If you've wondered what Surface Laptop 3 will bring to the table, you've come to the right place.
At the first Surface laptop hit the market just over two years ago and stuck to Windows 10 S mode. This was not a compelling device, especially not alongside the rest of the Surface product range. However, Microsoft refined the formula sufficiently and redefined the Surface Laptop image Surface Laptop 2 It finally went on the road last year, it became one of the best best laptops on the market.
What makes us think: how exactly does the Surface Laptop 3 look like and what innovations does it bring to the table?
Beyond the necessary upgrades of its internal components – Intel Whiskey Lake or Ice Lake Chips – initially, higher resolution and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity are among the highest on our wish list. A Thunderbolt 3 would only happen if Microsoft is willing to give up its proprietary surface connector.
Currently, we have no specific information about Surface Laptop 3. However, some speculate that Microsoft may be demonstrating this Event on 2 October,
In fact, a recently discovered The benchmark appears to be a Surface Pro or Surface laptop running on an Intel Core 10th generation i5-1035G1 processor. Could it be the Surface Laptop 3 we were waiting for? There is a good chance.
Until Microsoft releases official information on the next-generation Surface Laptop, we can only speculate on leaks, rumors, and information about previous Surface Laptop versions.
Here are the speculations, predictions and rumors about the Surface Laptop 3 we heard about the grapevine. Make sure this page is bookmarked, and we'll update you with all the news and rumors about the release date of Surface Laptop 3 coming our way.
Cut to the hunt
- What is it? The next surface laptop
- When is it out? Earliest in September 2019
- How much does it cost? Probably around 999 US dollars (about 980 GBP, 1,385 AU $)
Release date of Surface Laptop 3
not as Surface Pro 7For example, Microsoft has just released two Surface Laptops. This is not surprising as it is a product line that has only been around for less than two years. However, this also means that we have less information available when guessing the release window.
The original Surface Laptop appeared in June 2017 next to the Surface Pro, However, the successor model Surface Laptop 2 was released in October 2018. Although we may see the Surface Laptop 3 later in 2019, it is difficult to predict in which month it will be released.
Granted, June 2019 came and went without a teaser from Microsoft. We hope for a release in October.
Since Intel has already begun to deliver Eissee Chips on August 1 – and as Microsoft prepares for the event on October 2, the company was able to introduce the Surface Laptop 3 at the event and bring it out a few days or weeks later. Especially if this recently reviewed device, which prizes an Ice Lake chip, is the next Surface notebook.
That's all speculation of course, so you should take it with a grain of salt. We will update this section as soon as we learn about the release date of Surface Laptop 3.
Surface Laptop 3 price
The first Surface Laptop was released for $ 799 (approximately £ 560, $ 1,000). That was with an Intel Core m3 processor and Windows 10 S out of the box.
The Surface Laptop 2, on the other hand, has significantly increased its entry-level price and billed users $ 200 more than the original for $ 999 (£ 979, $ 1,499). To be fair, this higher price was associated with full-featured Ultrabook processors in every configuration – not to mention the full Windows 10 Home. The upgrade was worth the price increase.
It is very likely that Microsoft will charge $ 999 (£ 979, $ 1,499) for Surface Book 3 to match similar ultrabooks like Microsoft's Dell XPS 13,
What we want to see
The Surface Laptop 2 has already improved considerably compared to the Surface Laptop. It's harder to know what else Microsoft could do to make it even better. Nevertheless, we have come up with a few things that we would like to see in the Surface Laptop 3, using our technical know-how as a guideline.
The Surface Laptop 2 has significantly improved the processors offered, moving from dual-core Kaby Lake chips to quad-core Kaby Lake refresh chips of the eighth generation. Nevertheless, more speed is never bad and we would like to see more power behind the Surface Laptop 3.
There are already technically faster and more powerful processors of the Ultrabook class, starting with the Whiskey Lake chips from Intel. However, these offer such a low increase in performance that upgrading is really not worthwhile.
At the CES 2019Intel announced his 10nm Ice Lake processorsThis promises a twofold increase in performance for specific workloads. While Intel's performance claims should be taken with a little salt, the gains in performance and battery life that a 10nm process would bring are still exciting. And we would like to see that in the next Surface laptop.
Thunderbolt 3, please
Now that Thunderbolt 3 has become the standard, Microsoft must necessarily include the technology in the next range of laptops. There are so many monitors, external hard drives, and other peripherals using Thunderbolt 3, and Microsoft needs to adapt the surface-based port selection to the modern age-the Surface connection will not be long in coming.
Luckily, Microsoft has filed a patent new magnetic USB-C charger, That would be the best of both worlds. We just hope that the technology is ready and available on Surface Laptop 3 before release.
Refresh the design
The Surface Laptop 2 has largely taken over the appearance of its predecessor. Apart from a new black color option, there were no major design changes. For the Surface Laptop 3, however, we would like Microsoft to offer a sleeker design.
Microsoft is not against pursuing thinner designs. Microsoft has patented a thinner type cover, with a touchpad integrated directly into the PCB. This could potentially cause the Surface Pro 7 to take up less space overall. However, we would also be interested in whether this design philosophy can be transferred to other Surface devices.
Thinner laptops are always in demand, so a thinner and lighter Surface Laptop 3 is very likely.
However, we recently received a patent from Microsoft that could make the fur-covered design of the Surface Laptop 3 a little more meaningful. The patent describes a touch-sensitive materialThis may result in the Surface Laptop 3 having more touch controls on the device's housing, e.g. B. for volume or brightness. Maybe a fuzzy touch bar?
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