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Microsoft unveils new Surface products equipped with Windows 11

Microsoft unveils new Surface products equipped with Windows 11
Chief Product Officer Panos Panay does a demonstration of Microsoft's newest product, the Surface Laptop Studio during a live event on Wednesday. Screenshot courtesy of Microsoft

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its most powerful Surface yet: the new Surface Laptop Studio.

The laptop features an ultra-durable Dynamic Woven Hinge allowing it to transition from a laptop to a display or tablet.

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Chief Product Officer Panos Panay showcased the new Laptop Studio along with a redesigned Surface Pro 8, a new Surface Go 3, updates to Surface Pro X and the Surface Slim Pen 2 during a live event on Wednesday.

Microsoft announced in August that it would launch its latest operating system, Windows 11, in phases beginning with its newest devices. The upgrade will be free for all other Microsoft devices on Oct. 5, ahead of its initial debut date in 2022.

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"Today, on the threshold of Windows 11, we are revealing the largest update to the Surface portfolio in its history," Microsoft said in a press release. "With PixelSense displays, new pen technology, premium mics and cameras, powerful silicon and versatile form factors, the new Surface devices are designed to take Windows innovation to the next level."

The gadgets are pre-loaded with Windows 11 and are available for pre-order in select markets.

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The Laptop Studio will set customers back $1,599 to start while the Surface Pro 8 rings in at $1,099. The company is selling the Surface Pro X computer for $899, the Go 3 tablet for $399, and the Surface Duo 2 phone for $1,499.

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The Surface Slim Pen 2, which has been redesigned with a sharper tip to "put a finer point on writing, shading, and inking," costs $129.

Microsoft also announced the Ocean Plastic Mouse which is made from high-quality resin and 20% recycled ocean plastic. The white-and-blue mouse will cost customers $24.99.

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