Microsoft unveils Surface Duo 2, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3 – The Mobile Indian
Microsoft hosted a launch event on Wednesday where it unveiled the new Surface series of devices. These include the Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3, and Surface Duo 2. All three laptops run Windows 11 out of the box. In addition, Microsoft has also launched a bunch of new accessories. These include the Surface Slim Pen 2, the Surface Adaptive Kit, the Ocean Plastic Mouse, and the Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset.
The price of the Surface Go 3 starts at $ 399 (around Rs 29,400). Additionally, the highly anticipated Surface Duo 2 is priced at $ 1,499 (around Rs 1,10,600) for the base model. Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio starts at $ 1,599 (around Rs 1,18,000). Surface Pro 8 starts at $ 1,099 (around Rs 81,100).
The Surface Pro 7+ is now sold in the consumer channel with a starting price of $ 799 (around Rs 59,000). The Surface Pro X received a new Wi-Fi-only model, starting at $ 899 (around Rs 66,300).
Surface Slim Pen 2 is priced at $ 129.99 (around Rs 9,600), Surface Adaptive Kit at $ 9.99 (around Rs 700), Ocean Plastic Mouse at $ 24.99 (around 1,800) and the Microsoft headset Modern USB-C at $ 54.99 (around Rs 4,100). Microsoft said at the event that its new devices will go on sale from October 5.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 specifications
Surface Pro 8 features a 13-inch PixelSense display with touch support and a 120Hz refresh rate. Plus, it supports Adaptive Color technology that automatically adjusts colors on the screen. depending on the ambient environment. Surface Pro 8 also supports Dolby Vision display technology and Dolby Atmos sound.
The tablet has a 10 MP rear camera that can shoot in 4K resolution. For video chats, Microsoft Surface Pro 8 equips a 5 megapixel camera on the front. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors. The 2-in-1 device is built on the Intel Evo platform specifically for high-end ultra-thin devices.
The Surface Pro 8 includes connectivity options such as 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports. In addition, it supports a new Surface Pro Signature keyboard as an optional accessory. The new keyboard offers storage and charging support for the Surface Slim Pen 2. Plus, it’s supposed to deliver up to 16 hours of battery life on a single charge.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Specifications
Surface Laptop Studio sports a 14.4-inch PixelSense display with touch support. The screen is attached to a dynamic woven hinge, allowing it to move from multiple angles. This makes it a convertible device which can be used as a tablet.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is powered by 11th Generation Intel Core H35 processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs. The device has a 1080p webcam with a touchpad compatible with haptic feedback.
Microsoft offers three modes on the Surface Laptop Studio. The first is Laptop Mode where you get a full keyboard and touchpad for a traditional laptop-like experience. Then, with scene mode, you can pull the screen forward to an angle where the keyboard is covered, but the touchpad is exposed. It enables gaming, streaming, docking and presentation in an immersive way, according to Microsoft. Finally, with Studio mode, you can move the display above the keyboard to use it as a canvas or write notes.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 specifications
Surface Duo 2 is the successor to last year’s Surface Duo. It sports two 5.8-inch PixelSense displays that transform into a full 8.3-inch viewing experience when unfolded. The gaze bar allows you to view all notifications when the phone is folded up. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core SoC.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has a rear triple camera setup on the back. It includes a 16-megapixel f / 2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel f / 1.7 wide-angle sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a 12-megapixel f / 2.4 telephoto lens with OIS support.
There is also a time of flight (ToF) sensor and an LED flash to accompany the sensors. For selfies, the Surface Duo 2 has a 12-megapixel photo sensor on the front.
Connectivity options on the Surface Duo 2 include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS / A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. In addition, the Surface Duo 2 includes a side fingerprint sensor.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 specifications
The Surface Go 3 has a 10.5-inch touchscreen with a 3: 2 aspect ratio. It has 1080p cameras on the front and back. It includes support for Dolby Audio and studio microphones. Additionally, Microsoft says the Surface Go 3 is designed to provide day-long battery life. In addition, optional LTE Advanced support is also present.