Microsoft has unveiled its updated Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3 devices. The new models are boasting higher speeds thanks to new internal updates however the external design remain largely unaltered.
Surface Laptop Studio 2
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 continues the legacy of its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio with the same versatile screen that can be set in a conventional laptop manner or shifted forward to overlay the keyboard, giving it an almost-tablet feel. The 14.4-inch display, now with a 120Hz refresh rate, is touted to offer more vibrancy. Diving into the specs, Microsoft claims this to be their most potent Surface so far. It is powered by Intel's latest 13th Gen Core processors, sidelining the i3 and i5 options. The mainstream version will house Intel’s i7-13700H CPU, while the corporate variant boasts a slightly superior i7-13800H. Graphics-wise, this Windows 11 device offers the Nvidia RTX 4050 or 4060, approximately double the speed of its predecessor's RTX 3050 Ti.
The starting price for the Surface Laptop Studio 2 has jumped from $1,599 to $1,999 thanks to the upgraded specs and a bigger initial storage capacity. There is also an option to boost it with up to 64GB RAM or an Nvidia RTX 2000 Ada GPU.
Surface Laptop Go 3
Microsoft's more affordable and traditional offering, the Surface Laptop Go 3, now starts at $799, $200 more than its previous edition. The embedded 12th Gen Intel i5-1235U is reportedly 88% faster than its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go. A significant upgrade is the choice to enhance to 16GB of RAM, up from the standard 8GB.
Both these refreshed models will be available from Oct. 2, exclusively on Microsoft's online store.