Based on leaks of European retailer information first reported by WinFuture last week, this Thursday’s event will include the launch of the Surface Laptop Go 4 and Surface Laptop Studio 2. The Studio is apparently being updated to an Intel Core i7-13700H or i7-13800H CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 mobile GPU with 8GB of RAM, as well as meeting the newest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth specifications. The Go 4, meanwhile, is being refreshed to include an Intel Core i5-1235U CPU. Microsoft did not comment on WinFuture’s report.
As for Panay, The Verge published the company-wide email announcing his departure from Microsoft in its entirety. In it, Rajesh Jha touted that “Under Panos’ leadership, the team created the iconic Surface brand with loved products,” adding that “More recently, as the leader of Windows, the team has brought amazing services and experiences to hundreds of millions with Windows 11 on innovative devices including those from our OEM partners.”