Microsoft announces pre-orders of next generation Surface devices starting 3rd January 2019.
MICROSOFT announced on 3 January 2019 that pre-orders for Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 including the Surface for Business line-up will begin via Microsoft Online Store, authorised commercial resellers including AsiaPac, JK Technology, NCS, and UIC, as well as authorised retailers including Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, LOL by Epicentre, and Harvey Norman.
The next generation of Surface devices will deliver incredible experiences, and 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. 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,” says Mr Borko Kovacevic, Director of Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Singapore.
Surface Pro 6: Your Device, Your Way
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While the refined exterior may look familiar, Surface Pro 6 features a redesigned architecture under its hood to deliver astonishing power. The quad-core, 8th
Core™ processor device is an instrument of versatility, portability, and power. It is 1.5 times faster than its predecessor, while offering the same all-day battery life 1
Surface Pro 6 features a 12.3” PixelSenseTM 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 grammes, making it a desirable productivity device that can be used at any location. Add in the luxurious Signature Type Cover 2 and Surface Mouse, and Surface Pro 6 immediately transforms from a tablet to a laptop.
Surface Laptop 2: Perfect Balance, Perfect Work and Life Partner
The all-new Surface Laptop 2 continues to deliver outstanding performance for users seeking a stylish yet conventional device. Sleek and light, with improved speed and performance enabled by the latest 8th
Quad Core™ processor, the Surface Laptop 2 is 85 per cent more powerful than its predecessor.
With up to 14.5 hours of battery life 3, Surface Laptop 2 is meticulously crafted with its premium design, PixelSense™ Touch Display, and best-in-class keyboard and trackpad. Now 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. However, with the built-in OmniSonic speakers discreetly hidden below the keyboard, sounds are brought to life.
Surface Studio 2: Built for Creators, by Creators
The Surface line-up was created to address creators’ demand for power and versatility. The technology needs to fade to the background such that users can get into their most creative state.
Surface Studio 2 addresses professional creators’ demands for a device that rises above the rest—where vibrancy, graphics performance, and fast processing matter. It features next-generation Pascal graphics and 50 per cent faster GPU 4 with full SSD hard drives.
For users and businesses who are fans of the original Surface Studio, the new device is 38 per cent brighter, with 22 per cent more contrast 5, and is calibrated to deliver the most accurate colours possible. At default, Surface Studio 2 runs at 192 DPI, which is an actual reproduction of physical prints. This means that users can unlock immersive, graphics-rich experiences on the magnificent 28” PixelSense™ Display. Pair it with Surface Pen and Surface Dial, and users can unleash fill creative potential on a thin 12 millimetres (mm) digital canvas.
Surface: Ready for Business
Commercial customers looking to deploy Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 for their organisations will benefit from enterprise-grade manageability and security benefits from Windows 10 Pro.
With the latest updates released as part of the Windows 10 October 2018 updates, users can also make the most of their time across work, home, and everywhere in between with new tools and innovations that cuts across productivity, collaboration, and communication.
Availability and Pricing
Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 are available for pre-orders from 3rd January via the Microsoft Online Store, authorised commercial resellers, and authorised retailers. The new line-up will be generally available from 15 January 2019.
Surface for Business pricing and models for Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are available upon request. To learn more, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/surface/business
1 Up to 13.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in August 2018 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
2 Available colours for Type Cover (sold separately) and Surface Pro 6 may vary by market and configuration.
3 Up to 14.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in August 2018 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
4 Benchmarks run on one unit, multiple runs. Between each run, the device is left to cool down. Benchmarks were run on DV Hardware. Benchmark used was Crystal Disk Mark v5.2.1.
5 Based on a sample size of 6,500 Studio1 and 350 Studio2.
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