Almost a decade ago, Microsoft astounded the masses with their first Surface hybrid tablet that had a detachable keyboard. Prior to the first Surface launch, Microsoft was primarily known as a software company. However, they did have one earlier venture into the tech world. The infamous Windows-based Microsoft Lumia phones. Nonetheless, they never really took off.
Fast forward to the present day, and Microsoft is a tech hardware veteran, creating excellent Surface Laptops, tablets, and desktops.
Today, Microsoft launched a few major and some minor updates to the Surface lineup. They introduced the new Surface Laptop studio, modernized the Duo line with Surface Duo 2 while adding a new processor to the Surface Go 3. And the Surface Pro X now has a WiFi-only model. Also, Microsoft also introduced a new Surface Slim Pen 2 that will be the first stylus that has integrated haptics. To top it all off, they have created a mouse using ocean-bound plastics.
Surface Laptop Studio
Surface Laptop Studio beats the Surface Book 3 by a mile. It has a sleek and modern design, with a 14-inch size, and supports a three-position display. However, there’s always room to nit-pick. The non-removable memory and the Microsoft service center-only storage upgrade are a bit of a downside. In comparison, the laptop still looks promising.
Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X
The Surface Pro, Microsoft’s premier Surface series, is now a resounding 13 inches and has a better overall performance score. You can also purchase a cover that can support and wirelessly charge the new Slim Pen 2.
The Surface Pro X also has a Wi-Fi-only model now.
Surface Duo 2
The Surface Duo 2 now supports three rear cameras, along with the same previous phone/tablet type dual-screen. The hype for this isn’t as high as the rest of them.
Surface Go 3
The Surface Go is Microsoft’s most affordable and smallest device. The third generation supports faster chips and still remains priced at 399$.
Surface Slim Pen 2
Microsoft’s brought their “A” game when it came to the Slim Pen 2. It has integrated haptics to give the user a more paper-like touch. Also, it supports a sharper nib and Zero-Force Inking, which improves responsiveness. Oh, did I mention? It also has wireless charging.
Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse
Following the current positive trend of Planet conservation, Microsoft launched their first product created using ocean-bound plastics. The Ocean Plastic Mouse is a promising step towards an increase in sustainability practices.