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Microsoft today announces a deluge of new Surface gadgets, and most of them are already available to pre-order. The most important among them are the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft’s second-generation version of its dual screen, tablet-smartphone hybrid that now has a formidable three-camera range, and the Surface Pro 8, a powerful update of the Pro 7 which adds 11th -gen Intel processors, a 13-inch screen with Dolby Vision and Thunderbolt 4 ports. Plus, you can pre-order the high-powered Surface Laptop Studio, the updated (but still affordable) Surface Laptop Go 3 and only a Wi-Fi Surface Pro X. Here’s how to pre-order all the devices Microsoft announced today , can order in advance. .
Suface Duo 2
The Surface Duo 2 folding smartphone is available to pre-order today and starts at $ 1,499. It will be widely available on October 21 in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Pre-order Surface Duo 2 from Microsoft from $ 1,499
The new Surface Duo 2 has the same flip design as last year’s device, with two 5.8-inch AMOLED PixelSense touch screens connected to a hinge. They support refresh rates of 90Hz, HDR, P3 color and up to 800 nits brightness. The smartphone works on the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform and now supports 5G connectivity.
Microsoft is enhancing the Surface Duo 2’s camera game and replacing the single shooter on the original Duo with a triple lens system. Now it has a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto camera and a 16GB ultra-wide lens on the back and a separate 12MP camera on the front. One of our biggest problems with the first Duo was how difficult it was to take quick photos, so we’re eager to see if Microsoft’s improvements this time around fixed it.
The Surface Duo 2 also supports NFC for contactless payments, WiFi 6, biometric authentication with a fingerprint sensor, fast charging via USB-C and more. It comes in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB models and all have 8 GB of RAM.
Surface Pro 8
The Surface Pro 8 2-in-1 is available to pre-order today and starts at $ 1,099. The new Surface Slim Pen 2 is also available to pre-order today and costs $ 129.
Pre-order Surface Pro 8 at Microsoft from $ 1,099 Pre-order Slim Pen 2 at Microsoft- $ 129
The new Surface Pro 8, which runs Windows 11, improves with most things that made the Pro 7 fantastic. The 2-in-1 now supports the 11th-gen Intel Evo processors, is twice as fast as its predecessor and is supported for external GPUs. The screen is also a bit larger and brighter — it is a 13-inch PixelSense panel with Dolby Vision that can reach 120Hz refresh rates, and it has a new 5MP camera on the front that performs more clearly during video must provide calls. There is also a 10MP rear camera with autofocus that can take 4K video. In terms of connectivity, the Surface Pro 6 supports WiFi 6 and LTE, and has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a power connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Along with a variety of Intel processors, the Surface Pro 8 supports up to 32 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. However, only the 128 GB and 256 GB models are available with LTE connectivity — the 512 GB and 1 TB versions are WiFi only. It also works with the new $ 129 Surface Slim Pen 2 and its Signature Keyboard has room for the pen to magnetically connect for easier storage.
Surface Laptop Studio
The Surface Laptop Studio is available to pre-order today and costs $ 1,599. It will be available from October 5 in stores in the US and Canada.
Pre-order Surface Laptop Studio from Microsoft from $ 1,599
Microsoft built the Surface Laptop Studio with power users and ads in mind. It has a notable design with a ‘Dynamic Woven Hinge’ that allows you to pull the screen forward in ‘Stage’ mode, which according to the company offers a better angle for streaming, playing and presentations. The machine also works in the standard laptop mode and the “Studio” mode, the latter of which is best for sketching.
The screen itself is a 14.4-inch, 2,400 x 1,600 PixelSense panel that can reach 120Hz refresh rates and the Slim Pen 2. The accessory also has its own home at the bottom of the Laptop Studio, where it is neat and magnetic can be fastened. There are also four-speaker speakers with Dolby Atmos, a 1080p camera on the front and a new Precision Haptic interface that gives feedback as you use it. Like the Surface Pro 8, the Laptop Studio has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one power connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
When it comes to performance, the Laptop Studio packs a punch. It supports the 11th generation Intel H-series processor along with Intel Xe graphics and even NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti graphics in certain models. It will have up to 32 GB of RAM inside and up to 2 TB of storage.
Surface Go 3
The Surface Go 3, WiFi only, is available to pre-order today and costs $ 399. It will be widely available from October 5th. LTE models will be introduced in December 2021.
Pre-order Surface Go 3 from Microsoft from $ 399
Microsoft’s cheapest Surface device gets a power upgrade. The new Surface Go 3 now supports up to Intel Core i3 processors, and the models will be 60 percent faster than previous versions. It has a 10.5-inch FHD touchscreen, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, 1080p front and rear cameras and support for Type Covers and the Surface Pen. The edges of the device have one USB-C port, one power connector, a microSD card slot, a nano-SIM slot, and a headphone jack. In addition to the new Intel processors, the Go 3 works with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Surface Pro X
The Surface Pro X-only WiFi is available to pre-order today and costs $ 899.
Pre-order Surface Pro X from Microsoft from $ 899
The Surface Pro X does not get a major update or an upgraded model like some of Microsoft’s other devices. Instead, the company introduced a new model with only WiFi at a lower price — only $ 899. It runs Windows 11 on ARM and includes built-in 64-bit emulation. The machine runs on an SQ2 processor, with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. The new removable keyboard will also have a slot for the new Slim Pen 2.
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