Images of the next-generation Surface Laptop and Surface Pro show that Microsoft isn’t changing the design of either product for 2021. That’s disappointing.
Two images have leaked courtesy of the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, with a Twitter user finding them and republishing them in a tweet. The first shows Surface Laptop 4 and the second shows Surface Pro 8, both of which look identical to their predecessors.
This is particularly disappointing for the Pro model, which has had the same basic design since the Surface Pro 3 in 2014, especially given that there is a svelter and more modern-looking Surface Pro X. I had hoped and expected that Surface Pro 8 would adopt the Pro X design. In the good news department, it looks like we’re getting an LTE-capable Surface Pro 8 at least.
As for Surface Laptop, it seems like Microsoft could have followed other PC makers and offered the same display size in a smaller, thinner, and lighter package with smaller bezels. But there’s no evidence of that.