Microsoft once again hit hard with new announcements during its Surface event, most notably by revealing more types of Surface.
Microsoft has just closed its Surface 2022 event. It presented its new Surface Laptop 5, Surface Pro 9 and Surface Studio Plus. The company also unveiled other accessories and software, including the Designer application powered by Dall-E 2. We present to you below the three surfaces and the most important news revealed during this event.
Surface Laptop 5 is Intel only
This device, which will land on October 25, for around 1000 euros. This surface is only Intel and gives you the choice between Core i5 and Core i7. The option of green light is also part of the novelties of this Surface 5. The portable device also supports Thunderbolt 4. From a design point of view, it has retained it from its predecessor Surface Laptop 4. It comes in two versions of 135 inches and 15 inches.
Surface Pro 9
Like the Surface Laptop 5, the Pro 9 can too to be detached from its support. Intel models are available from 1,000 euros, while the ARM model is offered at 1,329 euros. There are also platinum, sapphire, graphite and even forest color versions. Microsoft has teamed up with design studio Liberty to develop a limited edition floral design SKU. Microsoft made the announcement at the Surface 2022 event.
This Surface Pro 9 is powered by Qualcomm and the SQ3 chip. It supports 5G and incorporates a new neural processing unit. These new technologies should eliminate background blur, especially in videos. Microsoft has also announced that their product is capable of performing more than 15,000 billion calculations per second.
Microsoft’s Surface Studio, one of the highlights of the Surface event
This new generation of Surface Studio will cost you around 4400 euros. it also comes with three new Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back and Intel Core H-series processors and Nvidia RTX 3060 GPUs. Microsoft claims a speed increase of about 50 %.
Microsoft announces collaboration with Apple at their Surface event
This collaboration brings on music, photos and TV. Microsoft announced during the Surface event, new Apple integrations. Users ofiPhone can also use Windows, iCloud Photos, Apple Music… on their terminal. To do this, just install the latest iCloud Windows app from Apple.
Microsoft adaptive accessories
This accessory is intended for solve common problems that prevent a user from enjoying their PC. This is the case with mouse and keyboard usage concerns. They will be available on October 25th.
Microsoft Designer gets down to art with AI
Microsoft Designer is one new graphic design app added follows Microsoft 365. It is powered by Dall-E 2 from OpenAI, this program that generates texts for images.
Those who wish to use this software must register now to access the web preview for free. Once Microsoft Designer is installed, it will be available in free version with additional premium features normally limited to Microsoft 365 subscribers.
This software will also be integrated with Microsoft Edge. There he will offer AI-based suggestions for improving the visual rendering of social media posts.
Microsoft’s new Teams accessory
Hardware that uses Microsoft Teams in a closed workplace will delight its users. We have one in particular audio docking station for example, is an all-in-one speakerphone solution with a 60 W passthrough PC charger. This station has four different ports, the Teams button and the mute button. There is alsoa remote control Show more providing a more familiar look to any streaming or non-streaming presentation.