On October 12, Microsoft introduced its new range of Surface devices to the world that centers around an intersection between cloud and AI. It has been north of 10 years since the introduction of the first Surface device, and since then it has established an identity of its own. With this new array of Surface PCs, Microsoft strives to take a step further in that direction.
Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Studio 2+ unveiled
With Windows 11 and new apps like Microsoft Designer, the aim is to create an experience like never before for Microsoft. Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, quoted the following in their official blog:
To help us celebrate 10 years of Surface, we’ve partnered with London-based global design house “Liberty” to bring art and technology together to create a special-edition Surface Pro keyboard and laser-etched Surface Pro 9 with an exclusive pattern in a vibrant blue floral inspired by the Windows 11 Bloom – available in select markets, only at Liberty and Microsoft Stores while supplies last.
Let’s take a quick look at the new PCs Microsoft has in store for us.
Surface Pro 9
First off is the new Surface tablet, the Surface Pro 9. It packages touch, ink, a full-size precision touchpad, and a multifunctional keyboard, all of which are fully capable of replacing a conventional laptop. It comes with a built-in stand and on the front has a beautiful 13-inch PixelSense display.
Surface Laptop 5
Onto the most popular and highly anticipated Surface machinery, the new Surface Laptop 5. The device is sleeker and prettier than ever. It offers the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Thunderbolt™ 4, making it 50% faster than the previous version. Users have two screen size options (13.5 and 15 inches) and several colors to pick the new Surface laptop from.
Surface Studio 2+
The last hardware announcement is of the Surface Studio 2+. A 28-inch mammoth computer, this has it all. Intel® Core™ i7 H Series processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 discrete graphics card are just some of the features that the computer packs into it. It also has an enhanced camera and comes with a USB Type-C thunderbolt 4.
They also have launched Microsoft Designer and Image Creator. Microsoft Designer is powered by the world’s most powerful AI and is ambitious to bring your imagination to life as realistically as possible.
“We don’t believe the technology of this type should be limited to a single app. That’s why we’ll soon be bringing these Microsoft Creator tools – including DALL∙E 2 integration – into Bing and Edge with Image Creator. So you can use your words, not just to search, but to create.” – excerpts from the official Windows blog.
You can read the entire press release on blogs.windows.com.