There’s probably going to be a Surface Laptop refresh this year

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Intel revealed that their 10nm process is delayed yet again, maybe until even the 2nd half of 2019. Microsoft can’t leave dual core Surface Laptops in the market until the 2nd half of 2019 so surely we will see a quad core ‘refresh’ of the Surface Laptop, I assume this year. They might even refresh the Surface Pro with a quad core option too.

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14 responses to “There’s probably going to be a Surface Laptop refresh this year”

  1. rob_segal

    The Surface Pro and Surface Laptop should have been updated with 8th gen Intel CPU's already. Microsoft cannot wait too much longer. The jump in cores is too important to keep both devices stale on older Intel chips.

    • Bdsrev

      In reply to rob_segal:

      If Microsoft updates the Surface Laptop to quad core now, there will be no battery penalty because Intel has been optimizing their chips so much, you basically get 2 extra cores for free

      • Chris_Kez

        In reply to Bdsrev:

        Any idea if Microsoft could just drop the the 8th gen i5 into Surface Pro and keep it fanless?

        • Bdsrev

          In reply to Chris_Kez:

          I really wouldn't know but it would have to be more difficult with the Surface Pro compared to the Surface Laptop because it's a smaller device, there's less 'thermal headroom'. The Surface Laptop, on the other hand, is larger and even has a fan, so you can assume quite comfortably that there will be a quad core option coming

  2. Jules Wombat

    Dunno, but who really cares about Microsoft Laptops ?

    Its just a laptop, plenty of better choices out there already.

  3. Chris_Kez

    Sure, the dream scenario is a huge event in October where Panos gets up there and announces not only Project Andromeda but also a completely refreshed Surface lineup (Laptop, Pro, Book, Studio, Hub) with the latest Intel chips and TB3 support.

    I do not expect this. The Surface team seems very small and unable (or unwilling) to work on too many things at once. Between Project Andromeda and the new Hub, I can't imagine they have a lot of bandwidth to tinker with the Laptop.

  4. rameshthanikodi

    They had better, because it's already an outdated product.

  5. Paul Thurrott

    (Almost) the whole lineup needs to be updated for sure.