Without a doubt, one of Microsoft’s greatest successes is the Surface line of devices, and the future Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 are clear proof of this. It seems that it was yesterday when it was presented by Steve Ballmer back in June 2012, and later with the arrival of Surface RT, already a year later. With Surface Microsoft entered fully into the Apple model, offering its own device and operating system “pack”.
Over the years, what started out as one device has evolved into several product lines, spanning a uniquely broad spectrum of demand, ranging from the highly anticipated Surface Duo, a 5-inch dual-screen smartphone, to the Surface Hub, its range of interactive whiteboards.
Going, of course, for tablets, laptops, and desktops. It’s true that Steve Ballmer made a few mistakes at the helm of Microsoft, but it would be unfair not to give him credit for the Surface.
If the forecasts are fulfilled, it is expected that both Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4, the new reviews of both devices, will arrive in early 2021 (although there is still no expected date and, even less, official confirmation) and, as usually happens in In these cases, as the dates approach, the leaks tend to be more frequent.
And although the most common is that some data is usually filtered, sometimes the private content that transcends are images, which allow us to know what the device will look like and, in many cases, draw some conclusions about it.
That is what, as we can in a tweet from Cozyplanes, has happened with Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4. With its arrival at the body responsible for its certification in South Korea, images of both would have been leaked in which we can verify that, at least externally, there have been no changes with respect to the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, which debuted last October in our national market.
The devices were located by Cozyplane, which found them identified as 1950 for Surface Laptop 4 and 1960 for Surface Pro 8, with the 1961 variant for the model with LTE connectivity.
As for its technical specs, we expect it to be built around an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor along with up to 32GB of RAM and a 1TB Samsung SSD. Thus, the main novelty of the Surface Pro 8 with respect to its predecessor would be that the maximum value of RAM, compared to the 16 GB of the Surface Pro 7. With respect to the Surface Laptop 4, it is speculated that there are options based on both Intel at AMD.
Although, as I said before, there is still no official data in this regard, it is most likely that Microsoft will choose to make them public at CES 2021 to be held in early January next year.
2021 new devices
1950: Surface Laptop 4 (first pic)
1960: Surface Pro 8 (second pic)
1961: Surface Pro 8 with LTE pic.twitter.com/LstVtmHCwK
— cozyplanes (@cozyplanes) November 26, 2020