What’s up, everybody, And Microsoft blew everyone away by announcing their future foldable lineup. The Surface Neo and the Android Power Surface duo.
I did not see a phone coming, but it looks incredible. But the catch is that these aren’t coming out until the end of 2020. Microsoft wanted to showcase it to get developers on board, which I think is a smart idea.
They announced a surface earbuds, which have some cool features but are kind of designed like a pop socket.
But besides all of that, they did announce the brand new surface lineup, the surface pro seven, the surface laptop, thirteen point five and 15 inch variance.
And these super thin arm powered surface pro X. If you’re in the market for any of these, let me break down the differences between them and compare their features. So you can pick the best surface product for your needs.
The first product is the Surface Pro seven. This is a routine spec upgrade.
The kickstand design is super familiar, has a same beautiful twelve point three inch pixel since touchscreen display with new studio mikes to help pick up voices better. Finally, we get a USP seaport. There is a USP there too as well, along with a headphone jack.
We also get 10th Gen Intel isolate processors, dual core i3 and quad core AI five and seven options with up to one terabyte of storage and upgraded with fast charging. That goes from zero to 80 percent in less than an hour.
So a decent spec bump if you’re a surface pro fan and some new type cover colors, too, which look very nice. These will start at seven hundred forty nine dollars.
The surface pro that I’m excited about this year is the arm powered surface pro X.
This is a full redesign that is extremely thin at seven point three millimeters, has much smaller bezels and has a larger 13 inch touchscreen pixel since display with the new studio mikes. Still, that three to two aspect ratio that makes this familiar to surface users.
You get to USGBC ports, which is great. I feel like one port isn’t enough, so I’m glad there are two here.
The approach on this is different because this surface is built to behave more like a smartphone. The arm chip inside is a modified version of the Qualcomm AC x chip that we saw announced earlier this year called the Microsoft Eskew.
One chip clocked at three gigahertz. This one is beefed up and engineered for performance with the Adreno six. Eighty five EPU and Windows 10 X there is built in gigabit LTE with Nantel SIM and Easom support.
So we’ll be always connected and the battery life will be much better with this model since the power consumption will be lower.
Microsoft is claiming up to 13 hours of battery life, but I can’t wait to get this one in and tested to see if that’s true.
This feels like the surface of the feature. They have a brand new slim pin as well for this model. It’s more like a flat carpenter’s pencil compared to the around existing surface pen.
I’m sure this will be a preference thing on which one will be more comfortable while sketching or planning. And check this out.
There is a hidden housing made for this pen in the new signature keyboard and it wirelessly charges. So that is a double win and that’s not it. There is a removable area in the back where you can remove the SSD so you can upgrade later.
I think this is game changing available in 128, 256 and 512 gigabyte variance when you pick one up.
This for sure is the surface that I’m most excited about, new design. It’s so clean with these beautiful edges. It’s light. It’s then bigger display.
It’s always on, always connected windows, 10x fast charging. So it’s loaded with features available only in matte black. But I think that’s OK. I can’t wait to try this one. I think this is gonna be the winner. This starts at nine hundred and ninety nine dollars.
The surface laptop gets a nice bump up this year. There’s now a choice of either a thirteen point five or fifteen inch models. So I’m glad that there’s a choice for the end user.
The design is updated with super clean lines. There are no breaks anywhere, not even an indent for opening the lid on the body.
There’s no rubber or plastic rim around. Display is so smooth when you open it up.
I think this might be the cleanest laptop designed to date. I love the way it looks. Both at the displays look great. Three by two aspect ratio. Different resolutions, but both 201 PBI. It’s available in four different colors for the thirteen point five inch model.
Platinum, cobalt, blue, black and the new sanshin Finnish. Or for the 15 inch, you get less choices, just the platinum or the black. But you do have a choice of either Alcantara or metal for the keyboard, which is nice.
And this keyboard has one point three millimeters of travel and it’s super comfortable.
So I can’t wait to type on this laptop. The trackpad is bigger this year for me. This is a welcome change. Much larger than the surface pro seven trackpad, which I find to still be a little too small for my taste.
You get one USP A and one USGBC port. I would love to see more ports here.
It would have been nice to have two like the surface pro x surface port on the other side for that quick charging in terms of power. The thirteen point five inch has the tenth generation Intel isolate processors ie five or seven with.
Until plus 950 graphics, up to 16 gigabytes of DDR for ex ram. But the 15 inch is the one that I’m interested in. These are powered by HMD, either Reisen five or Rising seven with either Veiga nine or Veiga eleven graphics, which should be interesting.
You should be able to casually game on this, which I can’t wait to try out.
It does have slower DDR for RAM here at twenty four hundred megahertz, but it goes up to 32 gigs of RAM, so I can’t wait to see what this machine can do. I do appreciate that upgrading and repairing this laptop is gonna be much easier.
Looks like the keyboard plate on the top comes off so you can see all of the components. There should be much easier to repair and upgrade your SSD. It’s going to be pricey, though.
It looks like the highest end with 32 gigabytes of RAM and one terabyte SSD with Reisen goes up to twenty seven ninety nine. But the surface laptop, 13 and a half stars at nine ninety nine and the 15 and starts at eleven ninety nine.
So what do you think of the new surface lineup for twenty nineteen.
I think they are looking solid, the best lineup that they’ve had in a while. But I think the winner here is these surface projects.
This is the modern surface that I’ve been waiting for, but also that 15 inch surface laptop three is calling my name. I’m very curious about the Amidi partnership and their performance. So let me know which is your favorite in the conversation below?
And which one that you’re thinking about picking up. If you want to see more on the dual screen surfaces, the surface neo and the surface duel.
Let me know in the comments and I will do a separate article. These look incredible and I’m sure that we will see some slight changes to these designs before they drop in late 2020.