Surface Book refresh and AiOs purportedly coming H1 2017
Intel Kaby Lake is nearing its official unveil and PC OEMs have been preparing to launch systems sporting the new processors since earlier this year.
Now, new rumors have emerged from sources close to Windows Central that Microsoft has been working on a second generation Surface Book that may include Kaby Lake processors. The current generation model some intrinsic flaws relating to its fulcrum hinge, but Microsoft will purportedly have have a solution to the unsightly gap for its second generation model. Rumors point to a USB Type-C port capable of theoretical transfer rates of up to 10 gbps without Thunderbolt 3 compatibility.
Outside of the Surface Book, Microsoft is expected to expand its Surface series into AiO desktops as earlier rumors have already predicted. At least three different SKUs and screen sizes are planned according to Windows Central:
- 21-inch with FHD (1920 x 1080)
- 24-inch with 4K (3840 x 2160)
- 27-inch with 4K (3840 x 2160)
Unfortunately, the source has no details about the next Surface Pro tablet or the alleged Surface phone. Windows Central is confident that the Surface Book refresh will skip 2016 for a reveal and launch in early 2017 around the same time as the Redstone 2 update for Windows 10.
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