Microsoft today announced a slew of Surface devices. Chief among them was a brand new Surface Laptop Studio, along with updates for other members of the Surface line.
The Surface Laptop Studio is a 2-in-1 device that works like a laptop computer but can also be folded into a tablet-like device.
Surface Laptop Studio features a 14,4-inch, 2400 x 1600 resolution touchscreen display with 120Hz support and Dolby Vision. The screen can be folded into three modes: laptop, stage, and studio. Laptop mode is self-explanatory. Scene mode folds the screen forward, hiding the keyboard, making it ideal for watching content or playing games. Studio mode folds the screen flat onto the keyboard, turning it into a tablet for drawing or taking notes.
Surface Laptop Studio supports Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen 2 with integrated haptics, which can be stowed under the base where it magnetically attaches and charges when not in use.
The Surface Laptop Studio is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H and i7-11370H quad-core processors, with 16GB or 32GB of memory and up to 2TB of storage. The base i5 model comes with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics while the i7 variant gets an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti mobile GPU with 4GB of video memory. The Surface Laptop Studio also has 2 USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt 4 support.
The Surface Laptop Studio starts at $ 1600. Pre-orders begin today and the device will ship on October 5.
The new Surface Pro 8 gets a larger 13-inch, 2880 x 1920 display with 120Hz support (set to 60Hz by default) and Dolby Vision. It offers a choice of dual-core Core i3-1115G4, quad-core Core i5-1145G7, or quad-core Core i7-1185G7 processors with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of removable SSD. The Surface Pro 8 also has 2 USB 4.0 / Thunderbolt 4 ports.
The front camera has been updated to support 1080p video recording and the 10MP camera on the rear is capable of recording in 4K. The Surface Pro 8 has two far-field microphones, 2W speakers with Dolby Atmos. It also supports the new Surface Slim Pen 2.
The Surface Pro 8 starts at $ 1100 and is available for pre-order today.
The new Surface Go 3 gets updated processor models. Now you can configure it with a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor or a 3th generation quad-core Intel Core i10100-10Y processor. The rest are the same as the Surface Go 2. It starts at $ 400.
Finally, the ARM-based Surface Pro X gets a new Wi-Fi-only model, which brings the starting price down to $ 900.