Microsoft Working on 4K Surface AIO Desktop PCs, New Surface Book to Ditch Hinge Gap
Rumor has it that Microsoft is set to launch its first Surface AIO desktop PC, alongside a new version of the Surface Book 2-in-1 laptop.
The report comes from Windows Central which suggests that the 2nd-gen Surface Book will apparently resolve one feature that annoyed a lot of users of the first model. That is, there will no longer be a visible gap between the screen and keyboard when you close laptop’s lid.
There is no word on specs yet, but we could likely see the latest Intel Kaby Lake processor inside the upcoming Surface Book. Kaby Lake is expected to ship in Q4 2016, and would bring native support for USB 3.1 Gen 2, as well as full 10 Gbps speeds to the protocol.
As for the Surface AIO desktop PC lineup, Windows Central’s sources reveal that there are three models in development which sport display sizes: 21-inch at Full HD, 24-inch at 4K and 27-inch at 4K.
We’ve heard about Microsoft working on Surface AIO in the past but this is the first time details on potential screen sizes have surfaced. The models are said to be designed specifically for the living room though it’s not clear if all three of those sizes are actually planned for retail.
The Redmond based software company could also push tablet updates, according to the report. Details about the new Surface Pro 5 are scarce as of right now. The current generation Surface is powered by an Atom Cherry Trail processor, but with Intel doing away with its Atom processor lineup, chances are Microsoft could also move to a Celeron or Core M chip.
Nothing is official yet so we would advise you to take this with a grain of salt. We’re keeping our eyes peeled and will update you with the latest as it happens.
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