Microsoft today announced four new Surface family products, including refreshes of its Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio lines.
We’ve collated all you need to know below.
Surface Pro 6
The Surface Pro 6 is described as “the most powerful Surface Pro yet,” including an 8th gen Intel Quad Core processor that makes the unit 67% faster than the Surface Pro 5. The unit also features a PixelSense Touch Display.
The Surface Pro 6 starts at $1,349 AUD (8GB RAM, Core i5 processor, 128GB storage) and can cost up to $3,459 AUD (16GB RAM, Core i7 processor, 1TB storage). Pre-orders are now being taken here.
Check it out below.
Surface Laptop 2
The Surface Laptop 2 is “an astounding 85 percent faster than the original Surface Laptop,” Microsoft has declared, and offers 14.5 hours of battery life.
The laptop starts at $1,499 AUD (8GB RAM, Core i5 processor, 128GB storage) and can cost as much as $3,999 AUD (16GB RAM, Core i7 processor, 1TB storage). Pre-orders are being taken here.
Surface Studio 2
The Surface Studio seems to be replacing the Surface Book as “the most powerful Surface ever,” according to Microsoft.
“It’s built for creators who need vibrancy, high graphics performance, and fast processing, providing them with an immersive experience as the tech fades into the background allowing for space to focus. People who use Studio need high end performance, especially graphics performance. And Surface Studio 2 delivers with next generation Pascal graphics and 50 percent faster GPU.”
The new Studio is 38% brighter than the original Studio, Microsoft also declared.
The Studio 2 comes in two flavours:
- 16GB RAM, Core i7 processor and 1TB storage: $5,499 AUD
- 32GB RAM, Core i7 processor and 1TB storage: $6,599 AUD
Microsoft will also be releasing a pair of Surface Headphones in time for the holiday season.
“We built Surface Headphones to complete the Surface experience. To help you get into your flow, wherever you are. Whether you’re in an open work space, a café or on the go, Surface Headphones help tune out or tune in wherever you are. They slip comfortably over your ears to surround you with spectacular sound quality and 13 levels of ambient noise control,” Microsoft said. “Designed with collaboration in mind, there are 2 beam-forming microphones on each ear cup, 8 microphones in total, all helping you focus on the sounds you want to capture allowing for excellent call experiences. You can easily adjust volume and noise cancellation levels with new, intuitive on-ear dials.
“And while Surface Headphones are optimized for Surface devices, they will pair with any Bluetooth enabled device so when you’re switching between PC and phone, you can stay connected to your music, meeting or call seamlessly. And voice activated Cortana is ready to assist for whatever you need.”
There’s no word on pricing of the Surface Headphones as yet.
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