Weekly digest - 2019.40
Microsoft's Surface event
Here’s a quick recap of everything Microsoft announced this week.
Surface Laptop 3
Refreshed Surface Laptop lineup got USB-C and, for the first time, an AMD Ryzen 7 processor. Additionally, the device now comes not only with 13.5-inch screen, but with 15-inch version as well.
The Surface Laptop 3 starts at $999 for the 13.5-inch version and $1,199 for the bigger one.
Surface Pro 7
Beside newer processor and support for USB-C there is nothing new. Although, Microsoft has slashed the price by $150, and new model starts at $749.
Surface Pro X
This is a brand new model in Surface Pro lineup. It is slightly bigger with 13-inch screen, but it is 3mm thiner than Surface Pro 7. It has ARM-based Microsoft SQ1 chip and swappable SSD storage.
The Surface Pro X starts at $999.
Surface Neo is dual-screen PC, powered by Intel's Lakefield processor. Each screen is about 9-inches and both add up to a 13.1-inch total display size. New device comes with a USB-C port and supports the Surface Pen,
The most interesting part is a keyboard that folds over one of the screens. When you dock the hardware keyboard, Neo recognises that, and the part that is not covered by keyboard becomes a smart input area. Microsoft is calling it the Wonderbar.
All of that is possible because Surface Neo is running a special version of Windows called Windows 10X.
Surface Neo will be available in 2020.
Surface Duo is dual-screen phone that runs Android. Each screen is 5.6-inches and both add up to a 8-inch total display size. All of that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip.
Surface Duo will be available holiday 2020
Microsoft announced a new pair of wireless Surface Earbuds that supports voice commands. They work with all the major virtual assistants: Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana and Bixby. They can also translate speech in real time into around 60 languages.
The Surface Earbuds will be available later this year for $249.
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