Microsoft announced New Surface Family line-up

Microsoft recently announced new and latest Surface Family line-up, Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3. They are now available for pre-orders in Singapore starting on 21st May 2020 via commercial authorised resellers and authorised retailers.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 and Microsoft Surface Book 3 are versatile and portable devices for work, study and leisure, providing seamless productivity and versatility, empowering users in their work and daily life. The Surface Book 3 technical specifications setup are pretty powerful that would definitely attract the attention of the creatives industry people, photographers, filmmakers, designers, illustrators etc.

“We are pleased to bring new Surface devices and accessories to Singapore. In the current environment, our devices are our windows to the world – our office, school, and social space. We want to make sure every person and organization are equipped with the tools they need to stay connected and productive. Our goal is to design a Surface for every person, every work style and every location, so that it can switch context as quickly as you do to take you from work to play to everything in between,” said Shyamol Bansal, Business Group Lead for Surface & Mixed Reality, Microsoft Singapore.

Surface Go 2

The all-new Surface Go 2 retains the same lightweight, compact design as the original Surface Go. However, the new Surface Go 2 has a larger 10.5” PixelSense display, improved battery life and with the new Intel 8th Generation Core M options, it gives the Surface Go 2 up to 64% faster in performance. Surface Go 2 also comes equipped with built-in WiFi, there is also an optional LTE Advanced, providing hassle-free secured connectivity anywhere

Surface Go 2 also includes Studio Mics, a dual microphone solution to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Teams meetings and a 5MP front-facing camera that delivers sharp video even in low light. The rear-facing camera also has a new Camera application that allows users to easily scan documents and whiteboards, ideal for students or working professionals sharing notes from a meeting or turning in homework.

Pair the Surface Go 2 with the Surface Pen, this would allow distance learners and remote workers to stay digital while unlocking the power of natural ink for drawing diagrams, marking up documents or working on your mathematics questions. Further personalisation for your Surface Go 2 can be done with Type Covers and accessories in a variety of colours, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red and Ice Blue.

Surface Book 3

The device that will catch the attention of creatives, photographers, filmmakers, designers and gamers too! The Surface Book 3 has the power of a desktop, versatility of a tablet and freedom of a light and thin laptop, available in 13″ or 15″ sizes.

The Surface Book 3 will deliver up to 50% increased performance than its predecessor and up to 17.5 hours of battery life. This device comes equipped with the Intel 10th Generation Core CPU and choice of NVIDIA discrete GPU, it has a beautiful high-DPI PixelSense Display, a smooth, precise trackpad and a comfortable keyboard.

For developers, Surface Book 3 now comes with up to 32GB of RAM and the fastest SSD ever shipped by Microsoft. For gamers, the 15″ Surface Book 3 has a NVDIA GeForce GPU with enough power to play the top Xbox Game Pass for PC titles at 1080p in a smooth 60 frames per second. For the commercial customers and those in higher education institutions, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 option is available too.

Surface Dock 2

The docking station for your ultimate workspace setup, helping users expand their workstation with a simple magnetic click. This docking station also delivers faster charging, higher data transfer rates and enterprise management tools that people have been asking for.

There is also a new, multi-port Microsoft USB-C Travel Hub, that will be available to offer users more ways to connect to networks, displays and USB-C accessories when on the move.

Microsoft PC Accessories

There are two new Microsoft accessories bundles that are designed for users to remain productive and comfortable wherever the office is located.

The Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop reduces fatigue and delivers exceptional comfort and control with a split keyboard design, featuring a cushioned palm rest. There is also an ultra-precise mouse with cushioned thumb rest.

The Microsoft Bluetooth Desktop will provide users a full-sized keyset in a slim and modern design. There is also a compact stylish mouse that fits comfortably in your hand.

Pricing and Availability

Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Dock 2 and accessories are available for pre-orders starting 21 May 2020 via these commercial authorised resellers: JK TechnologyAsiaPac Distribution; and UIC Asian Computer Services and authorised retailers: Best DenkiChallengerCourtsEpiCentre @ ION OrchardGain CityHarvey NormanLazada-Microsoft flagship storePacific BookstoreShopee-Microsoft authorized official store and the Microsoft Store.

The new line-up will be generally available from 18 June 2020 for Surface Go 2 and 23 June 2020 for Surface Book 3.

The family of devices and accessories will be available in the following configurations in Singapore.

Model Suggested Retail Price (in SGD)
Surface Go 2
Intel® Pentium® Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC $648
Intel® Pentium® Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD $868
8th Gen Intel® Core m3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LTE $1168
Surface Book 3 (13.5”)
10th Gen Intel® Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics

 

$2498
10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory

 

$3098
10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory

 

$3768
10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD *

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory*

 

$4078
Surface Book 3 (15”)
10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD *

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory*

 

$3,448
10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory

 

$4,188
10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB GB SSD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory

 

$4,498
Surface Dock 2
Surface Dock 2

 

$388

*Only available via the Microsoft Store.

Do share this information and details on the new Microsoft Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 with your loved ones, family, relatives and friends in Singapore.

Personally, the Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15″) is going to get quite a bit of attention from the commercial segment, creatives, photographers, filmmakers, designers, illustrators etc. For fellow photographers out there, do check out the Microsoft Surface Book 3!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and Edelman *

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