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Macbook Air left in the dust; Microsoft launches Surface Laptop 3

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 3, 2019, 1:36 pm IST
Updated Oct 3, 2019, 1:43 pm IST
At its Surface event yesterday, Microsoft announced the launch of a new laptop and two new tablets in its surface series of products.
The three tablets between themselves carry Intel's latest 10th generation processor, and a custom Qualcomm SQ1 ARM processor. (Photo: Microsofr)
 The three tablets between themselves carry Intel's latest 10th generation processor, and a custom Qualcomm SQ1 ARM processor. (Photo: Microsofr)

At its Surface event yesterday, Microsoft announced the launch of a new laptop and two new tablets in its surface series of products. These include one of the first tablets from the company with a Qualcomm processor along with one carrying Intel’s latest 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

The latest, Surface Pro X is the one carrying a Microsoft-custom Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ1 ARM processor inside. It promises to give two teraflops of graphics processing power.

 

Furthermore, it has a 12-inch screen however with 33 per cent lesser bezels it gives a feel of a 13-inch screen.  Resolution provided is 2,880x1,920 for 267 pixels per inch- the PixelSense density. Thus, moving on to the stylus, the tablet’s keyboard will now also include pen docking for secure storage and charging for the new Slim Pen.

Here are some of the other specifications of the tablet:

  • 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM
  • Removable SSD: 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
  • Wi-Fi 5, Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem
  • Up to 13 hours of battery
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p video; 10-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p/4K video
  • Two far-field Studio Mics, 2-watt stereo speakers 

The other tablet was the Surface Pro 7 which has a 10th generation intel core processor.  What is notable is however is that it now has both, the USB type A and USB C type ports now. It also has upto 10 hours of battery, 16 GBs of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage.

 

Other specifications of the tab include:

  • Intel Core i3-1005G1, i5-1035G4 or i7-1065G7 CPU 
  • 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of 3,733 MHz LPDDR4x RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Up to 10 hours battery
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p video; 10-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p video  
  • Two far-field Studio Mics, 1.6-watt stereo speakers   

Last but not the least, Microsoft launched its Surface Laptop 3 yesterday. Speaking at the launch, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay said this will be three times faster than the latest Macbook air. The superfast laptop is with equipped with the latest intel processor along with an AMD Ryzen Surface Edition graphics processor. It also has quicker charging with up to 80 per cent charge in less than an hour, utilising both intel and AMD’s best technology.

 

The laptop will have a 20 per cent larger track-pad and the keyboards have 1.3mm of travel, a 19mm pitch between keys and a subtle dish on the key.

It will be available in two variants with different sizes and specification

Other specifications of the laptop include:

  • Sizes 13.5-Inch, 2256 x 1504, 15-inch, 2496 x 1664
  • Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7 or AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
  • 8GB, 16GB
  • Iris Plus graphics 950 or Iris Plus graphics 950 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB SSD or 128GB/256GB/512GB SSD

 

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