Microsoft reveals new Surface lineup for 2019
By Chong Jinn Xiung January 7, 2019
- Pre-orders have begun for two new Microsoft products
- Caters to those who want an ultraportable device that runs Windows
MICROSOFT announced that pre orders for Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, including the Surface for Business line-up commenced from Jan 3, 2019 in Malaysia via authorised retailers including All IT, Harvey Norman, Lazada - Microsoft Flagship Store, PC Image, SNS, SenQ / Senheng, and Thunder Match as well as authorised commercial resellers including Prestariang, SoftwareOne, and Ingram Micro.
The next generation of Surface devices are said to deliver enhanced productivity for individuals on-the-go. With the power of Surface, Windows and Office, connected through the cloud, users are empowered to be more creative with their choice of Surface devices.
“The Surface experience is one that supports users to build out their vision and dreams. The beautiful and stylish hardware is an instrument that strings together our best solutions to help unleash users’ creativity and sharpen their focus on honing their craft.
“And for users and businesses seeking to create new breakthroughs in 2019, Surface will be a perfect companion to bring their innovative ideas and thinking to life,” said Microsoft Malaysia chief marketing and operations officer Michal Golebiewski.
Though the Surface Pro 6 has a refined exterior that looks familiar it now has a redesigned architecture under its hood to deliver astonishing power. The quad-core, 8th Generation Intel Core processor device is an instrument of versatility, portability and power. It is said to be 1.5 times faster than its predecessor while offering the same all-day battery life.
It now features a 12.3-inch PixelSense display that is perfect for rendering designs on photo editing software, or for binge-watching serials on your favourite streaming apps.
For users and businesses who use Surface for ideation, they can continue to lean on the new generation to take their ideas to the next level by combining digital inking features and Surface Pen with everyday Artificial Intelligence (AI) features available on Office 365. With helpful time-saver features on Windows 10, including the password-free Windows Hello sign-in and Windows Timeline, users can get more done on their Surface Pro 6.
In a new world of work, users can create their own workspace regardless of location with Surface Pro 6. The device features a 165-degree kickstand, and weighs just 770 grams, making it a desirable productivity device that can be used at any location. Add in the luxurious Signature Type Cover and Surface Mouse and Surface Pro 6 immediately transforms from a tablet to a laptop.
Prices for the Surface Pro 6 start from US$1,062 (RM4,399) and go up to (US$2,172) RM8,999 for the highest configuration.
Microsoft also unveiled its new Surface Laptop 2 that is primed to deliver performance for users seeking a sleek and lightweight device. It is claimed to offer improved speed and performance thanks to the latest 8th Generation Intel Quad Core processor, the Surface Laptop 2 is 85 percent more powerful than its predecessor.
With up to 14.5 hours of battery life, Surface Laptop 2 is meticulously crafted with its premium design, PixelSense Touch Display, and best in class keyboard and trackpad. Available in Platinum, Surface Laptop 2 is more than a workhorse – it is a style statement.
And for the discerning, Surface Laptop 2 quiets the sounds you do not want to hear while amplifying the sounds you do want to hear. The laptop barely makes a sound when a user closes the lid or types on the Alcantara keyboard; the. However, with the built-in OmniSonic speakers discreetly hidden below the keyboard, sounds are brought to life.
Prices for the Surface Laptop 2 start from US$1,165 (RM4,829) and goes up to US$1,497 (RM6,199).
To learn more, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-my/surface
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