Microsoft has set October 12 2022 as a big day with some significant announcements. Its around this time of year that Microsoft will drop new devices, and the industry is concerned that new Surface hardware will be introduced.
WinFuture (often a reliable source for everything Windows) claims that both the Surface Laptop 5 and the Surface Pro 9 will be showcased in all of the latest 12th Gen Intel processors. Roland Quant, another familiar source, claims that both the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 will feature a few components. He suggests that the two new laptops will be equipped with Intel Core i5-1235U and Core i7-1255U processors, but not the more powerful Alder Lake P-series.
Quant claims that the Surface Pro 9 5G will feature a customised version of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, the Microsoft SQ3, and that the processor options will be similar.
Quant will be sold with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacity according to the two models.
As for the price, we should expect the Surface Pro 9 to be around $1,1270 (1,130 or 1,920 AU$) and the Surface Pro to be around $1,350 (1,200 or 2040 AU$).
What we''''re expecting
While we are very excited for the new Surface products, we have a few expectations and things we like to see when the Surface Pro 9 comes out.
The Surface Pro 8 was near perfect, so we cant wait to see how the Surface Pro 9 will improve on all of the previous models'' qualities, such as the 4K video capabilities, long battery life, and a vivid display.
Nevertheless, there were a few flaws that we hope will be addressed with this new release (like the Type Cover being included for the substantial price of the laptop/tablet). When we examined the Surface Pro 8, we hoped that its predecessor would upgrade its processors to the Intel Alder Lake series, which if Quant is accurate, might not be the case.
The price of the Surface Pro 9 is critical to how well the device may be received. Even if the keyboard and Type Cover arent included, it may be better received (they should be, really). If you consider the 2-in-1 laptop, then the processor requires a $179 (159 or 270 AU$) keyboard to be a functioning laptop.
So you would be paying for an expensive tablet and the keyboard as well, which is a great time when you could just purchase any other laptop that will (more than likely) provide it.
Microsoft is hopeful we get to see a keyboard and trackpad bundle, but we can only wait and see. The Surface Pro 9 may compete with many of its competitors, including the iPad Pro, in the long run.