Microsoft’s next Surface Pro 8 tablet and the upcoming Surface Laptop 4 came out online in leaked images. Twitter users comfortable aircraft discovered the pictures for FCC-like announcements, noting that the Surface Pro 8 is available with LTE support. Both devices are likely to launch early next year and do not appear to include significant updates in their design.
Windows Central reports that the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 could launch as early as mid-January, with 11th-generation Intel processors and Intel Xe graphics support. The news is that the Surface Laptop 4 will also include AMD processor options, which will likely be custom Microsoft chips based on the AMD Ryzen 4000 series.
Microsoft previously co-developed a special Ryzen Surface Edition processor for the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3, AMD and Microsoft promised to optimize CPU and GPU performance, but the chipset struggled with basic tasks like 4K video playback.
Microsoft will usually update its Surface Pro and Surface Laptop offerings in October. The last major update was last year’s Surface Laptop 3, along with the updated Surface Pro 7. This year, a new Surface Laptop Go model was unveiled alongside an updated Surface Pro X.