Microsoft debuts Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3

Just two days after Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3.

Microsoft Surface Book 3

Surface Book 3 is Microsoft’s 2-in-one hybrid laptop that can be used as a tablet or extended into a full-featured laptop. Buyers can choose between a 13-inch entry-level model or an upgraded 15-inch model, each with somewhat different configuration capabilities.

Basically, the 13-inch model has a 10-point multi-touch PixelSense screen with a revolution of 3000 by 2000 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. It comes with a 10th generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, upgradeable to an i7 at an additional cost.

The i5 model has Intel Iris Plus graphics, while the i7 models have NVIDIA GeForce 1650 graphics. Memory starts at 8 gigabytes and is upgradeable to 32 gigabytes during the customization process. Storage configurations include 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB PCIe solid state drives.

Surface Book 3
Surface Book 3

The 15-inch model has a 10-point multi-point PixelSense screen with a revolution of 3240 by 2160 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 260 pixels per inch. This model features a 10th generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, and buyers can choose between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or NVIDIA Quadra RTX 3000 graphics. Memory can be configured to 16 GB or 32 GB, and storage configurations include 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, or 2 TB PCIe SSDs.

Both models include two 3.1 USB-A ports, 1 USB-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, two Surface Connect ports, a full-size SDXC card, and are compatible with Surface Dial.

Both models also include a Windows Hello face-to-face authentication camera, a 5-megapixel front camera with 1080p HD video, and an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p HD video.

The 13-inch model starts at $ 1,599, while the 15-inch model starts at $ 2,299. Both models come with Windows 10 Home Edition.

Surface Go 2

Surface Go 2
Surface Go 2

The Surface Go line is Microsoft’s low-cost competitor to Apple’s entry-level iPads.

The Surface Go 2 has a 10.5-inch Gorilla Glass 3 PixelSense screen with 10-point multi-touch and a resolution of 1,920 pixels by 1,280 pixels – which equals 220 pixels per inch.

The processor is basically an Intel Pentium Gold processor, but can be upgraded to an 8th generation Intel Core m3 processor for an additional cost. Buyers can choose between 4 GB or 8 GB of memory options, and have the option of choosing between 64 GB or 128 GB of storage.

A front-facing Windows Hello authentication camera, a 5-megapixel front camera with 1080p HD video, and an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p HD video are also included.

Surface Go 2 has a USB-C port, a Surface Connect port, a Type Cover Surface port, a MicroSDXC card, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Surface Go 2 starts at $ 399 for the base model and will be available on May 12.

Surface buds

After announcing the release in 2019, Microsoft will also ship AirPods competing Surface Buds alongside the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3. While the company initially announced that they would cost $ 250, they would sell for 200 $.

Appleiphonestop will compare how the units integrate with the Apple product line in the coming weeks.

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