Microsoft plans to launch the Surface Laptop Studio 2 notebook this year. According to reports from foreign technology media Windows Central, a summary of relevant information is as follows:
It is reported that Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 is internally code-named “Ersa”, uses Intel’s 13th generation processors, and is equipped with Nvidia RTX 40 series GPUs.
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 appeared on the GeekBench benchmark library in February this year, including a laptop with an Intel Core i7-13800H, 64GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA RTX 4060.
In addition, there is a test model equipped with Intel Core i7-13700H, 16GB of memory, and Iris Xe core display.
It is reported that the design of Surface Laptop Studio 2 remains the same, but the port has been adjusted.
It is reported that the Surface Laptop Studio 2 will upgrade the trackpad (possibly from Sensel) to provide finer tactile feedback.
The screen size remains 14.4 inches, but the screen brightness is higher. Current sources say Microsoft has no plans to launch a 16-inch model.
I’ve heard that the Surface Laptop Studio 2 will support Windows Studio Effects, a feature previously reserved for ARM devices with dedicated NPUs. I’ve been told that the Surface Laptop Studio 2 will likely focus heavily on AI capabilities.
Surface Laptop Studio 2 is expected to be released in September or October this year, and will be unveiled along with other new Surface products.
The report claims that the Surface Laptop Studio 2 will be released in October or November, and the product will be launched in the US and Canadian markets first and then expanded to more markets in the next few weeks.
Surface Laptop Studio 2 will be pre-installed with the upcoming Win11 23H2 update, which features the Copilot feature based on generative AI.
The starting price of the Surface Laptop Studio 2 may be several hundred dollars more than the original.
The original Surface Laptop Studio starts at $1,599 with an Intel Core i5, 256GB of storage, and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics.