Microsoft unveils next-gen Surface devices and Windows 11 upgrades

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Microsoft has announced new Surface devices, AI features, and updates to Windows 11 at its September event.

One of the announcements is the Surface Laptop Studio 2, which is Microsoft’s most powerful Surface device yet. It features Intel’s 13th Gen i7 H class processor, Nvidia’s RTX 4050 or 4060 GPU, and up to 64GB of RAM. It also has a more adaptive touchpad that Microsoft calls the “most inclusive” yet. The Surface Laptop Studio 2 starts at $1,999 and will be available on October 3rd.

Microsoft also announced the Surface Laptop Go 3, Microsoft’s new budget-friendly Surface laptop. It’s 88% faster than its predecessor and features a 12.4-inch touchscreen, a fingerprint power button, and up to 15 hours of battery life. The Surface Laptop Go 3 starts at $799 and will also be available on October 3rd.

In addition, Microsoft also quietly launched the Surface Go 4 for businesses. It gets a small performance boost over its predecessor with an upgraded four-core Intel N200 chip. The Surface Go 4 starts at $579 and will be available on October 3rd.

Also, Windows 11 is getting its next big update on September 26th. The update will include Windows Copilot, an AI-powered assistant can help with tasks like summarizing documents, generating emails, and rewriting documents.

The File Explorer is also getting a new look and feel, with a more streamlined interface and new features such as tabs and a dark mode. Windows 11 will now be able to extract and open RAR and 7-zip archives without the need for third-party software. In addition, there’s a new Windows volume mixer that lets users control app volumes individually.

The sources for this piece include an article in TheVerge.

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