The first Microsoft Surface Gaming laptop could soon be a reality

MicrosoftMany think Microsoft has big plans for this fall, with the launch of the new Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop and maybe even Surface Studio. But one of the most unexpected novelties could be represented by an unprecedented Surface Gaming laptop, whose purported full specifications have even been leaked online thanks to The Prime Gaming. According to the spec sheet, Microsoft’s new laptop will feature a 16-inch 1440p PixelSense Flow display and will offer an absolute level of technical equipment, with Intel Alder Lake H-series processors in Core i7-12800H and Core i5- 12500H. Unfortunately, it looks like there are no releases with AMD Ryzen 6000 series APUs, which instead, according to February advances, could be coming to the Surface Laptop 5. From a certain point of view, this makes some sense, given that one of the big advantages of the new Ryzen 6000 series APUs is undoubtedly the RDNA 2-based integrated graphics. Nevertheless, AMD fans might turn their noses up, especially since the Ryzen 9 6900HS has a performance of 2.62 per watt compared to the Core i9-12900HK.

On the video card side, the laptop will feature NVIDIA GPUs. The i5 version will have a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, while the Core i7 version will come with an 8GB GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. As for the other specifications, we note the presence of 16 GB or 32 GB LPDDR4x memories, storage options with removable SSD up to 2 TB, 1080p webcam and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Since it will have Windows 11 pre-installed, the new gaming laptop may be able to take advantage of DirectStorage APIs. As if these features weren’t quite a start, the hope is that Microsoft will already reveal something during its Surface Event which will be held on September 22, so in just over a week. In any case, between the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Studio and now Surface Gaming, Microsoft is really preparing for a very hot fall.