Microsoft recently unveiled new Surface series devices. There weren’t any advances, but the business has chosen one for the Pro model.
Microsoft has unveiled a new array of its Windows laptops in honor of the Surface series’ tenth anniversary. There were no major shocks. Microsoft merely released updates for all devices.
The following modification to Microsoft’s Surface Laptop laptop portfolio is likely the biggest: Microsoft does not use AMD processors in its 5th generation products; instead, it only uses Intel CPUs.
Microsoft claims that the 12th generation Intel processors would result in performance gains of up to 50%. Whether this is indeed the case will be determined by tests.
Microsoft only uses 13.5 and 15-inch screens.
The devices still have the same aesthetic. The laptop is offered as a 13.5-inch or 15-inch variant, just like the earlier generations. Sage has been added in addition to the well-known hues platinum, matte black, and sandstone.
Microsoft uses Dolby Atmos support for notebook speakers. This is meant to give users an “immersive experience not only during gaming but also during conference calls.”
On October 25, 2022, the Surface Laptop 5 will be released. The 13.5-inch model costs 1,179 euros, while the 15-inch model costs 1,529 euros.
Intel or ARM
The Surface Pro 9 2-in-1 laptop has new processors as well. Customers have a choice between the traditional 12th-generation Intel CPUs and the Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM processor, which is mostly utilized in smartphones and tablets.
Each processor has benefits and drawbacks. High performance is offered by the Intel processor. Microsoft claims that enhancements of up to 50% have been made in comparison to the Surface Pro 8’s predecessor. Additionally, as more power is needed, the battery runtime is shortened.
Here, the ARM CPU has an edge. With the Qualcomm, the Surface Pro should last up to 19 hours. With the Intel model, it takes 15.5 hours. According to a statement from Microsoft, “optimized apps for Windows on Arm offer a fast and energy-efficient performance and a longer battery runtime.”
Due to its numerous versatile application possibilities, the device should continue to be particularly intriguing for professional use. The device’s 2-in-1 capability allows it to be used as both a tablet and a laptop. On-screen touch and pen input can be used to control it.
Early in November should see the release of the Surface Pro 9. In its most basic configuration, the device with the Intel processor costs 1,299 Euros. It costs 1,659 Euros for the ARM version in the least configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Fast graphics card for Surface Studio 2+
Additionally updated is Microsoft’s Surface Studio desktop computer. The Surface Studio 2+ has an Intel Core H-35 processor, which is said to speed up the computer by 50% over its predecessor.
The GeForce RTX 3060, a rapid graphics card that Microsoft installed on the desktop computer, should make it possible to complete complicated graphic computations swiftly.
The Surface Studio 2+ still has features like the retractable display, which can be utilized as a sizable tablet.
Prices for the Surface Studio 2+ begin at 5,589 euros. A matching keyboard, mouse, and Microsoft’s Surface Pen sketching pen are also included.
Microsoft Meeting Audio Dock
The Audio Dock was another item demonstrated by Microsoft during its presentation. This speaker has USB ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and microphones. The device contains a mute button that can be used during online meetings.
The Audio Dock will be available for purchase on October 12 for a price of 289 Euros.