Microsoft’s October 2 media occasion in New York Metropolis is simply two days away, however that doesn’t imply that rumors of what’s to be revealed need to cease coming. Because the occasion attracts nearer, rumors counsel that Microsoft might unveil a brand new Floor 7 mannequin, full with USB-C, 4G LTE connectivity, and slimmer bezels.
Citing a “preview of the brand new Floor vary” the freshest rumors come from the French web site Frandriod. Based on the publication, alongside the Floor Laptop computer three, there could possibly be two extra Floor fashions this yr. One contains the Floor Professional 7, which retains the basic Floor Professional design that hasn’t modified a lot over time. One other extra redesigned mannequin contains the Floor 7, which might form as much as look considerably completely different than something Microsoft has launched earlier than.
It’s mentioned that the Floor 7 might function a close to boardless show, with Microsoft placing explicit consideration to slimming the bezels on the left and proper sides of the display. Addressing different complaints, Floor 7 additionally might ditch USB-A for USB-C. Extra importantly, nonetheless, Floor 7 might additionally function 4G LTE, which implies that it could possibly be powered by a Qualcomm ARM-based Snapdragon 8cx processor. This chipset has been closely in comparison with Intel’s Core i5 processor, so the Floor 7 could possibly be highly effective sufficient for multitasking and different day-to-day duties.
The final time that Microsoft divided up the Floor Professional lineup into two separate merchandise got here in 2013, when the Floor Professional 2 and Floor 2 have been launched. The Intel-powered Floor Professional 2 featured Home windows eight.1, whereas the ARM-based Floor 2 was all about Home windows RT and portability, with the choice for a 4G LTE mannequin.
That was then adopted up by the Floor Professional three in 2014, and the Floor three in 2015. Microsoft’s Floor Professional three was extra eager to the remainder of Floor Professional lineup, however the Floor three was marketed as an reasonably priced budget-friendly possibility.
It has been some time, however it may be assumed that Microsoft is now seeking to do the identical as soon as extra in 2019. The corporate could possibly be seeking to create a transparent distinction between Floor Professional 7 and Floor 7.
It’s essential to notice that these are nonetheless simply rumors. Extra will come to gentle on Wednesday when Microsoft takes middle stage for its annual occasion.