Microsoft launches new Surface devices and accessories



Tech giant Microsoft launched the latest generation of its Surface hardware, including the Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and Surface Studio 2+.

Microsoft also announced a slew of new accessories and creative tools in Microsoft 365, Edge, and Bing.

Surface Pro 9

The Surface Pro comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and has a 2880 x 1920 PixelSense Flow display, HD camera, choice of processors and 8GB or 16GB of RAM and Microsoft’s custom enhanced G6 chip for optimal inking.

In collaboration with Liberty of London, a limited-edition design and matching keyboard are available to celebrate Surface’s 10th anniversary.

The company said the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 offer all-day battery life.

Availability and prices

Microsoft has yet to announce South African pricing, but the device starts at $999 (R18,269, excluding VAT).

Surface 5 Laptop

Surface Laptop 5 offers all-day battery life, 12th Gen Intel Core processor and Thunderbolt 4 giving consumers the choice of a 12th Gen Core i5 or 12th Gen Core i7 processor for the 13.5 model inches.

For the first time, Surface Laptop 5 is co-engineered and verified as Intel Evo, meaning it’s over 50% more powerful than its predecessor.

It’s available with a choice of 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of RAM and 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage configurations.

The 13.5-inch model has a 2256 x 1504 pixel screen, while the 15-inch variant has a 2496 x 1664 pixel resolution.

Availability and prices

The company has yet to announce South African pricing, but the device starts at $999 (R18,269, excluding VAT).

Surface Studio 2+

Microsoft said the Surface Studio 2+ introduces up to 50% faster CPU performance, improved graphics, and a sleek, modern finish.

The device features an 11th Gen Intel i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU with 6GB of video memory.

The Surface Studio 2+ is limited in configuration options, offering only one model with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.

Availability and prices

The Surface Studio 2+ starts at $4,299 (R78,615, excluding VAT).

Accessories

Microsoft Adaptive Accessories will be available beginning October 25 in select markets. Additionally, business and education customers can now 3D print adaptive handles from Shapeways for the Microsoft Business Pen and Microsoft Classroom Pen 2.

The $249 (R4 525) Microsoft Audio Dock includes four different ports, a pass-through PC charger, and built-in Omnisonic speakers for premium sound.

Microsoft Presenter+ $79.99 (R1 454), the first Microsoft Teams certified presentation control, lets you advance slides, mute/unmute, join meetings and raise your hand.

Availablity

Devices and accessories are available for pre-order from the Microsoft Store at microsoft.com and other major retailers.

They will be available in select markets from October 25.

Apple integrations in Windows 11

Microsoft also introduced new Apple integrations in Windows 11.

Thanks to a new integration with iCloud and the Photos app in Windows 11, you’ll soon be able to access your iPhone photos and videos on your Windows devices.

Apple Music and the Apple TV app are available on Xbox consoles and will launch on Windows next year.

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