Microsoft has announced several new products for customers and businesses, along with software, ranging from the new Surface Pro 9 to a range of adaptive accessories.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 features enhanced camera and audio features, longer battery life, and the Surface Pro Signature keyboards in new colours, Sapphire and Forest. In collaboration with Liberty of London, a limited-edition design and matching keyboard is available to celebrate Surface’s 10-year anniversary.
The 2-in-1 computer, made with a high-grade aluminum casing, features the built-in kickstand and a 13-inch PixelSense display. Enjoy up to 120Hz refresh rate, an HD camera, Omnisonic speakers, directional microphones, and a custom G6 chip. Choose from a 12th Gen Intel Core processor built-in on the Intel Evo platform with Thunderbolt 4 or Microsoft SQ 3 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon with 5G connectivity. Enjoy all-day battery life as well. Pricing starts at $1,410.
The new Surface Laptop 5 ($1,450) offers a high-res screen, cinematic sound, enhanced camera experiences, and more. Powered by new Windows 11 interactive features, it also comes in a variety of colours: Platinum, Matte Black, Sandstone, and (new this year) Sage.
Boasting an all-day battery life, it comes with the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 4, and Intel Evo device. The 13.5-inch or 15-inch display options each come with Dolby Vision IQ and speakers tuned to offer Dolby Atmos 3D spatial processing. There’s also a front-facing HD camera and studio microphones.
At $5,960, the Surface Studio 2+ is the next-generation of Microsoft’s studio with a 28-inch 3:2 display, Zero Gravity Hinge, up to 50% faster speeds, improved graphics, and a sleek, modern finish. With an updated Intel Core i7 Series processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, you’ll get realistic, true-to-life images when crafting 3D designs and renders. It now includes USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 along with Windows 11; and meets Secured-core PC standards.
Meanwhile, the Microsoft Audio Dock (pricing TBA) features Omnisonic speakers and noise-reducing microphones to improve sound and clarity during your meetings. It comes with four ports, including HDMI, two USB-C ports, and a USB-A port along with a pass-through PC charger. Ideal for online meetings and music, there are integrated mute controls as well.
For business use, the Microsoft Presenter+ (pricing TBA) is the first Microsoft Teams-certified presentation control, allowing you to advance slides, mute/unmute, join meetings, and raise your hand. The presentation tool makes it simple to advance slides, mute and unmute, direct the audience’s attention using the screen pointer, and join a meeting in the room, over Microsoft Teams, or using other meeting apps. It connects cia Bluetooth and offers customizable controls.
Additionally, Microsoft has revealed new Adaptive Accessories, designed to empower those who have difficulty using a traditional mouse and keyboard. They will be available starting October 25 in select markets. Designed in partnership with the disability community, they address common pain points for getting the most out of your PC.
All other products are currently available for pre-order at Microsoft Store or the website and other major retailers with official availability slated for October 25.
Most notable on the software side is Apple integrations in Windows 11. Through a new integration with iCloud and the Photos app in Windows 11, you will soon be able to access your iPhone photos and videos on your Windows devices. Apple Music and the Apple TV app are available on Xbox consoles and will launch on Windows next year.