07 May 2020
Microsoft is expected to launch Surface Book 3 and Surface Go this year and a few key details on both the laptops have now surfaced. The Surface Book 3 SKUs have spotted on Energy Star, a federal program that certifies devices for electronic efficiency. Together with this, Energy Star has confirmed the existence of a third Surface Go 2 SKU as well.
According to the listing, it looks like Microsoft has developed Ice Lake-U versions of the Surface Book 3. Reportedly, Energy Star shows that both 13-inch (model 1899) and 15-inch (model 1900) variants have been tested running a quad-core Core i7 processor with 1.3GHz base clock and 32GB RAM.
According to previous rumors, a 16GB RAM option of the Surface Book 3 may also be offered and SSD options will be 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB respectively. Past reports have shared that Surface Book 3 may integrate NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 series graphics card.
Energy Star’s listings reportedly also confirm that there are two other models under testing –a Surface Go 2 1901 and a Surface Go 2 1926. A separate Energy Star listing notes that the Surface Go 2 will be “available on market” on May 1, 2020. The base model is tipped to offer 4GB RAM, 11-inch display with Intel Pentium Gold 44425 processor, and 64GB internal flash memory. A higher-end Surface Go 2 may come powered by Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, pack 8GB RAM, with up to 256GB SSD
The exact launch timeframe of these two Surface products is unknown. Also, we don’t know if Microsoft has any plans to bring more Surface products alongside these higher-end and lowest-end PCs. Microsoft is also expected to bring new headphones with active noise cancellation, but exactly when remains a mystery.