During its Surface event today, Microsoft has announced three new Surface Computers: the Surface Studio 2+, the Surface Laptop 5, and the Surface Book 2. Each has an impressive feature set and unique design.
Surface Laptop 5
During its Surface event last week, Microsoft revealed three new Surface computers. These devices aren’t much different than the previous iterations, although they do feature some new chipsets that promise to deliver better performance. The company also announced some new productivity tools and accessories, such as a presentation controller for its Microsoft Teams software.
One of the devices is the Surface Laptop 5. This is the first Surface Laptop to feature the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processor, a device that will enable real world multitasking. The company claims that this processor can deliver up to 17 hours of backup and an all-day battery life.
The Surface Laptop 5 is expected to offer up to a 50% improvement in power and performance over its predecessor. In addition to the usual specs, the company will also have a touchscreen and a new, more powerful camera for face-to-face calls.
The new device will feature a 120Hz Dynamic Refresh display. While the screen isn’t quite as large as the Surface Laptop 4, it will still have a crisp picture.
Surface Studio 2+
During Microsoft’s Surface event, the company revealed three new Surface computers. The three new devices are Surface Studio 2+, Surface Laptop 5, and Surface Pro 9.
The Surface Studio 2+ is an updated all-in-one personal computer, based on the original Surface Studio. The new device features the same design as the original, but it also comes with a more powerful processor. The 11th-gen Intel Core i7-11370H is a capable CPU that will perform well. It also supports a secondary HDR display.
The Surface Laptop 5 is a 13.5-inch Surface laptop that’s available in select markets starting October 25. It’s expected to be available in more areas over the next few months. It’s also equipped with the latest CPUs and graphics cards.
The Surface Pro 9 is a new tablet-cum-laptop hybrid, featuring a touchscreen and a detachable keyboard. It has a built-in kickstand and a HD camera. It’s also compatible with Dolby Vision. It’s available in two variants, a consumer model and an enterprise model. The enterprise versions come with Intel’s vPro technology, which provides IT management tools.
AI-enabled image-making engine
Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled a few Surface updates to help you get more done. There’s the new Surface laptop and a new version of the bestselling Surface Studio. These updates bring new features to the table and are designed to help you get more done, regardless of what type of work you do.
The aforementioned new model features a high-resolution HD camera, Omnisonic speakers, and a custom G6 chip. The display also offers a wide range of colors. It’s also got the latest video codec, neural noise suppression, and background blur to help you get the job done.
Microsoft also announced a free graphic design app called Designer. The new app integrates the DALL-E 2 AI-enabled image-making engine. The company claims that its system can produce realistic-looking images in as little as five seconds, which is impressive given that the average human takes up to a minute to do the same thing.
One of the best features of the new Surface Pro 9 is its display. The screen has more than just a glass cover, and can transform into a cinema screen, a notepad, or a canvas.
During the Microsoft Ability Summit conference in May, the company revealed an extensive lineup of adaptive accessories designed to make its Surface devices accessible to people with disabilities. These accessories are created in partnership with the disability community and address a range of common PC issues.
The Microsoft Adaptive Button, for example, looks like a giant button. Inside are eight switches that allow users to customize inputs, and can be programmed to perform a variety of functions. For instance, the buttons can be used for macros, or long keyboard shortcuts. The buttons can also be upgraded with a variety of different “button toppers.”
The Microsoft Adaptive Hub is a control box that connects via Bluetooth to up to four Adaptive Buttons. Each of the buttons can be configured to work with a different input, such as a trackpad or mouse. The device can also be configured to have a custom joystick, or a third-party accessibility control.
In addition to Adaptive Buttons, the company is introducing Microsoft Presenter+, a new accessory that will be shipped with all of its Surface computers. This presentation remote will allow users to join meetings, raise their hands, and mute their devices. It’s also the first presentation control to be certified for Microsoft Teams.