In addition to its flagship tablet which is eagerly awaited every year, Microsoft is also updating other types of devices that are still included in the Microsoft Surface family. Namely the Surface Laptop 5 and an AIO Surface Studio 2+ device, both bringing updated processors.
Microsoft does prepare a number of different types of devices to improve the experience of using the Windows 11 operating system in different environments. After the first Surface tablet product was released 10 years ago, then other variants appeared in different models. Ranging from conventional laptops to detachable versions with special graphics cards such as the Surface Book—which seems to be absent at the launch event in October 2022.
If the Surface Pro is a practical version of the combined Pro 8 & Pro X series, it is not the same as the Surface Laptop 5. The options are now simpler, only available with Intel processor variants. While the Surface Studio 2+ still uses the 11th generation Intel Core.
AMD Option Now Absent on Surface Laptop 5
Similar to the Surface Pro 9, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 also appears to carry the exact same design as its predecessor, only it comes in a number of fresh new colors. Also now has a 12th generation Intel processor, which is claimed to bring a performance increase of more than 50%. Plus, it’s Intel Evo certified.
It still comes in two screen sizes, 13.5 & 15 inches, each with a longer battery life, up to 18 hours & 17 hours for each screen size variant. This is thanks to a hybrid CPU architecture that features a dedicated chip for performance and power efficiency for light use. Unfortunately, now there is no AMD Ryzen option at all.
For connectivity, there is only one Surface specific connector, one USB-A port, audio jack, and one USB-C port which has now been upgraded to Thunderbolt 4. Other things that are still the same are the 3:2 screen ratio, 720p webcam, and two microphones and two speakers amplified by Dolby Atmos. The price of the Surface Laptop 5 itself is priced starting at USD 999 or around Rp. 15 million.
Surface Studio 2+ Uses Last Year’s Intel Processor
In addition, a desktop device similar to AIO, Surface Studio 2+ is also undergoing minor updates. The previous generation has been released since 2018, and this new version brings the 11th generation Intel processors. Rumor has it, this device should have been released earlier, but was delayed due to the pandemic.
The processor option from Surface Studio 2+ is to use Intel’s 11th generation H Series chips, more precisely Core i7-11370H, which is claimed to bring a 50% faster performance increase and even 5x faster than the first Surface Studio series. While the NVIDIA RTX 3060 6GB GPU that is brought has an increase in graphics performance that is twice as good.
There is a 32GB DDR4 RAM option, as well as 1TB SSD storage. This monitor screen still uses a 28-inch PixelSense panel with a 3:2 ratio and high resolution. As for connectivity, it is now equipped with three Thunderbolt 4 ports. It is priced at USD $4,499