Microsoft Will Likely Announce a Surface Book 3 and Go 2 in the Spring

A woman walking with a Surface Go
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According to Brad Sams over at Petri, Microsoft is planning to hold a hardware event this spring. Though we’ll have to wait on a formal announcement, it sounds like we can expect successors to the current Surface Book 2 and Surface Go hardware. We may hear more about the delayed Surface Buds, as well.

To be clear, anything and everything could change between now and Microsoft’s unannounced event. The company famously axed the Surface Mini shortly before its announcement, after all. But the information coming out of Petri so far falls well within the realm of believability.

The Surface Book 3 (at least that’s the likely name), probably won’t see a design overhaul. Instead, you can look forward to refreshed specs, including NVIDIA GTX 16xx-series graphics and 10th-generation Intel Core processors.

Likewise, the Surface Go 2 (still not an official name), will mostly sport a similar if not exact look, along with new processor options. While some were speculating an ARM transition, that appears not to be the case. Microsoft seems to be sticking with a low-powered Intel Pentium Gold processor. It sounds like a Core M3 processor option may be in the works, which would be a welcome addition.

Finally, we may hear more about the previously announced Surface Buds. If you don’t remember them, that’s likely because you forcefully scrubbed the in-ear pancakes from your mind. Microsoft delayed the wireless earbud’s release, and we may hear new information on the devices.

We’ll keep crossing our finger for a Surface Studio Monitor (no computer attached), but we’re not holding our breath.

via Petri

 

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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