Microsoft Updates Surface Laptops and Digital Whiteboard

Microsoft has updated its Surface range of devices with 4 new devices: the Laptop Studio 2, the Laptop Go 3, the Go 4, and the Hub 3.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 mirrors its 2021 predecessor in design but packs more processing power. It has a 13th-generation Intel Core chip and options for Nvidia graphics (GeForce RTX 4050 or 4060, or RTX 2000 Ada Generation), and is reportedly twice as fast as its earlier version. Those opting for the Nvidia graphics models can expect up to 16 to 18 hours of battery life, while the Intel graphics versions is supposed to give you a little bit extra with 19-hour capacity. The starting price for the latest model has been set at $1,999, up from the $1,599 for the original.

Surface Laptop 2Specification
Dimensions12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746” (323.28 mm x 228.32 mm x 18.94 mm)
Display– Screen: 14.4” PixelSense Flow Display
– Refresh rate: up to 120Hz
– Resolution: 2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
– Aspect ratio: 3:2
– Contrast ratio: 1500:1
– Touch: 10-point multi-touch
– Dolby Vision support
Memory16GB or 32GB LPDDR4x RAM
Processor– Quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H35 i5-11300H
– Quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H35 i7-11370H
Graphics– Intel Core i5 models: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
– Intel Core i7 models: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU with 4GB GDDR6 GPU memory
Accessories Support– Integrated Surface Slim Pen 2 storage for charging
– Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
Security– Firmware TPM for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
– Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
– Windows enhanced hardware security
Software– Windows 11 Home
– Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
– Microsoft 365 Home 30-day trial
– Preloaded Xbox App
– Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
Sensors– Ambient light sensor
– Accelerometer
– Gyroscope
– Magnetometer
What’s in the box– Surface Laptop Studio<
– Intel Core i5:65W Surface Power Supply
– Intel Core i7:102W Surface Power Supply
– Quick Start Guide
– Safety and warranty documents
Weight– Intel Core i5 models: 3.83 lb (1,742.9 grams)
– Intel Core i7 models: 4.00 lb (1,820.2 grams)
StorageRemovable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1TB, 2TB
Battery life– Intel Core i5: Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
– Intel Core i7: Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
Connections– 2 x USB-C with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4
– 3.5mm headphone jack
– 1 x Surface Connect port
Authentication, Video, Cameras and Audio– Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
– 1080p resolution front-facing camera
– Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos
– Mics: Dual Studio Mics with Voice Clarity, enabling super-wideband and natural full-duplex conversations
Wireless– Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible
– Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
Exterior– Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
– Color: Platinum
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty
Keyboard layout– Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
– Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)<
– Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
– Backlight
Battery capacities– Battery Capacity Nominal (WH): 58.0
– Battery Capacity Min (WH): 56.3
HingeDynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees
Pen compatibility– Surface Laptop Studio supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
– Surface Laptop Studio supports tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
Eco Labels and Ratings– Registered EPEAT Gold in the US and Canada
– Meets Energy Star requirements

The Surface Laptop Go 3 has a 12.4-inch screen and runs on 12th generation Intel processors with a claim that it is 88% faster than its predecessor. It claims 15-hour battery life compared to its predecessor’s 13.5 hours. Potential buyers can opt for up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of solid-state storage. This model is priced starting at $799, marking an increment from the previous version’s $599.

Surface Laptop Go 3Specification
Processor12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U Processor
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics
Memory and Storage– Memory options: 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
– Storage options: Removable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 256GB
Display– Touchscreen: 12.4” PixelSense Display
– Resolution: 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI)
– Aspect ratio: 3:2
– Contrast ratio: 1000:1
– Color profile: sRGB and Enhanced
– Individually color-calibrated display
– Touch: 10-point multi-touch
– Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Battery LifeUp to 15 hours of typical device usage
Size and Weight– Length: 10.95” (278 mm)
– Width: 8.12” (206 mm)
– Height: 0.62” (15.7 mm)
– Weight: 2.49 lbs

The Surface Go 4 is powered by Intel N200 processor, with a 10.5-inch touchscreen display and 12.5 hours of battery life, 1.5 hours more than the Go 3.

Surface Go 4Specification
ProcessorIntel Processor N200
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics
Memory and Storage– Memory: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM
– Storage: UFS Drive options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Display– Touchscreen: 10.5-inch PixelSense Display
– Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI)
– Aspect ratio: 3:2
– Contrast ratio: 1500:1
– Color profile: sRGB and Enhanced
– Individually color-calibrated display
– Touch: 10 point multi-touch
– Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– Brightness: 350 nits maximum (typical)
Size and Weight– Length: 9.65 inch (245 mm)
– Width: 6.9 inch (175 mm)
– Height: 0.33 inch (8.3 mm)
– Weight: 1.15 lbs (521 g)

Microsoft’s Surface Hub 3 is available in both 85-inch and 50-inch models with an emphasis on enhacing the Microsoft Teams video call experience. These devices reportedly carry a 60% improvement in the primary processor and 160% boost in their graphics.

Feature Surface Hub 3 50″ SpecificationSurface Hub 3 85″ Specification
ProcessorIntel i5Intel i5
Memory and Storage– Memory: 32 GB
– Storage: 512 GB
– Memory: 32 GB
– Storage: 512 GB
Resolution3840 x 25603840 x 2160
Display– PixelSense Display
– 3:2 aspect ratio
– 8-bit color
– 15.5mm border
– Anti-glare, IPS LCD
– In-cell Touch with 10 simultaneous touch points and two pens
– PixelSense Display
– 16:9 aspect ratio
– 8-bit color
– 30.5mm border
– Anti-glare, IPS LCD
– In-cell Touch with 20 simultaneous touch points and two pens
Size and Weight– Height: 29.2 inch (741 mm
– Width: 43.2 inch (1097 mm)
– Depth: 3.0 inch (76 mm)
– Weight: 61.6 lbs (28 kg)
– Height: 44.5 inch (1130 mm)
– Width: 77.1 inch (1959 mm)
– Depth: 3.4 inch (85.6 mm)
– Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)