Microsoft launches Surface devices including laptops
Microsoft has refreshed its Surface product line-up by unveiling the Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2, Surface Earbuds along with Surface Dock 2 and the multi-port Microsoft USB-C Travel Hub. Microsoft says, given the lockdown in various countries due to the pandemic coronavirus, devices have become our window to the world – our office, our school and our social space. To help navigate the current environment, people are turning to Windows PCs more than ever. Over 4 trillion minutes are being spent on Windows 10 a month, a 75 per cent increase year on year.
Surface Go 2
A more affordable and portable 2:1 to the Surface line, it continues to be sleek, lightweight and offers a 10.5inch PixelSense display. It comes with improved battery life and a model with up to 64 per cent faster performance than the original with 8th Generation Intel Core M options for the first time. Microsoft has added Studio Mic, to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Teams meetings or video chats, and a 5MP front-facing camera delivers sharp video even in low light. The new Camera app can be used for the rear-facing camera to make it easy to scan documents and whiteboards – whether sharing notes from a meeting or turning in homework. Surface Go 2 has been priced at $399 and Microsoft says organizations like Law School Admissions Council, Renault/F1 and National Healthcare Services in the U.K., and schools like Blue Springs School District in Missouri and Aichi Prefecture in Japan, have chosen this device for its compact design, the versatility of the touch screen, keyboard, Pen and added connectivity of LTE Advanced.