Microsoft unveile the new Surface range of devices that include the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, Microsoft Surface Pro 8, and Microsoft Surface Go 3. All running Windows 11 out-of-the-box.
In event also launch the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 dual-screen phone.
Microsoft launched its new accessories Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2, Microsoft Surface Adaptive Kit, Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse, and Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ and Surface Pro X also receive updates to reach new customers.
- Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio price set at $1,599 (around Rs. 1,18,000).
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8 price set at $1,099 (around Rs. 81,100).
- Microsoft Surface Go 3 price starts at $399 (around Rs. 29,400).
- Microsoft Surface Duo 2 price set at $1,499 (around Rs. 1,10,600).
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ starting price of $799 (around Rs. 59,000) —
- Microsoft Surface Pro X new Wi-Fi only varient price starts at $899 (around Rs. 66,300).
- Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2 price set at $129.99 (around Rs. 9,600).
- Microsoft Surface Adaptive Kit price set at $9.99 (around Rs. 700).
- Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse price set at $24.99 (around 1,800).
- Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset price set at $54.99 (around Rs. 4,100).
Microsoft said at the event that its new devices would go on sale starting 5th October 2021 with the release of Windows 11.
We can certainly expect some delay in the availability of the new devices in India as the official sale date is meant for the US and some other develop markets where pre-orders for the devices have already starts.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is designed as an “evolution of Surface Book” and is to be “built on the heritage of both Surface Book and Surface Studio.”
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is power by 11th-generation Intel Core H35 processors with Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio also includes studio microphones and 1080p webcam for an enhance video conferencing experience.
The touchpad on the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio also includes haptic feedback.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is target at developers, creative professionals, designers, and gamers, who want a creative studio with the portability of a laptop.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio features a 14.4-inch PixelSense display with touch support that is attach to a Dynamic Woven Hinge, allowing the display to move in multiple angles.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio hinge allows the to transform from a traditional notebook to a tablet or a canvas.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio display is non-detachable.
Microsoft has provide three distinct modes on the Surface Laptop Studio.
The first one is a Laptop mode in which you are provided with a full keyboard and touchpad for a regular notebook-like experience.
Users can move the display to the Stage mode.
This comes after pulling the display forward to an angle where the keyboard is cover but the touchpad is expose to allow gaming, streaming, docking, and presentation in an immersive way.
The third mode is called Studio mode where you can move the display on top of the keyboard to use it like a canvas or for writing notes.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio also includes an area underneath the keyboard where you can place the Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2 that magnetically attaches and charges when not in use.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is Microsoft’s 2-in-1 flagship of this year as the Surface Laptop Studio doesn’t allow users to detach its display from the keyboard.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 comes with a 13-inch PixelSense display with touch support and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 also supports Adaptive Colour Technology that is design to adjust colour production on the display as per the ambient environment.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 also includes support for Dolby Vision display technology and Dolby Atmos sound.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 holds a 5-megapixel camera at the front.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 tablet also includes a 10-megapixel 4K rear camera.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 comes with 11th-generation Intel Core processors.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 2-in-1 device is also built on the Intel Evo platform that is specifically meant for premium, ultra-slim devices.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 also includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports and supports a new Surface Pro Signature Keyboard as an optional accessory.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 new keyboard includes storage and charging support for the Surface Slim Pen 2 just like the Surface Pro X.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is rated to deliver up to 16 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Microsoft Surface Go 3
The Microsoft has the Surface Go 3 as an affordable 2-in-1 option.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 model is design-wise quite similar to its predecessor.
The Microsoft claims that it is 60% faster from the earlier model with up to Intel Core i3 processor.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 comes with an optional LTE Advance support for an enhanced connectivity while on-the-go.
The Microsoft Surface Go 3 comes with a 10.5-inch touch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and features 1080p cameras on the front and back.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 also includes Dolby Audio and studio microphones.
The Microsoft also claims that the Microsoft Surface Go 3 is design to deliver an all-day battery life.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 dual-screen phone comes with a list of improvements over the original Surface Duo that was more like a concept in the market.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 running on Android 11 out-of-the-box.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 features two 5.8-inch PixelSense displays that make a larger 8.3-inch viewing experience when the device is unfolded.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 comes with a glance bar that lets you check all the notifications when the phone is folded.
You can also check battery levels when charging through the glance bar without requiring to unfold the Microsoft Surface Duo 2.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, which is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 855 powering the first-generation Microsoft Surface Duo.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 also comes with a triple rear camera setup that holds a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 wide-angle lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS), and a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 telephoto lens and OIS support.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 upgrade over the single rear camera available on the original model.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 rear camera setup is also accompanied by a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor and an LED flash.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 comes with a 12-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 also comes with a dedicated cover that can attach the Surface Slim Pen for an enhanced user experience.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The dual-screen form factor of the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is design to run two apps simultaneously.
Microsoft also claim that it has work with developers and game studios to bring 150 optimise games for the dual-screen setup.
ALL these games include Asphalt Legends 9, Modern Combat 5, and Dungeon Hunter 5.
Microsoft will bring the Surface Duo 2 in Glacier and Obsidian colour options.
Microsoft Surface Pro X
The Microsoft Surface Pro X is base on the same Microsoft SQ2 silicon that was power the model launch previously.
Microsoft Surface Pro X brings Wi-Fi only connectivity over integrated LTE to deliver the earlier experience with some affordability.
The Microsoft Surface Pro X is claim to come with an all-day battery life and offer Windows 11 out-of-the-box.
Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2
Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2 is an optional accessory that is design to take the experience on the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio and Microsoft Surface Pro 8 to new levels.
The Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus is power by a custom-design Microsoft G6 chip and includes a digital ink that is meant to offer tactile feedback when drawing and writing on the screen.
Microsoft claims that it has improve haptics and interaction feedback using the digital ink on the new Microsoft Surface Slim Pen to give users the feel of pen on paper.
The Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus can be store and charge magnetically.
Microsoft Surface Adaptive Kit
The Microsoft Surface Adaptive Kit is specifically design for differently able people who want to use Surface devices.
Microsoft Surface Adaptive Kit includes stickers that can be attach to the keyboard, cable, and even the lid of Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets for ease in their use specifically for people with low vision, blindness, and/or limited strength.
Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse
The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is a wireless accessory for computing users.
Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is claim to be 20% recycle and has plastic that came from oceans and beaches.
The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse also comes in a plastic-free, recyclable packaging.
Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset
The Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset that is certified for Microsoft Teams and is design with a lightweight build to enable hours-long audio and video calling.
Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset includes dedicated meeting controls and USB Type-C connectivity.
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