What you need to know
- The first alleged images of Microsoft's upcoming refreshed Surface lineup have leaked.
- The images show the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, and they appear to be from planned marketing materials.
- Microsoft is set to unveil the new devices in full on October 2.
Microsoft is set to launch its refreshed Surface lineup on October 2, but we may have received our first glimpse of what we can expect from two of the devices. Noted Microsoft leaker WalkingCat tweeted four images that appear to show planned marketing materials from the upcoming Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3.
The images are all of people using Surface devices, which are pictured from the rear. From what is visible, it doesn't look like we can expect any radical departures from the current industrial design (at least for the exteriors) of either the Surface Pro 7 or Surface Laptop 3. Without a full, closer look at the two Surfaces, however, it's hard to say for sure.
According to a recent alleged leak, Microsoft is reportedly planning a basic set of updates to add USB-C to the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3. Both devices are also likely to get upgraded to Intel's latest 10th Gen Core CPUs. Additionally, a larger, 15-inch AMD variant of the Surface Laptop 3 is reportedly in the works.
Further, new colors, including "glacier blue, yellow sandstone, and poppy red" are reportedly coming to the Surface Laptop 3. Rumors indicate there may be a version offered without Alcantara fabric as well, along with, potentially, AMD processors.
Perhaps the biggest additions we're expecting to see are related to another variant of the Surface Pro line, which may be known simply as "Surface 7." This design, according to the same recent leak, will feature more of a modernized departure from the current Surface Pro 7 design, including a nearly borderless display. This model may also feature an ARM processor instead of Intel's chips.
Of course, we also expect Microsoft to tease Centaurus, its rumored dual-screen Surface device. However, we don't expect Microsoft to formally launch this device until sometime in 2020.
The upcoming Surface event is set to take place in New York City starting at 10 a.m. ET on October 2.
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