According to previous leaks, Microsoft is working on a Surface Pro 9 2-in-1 device that could be released sometime this year and will be available in both Intel and ARM versions.
WinFuture claimed to have obtained information from retailers about the Intel version of Surface Pro 9, which is equipped with Intel Core I5-1235U and I7-1255U processors.
The Intel Core I5-1235U has a 2 + 8 design with two large cores up to 4.4ghz and eight smaller cores up to 3.3ghz. Compared to the Intel Core I5-1135G7 in the Surface Pro 8, the processor delivers a 22 percent increase in single-core performance.
The Intel Core I7-1255U is also a 2 + 8 core, with a large core up to 4.7ghz and a small core up to 3.5ghz. According to the benchmark, the single-core performance is 12% better than the Surface Pro 8’s core I7-1185G7.
Surface Pro 9 boasts 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of onboard PCIe NVMe SSD, depending on the model. The display is unchanged from its predecessor.
Igeekphone has learned that foreign media have also reported that Microsoft is planning to introduce two new color schemes for the Surface Pro 9, in addition to the current regular silver and black, a green version called “Forest” and a blue version called “Sapphire.”
According to the leak, the cheapest i5 + 8 GB + 256GB version of the Surface Pro 9 will cost 1,300 euros, compared to 1,179 euros for the previous model, so if the leak is true, the new Surface Pro will be even more expensive.
The Surface Laptop 5 will also be available with the same Core I5-1235U and I7-1255U processors. The 13.5-inch version will cost from 1,200 euros (about 8,400 yuan). The 15-inch model starts at 1,500 euros.
Read Also: GMKTEC NucBox 3 Mini PC Now Offered at $179.99 [Coupon Deal]
According to previous leaks, the ARM version of Surface Pro 9 will have a Snapdragon 8CX Gen3 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a single-core score of 1,005 points and a multi-core score of 5,574 points.