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Microsoft Surface Pro 8, X WiFi, Go 3, Duo 2, Laptop Studio prices and configurations

Microsoft Surface Pro 8, X WiFi, Go 3, Duo 2, Laptop Studio prices and configurations

Today Microsoft revealed prices and release dates for their newest Surface Pro, Go, Duo, and Laptop Studio devices. This includes everything, from the Microsoft Duo 2 with Android to the Surface Laptop Studio - the most extravagant Microsoft Surface laptop-sized device yet produced. Most of these devices will be released on October 4, 2021 - the Surface Duo 2 will arrive on October 20, 2021.

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Surface Adaptive Kit is Microsoft’s most universal release today

Surface Adaptive Kit is Microsoft’s most universal release today

Microsoft has a set of sticky-backed strong and custom-cut materials prepared for a Surface Adaptive Kit. This kit consists of keycap labels, 3-dimensional bump labels, port indicators, and openers. With these elements, users will modify their Surface devices to their hearts' content. This sort of kit should be available from hardware manufacturers across the board - if you make moving parts, 3D labels and add-ons like these should be ready to roll at launch, by default.

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Surface Duo 2 gives Android clamshell 5G and a big spec boost

Surface Duo 2 gives Android clamshell 5G and a big spec boost

Microsoft isn't giving up on dual-screen Android, with the Surface Duo 2 taking a second shot at the clamshell tablet. Now packing a 5G connection, and a more potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, the Surface Duo 2 promises a more usable, flexible upgrade to the original Surface Duo.

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Surface Slim Pen 2 revealed with built-in haptic motor

Surface Slim Pen 2 revealed with built-in haptic motor

Microsoft revealed a brand new stylus today called Surface Slim Pen 2. This device was made specifically for the Surface collection of devices from Microsoft, and works with most Surface devices. Connectivity is provided by Bluetooth 5.0, and buttons include one side button and a top button with eraser functionality.

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Surface Go 3: Microsoft puts Windows 11 on a $400 tablet

Surface Go 3: Microsoft puts Windows 11 on a $400 tablet

Most affordable in the Surface range, the new Surface Go 3 gives Microsoft its budget option - and its Windows 11 play for the classroom. Aiming to take on the iPad, the new tablet starts at $399.99, but still supports features like an optional stylus and integrated LTE.

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Surface Laptop Studio debuts slick new touchscreen hinge and Thunderbolt 4

Surface Laptop Studio debuts slick new touchscreen hinge and Thunderbolt 4

The rumor mill was right: Microsoft had something big planned for its latest notebook, and the Surface Laptop Studio is arguably the biggest departure for the company's Windows PCs that we've seen so far. A 14.4-inch touchscreen notebook, the newest addition to the Surface line has a clever dual hinge that allows the display to pull forward, either to fold flat over the keyboard or to hover in front of it.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 gets performance boost plus Thunderbolt 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 gets performance boost plus Thunderbolt 4

Latest generation of the perennial tablet favorite, the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 arrives today with the newest iteration of the Surface Pro X (2021), offering touch-first Windows 11 with the flexibility of a removable keyboard cover. Promising to be the biggest change since the launch of the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 8 doubles the speed of its predecessor, while also finally embracing Thunderbolt 4.

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How to watch today’s Surface and Windows 11 live event

How to watch today’s Surface and Windows 11 live event

Today is a big day for Microsoft and its fans. With Windows 11 just a few weeks away, Microsoft is hosting a new reveal event this morning. That event will cover Windows 11, but perhaps more importantly, we'll also get the reveal of some new devices out of Microsoft. While Microsoft isn't going to tell us what those unknown devices are ahead of time, there's been plenty of speculation about several Surface devices that could be revealed.

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Windows 11 PC Health Check now explains why your PC isn’t up to spec

Windows 11 PC Health Check now explains why your PC isn’t up to spec

Divining whether your Windows 10 PC is eligible for a Windows 11 upgrade hasn't been a straightforward matter, at least not at first. Microsoft admitted to botching up the communication of the minimum system requirements and even had to pull out its tool that was supposed to make that easy. That PC Health Check app is finally available for everyone to use and, more importantly, now also explains what you need to do if your PC doesn't make the grade.

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Surface Go 3 specs leak confirm the most important upgrade

Surface Go 3 specs leak confirm the most important upgrade

Microsoft's big Surface event is almost upon us, and products like the Surface Book and Surface Duo successors are taking up the majority of people's attention. There are, of course, other members of the Surface family, like the Surface Pro 8 that is admittedly shaping up to be a significant upgrade. The next Surface Go, on the other hand, might still disappoint compared to its predecessor, though there is at least one spec that could make it worthwhile for those looking to upgrade.

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Deathloop patch addresses PC stuttering, but this isn’t the end

Deathloop patch addresses PC stuttering, but this isn’t the end

Last week, Arkane's new game Deathloop launched on PlayStation 5 and PC to considerable acclaim from critics, but it didn't take long after release for PC players to start complaining about optimization problems. A number of PC players took to outlets like Reddit to express their frustration with Deathloop's performance issues, and so many of them flocked to S000 to leave reviews that Deathloop at one point had a "Mixed" user rating there despite the game's critical success.

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Halo Infinite crossovers get even weirder with Solitaire and Mahjong

Halo Infinite crossovers get even weirder with Solitaire and Mahjong

Halo is turning 20 this year and the crossovers are running deep. Microsoft has already launched a few different Halo crossovers for the big anniversary - the weirdest of which being one with Waze in which Halo characters and vehicles take over your daily commute - but now, we're seeing an entirely new one that's bringing the world of Halo to Solitaire and Mahjong.

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