Microsoft announces the ‘most powerful Surface we’ve ever built’

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Microsoft has announced its latest generation of Surface Laptop, which includes a new Surface Laptop Studio, updates to the Surface Pro 8, Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro X.

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The $1599.99 Surface Laptop Studio, which Microsoft claims is the most powerful Surface the company has made, features a dual-hinged screen design.

The computer folds vertically like a traditional laptop, but then folds again to create a solid surface for drawing or other work on a 14.4-inch, 2400-by-1600-pixel, 120Hz touchscreen – like That’s the big Surface Studio and its later iterations.


This is to swap between three modes: a ‘Laptop Mode’, a ‘Stage Mode’ where the display is pulled forward for viewing video or gaming, and ‘Studio’ for drawing, writing and sketching with the Surface Slim Pen 2. mode’. .

Around back are two USB Type-C Thunderbolt ports, which completely ditch the older USB Type-A models, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a proprietary Surface Connect port.

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Inside, the device will have 16GB or 32GB of RAM, with a removable SSD from 256GB to 2TB, and a quad-core Intel H35 i5-11300H or i7-11370H processor; For those who opt for the latter, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU will also be installed. Microsoft claims that the laptop will get around 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Microsoft is following it up with the $1099.99 Surface Pro 8, which the company claims is more than twice as fast as the Surface Pro 7 – and which was leaked just a few days ago.

The big change Microsoft made here is bigger screen real estate — 13-inches at 120-by-1920-pixel resolution instead of 12-inches at 120-by-1920-pixel resolution — two USB Type-C ports, and 11 a trick forth Generation Intel i5-1135G7 or i7-1185G7 processor. The laptop’s memory starts at 8GB, up to 32GB, and the removable solid tier starts at 128GB to 1TB. The rear camera has also been upgraded a bit, from 8MP to 10MP, but the front facing camera maintains the same 5MP resolution.

Microsoft claims that the device will have 16 hours of battery life and can be charged to 80 percent in less than an hour.

For the $899.99 Surface Pro X, Microsoft has raised the cost to $899 and expanded native app support—updating 64-bit versions of Microsoft Office to devices as well as other applications like Photoshop and Lightroom— Along with zoom. Small $399.99

Meanwhile, the Surface Go 3 is built to be 60 percent faster with an Intel Core i3 processor.

All of these devices will come running Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 11, which has sparked controversy over the number of older devices that won’t be able to run it with full security due to a niche chip requirement, which means Microsoft’s new operating system is Windows 11. are anything. Computers including Surface Pro tablets, Surface Hub and Surface Studio will not be able to run Windows 11.

Microsoft also used the event to launch its dual-screen foldable phone, the Android-based Surface Duo 2.


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