Microsoft is planning a refresh of its Surface Pro and Surface Laptop lineup, according to a number of rumors and FCC documents published online.
There’s no word on Surface Studio or Surface Laptop Studio refresh yet, but we’ve spotted a new one document published Earlier this week, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released details of a mysterious Surface-branded product called “Desktop Computer” (C3K2043).
This is likely the Surface Studio, as Surface Go/Pro/Laptop/Book or even Duo falls under the “Portable Computer” category in Microsoft’s FCC filing. As you probably know, any device capable of wireless communication must pass the FCC and Surface Studio is no exception.
The alleged Surface Studio 3 has achieved FCC certification and passed its network and quality control tests before being sold in the US.
Microsoft has been granted short-term confidentiality of the documents and key test attachments until February 28, 2023. However, we can take a good look at the available documents and make some educated guesses. For example, the smaller details about the applications such as the network chipset confirmed that the device comes with an Intel CPU.
According to one of the documents, the alleged Surface Studio 3 uses Intel’s Wi-Fi 6-compatible 802.11ax chip. This chip works in both the 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz ranges, creating more available channels.
Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about the pricing, hardware specs, and other features of the next-generation Surface Studio.
This is an evolving story…