Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 only has Intel's 12th-generation Core version

October 2022 will be a busy month for Microsoft. Microsoft plans to release the first "moment" update for Windows 11, with the release of Windows 10 version 22H2. In addition, Microsoft has announced that it will hold a new Surface launch event on October 12. Now, more leaks reveal details about the new Surface. According to WinFuture, Microsoft plans to change the CPU processor choice for the Surface Laptop 5.

Microsoft's Surface Pro and Pro X product lines were merged into a single device family, offering users the option to choose between Intel or ARM processors. This is somewhat similar to the Surface Laptop 4 using AMD and Intel CPU configuration options. However, it appears that Microsoft's Surface Laptop 5 will remove that privilege, leaving the device with only Intel's 12th Gen Core processors.

Still, WinFuture claims that it's not 100% sure that Microsoft has decided to axe the AMD-based Surface laptop, and more observations are needed.

Like other Surface updates, the upcoming Surface lineup will bring new colors. In addition to the now classic black and platinum, Microsoft also plans to launch the Surface Pro 9 in "forest" (green) and "sapphire" (blue?) colors. In terms of price, the entry-level Surface Pro 9 with Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB of memory, and 256GB SSD will be available in Europe for 1,300 euros (about 9,048 yuan). The base model 13-inch Surface Laptop 5 costs 1,200 euros (about 8,352 yuan), and the 15-inch version costs 1,500 euros (about 10,440 yuan).

For now, the latest report contradicts rumors that Microsoft is preparing a new Ryzen 6000-based Surface Laptop. Other revelations point to an upcoming Surface gaming laptop with only Intel's 12th Gen processors. These will all be revealed at Microsoft's Surface October event, so stay tuned.

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