Microsoft has introduced new tablets, the Surface Laptop Studio and the Surface Duo 2

A Microsoft press conference showed several devices from the Surface family. Almost all hardware runs on the new Windows 11. Internal components have been improved, but in many cases the design of the device has also changed.

Microsoft doesn’t have it easy in the field of hardware. In the area of ​​tablets, it fights Apple and iPads, or cheaper Android devices. The Surface tablet family is increasingly targeting specific users, specifically content creators and students. The newly introduced Surface Pro 8 and Surface Go 3 tablets only prove it, but there were many more novelties.

Surface Pro 8 a Surface Go 3

Surface Pro 8 has undergone a significant change and is adopting a design from Surface Pro X. The screen has grown from 12.3 to 13 inches and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Aspect ratio 3: 2. The frames on the sides are thinner, the notebook boasts Dolby Vision certification and still a great integrated stand.

Inside, 11th generation Intel processors are ticking, specifically Core i5-1135G7 a Core i7-1185G7. The basic model received 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD. The best offers 32 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. The battery should last up to 16 hours, the capacity is 51.5 Wh. An LTE variant will also be available.

Professionals and demanding users will certainly welcome support Thunderboltu 4. On the body of the device we find two of these interfaces, unfortunately at the expense of USB-A. An additional keyboard, which customers still have to buy separately, offers space to store the second generation Slim Pen 2. The stylus charges wirelessly through the keyboard and provides a haptic response when used.

Microsoft has introduced new tablets, the Surface Laptop Studio and the Surface Duo 2

Surface Pro 8 will go on sale on October 5 for $ 1,099 to $ 2,599. The keyboard with Slim Pen 2 costs $ 279.

More affordable Surface Go 3 received fewer improvements. Devices suitable for schools and students, for example, now drive processors Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y, or Core i3-10100Y. According to Microsoft, the device is 60% faster than the previous generation. The operating system in this case is Windows 11.

Surface Go 3 supports styluses from Microsoft, but you won’t find any in the package. Login is done using a camera with Windows Hello support. Price starts at $ 399.

Surface Duo 2

Folding tablet, folding phone? Surface Duo is on the border of several categories. Last year, Microsoft received criticism from the first generation for a number of unfinished business and compromises, including the camera and processor. This year, he will probably avoid these oversteps. Surface Duo 2 is powered by Snapdragon 888 and three cameras on the back, all 12Mpx – with ultra-wide, normal and zoom.

The two displays still use OLED technology. Their diagonal is larger, as much as 5.8 inches at both halves, and the dimensions have hardly changed. The resolution of the panels is 1,892 × 1,344 pixels and the refresh rate has jumped to 90 Hz. Both displays are better connected, because they are curved at the partition. When closed, they can be seen and, thanks to OLED technology, can show notifications with minimal energy consumption.

Microsoft has introduced new tablets, the Surface Laptop Studio and the Surface Duo 2

Other enhancements include wireless charging, NFC and support for 5G networks. The battery has a capacity of 4449 mAh, ie 872 mAh more than the first generation. Duo 2 runs on Android 11.

Surface Laptop Studio

Finally, Microsoft kept a new hybrid laptop Surface Laptop Studio. According to the manufacturer, this is the most powerful Surface device. The dominant feature of the notebook is a 14.4-inch display with a resolution of 2,400 × 1,600 px and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The display supports touches and can be flipped. This basically creates a very powerful tablet. The quad-core processor is beating inside Intel Core i5-11300H, eventual Core i7-11370H and graphics card RTX 3050 Ti (only in combination with Core i7).

The version with the Core i5 comes with a 60W power supply, the i7 gets a 95W power supply, which gives at least a rough idea of ​​the performance.

You connect other devices through two Thunderbolt 4 connectors. RAM starts at 16 GB RAM along with 256 GB SSD. The best version offers 32 GB RAM and 2 TB SSD. Microsoft mentions that the SSD can be replaced, but only in service. The notebook also supports the Slim Pen 2, which can be recharged wirelessly and magnetically attached from the bottom of the touchpad.

Price starts at $ 1,599. The best specs will cost you $ 3,099.

Accessories

Microsoft also announced other news. Among them we can include not only the Slim Pen 2 stylus mentioned several times, but also, for example, a mouse made of 20% recycled plastic caught from the oceans. The packaging is 100% recyclable.

People with disabilities can then use new accessories that will make it easier for them to use not only Microsoft products. Package Surface Adaptive Kit contains stickers to make it easier to use the laptop, connect the cable and, for example, extend the stand.

Microsoft has introduced new tablets, the Surface Laptop Studio and the Surface Duo 2

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