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Microsoft Surface Book 3 leak reveals powerful specs -- MacBook Pro could be in trouble [Update]

Microsoft Surface Book 3 specs leak could spell trouble MacBook Pro
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

Update May 6: Microsoft officially unveiled the Surface Book 3 alongside the Surface Go 2.

Microsoft's Surface Book 3's CPU specs leaked in an Energy Star certification document this week, as Forbes reports. According to the pdf, the forthcoming 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop packs a 1.3-GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and 32GB of RAM

This corroborates our previous report about the 3rd Gen Surface Book sporting an Intel Comet Lake hardware. The document also reveals that the PC was slated for a May 1, 2020 release date. Although previous tips suggested a June release date, this could mean that the laptop could land in stores any day now. 

However, bear in mind that its release date may be pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic. Either way, it's safe to say that the release date and price queries will finally be put to bed soon. 

This tidbit of information about the Surface Book 3's specs arrives on the heels of its purported GPU specs

If the new Surface Book 3 is as powerful as these leaks suggest, the MacBook Pro could be in trouble.

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.