Paul Stenhouse: Microsoft's new Surface lineup is here

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Paul Stenhouse,
Publish Date
Sat, 25 Sep 2021, 11:23AM
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Paul Stenhouse: Microsoft's new Surface lineup is here

Author
Paul Stenhouse,
Publish Date
Sat, 25 Sep 2021, 11:23AM

Microsoft's new Surface lineup is here for Windows 11 

October 5th is launch day for Windows 11, and the the new range of Surface devices.  

Their new lineup focuses even more on the design and creative aspects with a more responsive pen that includes haptic feedback to make it feel more like you're writing on paper. For the WFH era, there are upgraded mics and cameras.  

Surface Pro 8 
 
The tablet-first computer's display has smaller bezels and a faster refresh rate, it's got Thunderbolt 4 and upgraded Intel processors. The keyboard and pen are sold separatelyS 
 
Surface Laptop Studio 
Their most laptop laptop is powerful enough for gaming and now has three 'modes' for using it.  

There is the regular "laptop" mode where the keyboard is fully exposed. 

The laptop screen slides down over the keyboard to create "Stage" mode designed for presentations, gaming or watching movies.  

The screen can then continue to slide to go flat in "studio" mode, so you can draw more easily. 

It's some very cool engineering. 
 
Surface Duo 2 
This is the follow up version to their dual screen Android-powered phone, that folds like a book. It can even turn inside out like a book too! The Surface Pen works with it to allow you to scribble notes and doodle on the go. 

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