Earlier this month, we caught wind that Microsoft was preparing a new, smaller Surface Laptop for later this yr, reportedly with a 12.5-inch show. And now, two usually dependable sources are suggesting Microsoft will announce it tomorrow, October 1st.
It’s referred to as the Floor Laptop computer Go, according to WinFuture’s Roland Quandt, who noticed one itemizing with Home windows 10 Professional that price as little as €649 (roughly $750 USD), which sounds a superb bit cheaper than the Surface Laptop 3’s beginning value of $999. Quandt speculates that variations with Home windows 10 Residence is likely to be priced even decrease.
WalkingCat, typically dependable with Microsoft rumors, tweeted in mid-September that the corporate may host on both September 30th or October 1st to announce Floor units, and Quandt says that tomorrow is now the anticipated day.
In fact, that lower cost suggests you received’t essentially get the most recent and best specs. Quandt says we’re a 1536 x 1024-pixel LCD display screen (nonetheless with that spacious 3:2 facet ratio, although!), a last-gen Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake processor, and as little as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. He additionally says that Microsoft could have cheaped out on that 64GB of storage once more by making it a relatively sluggish eMMC as a substitute of a correct SATA or NVMe-based PCI-Categorical SSD.
Floor Laptop computer Go: 12.45in 1536x1024px PixelSense LCD, Intel Core i5-1035G1, 4/8GB, 64/128/256GB (64 is barely eMMC), 13h battery. USB-A/C, Floor Join, 3.5mm, 11xx grams. Silver, Blue, Gold.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) September 30, 2020
In the fuller post, Quandt says we’re additionally anticipating Wi-Fi 6 and a fingerprint reader baked into the facility button with Home windows Whats up assist for quick logins. 13 hours of battery additionally sounds good if true.
We’re very desirous to see what sort of design and worth for cash Microsoft can carry to the $700-$800 vary. We preferred the Floor Laptop computer 3, we preferred the Surface Go 2 tablet, and this may very well be even sooner and even much less cramped than the Floor Go 2 for just a little extra cash.