Published: Wed, October 02, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

New Microsoft Surface lineup leaked ahead of launch, here's a first look

New Microsoft Surface lineup leaked ahead of launch, here's a first look

Following in the footsteps of a sixth-generation Surface Pro hybrid that looked an bad lot like the fifth-gen variant released back in 2017, Microsoft is preparing to unveil a number of "new and innovative things" at a New York City event on Wednesday, October 2. The 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 might also feature AMD chipsets under the hood, but that's still not clear.

And there are also images of two different Surface Laptop 3 devices - a 13 and 15-incher.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the leak is the alleged ARM-powered Surface (above).

This version could well be ARM-powered, the report says, and drops USB-A and MiniDisplayPorts in favour of USB-C. Here's a recap of all the leaks heading into what we believe can be Microsoft's biggest event of the year. The images shared in the leaks are renders of the latest Surface devices, and show that the Surface Pro 7 now features a USB-C port. According to Evan Blas, that will be Windows 10X.

It appears the OS is intended for use on foldable or dual-screen devices, using apps from the Windows Store or other apps in "containers" or under emulation in other words.

Microsoft's big Surface event is happening tomorrow, and a lot of the products were already leaked last night.

This Surface Campus also has a kickstand and an attachable keyboard. This device will launch as the Surface Campus.

The new fabric-free Surface Laptop. You can still see the detachable keyboard, as well as an updated pen, so this ARM-based Surface should have similar functionality (if not performance) to that of the Pro models.

Ahead of Microsoft's fall hardware event on Wednesday, Microsoft has discounted its entire Surface Pro 6 lineup, and Amazon has taken things one step further.

While we don't know for sure how much the Surface Pro 7 is supposed to cost, our guess is the upgraded powerhouse will start at around $900, just like its predecessor.

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