Studio 2 will be released on September 21.
- Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Laptop Studio 2 appears to have a powerful 13th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and RTX 40-series GPUs, setting a new standard for Surface products.
- The device is expected to have a 14.4-inch 2400 x 1600 display with 120Hz refresh rate and stylus support, keeping the quality of its predecessor.
- Studio 2 will offer two CPU options with 14 cores and 20 threads, a clock speed of up to 5.5GHz, as well as two GPU options and up to 64GB of LPDDR5X memory for optimal performance.
Microsoft is expected to announce new Surface devices at its upcoming event next week, and the star of the show is expected to be the Surface Laptop Studio 2. It has long been rumored to have a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 processor together. RTX 40-series GPUs and 64GB of memory, which would be the first in a Surface product. A major leak has now confirmed some of these details, as well as revealing the display and other details of the upcoming device.
According to a German tech blog WinFuture, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 may have a 14.4-inch 2400 x 1600 display with a 120Hz refresh rate similar to its predecessor. It will also offer stylus support, which is expected from the Studio range. The report also says that the Studio 2 will offer two CPU options, including the Core i7-13700H and the Core i7-13800H. Both have 14 cores and 20 threads, but while the former has a maximum clock speed of up to 5.3 GHz, the latter goes up to 5.5GHz.
On the GPU side, the device will also be offered with two options, including GeForce RTX 4050 and RTX 4060. Interestingly, Studio 2 is said to send up to 64GB of LPDDR5X memory, which would be an improvement over the current model. which is only offered with 32GB of RAM. Another notable change will be the addition of a microSD card slot and a USB Type-A connector. The device may come with a 58 Wh battery, which is said to provide 19 hours of use on a single charge.
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is expected to be available from October 3, starting at €2,249 (about $2,395) in Europe for the base model with Intel Xe graphics. If the rumors are anything to go by, Studio 2 could be an interesting tool, especially if it fixes some of the bugs it caused. So a bright display, a high haptic touchpad, a number of additional ports, and a flexible interface can make it a winner even at the asking price.