Windows 11 Surface Devices Announced

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a new range of Windows 11 Surface devices.

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At Microsoft’s Surface event, they announced their new Windows 11 powered devices, the Surface Duo 2, Surface Go 3, Surface Laptop Studio, and Surface Pro 8. In this article you’ll find a rundown of each device with a full list of specs.

Surface Duo 2:

The Surface Duo 2 is a smartphone that is based on the first Surface Duo, with beefed up specs to really show off what a mobile phone can do. They’ve introduced a new camera and enhanced gaming experience as well as editing controls. The Surface Duo 2 has the following specs:

OS Android 11
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Network Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.1
LTE: 4×4 MIMO, Cat 20 DL / Cat 13 UL | Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
LTE: 4×4 MIMO, Cat.18DL / Cat 5 UL
SIM Nano SIM + eSIM
Network bands FDD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,19,20,25, 26,28,29,30,38,39,40,41,42,46,48,66,71
WCDMA: 1,2,5,8
GSM/GPRS: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900
Display Single: 5.8 inches (1892×1344), 401 PPI, 4:3 aspect ratio
Dual: 8.3 inches (2688×1892), 401 PPI, 3:2 aspect ratio
AMOLED, HDR, 800 nits, 90Hz
Memory 8GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Camera Front-facing: 12MP, ƒ/2.0, 24mm, 1.0um
Rear-facing wide: 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 27mm, 1.4um
Rear-facing telephoto: 12MP, ƒ/2.4, 51mm, 1.0um
Rear-facing ultra-wide: 16MP, ƒ/2.2, 13mm, 1.0um
Audio Stereo speaker
Security Fingerprint reader
Ports USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
IPX Rating Yes, IPX1
Battery 4,449mAh
Fast Charging
Dimensions Open: 145.2mm (H) x 184.5mm (W) x 5.5mm (T)
Closed: 145.2mm (H) x 92.1mm (W) x 11mm (T at hinge)
Weight 284g
Color Glacier
Obsidian

 

During the event, Microsoft stated that the “Surface Duo 2 is much more than a phone.” The price in USD starts at $1499.99.

Surface Go 3

The surface Go 3 is more or less the same as the Surface Go 2, just faster and better with all new Intel CPUs. The Surface Go 3 is 60% faster, featuring an Intel core i3 processor and runs on Windows 11. These are the spec options for the Go 3:

Starting price: $399
Screen: 10.5 inches (2266 x 1488)
Battery life (claimed): Up to 11 hours (claimed)
Processor: Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y | Intel Core i3-10100Y
Storage: 64GB eMMC | 128GB SSD | 256GB SSD
Cameras: 8MP (rear) 5MP (front)
Video recording: Up to 1080p HD
Security: Windows Hello face sign-in
Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Ports: USB-C, Surface Connect, headphone jack, MicroSDXC reader
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, LTE optional

Surface Laptop Studio

The Surface Laptop Studio is designed with creators and designers in mind. It is based on the Surface book and Surface Laptop Studio and comes with a newly designed Dynamic Woven Hinge, which allows users to easily switch between the different modes:

  • Laptop mode lets you enjoy a first-class typing experience.
  • Stage mode brings the 14.4” PixelSense touchscreen forward for gaming, streaming, docking, or presenting to clients.
  • Studio mode lets you draw and write on the display.
Starting price $1,599
Display 14.4 PixelSense Flow touch display
Processors Quad-core Intel 11th Gen Intel Core H35 i5-11300H; Quad-core Intel 11th Gen Intel Core H35 i7-11370H
Graphics Core i5 Model – Intel Iris Xe Graphics; Core i7 model – Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
Operating System Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, or Windows 10 Pro
Memory 16GB or 32GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage Removable Solid-state drive (SSD) options: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1TB, 2TB SSD
Battery Intel Core i5 – Up to 19 hours; Intel Core i7 – Up to 18 hours
Ports 2 x USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4; 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack; 1 x Surface Connect port
Audio Dual far-field Studio Mics; Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos
Dimensions 12.7 x 9.0 x 0.7 inches
Weight Intel Core i5 models – 3.83 lb; Intel Core i7 models – 4.0 lb

Surface Pro 8

In appearace, the Surface Pro 8 is similar to the Surface Pro X and is vastly superior to its predecesor. With 11th generation Intel processors and Thunderbolt 4 ports the Surface Pro 8 offers more than double the speed of the Surface Pro 7. These are the specs that you can expect from this device:

Dimensions 11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.37 in (287mm x 208mm x 9.3mm)
Display
  • Screen: 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI)
  • Up to 120Hz refresh rate (60Hz default)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Dolby Vision® support3
Memory 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (LPDDR4x RAM)
Processor
  • Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 Processor
  • Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 Processor
Security
  • Firmware TPM chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Software
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps8
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial9
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial9
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
What’s in the box
  • Surface Pro 8
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Weight6 1.96 lb (891 g)
Pen Compatibility
  • Surface Pro 8 supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
  • Surface Pro 8 supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2*7
Keyboard Compatibility
  • Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
  • Surface Pro X Keyboard
Storage1
  • Removable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB or 256GB
  • 512GB or 1TB
Battery life2 Up to 16 hours of typical device usage
Graphics Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (i5, i7)
Connections
  • 2 x USB-C® with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt™ 4
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1 x Surface Connect port
  • Surface Type Cover port
  • Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*
Cameras, video, and audio
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
Wireless
  • Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
Exterior
  • Casing: Signature anodized aluminum
  • Colors: Graphite, Platinum4
  • Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Warranty5 1-year limited hardware warranty
Battery capacities
  • Battery Capacity Nominal (WH) 51.5Wh
  • Battery Capacity Min (WH) 50.2Wh

 

 

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