Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 CPU and availability details leak ahead of launch

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What you need to know

  • New details about the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 have leaked.
  • Today's details reveal CPU and availability information.
  • Microsoft is expected to unveil the Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and Surface Studio 3 in October.

A new report from WinFuture has revealed more details about the upcoming Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5, including the CPUs that will be available as well as rough availability dates for many of the devices. 

According to the report, the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 will ship with Intel 12th-gen chips, which will differ slightly depending on whether you buy the consumer model or business model.

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CategorySurface Pro 9 (rumored)
OSWindows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro (commercial)
ProcessorConsumer: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1245U, Core i7-1265U
Row 2 - Cell 0 Commercial (vPro): 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U, Core i7-1255U
Row 3 - Cell 0 5G model: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx G3 (Microsoft SQ3) ARM
RAM8GB, 16GB, 32GB LPDDR4x (Wi-Fi)
Row 5 - Cell 0 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x (5G)
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe, Ardreno (ARM)
Storage128GB, 256GB SSD, 512GB, 1TB SSD (Wi-Fi)
Row 8 - Cell 0 128GB, 256GB SSD, 512GB (5G)
Display13 inches 3:2 aspect ratio
Row 10 - Cell 0 2880x1920 (267 PPI), Up to 120Hz
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 4, Surface Connect, 3.5mm audio
AudioDual 2W stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Dual far-field studio mics
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Snapdragon X20 LTE/5G eSIM support
CameraIR camera Front-facing 5MP (1080p), Rear-facing 10MP (1080p, 4K)
KeyboardSurface Pro Signature keyboard (Not included)
TouchpadPrecision
PenSurface Slim Pen 2 (Not included)
Battery50.2WHr
Up to 16 hours
Dimensions11.3 x 8.2 x 0.37 inches
(287mm x 208.3mm x 9.4mm)
Weight1.96 pounds (891g)
ColorPlatinum, Graphite, Forrest, or Sapphire (Wi-Fi)
Row 22 - Cell 0 Platinum (5G)

On the consumer side, Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 will be available with either Intel Core i5-1245U or i7-1265U chips, whereas the commercial version will ship with Intel Core i5-1235U and Intel Core i7-1255U chips with Intel vPro included.

Furthermore, WinFuture also corroborates our report that the Surface Pro 9 will also be available with ARM, with all configurations including 5G capabilities. Unfortunately, the ARM models will only be available in Platinum, according to the report.

If you opt for the Intel Surface Pro 9, you can expect to see Platinum, Matte Black, Sapphire, and Forest color options. The report also mentions a possible fifth red and orange colorway too, though it's less confident about that.

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CategorySurface Laptop 5 13" (rumored)Surface Laptop 5 15" (rumored)
Operating systemWindows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro (commercial)Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro (commercial)
Display13.5 inches, 3:2 aspect ratio15 inches, 3:2 aspect ratio
Row 2 - Cell 0 2256x1504 (201 PPI) 120Hz PixelSense Flow Display2496x1664 (201 PPI) 120Hz PixelSense Flow Display
ProcessorConsumer: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1245U, Core i7-1265UConsumer: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1245U, Core i7-1265U
Row 4 - Cell 0 Commercial (vPro): 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U, Core i7-1255UCommercial (vPro): 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U, Core i7-1255U
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics
Memory8GB LPDDR4x
16GB LPDDR4x
32GB LPDDR4x
8GB LPDDR4x
16GB LPDDR4x
32GB LPDDR4x
Storage256GB
512GB
1TB
256GB
512GB
1TB
Front Camera1080p, Windows Hello1080p, Windows Hello
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports2x USB-C with TB4
1x USB-A
3.5mm headphone jack
1x Surface Connect
2x USB-C with TB4
1x USB-A
3.5mm headphone jack
1x Surface Connect
AudioQuad Omnisonic speakers w/ Dolby AtmosQuad Omnisonic speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
Battery19 hours17.5 hours
Dimensions12.1 x 8.8 x 0.56 inches (308mm x 223mm x 14.22mm)13.4 x 9.6 x 0.57 inches (339.5mm x 244mm x 14.5mm)
WeightAlcantara: 2.79 pounds (1.265kg)
Metal: 2.84 pounds (1.288kg)
Metal: 3.40 pounds (1.542kg)
ColorsPlatinum (Alcantara), BlackPlatinum, Black

Finally, the report mentions availability, with the Intel Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 coming towards the end of October, and the ARM Surface Pro 9 launching sometime towards the end of November, leaving a gap of a few weeks between the Intel and ARM version launching.

Microsoft is expected to unveil a handful of new Surface PCs on October 12, including the Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, Surface Studio 3, and a number of accessories. Be sure to check out our complete what to expect post, as well as tune into the event here. (opens in new tab)

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.