The past 24 hours brought us the global availability of the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro tablet, now available in 25 markets all over the globe. Also, at the same time, the Surface Studio expanded availability, with more markets now. Let’s recap what these devices are and what makes them special.
The Surface Laptop starts at $999 and it’s a Microsoft notebook with a clamshell design. It’s lighter and also slightly better looking than the Surface Book. It’s got that Alcantara fabric going for it and a magnesium body with 4 hues available. This device is meant for students and it comes with Windows 10 S as standard, an educational version of the classic Win 10.
The starting config offers 4 or 8 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 CPU of the 7th gen kind and 128 or 256 GB of SSD storage. There’s also a 13.5 inch screen in the mix, with a 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution. It all weighs 2.76 pounds. The device has become available this week in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, HK, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK.
The new Surface Pro tablet is the follow-up to the Surface Pro 4 and it’s a potent tablet with 13.5 hours of battery life. It runs on Windows 10 Pro and plays nice with a brand new stylus that has incredibly low latency, in the range of milliseconds, with tilt support also included. The device also has a LTE version, that will come later in the year.
This device starts up at around $800 or so, with 128 GB of storage, a Core m3 CPU and 4 GB of RAM. A 12 inch screen is here, plus WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as Iris Plus Graphics. Surface Studio has expanded to new markets, like Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, UK and more.