New Microsoft Surface: how are they and how much do they cost

Yesterday Microsoft presented an almost total update to the Surface product range: they are all based on Windows 11, except Surface Duo 2 (Android)

Different products announced yesterday by Microsoft in an event dedicated to the Surface line. In addition to Surface Pro 8, Laptop Studio and Go 3, Microsoft also announced the Surface Duo 2, an update to the dual-screen smartphone that Redmond consider the most credible alternative to the foldable.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 focuses on two OLED displays at 90 Hz 5.8 "each separated by a hinge, with a total diagonal (including the hinge) of 8.3 inches. The generational shift brings with it Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 5G chip, 8 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage, three 12 MP rear cameras with 2x ultra wide angle and telephoto, 4,459 mAh battery with fast charging also wireless and a weight that can only be generous (284 grams). Unfortunately it will not arrive in Italy, at least initially, in France prices start at 1,599 euros for 128 GB. Instead, the other Surface will arrive in Italy: here they are.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8

Surface Pro 8 was announced as the most powerful two-in-one on the market today. Merit of eleventh-generation Intel Core processors, flanked by RAM up to 32 GB and up to 1 TB of storage in Wi-Fi version, while models with LTE can also rely on removable SSDs of 128 or 256 GB.

Important novelties for the 13" PixelSense Flow display that gets 120 Hz refresh rate with adaptive color temperature, and that can interface with the new Surface Slim Pen 2, even more effective for professionals and creatives: the main novelty is represented by the new vibration motors that according to Microsoft are able to return the feeling of a "real" pen sliding on paper, even during use in the most popular applications such as Photoshop.

Up to 16 hours of autonomy, however it is recharged when it is inserted into the special recess made in the keyboard and Surface Pro 8 is closed. The new two-in-one arrives in Italy in early 2022 at a price still unknown, but in the U.S. the list starts at over $1,000.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Surface Laptop Studio is a hybrid between a tablet and a laptop. Like the Pro 8, Laptop Studio arrives with factory Windows 11, a 14.4-inch 120 Hz touch display compatible with the Surface Slim Pen 2, two USB 4 ports, 58 Wh battery and 11th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage. Three modes of use provided: Laptop, Stage and Studio, which can be alternated thanks to the hinge developed by Microsoft.

Surface Laptop Studio arrives in Italy in early 2022 at a price still unknown. In the U.S. it starts at over $1,500.

Microsoft Surface Go 3

Surface Go 3 improves a lot over the past: performance up 60% thanks to 10th generation Intel Core chips, but a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y is also available as a "base" option. Microsoft has announced the development of a mode specifically for children, and allows you to create multiple user profiles, making it perfect for shared use in a family.

Microsoft Surface Go 3 arrives in Italy from October 5, 2021 with a price list starting at 449 euros.