Microsoft hit hard again by making new announcements during its Surface event, notably by unveiling several 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 main novelties 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 Intel-only and gives you the choice between Core i5 and Core i7. The green light option is also part of the novelties of this Surface 5. The portable device also supports Thunderbolt 4. From the design point of view, it has retained that of 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 also to be detached from its support. Intel models are available from 1,000 euros if the ARM model is offered at 1,329 euros. There are also versions of platinum, sapphire, graphite and even forest color. 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 its 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 the 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’s RTX 3060 GPUs. Microsoft claims a speed gain of about 50 %.
Microsoft announces collaboration with Apple at its Surface event
This collaboration brings on music, photos and television. Microsoft made the announcement 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
These accessories are intended for fix common issues preventing a user from enjoying their PC. This is the case with concerns about using the mouse and keyboard. They will be available on October 25.
Microsoft Designer gets down to art with AI
Microsoft Designer is a new graphic design app added following Microsoft 365. It is powered by Dall-E 2 from OpenAI, this program generating texts into images.
Those who wish to use this software will need to register now to access the web preview for free. Once deployed, Microsoft Designer will be accessible 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 to improve the visual rendering of social media posts.
Microsoft’s new Teams accessories
Hardware using Microsoft Teams in a closed workplace will delight its users. We have in particular a audio docking station is for example an all-in-one speakerphone solution with a 60W passthrough PC charger. This station has four different ports, the Teams button and the mute button. There is also thehas remote control Show More giving a more familiar look to any streaming or non-streaming presentation.