Microsoft to drop new Surface devices


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Microsoft Corp. this week announced new Surface products, including a new dual-screen tablet and an ARM-based device.

The Surface Pro 7 will include a 10th generation Intel Core CPU, USB-A and USB-C inputs, up to 10.5 hours of battery life. It will be sold Oct. 22.

The Surface Laptop 3 will include new 10th generation Intel Core CPUs, 20 percent larger trackpad, USB-A and USB-C inputs, and Fast Charging. The 13-inch SKU will start at $999 and the 15-inch SKU, with optional AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition CPU, will start at $1199.

The Surface Pro X includes a new 3Ghz ARM-based Microsoft SQ1 CPU powered by Qualcomm, Adreno 685 GPU, 13-inch touchscreen, LTE connectivity, removable SSD storage, and 13-hour battery. The Microsoft SQ1 CPU can utilize Windows 10 Home and all 32-bit compatible software. A new Surface Pro X Keyboard and Slim Pen will be sold separately. It will be released Nov. 5.

The Surface Neo is a new dual-screen device that includes two 9-inch screens connected by a full-friction hinge. Unfolded, the display combines to 13-inches. The final product will include Windows 10X, a new version of Windows for dual-screen devices, and will be compatible with the Surface Pen and Bluetooh mouse.

Finally, the Surface Earbuds will include touch and voice controls for music and calls, and integration with Office 365 to check Outlook calendar and email by voice. It will include 24-hour battery life and a wireless charging case at $249.

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