With the new Surface devices, Windows 10 and Office 365, Microsoft is empowering people in this new era of personal productivity with more digital tools.
Moving forward on its journey, the company has unveiled Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones, along with new innovations like Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and a new Office 365 experience.
Microsoft refreshed three of its Surface computers with latest 8th generation Intel Quad Core processor, a new PixelSense Touch Display.
Surface Laptop 2
Meticulously crafted with premium design, performance and portability with 14.5 hours of battery this new gen Surface Laptop 2 deliver an astounding performance boost of 85% faster than the original.
A laptop with a touchscreen now carries a brighter screen and improved graphics processing.
Surface Laptop 2 will have a consumer edition with Windows 10 Home, and other a business edition running Windows 10 Pro.
A closer look at Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop 2:
Surface Pro 6
A combination laptop and tablet with a detachable keyboard is a flagship device that now comes in a new matte black color and a performance boost of 67% than Surface Pro.
It also offers time-saving features such as password-free Windows Hello sign-in and Windows Timeline with Office 365 on Windows 10.
Surface Pro 6 will offer two Windows 10 flavors that include a consumer version Windows 10 Home and a business version Windows 10 Pro.
A closer look at Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 6:
Those who buy business editions of Surface Pro 6 or Surface Laptop 2 will get “Advanced Exchange” warranty for “no additional “cost
Surface Studio 2
Surface Studio 2 with a massive touchscreen is the first upgrade since its début in 2016. The new model has a brighter display in addition to next-generation Pascal graphics and 50% faster GPU.
With a luminous display, the new Surface Studio is 38% brighter with 22% more contrast, and 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt sensitivity for drawing and sketching, and best-in-class ink latency.
Surface Studio 2 together with Surface Pen delivers the greatest creative canvas.
A closer look at Microsoft’s new Surface Studio 2:
Designed with collaboration in mind it integrates with Microsoft’s Cortana digital voice assistant. It has 8 microphones in total with 2 beam-forming microphones on each ear cup.
Even while optimized for Surface devices, the Bluetooth enabled Surface Headphones can also be paired any Android or iOS devices.
Surface Headphones have 15 hours of battery life.
A closer look at Microsoft’s new Surface Headphones:
Microsoft is also integrating its computers more closely with Apple and Android mobile devices. First announced at Build conference in May this year, features such as a new Your Phone App, Microsoft Launcher and Windows Timeline bridge the gap between phone and PC and let users move seamlessly across devices.
Microsoft is also enhancing the user experience by bringing Office 365, Surface and Windows 10 together.
These innovations together will let users save time, allows quick collaboration with co-workers using @mentions.
Feature like new intelligent inking, contextually aware PowerPoint Designer suggestions, Ink Editor in Word, and Ideas in Excel are also available.
Though the original Surface Laptop shipped with Windows 10 S, now branded as “Windows 10 Pro in S Mode” will not be available on any of the new Surface devices, said Microsoft.
“No. We accomplished our goal of introducing Windows 10 in S Mode to a broad audience with the first launch of Surface Laptop and continue to fulfill this market need with Surface Go. Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 runs the most optimized OS for the people who use it most,” a Microsoft spokesperson issued the statement to ZDNet.