Microsoft introduces new Surface devices built for AI – Singapore News Center

Announces pre-orders of Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Laptop Go 3 starting 19 October 2023

Singapore, October 20, 2023 – Microsoft announced that pre-orders for new Surface products, Laptop Studio 2 and Laptop Go 3, will commence from 19 October in Singapore via authorized retailers including Best Denki, CourtsGain CityHarvey Norman, Microsoft authorized stores on Lazada and Shopee and Microsoft Store, along with authorized Surface commercial resellers.

Consumers who pre-order the Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Laptop Go 3 from now till 8 November will enjoy exclusive pre-order promotions. Pre-order the Laptop Studio 2 through Surface’s retail partners to receive a complimentary Xbox Wireless Controller with PC Cable and Xbox Wireless Headset (worth $239.80 in total) or opt for Microsoft’s direct store to get a complimentary Surface Slim Pen 2 (worth $210). Those who choose to pre-order a Laptop Go 3 from Surface’s retail partners will be eligible for a complimentary Sennheiser CX True Wireless Earbuds (worth $199), or they can pre-order through Microsoft’s direct store to receive a complimentary Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse (worth $64). All consumer pre-orders will also include a 1-month free subscription for Microsoft 365 and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Commercial customers who pre-order a Surface Laptop Studio 2 from now till 8 November will receive a complimentary Jabra Headset and Surface Slim Pen 2 (worth $239.80 in total). Those who pre-order a Surface Laptop Go 3, from now till 8 November will receive complimentary Surface Mobile Mouse (worth $64) with their order.

Microsoft recently announced the launch of Microsoft Copilot, a groundbreaking AI companion designed to revolutionize the way people interact with technology and enhance productivity. This solution is available in Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Edge and Bing for a seamless AI-powered experience across applications and devices.

“There is no better stage to bring to life all the incredible AI experiences from across Microsoft than our new Surface devices. Surface is at the forefront of device performance and processor technology. We have been investing in silicon advancements to augment this next wave of AI innovation, unlocking experiences for people and businesses.” E-Vonne Loh, Director for Surface Devices, Southeast Asia, Korea & India, Microsoft said.

Surface Laptop Studio 2

The new Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the most powerful Surface we’ve ever built. The device features a sleek anodized aluminum chassis with a bright, vibrant 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow touchscreen, with true-to-life color and up to 120Hz refresh rate. Underneath the display is an AI-enhanced field of view full HD Studio Camera, with Dolby Vision IQ® and HDR. Plus, cinematic sound with Omnisonic® speakers and Dolby Atmos®.

Laptop Studio 2 is built to power your biggest ideas – Turbocharged with 2x more power with 13th Gen Intel® Core™ H-class processors built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, and 2x more graphics performance with the latest NVIDIA® laptop GPUS for realistic ray traced graphics and AI accelerated performance.

The device is also equipped with cutting-edge graphics for creators to create content faster or play the latest games with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 or 4060. With up to 18 hours of battery life, and a 64GB of system RAM and ultra-fast SSDs with up to 1TB storage, it can stay productive and multitask all the time.

The sleek anodized aluminum chassis enables three distinct modes, it can instantly transform from a touchscreen laptop to a perfectly angled display for entertainment to creative canvas for drawing and sketching.

  • Stay productive in laptop mode. The full keyboard and new precision haptic touchpad provide comfortable feedback as you navigate. It is the most inclusive touchpad on any laptop.
  • Get creative and ideate in studio mode. Draw, write, brainstorm and sketch with Surface Slim Pen 2 on a portable canvas. Attach, store, and charge Surface Slim Pen under the front of the keyboard.
  • Stream, present or collaborate in stage mode. Pull the display forward and place it at the perfect angle thanks to the flexible and dynamic woven hinge.

Starting at S$3569, Surface Laptop Studio 2 brings together the versatility to create and the power to perform.

Surface Laptop Go 3

Surface Laptop Go 3 is the lightest and most portable Surface Laptop. It is ultra-portable at under 1.13kg with a vibrant 12.4’’ PixelSense™ touchscreen. A sleek design in NEW stylish colors – Ice Blue, Sage, Sandstone, and Platinum with a full-size keyboard and a large, precision touchpad.

With the Intel® Core™ i5 processor, up to 15 hours of battery and fast charging, along with up to 16GB RAM and 256GB storage, it is a perfect everyday laptop for work and play.

The device also offers high-quality video and audio experience for calling, streaming, and gaming with Omnisonic® Speakers with Dolby® Audio™ and dual Studio Mics, and a HD camera that adjusts to lighting and skin tones, powered by Windows 11.

Boost your productivity and unleash your creativity by harnessing the power of Microsoft’s AI-powered tools. On the Surface Laptop Go 3, Clipchamp equips you with what you need for video creation and editing, complete with intuitive features like auto compose, all at your fingertips with touch controls. Effortlessly eliminate backgrounds and generate images from simple text prompts in Paint and become your own personal art director with AI-enhanced tools in Photos.

When it comes to Windows, Copilot is the sidekick you can trust. Achieve more on the Surface Laptop Go 3 with the efficiency of Windows’ centralized AI assistant. Copilot, together with Bing Chat, offers tailored, context-specific guidance that seamlessly integrates with your workflow, effortlessly spanning across various documents. Furthermore, you can leverage voice commands to initiate actions with AI functionalities that recognise voice.

Starting at S$1199 Surface Laptop Go 3 is a perfect everyday laptop and stage for the latest AI tools from Microsoft and the industry.

Microsoft Concierge – A seamless experience for Surface device and Microsoft customers

For a seamless experience with Surface, customers can now access convenient support services at the Microsoft Concierge counter that is located exclusively at Harvey Norman Millenia Walk. Concierge staff onsite will be able to assist with Windows-related software queries. This includes troubleshooting or upgrading your device to the new Windows 11, helping with device set-ups or providing guidance on how to use Microsoft software products.

Furthermore, Harvey Norman Millenia Walk has just been renovated with a new Microsoft Instore Experience concept.

Pre-order information

The new Surface devices are available for pre-orders starting 19 October via Authorized retailers includes Best Denki, CourtsGain City, Harvey Norman, Microsoft authorized stores on Lazada and Shopee and Microsoft Store, along with authorized Surface commercial resellers.

They will be generally available from 9 November 2023 in the following configurations in SGD.

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