Microsoft Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 are coming soon: Brad Sams of petri.com says that, as an insider on everything related to the Colossus of Redmond is one of the most reliable sources ever (he also wrote a book on the genesis of the Surface brand, to say). Sams says that the two computers will be presented during the Microsoft hardware spring event, which should be held as usual in New York: there is no precise information on the date.
The new generations should not change the design we are used to today too radically. Predictably, there will be an improvement in the technical specifications, but the range and (above all) prices should remain substantially in line with the current ones. Availability is expected, as usual, a few weeks later.
For Surface Book 3 we talk about 10th generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia GTX 16xx GPU. It is interesting to note that the most prestigious model, probably again with a 15 “display, could even include professional video cards from the Quadro line. The maximum RAM should double, from 16 to 32 GB, while for SSDs the possibility of solutions is speculated at 1 TB.
In short, Quadro goes into the field of portable workstations, in short; Sams notes that these GPUs have a generally very high energy consumption, so it is possible that it will be necessary to take some measures on the charger / heat dissipation side.
Surface Go 2 will also follow in the footsteps of its predecessor rather faithfully. There will be Intel’s latest Pentium Gold, alongside a more powerful Core M-based solution. In the past there was talk of the possibility of a variant with SoC Arm, but Sams claims that it is a false track (on the other hand there is the Surface Pro X for ARM chips).
According to the source, among the high-profile accessories Microsoft could return to the Surface Earbuds speech, announced last October but postponed (precisely) to this spring. The new generation of Surface Headphones could also arrive, over-ear wireless headphones, the only thing known for now is that they exist