Microsoft holds the Surface event, and reveals updates to the device family. As expected, the company announced the Surface Pro 9, along with merge of the Surface Pro X with the main Surface Pro line. The new Surface Pro 9 is now the first device that include processor options from both Intel and Qualcomm/ARM. There are also Surface Studio 2+ with 11th gen Intel processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics, and Surface Laptop 5 with 12th Generation Intel Processors.
Intel has confirmed the leak of the 12th Gen Intel Core (Alder Lake) UEFI BIOS source code. It includes 5.97 GB of data, including source codes, private keys, changelogs, and compilation tools. The most recent file is dated September 30, 2022.
Looks like the Surface family of thin and lightweight laptops is getting a different option. Rumors say that the company is working on a new device which will become the first gaming laptop in the line.
Microsoft will reportedly merge the Surface Pro X and Surface Pro lineup together this fall. So instead of Surface Pro X, they will start selling Surface Pro 9 with Intel and ARM hardware options.
Microsoft is considering using an ARM64 processor in the next generation of the Surface Go tablet. The company exposes its interest in the ARM platform, so there is a chance for Surface Go 4 to have an ARM64-based consumer version.
Xbox Cloud Gaming, also known as Project xCloud, is getting support mouse and keyboard. Microsoft recommends all devs to update their products where required. Besides, the company offers new API to improve streaming latency.
A new information from OEMs reveals the intention of the Redmond firm to eliminate classic HDD-powered PCs from the market. Instead, new PCs with Windows 11 must use SSDs as the boot device. The deadline for the change is set somewhere in 2023.
Microsoft has officially unveiled the second generation of its Surface Laptop Go device. You can now pre-order the device starting today. First customers will receive the device on June 7th.
Today, the Surface Laptop Go 2 device was spotted in the catalog of a Korean online store. So we are just days away from its official announcement. Microsoft will probably present the new generation of affordable laptop in the Surface family on June 2, 2022.
Steam has published its survey results for April 2022. According to the new data, Windows 11 is growing among the users, now having 18.94% of the user base. The adoption of the latest OS grows slowly, as many users don't welcome some of the UI changes and increased hardware requirements.