September 30, 2023

Microsoft’s Floor Laptop computer Studio might lastly get a successor later this yr. Home windows Central’s Zac Bowden reported that the Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 might be introduced alongside different Floor units throughout an upcoming Floor occasion in September and October.

The Floor Laptop computer Studio made fairly an impression when it launched two years in the past. In accordance with the report, the Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 will hold the identical design as the unique mannequin that launched in October 2021, with a dual-pivoting display that lets customers simply remodel the laptop computer right into a pill. Nonetheless, the spec bump might be fairly vital.

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The unique Floor Studio got here with eleventh gen Intel Core CPUs, with Core i7 fashions providing both Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti or Nvidia RTW A2000 GPUs along with the built-in Intel Iris Xe graphics. In accordance with the Geekbench outcomes from earlier this yr, Microsoft’s high-end Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 mannequin might include a thirteenth gen Intel Core i7 CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, and 64GB of RAM.

“My sources inform me that the corporate is planning to omit the Intel Core i5 mannequin from the Floor Laptop computer Studio 2, which suggests the entry-level value level could be a number of hundred bucks increased,” Bowden wrote. The reporter additionally believes that Microsoft has no plans to supply a model of its Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 with AMD CPUs. Final yr, Microsoft additionally didn’t supply the selection between Intel and AMD CPUs on its Floor Laptop computer 5.

There’s one final bit of knowledge in that report that’s fairly surprising: The Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 might include a devoted neural processing unit offering entry to Home windows Studio Results to enhance video and audio calls in apps like Microsoft Groups. As of immediately, you’ll want to have a Floor Professional X or one other Home windows on ARM gadget with an NPU to make use of these Home windows Studio Results.