Microsoft is expanding its Surface portfolio with several new products, including new Surface devices as well as related PC accessories.
The Surface Laptop Studio, an evolution of Surface Book, can be positioned in three different ways: workstation mode, stage mode, and studio mode. Starting at $2,050 in Canada, Surface Laptop Studio also comes with built-in storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 under the keyboard.
Surface Pro 8 (starts at $1,400) features a more modernized redesign that affords more screen real estate on the high-resolution 13-inch display, with curvature updated to refine its profile and maintain an ultra-portable form factor, says Microsoft. Featuring11th Gen Intel Core processors, new port selection (notably two Thunderbolt ports), and next-step advancement on cameras and speakers, its new Type Cover pairs with the Surface Slim Pen 2, with built-in storage and wireless charging.
Starting at 1,900, Surface Duo 2 is focused on emphasizing the ability to multitask, with larger screens, increased durability, a triple-lens camera, 5G, and a spine that displays notifications when the device is closed. It will come in Obsidian and Glacier finish options and will be available starting October 21.
Previously only available to commercial customers, Surface Pro 7+, which will start at $980, is now available in the consumer channel. It’s geared at customers looking for a classic Pro design equipped with the latest processors, increased battery life, removable SSD for data retention and LTE, Microsoft suggests.
Surface Go 3 (starts at $520) is the most portable Surface touchscreen 2-in-1, using the same Surface Go design with more horsepower. It boasts faster Intel Core processors, all-day battery life, and built-in Microsoft security. Optimized for digital pen and touch, it easily transforms from laptop to tablet, making it a versatile device for work, homework, and entertainment.
Surface Pro X will now be extended to new audiences with a Wi-Fi-only option at an entry price of $1,150. As the thinnest, ultra-mobile Surface Pro, Surface Pro X is ideal for customers looking for flexibility and mobility in a device. It also has more native app support and X64 emulation.
Microsoft has also announced several new accessories. Surface Slim Pen 2 has improved haptics and interaction feedback, giving you the feel of pen on paper. It can be stored and charged within compatible Surface devices and is available for $170.
Surface Adaptive Kit $15) helps users adapt their Surface. While this tool can be used by anyone looking to adapt their Surface, the Surface Adaptive Kit was created to adapt Surface devices to those with low vision, blindness, and/or limited strength.
The Ocean Plastic Mouse ($35) is made of 20% recycled materials and features a plastic designed by Microsoft, coming from oceans and beaches. It comes plastic-free, in completely recyclable packaging created from recycled materials as well.
Finally, there’s the Microsoft Modern USB-C headset ($70), which is certified for Microsoft Teams with high-quality audio and voice. It offers a lightweight design, meeting controls, and easy setup.