Microsoft Debuts Magic Keyboard-Like Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Duo 2 Foldable Smartphone

Microsoft announced today several new Surface products, including a high-end Surface Laptop and a revised Surface Duo foldable smartphone.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio, Microsoft's "most powerful Surface", replaces the Surface Book laptop line. Microsoft's design is not removable like the previous models. Instead, it has a similar layout to Apple's Magic Keyboard. The display is 14.4 inches high and can be lifted up to become a tablet.

Three modes are available: stage, laptop, and studio. Laptop is the standard laptop mode. Stage is the middle tier mode, which allows the display to be pulled forward in a way that can be used for watching movies and gaming. Studio is the full tablet mode, with the display folded down.

The inside contains an Intel Core i5/Core i7 processor of the 11th generation and either an Intel Iris Xe or Nvidia RTX3050 Ti graphics card. It can store 16 to 32GB RAM, up to 2TB storage, and 120Hz refresh rates. The price starts at $1600

Microsoft also announced the Surface Duo 2 foldable smartphone, an updated version of its Surface Duo. The new model is slightly larger at 8.3 inches folded. It also features 5G connectivity, which brings it in line to other smartphones.

Surface Duo 2 features Qualcomm's fastest Snapdragon888 chip. It also retains the same design and layout as the previous model, with a prominent hinge that is not hidden beneath the display. The Surface Duo 2's starting price is $1,499.

Microsoft has also updated the Surface Pro 8 lineup with the Surface Pro 8. This model features a 2x faster processor, Surface Slim Pen 2 support and a larger 13 inch display. It also boasts 120Hz refresh rates, Thunderbolt 4 support, improved camera technology, and improved camera technology. Prices start at $1,100 Minor updates were made to the Surface Go 3 (Microsoft's most affordable option) and Surface Pro X (Microsoft's most affordable option).

You can find more information on Microsoft's announcements on the Microsoft website. Many of the devices can also be ordered beginning today.