Microsoft’s fall Surface event: the 7 biggest announcements

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The updated Surface Pro 8, a camera-equipped Surface Duo 2, and even a new flagship laptop with a hinge below the screen were all announced at Microsoft’s newest Surface event, which was jam-packed with the news.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can catch up on all of the major announcements from the event right here. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the items, they’ll be available for preorder on Wednesday, ahead of their October 5th release date.

THE SURFACE PRO 8 REDESIGNS THE SURFACE PROLINE

The Surface Pro 8 is a major revamp of Microsoft’s famous Surface Pro range, with reduced bezels, a larger 13-inch touchscreen, two Thunderbolt 4 connectors (no USB-A port), and more.

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It also works with Microsoft’s new Surface Slim Pen 2.

THE SURFACE LAPTOP STUDIO PUTS A HINGE BEHIND THE SCREEN

The Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft’s newest flagship laptop, a powerful notebook with a hinge behind the middle of the screen that allows you to move the screen forward to more easily touch or draw on it.

THE SURFACE DUO 2 GETS CAMERAS AND 5G SUPPORT

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 includes a triple-lens camera system and support for 5G networks, which were both requested by customers. When the device is closed, a new Glance Bar displays information like the time and remaining battery life.

MICROSOFT’S SURFACE SLIM PEN 2 HAS BUILT-IN HAPTICS

The Surface Slim Pen 2 is a new stylus from Microsoft that features built-in haptics to give you greater tactile input while you’re using it.

SURFACE GO 3 REFRESHED WITH NEW INTEL PROCESSORS

Microsoft’s low-cost Surface Go 3 is receiving a refresh with new Intel CPUs.

THE SURFACE ADAPTIVE KIT LETS YOU MAKE A SURFACE MORE ACCESSIBLE

Microsoft’s new Surface Adaptive Kit includes labels and port indications you can stick on your Surface to make it easier to operate, as well as opening tools to assist you to open the lid or pop out the kickstand.

MICROSOFT’S NEW ECO-FRIENDLY MOUSE IS MADE WITH 20 PERCENT RECYCLED OCEAN PLASTIC

Microsoft’s new Ocean Plastic Mouse is manufactured from 20% recycled ocean plastic and comes in 100% recyclable packaging.

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