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The 2022 Surface event: Everything Microsoft has to announce

It’s that beautiful time of year when every big tech company launches a new lineup of products At the same moment. Microsoft It is not unusual.

On Wednesday, the company presented a new line of Surface products. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that they mostly include Windows-based touchscreen-enabled devices. No need to fix what isn’t broken.

Here’s everything you need to know from Microsoft’s event.

Surface Pro 9

Surface Pro has returned.
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The Surface Pro 9 is first. It’s hard to believe Microsoft has almost made 10 of its signature tablet hybrid devices, but time makes fools of us all. This year’s edition comes with a 13-inch display with a 2,880×1,920 resolution and an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate for all your smooth scrolling needs. 

On the processing side, you have a choice between a Surface Pro 9 with a 12th gen Intel Core processor (either i5 or i7) or a 5G-enabled version of the device that runs on Microsoft’s SQ3 processor, which is According to some, it is based on Qualcomm technology. WiFi models can be ordered with either 8GB (16GB or 32GB RAM), while 5G is limited to only 8GB or 32GB. 


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Also, storage is compromised in the 5G version. Although the Surface Pro 9 regular edition can have a removable SSD that is up to 1TB in capacity, it only supports 512GB for the 5G model. Battery life is one area in which the 5G version has an edge. Microsoft rates the regular Surface Pro 9 for 15.5 hours of “typical device usage,” while the 5G tablet gets up to 19 hours.

Finally, there’s a difference in port selection between the two options as well. The regular Surface Pro 9 comes with a pair of USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 capabilities, while the 5G version’s two USB-C ports do not support Thunderbolt 4. However, as you’d expect, it Does Have a SIM port

We don’t know pricing or availability yet, but it looks like the Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus and the Surface Pro keyboard accessories will It is not Included in the box. Last year’s Surface Pro 8 And the result was a vast array of hidden fees. Boo. 

Surface Laptop 5

Surface Laptop 5

Fans of traditional laptops.
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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 5 was also on display. It is a portable, more standard PC. Like the Surface Pro 9, it’s got a touchscreen albeit with a lower 2,256×1,504 resolution, but the keyboard is built-in and not a separate accessory. You can choose from a 13.5 inch or larger model.

There’s also much less confusion around processors and capabilities with the Surface Laptop 5. The Surface Laptop 5 comes in both consumer and enterprise editions. Both versions come with the 12th generation Intel Core processors. While the 13.5 inch model runs either the i5 and i7 versions, the 15-inch model locks to the i7. All models come with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB RAM, and as much as 1TB removable storage. 

It is interesting to note that the battery life on the 13.5-inch model has a slightly better rating than the one on the 15. Microsoft gives the smaller model a battery life of up to 18 hours. The big model is rated at just 17 hours. You’ll also get one USB-C port with Thunderbolt 4, one USB type-A port, and even a headphone jack.

Just like with Surface Pro 9, we’ll have to wait to hear pricing and availability.

Surface Studio 2+

Surface Studio 2+

Keep that sucker down.
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Last of all the large devices was revealed. It was larger than any other. Surface Studio 2+, a 28 inch desktop computer designed for artists who require a lot of power to create professional art such as complex 3D renderings and other similar tasks. Like previous Surface Studios, the all-in-one device (meaning the monitor and PC are built into one another) rests on a hinge, so you can prop it up like a regular monitor, or lower it to work like more of an artist’s workstation. 

This touch screen has a remarkable 4,500×3,000 resolution. It is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX3060 laptop graphic card. The thing is theoretically capable of creating models and playing games. The RAM and the storage are locked at 32GB each. 

It also has three USB Thunderbolt 4 ports, which make it compatible up to three additional 4K display devices. You will also find two USB type A ports and a gigabit jack. Ethernet Port for connecting your hardwired device. 


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Microsoft adaptive accessories for PC

All people can have access to it
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The announcements were concentrated on the three Surface devices, however there was a few other oddities and ends that could be of interest to consumers.

First, we have Accessory AccessoriesThese are based on the success and legacy of the Xbox Adaptive Controller We wanted to make PC accessories that could be used by everyone, no matter their level of proficiency. The accessories include wireless buttons and customizable mice that can be programmed with inputs. The news here is that they’re launching on Oct. 25.

The last, but definitely not the least, is Microsoft Designer, a new Microsoft 365 application. The Microsoft Designer is a graphic design tool powered by AI. DALL-E 2 People have used this tool to produce bizarre AI art for several months. Microsoft says you simply need to describe your idea and it will create something that you can use in graphic design. 


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This concludes our Microsoft adventure. Between three new Surface devices, some accessible accessories, and a truly weird-sounding graphic design app, there’s plenty to chew on here. You might find the time in your busy schedule to take a look at all these new hardware and software releases this fall.

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