GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti confirmed for the Surface Book 3 following SIRIM and MIIT certifications; launching today
The Surface Book 3 series is launching today, according to Roland Quandt. Tweeting today, it seems that Microsoft will be merely announcing the new 2-in-1 in a press release, rather than unveiling the Surface Book 3 during an online event.
While renders of the Surface Book 3 have not leaked, Quandt has also confirmed that Microsoft will be offering a choice of at least three GPUs. As has previously been rumoured, the 13.5-inch model will only be available with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. However, Microsoft will offer the 15-inch version with either a GTX 1660 Ti or an NVIDIA Quadro GPU. The specifics of the latter remain unknown, but Quandt has hinted that there will be more than one Quadro GPU from which to choose.
According to past information published by Quandt, there will be at least three Quadro variants. All will come with 32 GB of RAM and may start at US$2,799.99.
Additionally, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) have reinforced that Microsoft will offer the Surface Book 3 with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Listed in both certifications as 802.11 ax support, MIIT reports that the new convertibles will feature an Intel AX201D2W modem, as has also been stated in FCC filings.
The Surface Book 3 may arrive with a wide choice of processor options, too. Seemingly, Microsoft has developed Comet Lake-U and Ice Lake-U versions of the Surface Book 3, including a Core i7-1065G7 model.