In addition to the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft has presented its new range of other Surface devices — Surface Pro 8, the “successor” of the Surface Book, Surface Laptop Studio, and Surface Go 3.
Surface Pro 8
Microsoft’s all-in-one, the Surface Pro 8. Microsoft describes the new Surface Pro 8 as “the largest update of the Surface Pro series since the popular Surface Pro 3.”
The new Surface Pro 8 comes in a slimmer design, whose screen grows from 12.3 to 13.0 inches thanks to narrower bezels with PixelSense technology that supports 120 Hz refresh rate. It offers Thunderbolt (2 × Thunderbolt 4 via USB Type C) and for the first time should be up to “twice as fast as its predecessor” — up to 40 percent more CPU performance, also as a result of an adapted cooling system, and up to 74 percent GPU performance is promised by Microsoft.
The tablet is compatible with the new Surface Pen 2 and now the keyboard has a small hole through which we will charge the pen completely wirelessly. Although Microsoft has not given too many details about its internal hardware, we know that it will feature 11th generation processors and up to 32GB of RAM.
It supports Dolby Vision and automatically adjusts the color temperature to the ambient light conditions. It should also be up to 12.5 percent brighter.
The Surface Pro 8 will be available in the United States starting next October 5 from $1,099 (Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM and 128GB of storage).
Surface Laptop Studio
Surface Laptop Studio is a hybrid between the ideas that spawned the Microsoft Surface Laptop and Microsoft Surface Studio in a unique design that combines the best of a graphics tablet and a laptop.
Optimized for Windows 11, the Surface Laptop Studio has several highlights, but one of them is undoubtedly versatility. Instead of having a removable screen, like the Surface Book 3, it has one that repositiones so it can be used as a computer or tablet.
The Surface Laptop Studio has two settings with higher or lower power. On the one hand one with an 11th generation Intel Core i5-11300H processor, Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics, and on the other an Intel Core i7-11370H with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti graphics . You can choose between 16 GB and 32 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of SSD storage.
Added to this is its 14.4-inch touch screen with PixelSense technology, compatibility with Dolby Vision HDR and a refresh rate of 120 H.
Pre-orders for the Surface Laptop Studio have already started in the United States. The notebook has an initial price of $1,599.99.
Surface Go 3
Surface Go 3 — the affordable entry-level Surface “retains its compact design with a 10.5 inch PixelSense touch display.” The most important thing to note about this Go 3 is that it now mounts improved Intel processors, with the Pentium Gold 6500Y as the base option and another with the Core M3. They are accompanied by a version with the Core i3-10100Y.
The screen becomes 10.5 inches with PixelSense technology and 1080 resolution. The internal storage is 64 or 128 GB in SSD and unfortunately, it does not include Thunderbolt technology, but continues to use Surface Connect technology. However, it has USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, card reader and Windows Hello facial recognition. All this with a battery life of up to 11 hours.
The Surface Go 3 starts at $399.99 and is now available for preorder on the Microsoft Store in “select markets.”