Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 Details Leaked Ahead of Microsoft’s October 12 Announcement

Published on October 8, 2022

The Surface Laptop 5 appears to have the same display resolutions as its predecessors, according to the leaked image below. In addition, the Surface Laptop 5 is expected to have the same bezel thickness as the Surface Laptop 4, based on the image. It is unknown whether the Surface Laptop 5 will use 120 Hz screens, as well. The Surface Pro 9 line, which we discussed last month, is expected to be available in Black, Forest, Graphite, Platinum, and Sapphire colorways.

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The Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 have been leaked in great detail by Aggiornamenti Lumia. According to the leak, the pair will be released on October 12 at a hardware event and will comprise four versions, including the Surface Pro 9 5G. For reference, the Surface Pro 9 5G is speculated to use the Microsoft SQ3, a customized Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3.

The Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 with Intel CPUs are referenced only in Aggiornamenti Lumia’s leak. Hence, Microsoft appears to have abandoned plans to offer AMD Ryzen APUs with the Surface Laptop series. The Surface Laptop 5 will come with the Core i5-1235U and Core i7-1255U, two Alder Lake-U series CPUs with 15 W TDPs, 10 cores, 12 threads, and 12 MB of L3 cache.

According to some reports, the Surface Laptop 3 13.5, Surface Laptop 5 15, and Surface Pro 9 will all feature identical processors and 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM in consumer models. If Microsoft’s current strategy holds true for its next generation of machines, business versions of the Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 will also come with 32 GB of RAM.

The Surface Laptop 5 appears to keep its predecessor’s display resolutions, according to the leaked image above. Microsoft has reportedly not reduced the thickness of the Surface Laptop 4’s bezel in Surface Laptop 5, according to Aggiornamenti Lumia. Whether the Surface Laptop 5 will include 120 Hz screens is unclear at this time, as well. Furthermore, Aggiornamenti Lumia claims that Microsoft will sell the Surface Pro 9 series in Black, Forest, Graphite, Platinum, and Sapphire colors. We reported on Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 pricing last month, which was already leaked.

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