Microsoft has showcased a range of Surface hardware devices at an event held in New York. From wireless earbuds to dual screen devices, the Surface family now has it all. Let us deep dive into each of the new offerings.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
The Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 device comes with a 12.3-inch display (2736×1824 pixels). The long-awaited USB-C port is now available. It runs on 10th gen Intel Core chipset.
Surface Pro 7 starts at $749, and ships October 22 onwards.
Surface Pro X
The Surface Pro X is a thinner (5.8 mm) and lighter (762 grams) variant of a conventional Surface Pro device, but with mobile SIM and LTE capabilities. It features a 13-inch display (2880×1920 pixels) and runs on the new SQ1 chipset designed along with Qualcomm.
Surface Pro X starts at $999, and ships November 5 onwards.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The Surface Laptop 3 comes in two variants. The 13.5-inch version runs on the 10th generation Intel Core processor. The 15-inch variant runs on AMD Ryzen Surface Edition chipset.
Surface Laptop 3 starts at $999 and $1,199 respectively.
Microsoft Surface Neo
The Surface Neo is a dual-screen tablet-sized device. The two 9-inch displays are hinged together – they are not foldable in the truest sense of the word. It runs Windows 10X operating system, which is specially optimized for dual-screen devices.
Pricing details for the Surface Neo are not available yet. The device is itself expected to be available in the holiday season next year.
The Surface Duo can be considered as Microsoft’s return to the smartphone market ever since Windows Phone went out of existence. The two 5.6-inch displays are connected via a 360-degree hinge, much like the Surface Neo. It runs on Android (this was rather imminent).
Pricing details for the Surface Duo are not available as well. The device is itself expected to be available in the holiday season next year, along with the Neo.
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
The Surface Earbuds are Redmond’s answer to Cupertino’s AirPods. The truly wireless buds are equally capable of playing music as well as making calls.
With a promised battery life of up to 24 hours, the Surface Earbuds priced at $249. They will be available later this year.
It is great to see the tech giant finally taking its hardware business seriously. After all, competition is healthy for the end consumer.