Microsoft Surfaces are basically luxury tablets, laptops without attached keyboards. They sure do have that luxury price which drives off users who are looking for a cheaper option, and you can’t even repair the things even if you just have a crack on the screen (personal experience) but that changes with the new Surface which is coming out this Friday. We don’t know what it is yet, but leaked documents say that it will be announced this week.
Thanks to who else but a guy who browses Reddit, we have confirmation that Microsoft will be announcing a new Hardware Display and subsequent Type Cover on Friday the 13. This is different than the Microsoft Andromeda, the Surface unit that will have the ability to fold in half, becoming a true touchscreen laptop. Instead, according to the rumors, this Surface will subvert expectations by not having a 1080p screen, but an 1800 by 1200 pixel one. It will have a USB C connector with a microSD card reader, and, depending on the unit, you’ll have 4 or 8 GB of RAM with 64 or 128-256 GB of storage respectively. The part that shakes things up, though, is that the 8 GB models will be the ones with LTE connectivity in addition to Wifi. It’s also said that there will be a choice of two processors, an Intel Pentium Silver N5000 four-core SoC running at 1.1GHz base clock and up to 2.7GHz boost, or an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Kaby Lake processor.
The models will reportedly go for $399 upwards.