According to the latest rumors, we might see a successor to the Surface Book 3, presumably Surface Book 4. A successor to the Surface Duo, a dual-screen Android smartphone that was developed by the Microsoft Surface team to increase productivity on the move.
But the most specific rumor of what to expect comes from the German blog WinFuture, which has a solid track record of unannounced devices. WinFuture claims that Surface Go 3 will be one of the key announcements at the event on September 22nd.
For those who didn’t know, Surface Go is a smaller, cheaper version of the classic Surface 2-in-1 formula. With the keyboard cover in place, Surface Go is a perfect laptop replacement for students or those looking for a second, portable device.
According to WinFuture, the third entry in the series will not deviate too far from the success formula of its predecessors. Microsoft fans can expect a similar design, with a 10.5-inch all-screen touchscreen display with magnetic attachment for the Surface Pen. The QWERTY keyboard will continue to be available in a variety of colors.
The biggest difference will be found inside, with recent Geekbench entries appearing to confirm that the devices are based on Intel’s Amber Lake processors. The benchmarks suggest that the top-tier model uses an Intel Core i3-10100Y quad-core chip in conjunction with 8 GB of RAM.
Combined with the improvements made in Windows 11, which Microsoft says will increase battery life and performance on all computers, the new Surface Go 3 should be faster compared to its predecessor.
While there’s no confirmation that Surface Go 3 ships with Windows 11 pre-installed, it seems pretty likely. After all, Surface Go 2, which is still available today for £ 359, is guaranteed to receive a “free upgrade to Windows 11,” as a banner has confirmed.
If Microsoft has managed to keep the same balance between price, performance, and design, it could be another winner. Express.co.uk will be following the Microsoft event on September 22nd so we will have all the news as soon as it is announced. Stay tuned.