Microsoft is holding an event on October 2nd, where the company is expected to unveil its next-gen Surface lineup. And if a series of images posted to Twitter by Evan Blass (@evleaks) is anything to go by, it looks like Microsoft is going all-in on USB-C ports this year.

It also looks like we’re getting some brand new devices and not just updates to existing products.

Blass hasn’t shared detailed specs, but there are a few things we can learn from the images and names used in the tweets.

Here’s a run-down of what to expect:

  • Surface Pro 7 tablet (USB-C, USB-A, and an SD card reader)
  • Surface Laptop 3 13″ (no more fabric covering the keyboard)
  • Surface Laptop 3 15″ (This is a new display size, but the keyboard seems to be the same)
  • Surface tablet with ARM processor (It looks really thin and has at least two USB-C ports)
  • Dual-screen Surface (there are no images and no additional details)

We should learn more about processors, prices, and release dates on Wednesday. Until now, let’s have a look at some pictures.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Surface with ARM

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13″

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15″





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21 replies on “Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and ARM-based Surface leaked”

  1. So what’s replacing the Surface Go? I’m not sure the ARM Surface is it. I hope MS doesn’t abandon the small Surface tablets again.

    1. Given current leaks, it seems that Surface Go persists but is not updated yet. Needless to say, we want tripled battery life etc.

    2. I don’t think Microsoft is in a hurry to refresh the Go right now. If you think about it, the Pro 7 really only brings feature parity to the Pro Line from the Go with USB-C.

      Besides that the Pro 7 is rumored to be on the 14nm 10th Gen CPUs, rather than the 10nm 10th Gen ones, meaning you don’t get Gen11 graphics, meaning there really isn’t all that much difference.

      What you get is in essence a Pro 6 with USB-C, which falls right in line the current Go, as its Pentium Gold CPU is a dual core without turbo boost, which hasn’t gotten any 10th Gen replacement yet.

      So if you already have Pro 7 level Ports and have no newer CPU to replace the current one at around the same price point, there is really no easy way to make a successor stand out.

  2. Wow, I am surprised by all the positive comments on the ARM version. Microsoft has tried how many times to get people to use the ARM version of Windows? I am curious which apps users are using or are they mostly using web apps?

    1. I am waiting with any criticism on ARM until we know whether 64b Win 32 software and drivers run at all and well, whether we get Windows 10 Pro or another renamed RT, S or nonsense alike, and whether 8+GB RAM will be available without ripoff. The device could be great or DOA – we’ll learn the fine print during the following weeks.

  3. Hoping the Surface with ARM has the same size screen as my Go but smaller bezels (ie. smaller device overall).

  4. The main question is if battery replacement still going to cost $450 for the next generation standard, run-of-the-mill Surface Pro and Surface Laptop?

    How much will service cost? –

    I understand people may buy these devices for the first time because they find them cool and sexy. But for the second time? After they’ve found out they are pretty much unservicable for no good reason?

  5. Are we finally seeing a small form factor ARM Windows device? Getting excited. I hope it’s not a let down and MS abandons small Surface devices. Since it’s likely using that one announced Qualcomm SoC, I’m sure it’ll have builtin LTE.

    1. Nothing new here. Microsoft has been making a version of Windows for ARM processors since the 90s. It started as Windows CE, then Windows Mobile, Windows 8 RT, Windows 10 Mobile, and now we have Windows 10 on ARM. This version is more significant, in that it is designed to emulate x86 instructions, so it is more useful. The Surface has already used Windows 8 RT on an ARM chip in the past. It was a failure because there was practically no apps available. With x86 emulation, it should be better.

  6. That’s not an SD card reader as far as I can tell. It is Surface Connect.

    1. Yeah, they look like the same Surface Connect port as on my Surface Go LTE. If so, I’m glad MS is keeping it. I really like the whole magnetic attachment feature when charging. I also charge via the USB Type-C port when I only have a phone charger. Glad to have both charging options.

    2. At least for the Surface Pro 7 image, the port under the stand is likely a micro-SD card reader. That’s where it is on my Surface Go LTE. That’s probably what Brad is looking when he says the Pro 7 has one.

  7. I’m eagerly waiting for more information on the ARM Surface. I’m hoping it’s not an 11″+ screened device. I was considering getting the Surface Go with built-in LTE but if this new ARM device is as small or smaller (the bezels are smaller), performs well and has longer battery life, then I’d get it instead.

  8. Any info on the physical size of the Surface with ARM? Will it be the replacement for the Surface Go? I currently have the Surface Go LTE + keyboard for almost a year now and it’s been great as a highly portable PC. I really hope MS continues the small Surface + LTE device line.

    If the Surface with ARM does replace the Go, I’m not sure it’d be an upgrade though from a performance point-of-view. I guess battery life might be longer.

    1. As a Surface Go LTE owner as well, I’m eyeing what the details of the Surface with ARM will be.

    2. As a fan of highly portable PCs, I hope MS doesn’t disappoint with the new ARM Surface.

    3. The Surface ARM seems like it might be fanless? A small fanless Surface, like my Surface Go, but with larger screen and smaller bezels would be really nice.

    4. Base on the pictures and surface pen size, this is at least as big as the regular surface pro, but will certainly be lighter

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