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Issy les Moulineaux – On the occasion of the Microsoft Fall Event 2022, Microsoft is unveiling the new functions in the Surface series. Over the past decade, Surface has redefined the codes of the laptop with innovative designs and new interaction models that have transformed market expectations for laptops, desktops and tablets. With Windows 11, new Surface products and new applications such as Microsoft Designer and Image Creator, Microsoft is now taking a new step to allow everyone to use Microsoft products in the easiest and most natural way. The best of Microsoft solutions and innovations brought together to deliver the best possible user experience.

Working, creating, playing has never been easier with new Surface products

Surface Laptop 5

Seven years ago, Microsoft envisioned and launched, drawing on the experience of many years of Surface Pro development, a new product line: the Surface Laptop. This new product offers the comfort and options needed to get started and work in the best conditions.

With its sleek and stylish design, Surface Laptop 5 delivers all-day battery life (1). Equipped with a Thunderbolt™ 4 port, it is built on the Intel Evo platform for the first time, which means it is 50% more powerful than its previous version.

The PixelSense 3:2 display characteristic of Surface Laptop 5 is offered in 13.5″ or 15″ options and embeds Dolby Vision IQ technology, providing the best possible image with vivid colors and sharp contrast, whatever the lighting conditions. The speakers enable Dolby Atmos 3D (2) spatial processing for total immersion. The front-facing HD camera and internal microphones capture the user more realistically and adjust the camera exposure in any environment. Finally, this model is available in 4 color variants in anodized aluminum (3): platinum, matte black, sand and a new color, sage green.

Available on 25/10/2022 from €1179 PPR (4) for the 13.5 inch i5/8GB RAM/256GB SSD version

Surface Pro 9

An iconic model of the brand, Surface Pro has been refined, tweaked and perfected over the years to offer a unique experience by combining the best of tablets and laptops.

Surface Pro 9 is made from a high-quality block of aluminum and comes in a new set of anodized colors (5): and new forest green. The sapphire blue and forest green colors are exclusive to the Microsoft Store and Fnac Darty for three months in the French market from November 8, 2022. The device is equipped with a 13-inch PixelSense display that benefits from a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz for optimal screen quality with a wide range of colors.

Under the screen is an HD camera, Omnisonic speakers, directional microphones, and a custom G6 chip. Combined with the new Ink Focus function in Microsoft OneNote or the new GoodNotes application in Windows 11, the latter faithfully reproduces the feeling of writing with a pen on a real sheet of paper.

In terms of components, the Surface Pro 9 is available in 2 versions:

  • The first has a 12th generation Intel®Core processor (6) that delivers the power and performance to handle multiple tasks at once, at home or in the office. The Thunderbolt™ 4 port speeds data transfer from one device to another, makes it easy to connect multiple 4K displays and enables support for an eGPU configuration.
  • The second version is equipped with a Microsoft SQ®3 processor, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips with 5G connectivity (7) and offers up to 19 hours of battery life.

Available from 08/11/2022 from €1299 PPR* for the i5/8GB RAM/256 GB SSD version

Surface Studio 2+

In recent years, changing ways of working have inspired Microsoft to design Surface Studio, an advanced, versatile and professional product, launched in 2016. Today, Microsoft announces Surface Studio 2+ : With its Intel Core H-35 processor and up to 50% faster CPU performance, professionals now have a tool that meets their needs.

The NVIDIA Ge Force RTX 3060 system is designed by Microsoft to double the graphics performance and achieve more realistic renderings when creating 3D models. Displays, cameras, internal microphones and ports including USB-C with Thunderbolt™ 4 have been improved. With Windows 11, Surface Studio 2+ also meets Secured Core (8) security standards.

Available from 01/11/2022 from €5589 PPR (4) for the i7/32GB RAM /1TB SSD version (Microsoft Store exclusive)

Windows 11: new software to increase creativity and ease of use

Experience Microsoft Designer and Image Creator

New graphic design application integrated in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Designer makes it easy to create images, presentations and illustrations from Windows, from turnkey models. The application is thus based on the artificial intelligence program DALL-E 2, which is able to create images from text descriptions.

To unleash the creativity of each of us, DALL∙E 2 will soon be available from Image Creator in Microsoft Bing and Edge.

To learn more about Microsoft Designer and other new creative and AI tools from Microsoft 365, Microsoft Edge and Bing announced today, check out Liat Ben-Zur’s blog post.

Always more open with Windows 11

Microsoft today announced the availability of iCloud and the Photos application in the latest Windows 11 update, released in September, which gives access to all its iPhone content on your PC. To access this feature, nothing could be simpler: just install the iCloud application for Windows from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft is also announcing the availability of Apple Music on Xbox today. Apple TV and Apple Music launch next year on Windows; previews will be available soon in the Microsoft Store.

New accessories that allow as many people as possible to benefit from the Microsoft experience

Microsoft is committed to more inclusive and accessible technology and places accessibility at the heart of the design of its products and solutions. Microsoft announced a new ecosystem of adaptive accessories earlier this year to address the needs of people who have difficulty using a traditional mouse and keyboard. All these accessories will be available from October 25th in France.

Two new accessories to enhance the hybrid work experience: Microsoft Presenter+ and Microsoft Audio Dock.

This Microsoft Teams-compatible remote offers several features to facilitate presentations during Teams meetings: effortlessly scroll through slides, mute and unmute participants, click “raise your hand” (or lower it), quickly join a meeting from a room or Microsoft Teams or other video conferencing applications.

Connected via Bluetooth and equipped with customizable controls (9), Microsoft Presenter+ is the first remote control certified for Microsoft Teams. Available today from €99 (recommended retail price, distributors are free to choose their price).

With four different ports (HDMI, USB-C x2 and USB-A) and the ability to charge your computer through them, the Microsoft Audio Dock can reduce ambient noise while enhancing sound for meetings, music and more. Built-in Omnisonic speakers deliver great sound, and thanks to (which mutes the microphone when no one in the audience is speaking), users will hear and be heard clearly in their online meetings. Available today from €289 (4)

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(1) LBattery life varies significantly with usage, network and feature configuration, signal strength, settings and other factors. Visit the website for more details.

(2) Requires Dolby Atmos® encoded audio and content.

(3) Anodizing is a surface treatment that protects or decorates an aluminum or titanium part

(4) Suggested retail price, distributors are free to choose their prices.

(5) Colors are only available on certain models. Available colors, sizes, finishes and processors may vary by store, market and configuration.

(6) Surface Pro 9s with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and 256GB+ storage are built on the Intel® Evo™ platform

(7) 5G is not available in all regions; compatibility and performance depends on carrier network, location and other factors. Contact your provider for details and prices.

(8) The Secured Core feature aims to add an extra layer of security directly at the core level to prevent firmware attacks.

(9) Customizable controls available on Windows 10 and 11 devices only. Visit the Microsoft Accessories Center to customize Microsoft Presenter+ and set haptic feedback preferences.

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