Microsoft working on a budget 12.5-inch Surface laptop with 10th gen Intel CPU

09 September 2020
A bigger and more capable Surface Go alternative.

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  • Anonymous

I write this on my 6 years old iPad Air 2 while on a train journey. After 2 hours and 40 minutes I have created 7 slides on Pages app for my job next week including two slides with graphs and a table, and the rest with text boxes and pictures ( took me about 1 hour), I read something interesting I found on line about an hour, browsed the internet a bit now I am here writing this comment. So far the battery has dropped by 27% with 70% brightness for 1 hour 30 minutes ( then reduced to 45%) because it was sunny when I started my journey.

And I am wondering how a pc would be better than an iPad? I can do all my work and there is no need to carry a laptop which is a lot more difficult to work with because of its weight, not only to carry it around but having it for hours on my laps. And not sure if a laptop as old as my iPad could give me such a long battery life. My iPad is a trooper and still serves me so well, I only use my pc occasionally but for me no pc can replace an iPad! Way more useful in more situations than a pc.

OwnFix3, 11 Sep 2020Didn't I explicitly mentioned the working scenario? Do... moreDid you read my comment properly?
Even If you're just browsing, checking mails, watching movies, I'd prefer a Windows based Laptop, Notebook, Tablet or PC simply because it is superior and most people prefer Windows. End of conversation.

  • AnonD-920478

Anonymous, 10 Sep 2020Thanks. Will check right now.I think you should read a professional review on it.

Android.Master, 10 Sep 2020Even a low end Windows PC allows 1000 times the functionali... moreDidn't I explicitly mentioned the working scenario? Do you mind reading it again.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-920478, 10 Sep 2020zephyrus g14 . i know u dont like gaming laptop design but ... moreThanks. Will check right now.

  • Tee

4GB RAM / 64GB ROM doesn't really cut it in 2020. And at $600 this is not really a budget laptop. Spend an extra $200 and get something worth your money.

  • AnonD-920478

Anonymous, 09 Sep 2020Not bad. But not for me. My next laptop must have latest i7... morezephyrus g14 . i know u dont like gaming laptop design but this one looks like a regular ultrabook and has serious power with up to 2060 max-q gpu and 8 core cpu

OwnFix3, 09 Sep 2020Low powered PC should never be a thing. PC should always be... moreEven a low end Windows PC allows 1000 times the functionality of an iPad Pro.
Windows is the OS of choice on PC platform even for non heavy workloads.ToyPad OS simply can't compete and gets crushed in every department.

I do not expect QHD screen at all, but I wish it had.

  • Romeo

john, 09 Sep 2020the 200E poco x3 nfc is faster than this, has more RAM and ... moreDuhhhhh,,, that's a phone your talking about you freak, this is a laptop computer with a Microsoft windows in it, thus its not comparable to android ecosystem. duhhhhh

  • Anonymous

Akira Kurou, 09 Sep 2020I found a refurbished Dell Latitude with the same screen si... moreWhere?

  • Anonymous

4GB is way too low. And we can expect, that it is soldered to the motherboard. Lets hope there is at least one sodimm slot to extend...

  • Anonymous

It unbelievable Intel + MS alliance still going strong, while AMD has pretty much beat Intel on all front with the mobile Ryzen 4000-series...

  • john

the 200E poco x3 nfc is faster than this, has more RAM and storage.

$500 for just 64 GB storage, are you kidding, budget laptop is more more reliable, at that price we should get 1 TB HDD or at least 256 GB SSD

Anonymous, 09 Sep 2020Not bad. But not for me. My next laptop must have latest i7... moreGood for you.

  • Anonymous

Not bad. But not for me. My next laptop must have latest i7 cpu with 4GB or more nvidia gpu with 16GB or more ddr4 high mhz ram and 1TB or more NVME m2 SSD. Screen must be full hd or 4k. Weight or battery life isn't important. I'm not a gamer and I don't like gaming laptops design. I just want speed and smoothness. If it is metal body it will be better. And also I need many usb ports and ethernet port. Please suggest me some laptops for 2000 dollars maximum. Thanks.

ethereal, 09 Sep 2020Sure. Big 3 for me though are XPS, ThinkPad & ZenBook.Good for you

Andreidinutu, 09 Sep 2020Meh, you're right but they're not worthy of being... moreSure. Big 3 for me though are XPS, ThinkPad & ZenBook.

ethereal, 09 Sep 2020And LG gram, msi, hp spectre? Even Huawei.Meh, you're right but they're not worthy of being some of the BIG ones, but second place sure