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Surface Laptop 5 leaks: specs, potential price, release date & more

The latest leaks show off a formidable laptop from Microsoft

Updated: Feb 15, 2022 4:28 pm
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It was only a matter of time until we saw the Surface Laptop 5 leaks see the light of day, and with previous SKUs coming in several different sizes and flavors. Now, Microsoft looks to repeat past successes according to the latest leaks from WindowsPrime. The leak itself shows off the latest technical specifications behind the new laptop, which is yet to be announced, in addition to what comes in the box, in addition to the weight of several SKUs. The source of the leak appears to be a store listing, which looks familiar to the official Microsoft Store.

Surface Laptop 5 leak

The Surface Laptop 5 will be available in two different sizes, 13.5-inches and 15-inches respectively. Each of these sizes offer different screen resolutions, in addition to a difference in the CPUs that you’re able to configure the system with. The battery will additionally be larger in the Surface Laptop 5’s larger model, too. The models are expected to be released in a number of different finishes and colors, so keep your eyes out for when you can expect to see them when they get officially announced later this year.

Surface laptop 5 specifications leak

You will be able to kit out the Surface Laptop 5 with one of several different configurations: a 12th-gen Intel i5-1240P, an i7-1280P, an AMD Ryzen 5 6680U mobile processor and finally an AMD Ryzen 7 6980U mobile processor. Additionally, the laptop will be able to support up to 32GB of LPDDR4 RAM, meaning that the system should be capable of handling even the densest of Excel documents and other demanding productivity applications. do not however that the Ryzen 6980U is only available on the 15-inch model.

Surface Laptop 5 screen: resolution and refresh rate leak

in addition to kicking out a resolution of 2256 x 1504 on the 13.5-inch model, and 2496 x 1664 on the 15-inch version. This should be ample room, and rocking a fairly good PPI on each of the panels ensure that whenever you’re using the laptop, you will be able to get the best possible experience while in use with a 3:2 aspect ratio for optimal performance in productivity application. However, one of the stars of the show here is going to be the brand-new PixelSense Flow display panel, which rocks a 120Hz refresh rate, meaning that you’ll also get incredibly smooth performance, to boot.

Surface Laptop 5 battery life leaked

The Surface Laptop 5’s battery life will be up to 21 hours, according to the latest leak from WindowsPrime. Additionally, you will be able to get a minimum of 17.5 hours, which is simply based on your choice of chip. Right now, it looks like the Ryzen 5-based version of the laptop will have the best battery life of the bunch. But be sure to take this with a pinch of salt, as these leaks can be inaccurate, and the internal testing can be inaccurate when compared to standard usage. We’re just going to have to wait and see until the device actually releases until we actually manage to get a proper benchmark for what you might be able to expect from the laptop itself.

Surface Laptop 5 connectivity leak

The Surface Laptop 5 leaks state that it is WiFi 6 compatible, with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, in addition to having two USB Type-C ports, which supports Thunderbolt 4, one USB-A, in addition to a 3.5mm headphone jack and finally, a Surface Connect port that will allow you to hook it up to its ecosystem of accessories. This ample connectivity is nothing short of what’s pretty standard in a laptop these days, but Thunderbolt 4 support means that you will be able to kit out this laptop with a huge amount of accessories, or even an eGPU to make gaming more viable on a system like this. Unfortunately, that still means that you might have to get yourself a new graphics card, and those can be incredibly difficult to find.

Surface Laptop 5 potential release date

The Surface Laptop 5 will be released in 2022. There is no current release date, but previous releases have come in April, October and June, meaning that we could potentially see an announcement for this brand-new device as early as April 2022, but take that with a pinch of salt, as nothing has been officially confirmed yet. A lot of Surface hardware launches tend to be sporadically released. But, if we’re seeing these specifications come out now ahead of release, it could indicate to us that the hardware might be closer than anyone might expect.

Surface Laptop 5 potential price?

We do not yet have any confirmed price for the Surface Laptop 5 unfortunately. However, we do not expect that the device will deviate from the Surface Laptop 4’s original price point of starting at $999, any more than that and the device will struggle to compete against its very fruity competitors, so it’d be a wise move to keep it pretty low, if at all possible.

What to expect from the Surface Laptop 5

The Surface Laptop 5, based on these leaks, appears to be a fairly powerful PC, with access to fantastic options with regards to customization with its ample Thunderbolt 4.0 ports, and a fantastic display (on paper) which should make for an incredibly smooth experience while using the system itself. Getting high-refresh-rate displays on monitors that are not gaming-focused has been a bit of a letdown in recent years, so it’s great to see Microsoft themselves begin to reportedly set the precedent in place for other manufacturers to follow.

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