The Surface Pro 9 is the most interesting computer among these devices. It comes in two variants: ARM and Intel-based options. With Surface Pro 9, Microsoft aims to strengthen Windows 11’s ARM support and end doubts about running applications on Windows 11 for ARM. The audio dock offers two ports: a speaker system and a USB-C hub for a laptop.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9
The ARM variant packs a Qualcomm SQ3 that supports 5G connectivity. The Intel unit comes with i5-1235U and i7-1255U 12th-generation Intel processors. Besides coming in two variants, the Surface Pro 9 Type Cover also gets new colors to match the keyboard. It features a 13-inch 2880x1920p full-HD+ Pixel Sense Flow display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 The Intel model packs LPDDR5 RAM: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, with up to 1TB of storage. The ARM version has 8GB/16GB LPDDR4X RAM with up to 512GB of storage. The Intel unit is rated for 15.5 hours of battery and has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, while the ARM model is rated for up to 19 hours and has two Thunderbolt 3.2 ports. It also has a dedicated slot to hold the Surface Slim Pen 2.
In the US, the ARM model will retail at USD 1,299 (roughly Rs. 1,07,000). The Intel i5 model starts at USD 999 (roughly Rs. 82,400), and the i7 unit starts at USD 1,599 (roughly Rs. 1,31,800). Adding the Type Cover keyboard will set you back an extra USD 279 (roughly Rs. 23,000) on top of the Surface Pro 9.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 gets refreshed processors under the hood. The 15-inch variant packs an Intel Core i7-1255U CPU, while the 13.5-inch model comes in two options: i5-1235U and i7-1255U. You can get them in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB LPDDR5x RAM and up to 1TB storage options.
As far as battery life is concerned, the 13.5-inch unit is rated for up to 18 hours, the 15-inch for 17 hours. Both displays have Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The laptop has a USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Surface Connect port.
People in the US can get the 13.5-inch model for USD 999 (roughly Rs. 82,400), while the 15-inch unit costs USD 1,299 (roughly Rs. 1,07,000).
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+
This latest + model of the Surface Studio 2 looks identical to 2018’s Studio 2, save for all the new upgrades for the hardware inside. An 11th generation Intel Core i7-11370H CPU drives the show and the mobile version of the Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB GPU takes care of the graphical needs. The Studio 2+ packs 32GB of DDR4 RAM with 1TB of built-in storage.
It has a 28-inch 4500x3000p resolution Pixel Sense display that supports sRGB and DCI-P3 colors, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. When it comes to ports, it has three USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports that can power up to 3x external 4K displays, two USB-A 3.1 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a classic 3.5mm headphone jack.
With Surface Studio 2+, Microsoft is targeting professional and business users. It can be yours for USD 4,499 (approx. 3,71,000).
Microsoft Audio Dock
As mentioned earlier, the audio dock acts as a speaker system and a USB-C hub for the laptop. It has a 20W speaker and a 5W subwoofer. At the top, you get buttons to control the volume with the + and – keys, and two giant buttons to turn the microphone on/off and launch Microsoft Teams. Besides Windows, it is also compatible with macOS. The audio dock includes an HDMI port, two USB-C ports and one USB-A port for external display output support. You can get this gear at USD 250 (roughly Rs. 20,600).