Microsoft Surface Gaming Laptop leak reveals full spec list — and it boasts RTX 3070 Ti power


Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new Surface Gaming Laptop, which is expected to launch in a surprise autumn hardware event this year. Now, a mysterious leak has revealed a full spec list of the gaming laptop, and it claims it will be equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU.

Leaked by Prime Gaming (via NotebookCheck), the technical spec sheet details everything from the dimensions to the display of the Microsoft Surface Gaming laptop. According to the spec sheet, we can expect a 16-inch (2560 x 1440) PixelSense Flow display with a 165Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision support, all in a 14.07 x 9.65 x 0.77-inch form factor. That’s a step up from the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio and 15-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 4.

Under the hood, the sheet claims we’ll see up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H, up to an RTX 3070 Ti with 8GB GDDR6 video memory, up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and up to 2TB of storage. This is where we start to get skeptical, seeing as the latest gaming laptops are moving to LPDDR5 RAM.

Microsoft Surface Gaming Laptop alleged spec sheet (Image credit: Prime Gaming)

In terms of ports and connectivity, it will have three USB-C ports with support for USB4 and Thunderbolt 4, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Surface Connect port. Plus, you can expect Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. However, with Wi-Fi 6E making the rounds, it’s hard to imagine a new Microsoft Surface Laptop for gaming would stick to Wi-Fi 6.

We can also expect the usual features, including Windows 11, a 1080p webcam with Windows Hello face authentication, and a magnesium and aluminum casing — just like the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio. However, it will apparently come in Platinum and “Matt Black,” according to the sheet. Microsoft has “Matte Black” Surface Laptops (opens in new tab), so the spelling is a bit of a throw-off, too.

Prime Gaming is a leaker we haven’t come across, and there are questionable specs on the sheet that could turn out to be false, so take this all in with a pinch of salt. Still, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that Microsoft would make a gaming laptop of its own. With these specs, it would certainly be a powerhouse. What’s more, the Surface Laptop Studio we reviewed had the optional Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU.

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