With a few weeks to go until Microsoft’s next event, we discovered new details about its new generation of “Surface” notebooks. According to information released by the WinFuture this Monday (26), the Surface Laptop 5 should bring few design changes and focus only on evolving the performance of its hardware.
The ultra-thin notebook must have the Same 47.4Wh battery as Surface Laptop 4. Interestingly, the same models will be produced with 13.5-inch and 15-inch screens, so the only improvement in battery life for these notebooks should be the energy efficiency of their processors and other components.
It is in this area that Microsoft should extract the benefits of the 12th generation of Intel Core processors, such that they now have a hybrid design characterized by the use of “large” (high performance) and “small” (low consumption) cores. The Surface Laptop 5 is expected to have options with Core i7-1255U and Core i5-1235U.
Core i7-1255U and Core i5-1235U have the same configuration of 10 cores (2 high performance + 8 low power) and 12 threads. The most expensive model works with 4.7GHz maximum clock on its high-performance “P” cores, while the more affordable one delivers a maximum frequency of 4.5 GHz.
While the leak does not mention the release of versions powered by AMD processors, it is possible that the Surface Laptop 5 will adopt the same strategy as its predecessor and offer options with Ryzen 6000 APUs.
Microsoft is expected to launch the notebook alongside its supposed all-in-one gaming notebook and the Surface Pro 9, which will now have options equipped with Intel and ARM processors — possibly introducing the Microsoft SQ3, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 For now, prices and other specifications have not been revealed.