Official Surface Laptop Studio 2 renders leak ahead of Microsoft's special event

Leaked Surface Laptop Studio 2 render
The new Surface Laptop Studio 2 looks familiar. (Image credit: WinFuture)

What you need to know

  • Official renders of Microsoft's upcoming Surface Laptop Studio 2 have leaked.
  • The renders confirm that the device will feature the same design with more ports.
  • Renders of the Surface Laptop Go 3 have also leaked.

A new report from WinFuture has published official renders for the upcoming Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3, which confirm a few details that I reported last week. The Surface Laptop Go 3 renders confirm that the design will be identical to the Surface Laptop Go 2.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 renders reveal that the device will feature the same design as the original, but with additional ports in the form of a USB-A and microSD card slot. I revealed this to be the case in my previous report about Microsoft's upcoming special event, where my sources say the device will be officially unveiled.

The left side of Surface Laptop Studio 2 shows the added Type-A port in addition to two Thunderbolt 4. (Image credit: WinFuture)

Most of the specs for the upcoming Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3 have leaked, too. My sources say the Laptop Studio 2 will feature an H-series Intel 13th Gen Core i7 processor, NVIDIA RTX 4050 or 4060 graphics, and up to 64GB RAM in a Surface PC for the first time. The device will also have a brighter HDR display and an updated haptic touchpad with more levels of feedback.

From the front, Surface Laptop Studio 2 looks the same, but it now has an HDR display. (Image credit: WinFuture)

The Surface Laptop Go 3 has an Intel 12th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB or 16GB RAM, and a replaceable motherboard. 

Right side of Surface Laptop Studio 2 reveals new microSD card slot. (Image credit: WinFuture)

Curiously, WinFuture's report doesn't include renders of the Surface Go 4. My sources say this is because the Surface Go 4 will only be sold commercially, and likely won't be available from third-party retailers that sell direct to consumers. For those curious, the Surface Go 4 has an Intel N200 processor, 8GB RAM, and the same design as its predecessor.

Microsoft's special event is taking place next week in New York on September 21, and all these Surface products are expected to be unveiled during the event. 

Zac Bowden
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  • ShinyProton
    It seems, with this morning announcements on Windows Central, that the September 21st event is going to be as expected.
    Boring refresh of the current Surface lineup with minor CPU update.
    Higher prices with no significant gains.
    Same form factor.
    No new ARM-based devices.In conclusion, Microsoft comforting me again for having abandoned the overpriced/under-delivering Surface lineup.
  • xenred
    Nothing really mich to change so thus is a nice refinement. Though they should have gone for full size SD card slot than MicroSD card. Since most use this port by photographers and videographers that generally will use full size SD card which what most pro cameras use. MicroSD is possible but they don't offer same speed and reliability for the same price of full size SD card.

    Though on pro application, they will likely use CF cards, but SD still used for redundancy.