Microsoft unveils three new Surface computers

During its Fall Out 2022 conference, the American company expanded its Surface range with a tablet, a computer and a PC.

After Google, Amazon and Apple, it’s Microsoft’s turn to present its Surface hardware lineup for the season at its Fall Out 2022 conference on Wednesday, October 12.

At the end of 2021, Microsoft broke into the top five tablet vendors with 1.9 million shipments and 4% market share, according to a Strategy Analytics study. The company founded by Bill Gates intends to compete with Apple and Samsung with its new products, which together occupy half of the world market.

For its tenth anniversary, Surface, the family of tablets and PCs from Microsoft, is growing with the hybrid Surface pro 9, the portable Surface Laptop 5 and the two-in-one PC Surface Studio 2+.

50% more powerful

The new Surface Pro 9 Microsoft

The Surface Pro 9, the tablet computer with a detachable keyboard, was the most anticipated product this year. In terms of design, little change for the tablet. On the other hand, it is compatible with 5G, it is 50% more powerful than the old model.

The company has also invested in a more efficient battery. Microsoft promises 18 hours of battery life as well as a reduced charging time.

Bets on artificial intelligence

In addition to these advances, Microsoft is banking on artificial intelligence to improve video conferencing. Surface Pro 9 is able to follow the user’s gaze, adjust its focus according to the distance, automatically crop the video and more. To work, the algorithm is based on a micro-directional camera and speakers capable of covering extraneous noise, such as coffee discussions or a hair dryer.

The tablet is available from November 8, 2022 from 1299 euros.

Artificial intelligence is also required for software. During the conference, the company presented Microsoft Designer, a graphic design application powered by DALL-E 2, an AI capable of turning text into an image.

Two other pieces of news

More classic laptops also see improvements with the Surface Laptop 5. Microsoft announces a “greater power and increased performance” thanks to a new processor.

Available from October 25, the 13.5-inch model is offered for 1,179 euros, the 15-inch for 1,529 euros.

Surface Studio 2+, a desktop computer for professionals and graphic designers, competes with Apple’s iMac. The two-in-one still has a 28-inch screen that tilts to act as a graphics tablet.

Surface Studio 2+, two-in-one in the series. Microsoft

If the aesthetics remain the same, it is inside that the computer evolves. Microsoft installed a more powerful graphics card and processor.

The release in France of the PC is scheduled for November 1, 2022 for 5,589 euros.

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