Microsoft Surface Devices: New Releases Revealed by Microsoft

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Microsoft recently joined the ranks of tech giants releasing new devices this fall. The company unveiled a range of products perfect for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The new releases include the Surface Studio 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and the Surface Headphones.

The Surface Studio 2 is the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop computer, designed for creative professionals. It features improved graphics performance and is said to be the fastest Surface device ever made. With a 28-inch screen and USB-C support, the Surface Studio 2 is available for pre-order starting at $3,499.

Microsoft’s first pair of smart headphones, the Surface Headphones, offer adjustable noise cancellation and automatic pause and play functions. The headphones are equipped with Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana, allowing users to control their devices hands-free. The Surface Headphones cost $349 and will be available later this year.

The Surface Pro 6 is another exciting release, promising to be 67% faster than its predecessor while retaining the same battery life of up to 13.5 hours. It offers versatility with the ability to switch effortlessly between laptop, studio and tablet modes. Starting at $899, the Surface Pro 6 is available in black and platinum.

The Surface Laptop 2, available from €999, is an upgrade from its predecessor, offering faster and quieter typing and a battery life of up to 14.5 hours. It’s 85% faster than the previous model and now comes in a sleek black color alongside the existing burgundy, platinum and blue options.

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s vice president of modern living and devices, emphasized that these devices are designed to integrate seamlessly into both work and personal life. The company also introduced its latest Windows software, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, focusing on productivity features such as the Your Phone App, which allows users to access texts and photos on their PC from their Android phone.

Forrester analyst Andrew Hewitt emphasized that Microsoft’s target audience for these new devices is business professionals. He noted that Microsoft has invested heavily in productivity elements such as Timeline and Focus Assistant, designed to improve efficiency and reduce distractions for users.

While Microsoft is making strides in competing with Apple on the creative front, especially with new photo and movie editing capabilities, the company remains focused on empowering employees to be more productive in their daily tasks. With these innovative new releases, Microsoft aims to provide users with tools that integrate seamlessly into their lives, both at work and at home.