In 2018, Microsoft successfully returned to the segment of low-cost tablets with a compact and relatively inexpensive Surface Go - in ...
In 2018, Microsoft successfully returned to the segment of low-cost tablets with a compact and relatively inexpensive Surface Go - in May, the second generation Surface Go 2 with a larger screen and improved hardware was released. And now Microsoft seems to have decided on a budget laptop that should repeat the success of the Surface Go in the tablet market. As reported by Windows Central, Microsoft is preparing for the release of the popular and more compact version of the Surface laptop with a 12.5-inch screen.
So far, only the codename of the upcoming novelty is known - Sparti. This mysterious new Surface laptop is reportedly meant to fill the gap between the Surface Go and the premium Surface Laptop, and will play in the $ 500-600 price range.
According to sources from Windows Central, this popular 12-inch Surface laptop will be as good as premium models in terms of body materials and build quality. As for the equipment, the source says a 10th generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Judging by the price positioning, it will be an energy efficient Y-series processor, and the memory is not the fastest eMMC. It is also reported that this laptop, being focused primarily on the educational segment, will run Windows 10 in S Mode.
Microsoft's Sparti is expected to debut alongside other new Surface devices at Microsoft's traditional fall show next month, which, like Apple's upcoming event , will be virtual.
Source: Windows Central