Microsoft last night conducted their annual hardware event to reveal their host of new devices and accessories. Microsoft refreshed their current line up of surface devices and launched new accessories to help in accessibility of their devices. Along with this Microsoft has also launched features for windows 11 as well. Here is everything which was launched in surface event
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: The new MacBook Air rival
Available in a new Sage Colour option along with Platinum, Matte Black, and Sandstone finishes, the new Surface Laptop 5 is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors based on the Intel Evo platform. It rus Windows 11 operating and features a 13.5-inch and 15-inch screen size variants. The device ships in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB LPDDR5x RAM variants with an option of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storages. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.1, Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, USB-A 3.1, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Surface Connect Port.
Surface Pro 9: The latest convertible from Microsoft
Microsoft launched a new Surface Pro 9 tablet to mark the celebrating of 10th anniversary of the Surface Pro. The device features a 13-inch high refresh rate PixelSense Flow display which is detachable. The bezels appear slimmer than the Surface Pro 8 and come with support for the Surface Pro Keyboard and Surface Pen Slim 2. It features an upgraded 1080P camera and comes in platinum (silver), graphite (grey), and new sapphire (blue), or forest (green) finishes. The Surface Pro 9 comes with either 12th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 chips, and up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The Microsoft SQ 3 offers longer battery life, come with 5G support and also ship with several Windows Studio features enabled by the NPU.
Surface Studio 2+: Microsoft’s most expensive computer
A major upgrade from the original Surface Studio 2 that was launched in 2018, the new Studio 2+ is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H processor paired with an Nvidia RTX 3060 laptop GPU. To recall, the Studio 2 shipped with 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HQ and Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU. It features a 28-inc PixelSense touchscreen that rests on a Zero Gravity Hinge allowing it go to go flat against a desk and convert to a sketching tablet. For improved video calls, the company says it has added an enhanced camera and studio mics to the device. The connectivity options include variety of ports including USB Type- C with Thunderbolt 4.
Microsoft Designer: New app for Suite 365
This is a new graphic design app in Microsoft 365 launched by the company to assist creators. It helps user create content for social media posts, cards and more using its more than 100 million images, videos, and motion graphics. It lets you share your creation directly to a social media or to your phone for quick sharing.
Clipchamp: This is a video creation and editing suite. It is basically an easy video editor tool offered by Microsoft 365.
Apple apps/services coming to Windows 11
Microsoft announced new Apple integrations in Windows 11. Through a new integration with iCloud and the Photos app in Windows 11, users will soon be able to access their iPhone photos and videos on their Windows devices. Apple Music and the Apple TV app are available on Xbox consoles and will launch on Windows next year.
Microsoft Audio Dock
The idea behind this is to reduce desktop clutter as it comes with four different ports — HDMI, USB-C x2, and USB-A — and a pass-through PC charger. It has built-in Omnisonic speakers and dual forward-facing, noise-reducing microphones for better call quality.