The moment has arrived: Microsoft has revealed its next devices. The most significant is the new Surface Pro 8, which boasts improved display, connectivity, and battery life.
The event has gotten off to a fantastic start. When it came time to brag about all of the new features coming with their new devices. What they have presented are several convertibles, the first the Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3 and, in addition, the surprise of its mobile with two screens.
The fact is that they have not been shocked on a broad scale, and much data about Microsoft devices have already leaked ahead of time. But now we know all the details about these new products, so let’s start with its most complete device.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is one of the most feature-rich computer on the market, and it has also introduced the Microsoft Surface Studio. So let’s go with the Surface Pro 8, the first thing is that it will integrate 11th generation Intel Core processors.
The RAM that will accompany this processor will be 32GB in some versions. Storage has not been commented, although it is expected to arrive in 256GB, 500GB, and 1TB versions in NVMe SSD format. As for the display, the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 arrives with a 13-inch diagonal and 120Hz refresh rate.
This screen has been designed with care by Microsoft, and it supports Dolby Vision and a function that allows the screen to be tuned differently at each moment to show the material in the best possible way. The new Surface Pen 2 comes with haptic feedback, which is enabled by a chip that is able to vibrate.
The Surface Pro 8 will come with Windows 11 as a base, and it will be available for purchase on October 5, according to leaked information. This is when everyone will be able to get Windows 11. At the moment it is not known if it will be distributed worldwide this year, but the price in the United States will be $1,099.99 for the most basic model.
Microsoft Surface Go 3
The audience for the Microsoft Surface Go 3 is not the same as for the Surface Pro 8. It’s a Windows tablet with all the functionality and functions of Windows 11 at an affordable price. The display has a 10.5-inch screen, 1,920 x 1,280 resolution, and 3:2 ratio.
The processors that will give life to this screen are from Intel and, specifically, the Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y, Intel Core i3-10100Y, and Intel Core M3. They will be accompanied by 4 or 8GB of RAM, plus 64GB or 128GB for storage. In terms of connections, they will have Surface Connect, USB C, MicroSDXC slot, headphone port, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
An interesting addition is that the front camera of the Microsoft Surface Go 3 supports Windows Hello facial recognition. In addition, it also supports Microsoft’s Surface Pen. Unlike its big brother, it can already be reserved in some countries, although the LTE model will not arrive until 2022. Prices are as follows:
- Microsoft Surface Go 3 with Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage for $795 at the exchange rate.
- Microsoft Surface Go 3 with Intel Pentium 6500Y processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage for $701 at the exchange rate.
- Microsoft Surface Go 3 with Intel Pentium 6500Y processor, 8GB RAM, and 64GB storage for $514 at the exchange rate.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, Redmond’s secret weapon to compete with MacBook Pro
The surprise of the event has been the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, this equipment combines both laptop and tablet format for drawing. The screen is top-notch with a 2,400 x 1,600 resolution in 3:2 format, as well as support for Dolby Vision and a 120Hz refresh rate. However, the diagonal is moderate and remains at 14.4 inches.
Inside the device, we will find Intel’s latest generation processors: i5-11300H and i7-11370H. In the Intel Core i5, the accompanying graphics card is the new integrated Intel Iris Xe, while in the Intel Core i7 Microsoft has placed an NVIDIA GeForce 3050 Ti. RAM capacity will depend on the model, with a choice of 16GB or 32GB.
Storage will be capped at 2TB NVMe SSD and Microsoft has spared nothing for connectivity. This laptop has two USB C Thunderbolt 4 ports, a headphone jack, and Surface Connect. Wireless connectivity is provided by WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and Xbox Wireless. The autonomy will be marked by a 58Wh battery.
Another notable aspect is that it has facial recognition from the hand of Windows Hello. The front camera also has additions such as artificial intelligence to improve image quality during video calls. The sound section is provided by four speakers that come with Omnisonic technology and Dolby Atmos support.
Microsoft has not commented on the price of this device in Spain, in fact, it seems that it will not arrive at least until early 2022. However, in the United States, it is expected to land on October 5 in stores. The starting price will be $1,599.99 for the cheapest version of this laptop that wants to rival the MacBook Pro.