Microsoft will apparently stick to the well-known design of the Surface Laptop 5, with only subtle changes being made under the hood. This is suggested by the fact that the battery capacity of the devices expected in two sizes should remain unchanged. Based on the data we have from retailers, Microsoft will use the same batteries in the Surface Laptop 5 as before.
The software group is therefore sticking to the same design that has been known for a number of model generations in the premium notebooks available with 13 and 15-inch displays.
According to our information, the battery of the Surface Laptop5 remains unchanged in both size variants. It is a model with a capacity of 47.4-watt hours. So if you were hoping for longer runtimes, you can expect that this goal will only be achieved, if at all, with more efficient processors or displays.
Longer Battery with more efficient CPUs
In fact, the new Surface Laptop models could possibly last a little longer, after all, as we already reported, they rely on new Intel platforms from the “Alder Lake” family, which can work a little more efficiently. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-1235U and the Intel Core i7-1255U were recently mentioned, which are each deca-core SoC with four performance and six efficiency cores.
Apart from the refreshed hardware basis, nothing seems to have changed with the Surface Laptop 5, at least on the outside. In the meantime, however, there are increasing signs that Microsoft will no longer offer versions with an AMD platform, at least at the market launch in October. In this context, however, it is conceivable that the Redmond-based company will only bring the relevant models onto the market later.
The Surface Laptops are currently still being sold with an AMD option in the versions for private customers, but so far the new models of the fifth generation have only been previewed in the form of the devices with Intel CPUs described above. Usually, the Intel versions were only available to business customers in the end.
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