Apart from the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft also announced a number of new Surface laptops, including the newest iteration of the Surface Pro, as well as a new Surface Go, and the Surface Laptop Studio, which is a 2-in-1 device.
Surface Laptop Studio
Surface Laptop Studio has a 14.4-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 2400 x 1600 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, and support for Dolby Vision. At the helm is either an Intel Core i5-11300H paired with Intel Xe graphics, or a Core i7-11370H plus an RTX 3050 Ti mobile GPU with 4GB of VRAM. There’s also 16GB/32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage.
The display can be folded into three modes – the standard laptop, stage, wherein the it’s just the touchscreen and touchpad, and studio, wherein the display is flat on the keyboard, which makes it look like a tablet.
It’s got two USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt Support, and also supports the new Surface Slim Pen 2 with built-in haptics. The pen can be attached magnetically for charging as well.
Surface Pro 8
The new Surface Pro 8 has a 13-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, as well as support for Dolby Vision. At the helm is either an Intel Core i3-1115G4, a Core i5-1145G7, or a Core i7-1185G7 processor, along with up to 32GB of RAM and up to a 1TB SSD.
The device also has two USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt 4, a front camera that now supports 1080p video recording, as well as a 10MP rear camera that can record 4K videos. Other features include dual far-field mics, 2W speakers with Dolby Atmos, and support for the new Surface Slim Pen 2.
Surface Go 3
The most affordable of the lot, Surface Go 3 shares mostly similar specs with its predecessor, except for upgraded processors. Under its shell is either an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or an Intel Core i3-10100Y.
As for the rest of the specs, you still get a 10.5-inch PixelSense display with 1080p resolution, 10-point multi-touch, and also Gorilla Glass 3 protection, up to 8GB of RAM, and either a 64GB eMMC drive or a 128GB SSD for storage.
For optics, it has an 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP front snapper. Other features include 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, Dual Studio Mics, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Surface Pro X
Microsoft also announced a Wi-Fi only model for the ARM-based Surface Pro X, which has a 13-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels, a Microsoft SQ 1 (+ Adreno 685) or SQ 2 (+ Adreno 690) processor, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, a 10MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera.
The device also boasts dual far-field studio microphones and 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio. You get two USB-C ports, a Surface Connect port, and a Surface keyboard port. There’s also Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.
- Surface Laptop Studio – starts at $1600
- Surface Pro 8 – starts at $1100
- Surface Go 3 – starts at $400
- Surface Pro X – starts at $900