If you are still looking for a new laptop for music production, then you should know that Microsoft unveiled the latest updates to its Surface lineup at the Microsoft Event in October 2022. The 2-1 hybrid Surface Pro 9 comes in the colors Platinum, Sapphire, Graphite, and Forest, and the new Intel CPU generation “Alder Lake”. For the first time, there will be a version with Microsoft’s ARM CPU SQ3. The Intel versions cost from 1299 euros, and the ARM version from 1659 euros. The Surface Pro 9 will also no longer have a headphone output.
In the future, the new Surface Laptop 5 will only have CPUs from Intel. Unlike the previous generation, there is no longer an AMD option. The price of the new laptop generation starts at 1,179 euros. And the 28-inch Studio 2+ now has four Thunderbolt4 ports and the CPU and GPU have been updated. The gigantic hybrid starts at 5,589 euros.
Almost exactly a year to the day after the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 was first leaked, details about the next generation of Microsoft’s 2-1 tablets have now surfaced. CPUs from Intel’s “Alder Lake” generation are installed. The basic version of Surface Pro 9 comes with processors from the Intel Core i5-1235U series. And in the faster models, the CPU version Core i7-1255U should set the pace. Compared to the 11th-generation processors of Intel’s Core models in the current Surface Pro 8 series, the new CPUs should offer up to twenty percent more performance.
There are also variants between 256 gigabytes and 1 terabyte of SSD storage space. The screen size of 13.5 inches should not change. The Surface Laptop 5 is also said to be a new version of the portable computer in the Surface series. The same CPU models should be installed here. Nothing is known about the RAM equipment.
In addition to the existing black and white color variants, there will also be two new colors: “Forest” and “Sapphire”. In terms of price, the new models in the Surface Pro 9 series should start at 1300 euros for the smallest version. In addition to models with new Intel CPUs, there are also refreshed versions with Microsoft’s ARM processor Microsoft SQ3 ARM SoC.