The next update to Microsoft’s Surface Pro line is to bring with it updated technology, but seems set in a dated design similar to the previous model.
The Surface Pro 7 was launched last year with the Surface Pro X. While the Pro X introduced a new design, offering a slimmer bullet, comfortable curves around the edges and shorter bezels; The Pro 7 remained on the old angular design.
A look at contemporary reviews reveals that a big question was why Microsoft stayed with the old design on the Pro 7 while the Pro X picked up the attractive new look. If you’re looking for a reason why Pro X can do this, the answer is processor. The Pro X is Microsoft’s first ARM-powered surface machine. The internal design for a chip operating at low temperatures can spread the fan and pack components closer together.
The new MacBook Air has the same benefits as those illustrated by Apple.
Microsoft is expected to launch the Surface Pro-Surface Pro 8 during 2021. The latest leaks show outside the new device, and any Surface fan looks for a refreshed design on the Pro 8 – even dealing with things like big bezels and boxes. If the structure is not thick – are going to be disappointed. The Pro 8 leak shows a machine that can easily be mistaken for an earlier surface.
Bezels remain. Hard edges remain. Cooling vents remain.
Now, there is a possible argument that this is a scratch build to test the new internal, including Intel’s Tiger Lake core processors as well as Gen12 Xe graphics, but the tight design of the tablet design makes me think The Pro 8’s ‘two designs’ would be unlikely, but not inconceivable.
With the Surface Pro X moving into the fashion stakes, the old design of the Pro 8 will not be attractive to consumers. Yet an honor must have a virtue… venture partners who have invested in various fixtures, fittings and peripherals will welcome continuity in design.
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