Sep 22, 2021 - Technology

Microsoft debuts new Surface hardware

Microsoft's new Windows 11-powered Surface family

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Microsoft unveiled updates to its Surface line, including laptops, convertible tablets and an improved versions of its Android-based dual screen Surface Duo.

Why it matters: The new devices come ahead of Windows 11's official launch on Oct. 5.

Details: The new hardware lineup includes:

  • Surface Laptop Studio: Microsoft has swapped the detachable screen approach on its high-end laptop, opting instead for a screen that tilts. It's a big device at 4.4 pounds, but offers versatility along with a 14.4-inch display and starts at $1,599.99
  • Surface Pro 8: The company's signature tablet adds a larger, faster-refreshing display to the company's now-familiar design and starts at $1,099.
  • Surface Pro X: This year's model of the device, which uses an ARM chip instead of an Intel-based processor, is being offered in both WiFi only and LTE versions, with a lower $899 starting price. The big question mark will be how improved the software experience is, with Microsoft promising greater compatibility.
  • Surface Go 3: The entry-level device looks similar to past devices but adds the new operating system and faster processors.The WiFi-only models start at $399, with LTE versions coming.
  • Surface Duo 2: Microsoft's Android-based, dual-screen device adds better cameras and 5G along with its dual 5.8-inch displays.

Plus: Microsoft also debuted a mouse made partly from ocean plastics as well as an adaptability kit to make its Surface devices more accessible.

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