October 2022 will be a busy month for Microsoft. The company plans to release the first “instant” update for Windows 11 and release Windows 10 version 22H2. In addition, customers are expecting Microsoft to host the Surface event and unveil the next generation of Surface devices. As we get closer to the event, more leaks reveal details about future computers from Microsoft. As reported by WinFuture , the software giant plans to change the processors it will choose for the next Surface Laptop update.
We already know that Microsoft wants to combine the Surface Pro and Pro X lines into one family of devices, giving users the option to choose an Intel or ARM processor. This is similar to how Microsoft allows you to customize the Surface Laptop 4 with AMD and Intel processors. Unfortunately, it looks like the Surface Pro “5” will strip that privilege, leaving the device only with 12th-gen Intel processors.
WinFuture claims that they are not 100% sure that Microsoft decided to kill AMD-based Surface laptops, so take this information with a healthy dose of skepticism, even though the source has a solid list of accurate leaks.
Like any other Surface update, future PCs will feature new chassis colors. In addition to the already classic black and platinum, Microsoft plans to introduce Forest (green) and Sapphire (blue?) variants for the Surface Pro “9”. In terms of pricing, the Surface Pro “9” will be available in Europe for around €1,300 for an entry-level model with an Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Surface Notebook “5” in the base 13-inch configuration will cost 1,200 euros, while the 15-inch variant will cost 1,500 euros.
For now, the latest report contradicts rumors that Microsoft is preparing a new Surface laptop with Ryzen 6000 processors. Other leaks point to an upcoming Surface gaming laptop with only 12th Gen Intel processors. Fortunately, there are only a few weeks left before the event, so everything will clear up soon.