Microsoft announced its new aggressive lineup of Surface devices. It announced five new Surface devices and two new dual-screen devices in the lineup. The new products are Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X. Surface Laptop 3 provides options between a 13.5-inch or 15-inch display and comes in new finishes and colours. Surface Laptop 3 comes with the 10th Generation Intel Core processor, and the 15-inch version features integrated graphics performance with the new AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processor. Surface Laptop 3 has a 1.33mm key travel which is now with a 20% larger glass trackpad and sports USB-A and USB-C and Fast Charging. Surface Laptop 3 can be charged to 80% in about an hour. The device also features improved front-facing cameras, OmniSonic speakers and dual far-field studio mics. Surface Laptop 3 13-inch starts at USD 999 and Surface Laptop 15-inch starts at USD 1199.
Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X
The new Surface Pro 7 is now two-time faster with the 10th Generation Intel Core processor. It comes with an all-day battery life and USB-A and USB-C ports. Extending the Pro line, Microsoft also introduced the Surface Pro X, weighing just 1.68 pounds, Surface Pro X is the thinnest and lightest laptop for mobile users. The Surface Pro uses the new Microsoft SQ1 processor co-designed with Qualcomm which is the fastest Qualcomm processor ever created for a PC. The Surface Pro X features a 13-inch edge-to-edge screen in the chassis of a 12-inch device. The new Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard includes pen docking for secure storage and charging for the new Slim Pen. Surface Pro 7 starts at USD 749 and Surface Pro X starts at USD 999.
With smartphone manufacturers taking out the 3.5-mm jack, its time Bluetooth earbuds take charge. The new Surface Earbuds come with touch and voice controls. It also has an integration with Office 365 that lets you access your Outlook calendar and email with your voice (in the U.S.) and even get live, on-screen captions and translations in PowerPoint. The Surface Earbuds provide all-day battery life and feature wireless charging case. Surface Earbuds are priced at USD 249.
Dual screen devices, the Surface Neo and Surface Duo
With Surface Neo and Surface Duo Microsoft has introduced its entry into dual-screen devices. Targetting people who often use multiple device to consumer content or use for productivity, the Surface Neo and Surface Duo are optimized for the multitasking. Surface Neo is a dual-screen device built for productivity on Windows 10X, an expression of Windows 10. This version of Windows 10 is designed for a new category of dual-screen PCs. A 360-degree full-friction hinge connects two 9-inch screens, enabling Surface Neo to adapt to whatever posture you need in the moment. When you open it you have a full-size 13-inch display in the thinnest LCD in its class. It’s built for productivity and multitasking like a true PC would be – running full productivity apps, with a removable keyboard and compatibility with Surface Pen and Bluetooth mouse.
Surface Duo is the first Surface to fit in your pocket. Surface Duo brings together the best of Microsoft productivity experiences, Android apps, and Surface hardware design into a single device you can take anywhere. And, yes, it makes phone calls. It has two paper-thin 5.6-inch screens that unfold to 8.3 inches, and just like Surface Neo, it can be used in a variety of modes to let you work the way you’d like.
Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X are all available for pre-order in select markets, with additional availability to follow. The new Surface Duo and Surface Neo will be available in 2020.