Microsoft just revealed info on their new Surface devices and PC accessories to diversify the Surface range for 2021 through to 2022.
On the threshold of Windows 11, this is the largest update to the Surface portfolio in its history.
With PixelSense displays, new pen technology, premium mics and cameras, powerful silicon, and versatile form factors, the new Surface devices are designed to take Windows innovation to the next level.
First up is the Surface Pro 8, bringing an entirely modernised redesign to the most powerful Pro.
Get more screen on a high-resolution 13-inch display, with curvature updated to refine its profile and maintain an ultra-portable form factor.
Surface Pro 8 features 11th Gen Intel Core processors, new port selection (notably two Thunderbolt ports), and next-step advancement on cameras and speakers. Its new Type Cover will pair perfectly with the Surface Slim Pen 2, with built-in storage and wireless charging.
Surface Go 3 is the most portable Surface touchscreen 2-in-1, utilising the same Surface Go design with more horsepower.
A next evolution in the Surface Go product line has faster Intel Core processors, all-day battery life, and built in Microsoft security. Optimised for digital pen and touch, the tablet-to-laptop versatility makes this device ideal for everyday tasks, homework, and play.
Surface Go 3 will be available from 5 October 2021.
If you’re wanting the full laptop experience there’s the Surface Laptop Studio which brings an evolution of Surface Book, a device with three different postures.
Easily transitioning from workstation mode, stage mode, and studio mode, the Surface Laptop Studio reimagines versatility and enables you to work the way you want. Surface Laptop Studio also comes with built-in storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 under the keyboard.
Surface Laptop Studio will be available in early 2022.
Microsoft also announced several new accessories, including the Surface Slim Pen 2 which has improved haptics and interaction feedback, giving you the feel of pen on paper.
It can be stored and charged within compatible Surface devices, making inking easier anywhere.
Surface Slim Pen 2 will be available from 4 November 2021.
The Surface Adaptive Kit helps users adapt their Surface. While this tool can be used by anyone looking to adapt their Surface, the Surface Adaptive Kit was created to adapt Surface devices to those with low vision, blindness, and/or limited strength.
For use with all Windows based devices, the Ocean Plastic Mouse is a small step forward in Microsoft’s larger sustainability journey.
The shell is made with 20% recycled ocean plastic, a breakthrough in materials technology that begins with the removal of plastic waste from oceans and waterways. This product’s small box is 100% recyclable and is NZ$39.95.
The Ocean Plastic Mouse will be available at the Microsoft Store from 5 October 2021.
And lastly, the Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset is certified for Microsoft Teams with high-quality audio and voice. Having a super lightweight design, meeting controls, and easy setup helps you stay connected and focused all day long.
*Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset will be available from 30 September 2021 at Microsoft Store and for purchase at selected retailers.