The next generation of Microsoft’s Surface laptops and tablets have been spotted on Geekbench ahead of their upcoming October announcement. The new Surface machines will be running Intel’s 10th gen Ice Lake processors which are supposed to be 18% (IPC) faster than the previous generation.
We do not know which product it is exactly but the model – ‘OEMJL OEMJL Product Name EV1.5A’ is similar to the Surface Go model name which also appeared on Geekbench recently. From this, we can derive that the new listing is for a Surface machine and that it will be powered by the Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor (as seen in the Geekbench result). Talking about the results, the single-core score of this machine is 4349 while the multi-core score is 13401. Let’s assume that this is, in fact, the new Surface Laptop 3 which means compared to the last-gen scores of 3817 (single-core) and 11983 (multi-core), the new Surface device is a decent upgrade.
The 10nm Ice Lake processor in the Geekbench listing has 4 cores, 8 threads and runs at a base frequency of 1.19 GHz. While the rest of the details for the new generation Surface devices remain unknown for now, we can expect similar portability, a gorgeous display accompanied by a similar keyboard with that nice feeling soft surface. And, wouldn’t be a surprise if Microsoft decided to get rid of the regular USB ports and make it all USB C.
The new Surface devices will be announced on October 2nd at Microsoft’s event in New York.