Microsoft Adds Five To Its Surface Line-up

Christine Persaud

Published: 10/04/2019 09:36:17 AM EST in Sound

Microsoft Adds Five To Its Surface Line-up

Microsoft announced five new Surface products at an event in New York earlier this wek, including dual-screen devices, the Surface Neo, and Surface Duo. All products will launch for holiday season 2020.

The new Surface Laptop 3 is twice as fast with the same slim design and all-day battery life. Updated with the 10th Generation Intel Core processor, it comes with a 13.5" screen in new colour options like Sandstone and Cobalt, and in tone-on-tone Alcantara or new machined aluminum all-metal finish. You can also get it with a larger 15" screen, along with the new AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processor.

The computer offers a more comfortable typing experience with a full 1.33mm key travel, now with a 20% larger glass trackpad, and both USB-A and USB-C and Fast Charging, which can take your Surface device to an 80% charge in about an hour.

Improved front-facing cameras, OmniSonic speakers, and dual far-field Studio Mics deliver crystal clear sound.

Surface Laptop 3 13" starts at US$999 and Surface Laptop 15" starts at US$1,199.

Fully redesigned, Surface Pro 7 is now twice as fast with a 10th Generation Intel Core processor, both USB-A and USB-C, and an all-day battery. It maintains the same design as its predecessor.

Ultra thin and lightweight at 5.33mm and 1.68 pounds, toe Surface Pro X is equipped with a new Microsoft SQ1 processor co-designed with Qualcomm pushes 2 teraflops of graphics processing power, and is the fastest Qualcomm processor ever created for a PC, says Microsoft.

Equipped with a 13" edge-to-edge touchscreen in the chassis of a 12" device, the laptop's Signature Keyboard includes pen docking for secure storage and charging for the new Slim Pen, so it's always ready when you need it.

Surface Pro 7 starts at US$749 and Surface Pro X starts at US$999.

Complementing the new computers is the Surface Earbuds, which offer intuitive touch and voice controls for music, calls, and more. Experience rich, immersive Omnisonic sound, and instantly play Spotify from your Android phone with a triple tap on either earbud. Screen-free integration with Office 365 lets you access your Outlook calendar and e-mail with your voice (in the U.S.) and get live, on-screen captions and translations in PowerPoint. Enjoy all-day battery life with the included wireless charging case. Surface Earbuds are priced at US$249.

Other accessories will be available for the new Surface devices as well, including type overs, pens, a Bluetoth keyboard, and mice.
In conjunction with the new hardware, Microsoft announced new features in Office as well, including transcription in Word for the web, inking capabilities in Excel that leverage the new Surface Slim Pen and ultra-portability of the Surface Pro X, gesture support in PowerPoint for the new Surface Earbuds, and ink and voice comments in Word that take advantage of all of it.

Meanwhile, the new Surface Neo and Duo include two screens, allowing users to multitask without having to go back and forth between different apps.

The Surface Neo is dual-screen device built for productivity on Windows 10X, an expression of Windows 10. A 360-degree full-friction hinge connects two 9" screens, enabling Surface Neo to adapt to whatever posture you need in the moment. When you open it you have a full-size 13" display in the thinnest LCD in its class. It's built for productivity and multitasking like a true PC would be, running full productivity apps, with a removable keyboard and compatibility with Surface Pen and Bluetooth mouse.

The Surface Duo is even smaller, considered to be the first Surface to fit in your pocket. It brings together Microsoft productivity experiences with Android apps and Surface hardware design, and functions as a phone, able to take calls. It has two paper-thin 5.6-inch screens that unfold to 8.3 inches.

Supporting Surface Neo is Windows 10 designed for a new category of dual-screen PCs.

Microsoft is offering improved serviceability for Surface Laptop 3, removable SSDs in Surface Pro X, and more sustainable commercial packaging that reduces the amount of waste by more than 30% in weight and volume compared to the company's historical retail packaging. With Windows 10 Pro, customers get Advanced Exchange Service at no additional cost, and support for Windows Autopilot with over-the-air updates.

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