Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled three Surface PCs as the company celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Surface tablet.
At an event in New York, Microsoft introduced the Surface Laptop 5, the Surface Pro 9 convertible tablet and the Surface Studio 2+ all-in-one computer.
The Surface Pro 9 and the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 5 start at $1,000, while the Surface Studio 2+ starts at $4,300. All three ship with Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system, which hit the market last year.
All new Surface models will be available in select markets starting Oct. 25, and in additional markets in the coming months, Microsoft said.
Here are the main features of the new devices.
Surface Pro 9
The Surface Pro 9 is Microsoft’s cross between a laptop and a tablet. It works on an Intel 12th generation processor and now has optional 5G connectivity. The 12th generation should be considerably faster than the 11th generation Intel processor that powered the Pro 8.
The Surface Pro 9 has a 13-inch screen and comes with a 120 Hz display. Disappointingly, the 5G Pro 9 model does not have a Thunderbolt port, which allows for faster video file transfers.
The 5G model offers up to 19 hours of battery life, compared to up to 16 hours for the Surface Pro 8. The Surface Pro 9 on Intel silicon offers up to 15.5 hours of battery life.
The price ranges from $1,000 to $1,900, depending on storage.
Surface laptop 5
Surface laptop 5.
The Surface Laptop 5 has 12th-generation Intel Core processors. It is available in 13.5-inch and 15-inch models, both with touchscreens.
Microsoft says it has 17 hours of battery life and a new improved camera for face-to-face calls. The Surface Laptop 5 also has a Thunderbolt 4 port for the first time. It connects the laptop to a 4K display, charges and delivers fast data transfer for large video files.
For movie and TV streaming, the Laptop 5 also features Dolby Vision IQ image quality and Dolby Atmos for premium sound quality.
Surface Laptop 5 prices range from $1,000 to $2,400, depending on storage.
Surface Studio 2+
Surface Studio 2+.
The Surface Studio 2+ is Microsoft’s all-in-one desktop computer that will replace the Surface Studio 2 from 2018. The new 28-inch touchscreen device sits on a zero-gravity hinge that allows users to raise and lower the screen. It is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core H-35 Processor.
Users can split the screen into four different application windows simultaneously. It comes with a USB-C port and a Thunderbolt port. The viewing experience for streaming is also enhanced with Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos for advanced sound quality.
The Surface Studio 2+ starts at $4,300, an increase of more than 22% over its 2018 predecessor, which sells for $3,500.