New Microsoft Surface device powered by Intel Ice Lake could be coming soon

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Microsoft could be preparing to release a new Surface device powered by Intel’s upcoming Ice Lake processors, according to new benchmarks spotted online.

Found by Windows Latest, Geekbench results seem to show a Surface Pro or Surface Laptop – named “OEMJL OEMJL Product Name EV1.5A” – running on a 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, which runs at 3.60GHz.

Microsoft has previously used a similar naming convention for its Surface Go product on Geekbench, hence why some people think this could be a new Surface device.

Ready for October 2 event?

If the benchmark results are hinting at a new Surface device, then it’s very likely we’ll see it at Microsoft’s October 2 event – which, of course, we’ll be attending.

We don’t know much about Microsoft’s October 2 plans, however it’ll be a whole year since Microsoft revealed new Surface hardware, and two years since it released the Surface Book 2.

That means it’s high time that Microsoft announced a new Surface product, and if it does, hopefully it will use Intel’s latest Ice Lake hardware, which will give it a decent performance upgrade over previous Surface devices.

Thankfully, we won’t have long to find out, and whatever Microsoft does announce at its event, we’ll be there to test it out.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.