Microsoft’s Surface Book lineup has always been the most
powerful device in the family, thanks to its dedicated GPU,
upgraded specs and detachable keyboard. Surface Book was last
updated in 2017 and it is currently one of the older devices in
the Surface lineup. It looks like the flagship device will
finally get a much-deserved refresh.
According to a new FCC filing,
Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 has already passed the certification
by the US government.
The FCC filing was originally submitted last week and it became
public today. The filing is for a ‘Microsoft Corporation
Portable Computing Device’ with model number 1899 and it is
definitely not the Surface Go 2, which has a different model
We’ve already seen the Surface Book 3 in European retailers
listing and the filing doesn’t show any new exciting
information. Though, it does confirm that Surface Book 3 is
likely to launch along with Surface Go 2 and Surface Earbuds.
It’s also worth pointing out that the Surface Book 3 might come
with Wi-Fi 6. In this filing, the device is powered by Wi-Fi
module 1957, which is Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201.
that Wi-Fi 6 AX201 support 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 technology, up to 2.4
Gbps speed, uplink/Downlink OFDMA and 1024QAM. The Wi-Fi 6
AX201 also uses the Intel proprietary interface.
What’s more interesting is that the FCC filing lines up with
FCC filings for Surface Go 2 and
Surface Earbuds, which were published this month. This
could indicate that the devices are just around the corner and
Microsoft could announce them as early as next month.
According to previous reports, Surface Book 3 is likely to come
in both 13” and 15” models with Core i5 and Core i7 variants.
For the base 13.5 model, Microsoft plans to offer a quad-core
Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
The company also plans to launch the Surface Book 3 with a
standard 15-inch display, Intel Core i7, 1TB of SSD storage,
and 32GB of RAM.