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Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Duo 2 and more

Microsoft has unveiled their latest lineup of Surface devices with the new Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Duo 2 and more.

Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 8

The Surface Pro 8 has gotten big fresh. It now comes with a 13-inch PixelSense Flow display at 120Hz. The display supports Dolby Vision and Adaptive Colour Technology.

Powering the device is the latest 11th Gen Intel processors (either an i5 or i7) with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. Battery life is up to 16 hours and the device is running Windows 11 out of the box.

The front-facing camera is 5MP and the rear is 10MP, there’s also Dolby Atmos speakers and far-field Studio mics and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Since the Surface Pro 8 is a 2-in-1, Microsoft has introduced a new keyboard called the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, which magnetically attaches and can store and charge the new Surface Slim Pen 2.

The Surface Pro 8 is available for pre-order today, starting at $1,399 CAD ($1099 USD). It’ll start shipping on October 21st.

Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft also announced the new Surface Laptop Studio. It basically is like a mashup of the Surface Book and the Surface Studio.

It has a 14.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen with a 120Hz refresh rate that can tilt to three different modes: Laptop, Stage which puts the screen at an angle and Studio which puts the display flat.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Powering the new Surface Laptop Studio is 11th Gen Intel Core H35 processor (either an i5 or i7), up to 2TB SSD, 32GB of RAM and an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU.

The company has said the new Surface Laptop Studio is meant to be a replacement/sucessor to the Surface Book lineup.

The Surface Laptop Studio is available for pre-order today, starting at $2,049 CAD ($1,599 USD). It starts shipping on October 5th.

Surface Go 3

Microsoft Surface Go 3

The Surface Go 3 is now faster thanks to the bump to 10th Gen Intel chip. The design hasn’t changed but battery life should last all day.

Microsoft Surface Go 3

It’ll also be running Windows 11 out of the box.

The Surface Go 3 is available for pre-order today, starting at $519 CAD ($399 USD). It starts shipping on October 5th (the same as Windows 11’s launch).

Surface Duo 2

Microsoft Surface Duo 2

The next-gen Surface Duo has been announced with the new Surface Duo 2. It is being powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor along with 8GB of RAM and support for 5G.

There’s also an 8.3-inch PixelSense Fusion display (made up of two screens connected by a hinge), compared to 8.1-inches on the original Duo. Both displays have a 90Hz refresh rate.

In between the two displays when folded, is a small space of screen that shows you glancable things like Notifications and battery life.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2

There’s also a triple camera setup, stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC for mobile payments. Battery is up to 15.5 hours of local video playback and 28 hours of talk time.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2

The Duo 2 is running Android 11 out of the box. Storage options include 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.

The device now comes in two colours, Obsidian (Black) and Glacier (Silver).

The Surface Duo 2 is launching on October 21st and starts at $1,899 CAD ($1,499 USD) with pre-orders beginning today.

Source: Microsoft

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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