Microsoft had held their Surface Event yesterday and announced six new additions to its existing lineup of devices, including a new convertible laptop, an updated dual-screen foldable phone, and four new two-in-one tablets. Here’s everything that was announced by Microsoft at the Surface Event in case you missed the livestream.
Surface Laptop Studio
Microsoft’s latest laptop starting from $1,599.99 is aimed toward professional users has gotten a major redesign from its previous generation. The device comes in two variations (Core i5 or Core i7) both of them being 11th Gen Quad-core Intel Core-H Series processors, with 16GB or 32GB LPDDR4x RAM.
In terms of graphics, the Core i5 model is limited to Intel Iris X Graphics while the Core i7 model features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU with 4GB of GDDR6 Memory.
The Surface Laptop Studio features an all-new 14.4” 120Hz touch display panel with support for Dolby Vision and a large precision trackpad with support for haptic feedback.
You can read more about about the Surface Laptop Studio over here.
Surface Duo 2
Surface Duo 2 is Microsoft’s second attempt at making a foldable Android smartphone and is priced at $1,499. It now features a larger screen measuring 8.3-inches and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with 5G support and an NFC reader, which is a huge upgrade from the original Surface Duo.
The phone will ship with Google’s upcoming Android 12 operating system, with three storage configurations: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, along with 8GB of LPDDR5 memory. Surface Duo 2 also feature a new triple cameras setup on the back: a 16MP, f/2.2 Ultra Wide lens, a 12MP, f/1.7, OIS wide lens, and a 12MP, f/2.4, OIS Telephoto lens.
You can read more about about the Surface Duo 2 over here.
Surface Pro X
Microsoft has also updated the Surface Pro X. With a Gigabyte LTE model and a Wi-Fi-only option with a new entry price of $899.
The Surface Pro X offers a few configurations with ARM-Based, SQ 1 CPU with Adreno 685 GPU or SQ 2 CPU with Adreno 690, with 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, and three removable SSD options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Microsoft also says that the upcoming Windows 11 will support built-in 64-bit emulation, allowing the ARM-based device to run more apps than its predecessor.
It comes with a 2280×1920 13-inch touchscreen, as well as a 5MP 1080p webcam, with an Alcantara leather finish on the body.
Surface Go 3
Alongside the other Surface lineup, Microsoft also announced its budget centric Surface Go 3. This now comes with 128GB and 256GB SSD options or a slower eMMC 64GB with the base model.
As a more entry-level Surface device, the Go 3 includes an Intel UHD Graphics 615 with a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or a quad-core 10th-gen Intel Core i3 CPU. With 8GB or 4GB of RAM.
The Surface Go 3 weighs about 1.2lbs and offers a 1080p camera along with a starting price of $399.99.
Surface Pro 7+ & 8
The Surface Pro has remained one of the flagship hardware products created by Microsoft. The Surface Pro 7+ which is slightly cheaper than the Pro 8 includes a 10-inch 60Hz display, while it lacks thunderbolt ports, the surface pen, and powerful specs.
While on the other hand the Surface Pro 8 has a better camera with support for 4K video, with a slightly bigger and brighter 13-inch 2880×1920 screen, a refresh rate of 120Hz
Microsoft offers either an i5 or i7 11th-gen quad-core Intel processor, both with Intel Iris Xe graphics. With 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR4x Memory. The LTE model comes with either a 128GB or 256GB SSD option. However, the Wi-Fi models also include two additional SSD configurations: 512GB and 1TB.
The Surface Pro 8 performs over two times faster than the Surface Pro 7+, with a 40% higher CPU performance and a 74% faster graphics performance.
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