In addition to new Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 products, Microsoft may plan to update Surface Laptop 4 later this year. Microsoft is testing a mysterious new Surface product using Intel’s Ice Lake processor, according to new benchmarks.
The devices mentioned in the list do appear to be Microsoft Surface products, as the company has previously used the “OEM” code for its Surface Go and Surface Pro 7 devices.
Microsoft is testing a new Surface with an Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor with a primary frequency of 3.7Ghz and a turbo frequency of 4.8Ghz. According to the benchmark, the devices mentioned in the list have a 3:2 aspect ratio display and a resolution of 1536 x 1024.
It is also reported that the unknown Microsoft Surface also comes with 16GB of LPDDR4 memory, Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) and the BIOS released on March 19.
The surface new feature also features SK Hynix’s HFM512GDGTNG-87A0A NVMe 512GB SSD storage. Notably, Microsoft has previously used this SSD in Surface Laptop 3 (Ryzen 7), while Toshiba Toshiba’s KBG40ZNS256G NVMe SSD is used in Ice Lake processor devices. If this is a hint, it will be an upgrade to an existing Surface Laptop laptop.
In related news, benchmarks show that the powerful Surface Book 3 may be under development. Several 3DMark listings reveal the configuration of the suspected Surface Book 3.
Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 prototype uses the Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake processor and Nvidia GTX 1650 Max Q graphics. The variant may be a 13.5-inch version, and the 15-inch Surface Book 3 prototype features the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics.