The tech giant's fancy announcement event provided us with confirmation of most of the promises of the network's prominent leakers
Microsoft has unveiled the Its first wave of luxury Surface products specifically tailored to Windows 11, And proved to us for the who-knows-how time that leaks on the net Make for her very impressive in their preliminary reports. Beyond that, despite the introduction of four PC models for the operating system on the way - the feeling is that it is precisely the new Android device in the Duo brand that has managed to arouse the most interest among viewers and surfers.
Surface Pro 8 will be the company's new popular poster boy, equipped with an enlarged 13-inch screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, LPDDR4X memory of between 8GB and 32GB, Tiger Lake's processors Intel Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1185G7, internal storage drives of between 128GB and 128 terabyte (when strangely only only 256GB or 5GB discounted versions are not soldered and can be self-upgraded), XNUMX-megapixel front camera with Technology Windows Hello, a 10-megapixel rear camera with 4K video support, a pair of 2-watt speakers each and support for Dolby Atmos technology, a 51.5-watt-hour battery that should last up to 16 hours of operation and a pair of connections Thunderbolt 4 in the interface USB Type-C which are a big and welcome upgrade compared to the previous generation that gave up using technology.
Microsoft has managed to create more טאבלט Advanced, compact and good-looking which manages to stand out from many other competing models in the category - but the trouble is that the prices are once again high according to the sense of luxury, with $ 1,100 to start with 128GB of storage and 8GB of dynamic memory, doubling the storage volume $ 100 more and doubling theRAM You will need another $ 200 (!) Beyond that, all without taking into account the $ 280 that the new and improved keyboard cover and touch pen cost, which are an almost integral part of the product's capabilities.
Surface Laptop Studio is a new creation in the family that is reminiscent of mobile creators from home Acer We met in the last two years in its configuration - with a 14.4-inch touch screen that can function as a standard laptop screen or almost a screen of טאבלט Thanks to the axis that allows it to be placed at an angle in front of the keyboard or to lay it completely above the keyboard and touchpad so that it is reminiscent of the capabilities of modern hybrid laptops.
The Studio enjoys a display resolution of 2,400 × 1,600 pixels (which is lower and denser than that of the Surface Pro 8, in fact) with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, quad-core chips from the Tiger Lake generation of Intel With a 35-watt power envelope, 4GB or 16GB LPDDR32X memory, 256GB up to 2TB storage drives, a square audio array with Dolby Atmos support, a 58-watt built-in battery that can provide up to 19 hours of work in some configurations, a pair Connections Thunderbolt 4 as in the Surface Pro 8 and even a sample dedicated video card GeForce RTX 3050 Ti in senior configurations.
The base price of the Surface Laptop Studio with 256GB of storage, chip Core i5 and 16GB of RAM will cost $ 1,600, with the most advanced model with 2 terabytes of storage, 32GB of dynamic memory, chip Core i7 and next to it RTX 3050 Ti will cost $ 3,100 - and if you want theSurface The new Pen 2 and theSurface Dial recommended by the company as additives for this product you will need to say goodbye to an additional $ 230 beyond that.
The Surface Duo 2 is the second attempt at Microsoft Office Excite the Android world in the modern age, with several serious improvements compared to the first experience from a year ago.
The new smartphone-tablet is heavier and thicker than its predecessor, but makes up for it with a larger display area in both folded and unfolded mode, with a pair of panels with minimal spacing between them that together create an 8.3-inch OLED display with a brightness of up to 800 nits and a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz, including a modern Gorilla Glass Victus protective cladding and a more advanced inner hinge that allows placement at a variety of angles, chip Up-to-date Snapdragon 888 with 5G network support which will be a significant leap forward compared to the Snapdragon 855 in the original Duo, 5GB LPDDR8 memory, fast internal storage of between 128GB and 512GB, stereo speakers, chip Built-in NFC, dual-channel Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, system Android 11 with a variety of applications and interfaces to the interface from Microsoft Office Itself, support for touch pens and an enlarged 4,450mAh internal battery with a 23-watt wired charge.
The most massive improvement in the Duo 2, at least on paper, is in the shooting capabilities - when camera The 11-megapixel unit is now being replaced by a square array with a 12-megapixel main unit with optical stabilization, a 12-megapixel telephoto unit with optical stabilization, a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera, a secondary depth sensor and an additional 12-selfie camera. Megapixels above the right side of the display.
Microsoft will offer theSurface Duo 2 at a starting price of $ 1,500 with a capacity of 128GB, a price of $ 1,600 with a volume of 256GB and a price of $ 1,800 for the most advanced configuration with 512GB.
For dessert, Microsoft also had announcements of models Surface Pro X andSurface Go new - but these have received the least attention from the company, it seems, and are mainly causing us to start imagining the possible improvements that will come for them in the next wave of updates during 2022 (with the addition of processing power that cries to heaven in both cases).
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