releases new devices, and we’re expected to see new Surface hardware.
WinFuture (often a trusted source for all things Windows) reports that the Surface Laptop 5 and the Surface Pro 9 will be showcased with the latest 12th-generation Intel processors. Roland Quant, another well-known source, suggests that both the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 share a few components. He suggests that the two new laptops be equipped with the Intel Core i5-1235U and Core i7-1255U processors, and not the more powerful Alder Lake P series.
The Surface Pro 9 5G is expected to include a modified version of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, the Microsoft SQ3. Quant also claims that the Surface Laptop 5 will have the same processor options.
Both models are, according to (you guessed it) Quant, sold with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage capacities.
As for the price, we’ll have to brace ourselves to see the Surface Pro 9 around $1,270 (£1,130 or 1,920 AU$) and the Surface Pro around $1,350 (£1,200 or 2040 AU$)
What we expect
While we’re very hyped for the new Surface products, we have a few expectations and things we’d like to see when the Surface Pro 9 comes out.
The Surface Pro 8 was near perfect, so we can’t wait to see how the Surface Pro 9 improves on all the qualities of the older models, such as 4K video capabilities, long battery life and vivid display.
However, there were a few concerns that we hope will be addressed with this new launch (such as the Type Cover that comes with the substantial price of the laptop/tablet). When we reviewed the Surface Pro 8, we hoped its successor would step up its processors to the Intel Alder Lake series, which, if Quant is correct, may not be the case.
The price of the Surface Pro 9 is paramount to how well the device can be received. If it stays roughly the same price as its predecessor (around $1,130, £999 or AU$1,699) it could be better received, even if the keyboard and Type Cover still aren’t included (they really should be). Any price hike could make future users hesitant to buy the Surface Pro 9 when you consider that the 2-in-1 laptop needs a $179 (£159 or 270 AU$) keyboard to get a working laptop. to be.
So you would pay for an expensive tablet and also the keyboard, which is just a big question when you could just get it any other laptop that will (more than likely) come with everything it needs.
Hopefully Microsoft will hear our call for a keyboard and trackpad bundle, but we can only wait and see. Should the Surface Pro 9 build on its exceptional predecessor, it could surpass many of today’s tablets and laptops – and perhaps even its biggest rival, the iPad Pro.