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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 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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HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

With Windows 11 on the horizon, it's no surprise that we're seeing a bunch of manufacturers announce upcoming machines that will support the operating system. Ahead of Microsoft's Windows 11 event tomorrow - in which it will also talk about upcoming Surface devices - HP has revealed some new Windows 11 devices of its own, including a new ENVY all-in-one that will boast a 34-inch display.

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Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement leaves many virtual machines out in the cold

Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement leaves many virtual machines out in the cold

To say that Microsoft's minimum system requirements for Windows 11 were a mess might be a bit of an understatement. Less than a month before its formal launch, the company is still clarifying the conditions that will make a computer eligible for that upgrade. Sometimes, those clarifications can significantly change the game for some users or testers, like those using virtual machines or VMs that have suddenly found themselves unable to update Windows 11 because Microsoft finally set its foot down on one previously vague requirement.

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Windows 11 updates Snipping Tool for screenshots in latest Insider Preview

Windows 11 updates Snipping Tool for screenshots in latest Insider Preview

This week the folks at Microsoft are rolling out the updates to Windows 11 hard and fast. Right this minute we're looking at the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.194 in the Beta Channel. This same release appear for commercial PCs in the Release Preview Channel, if you did not already notice. If you didn't know about the issues still present in the last most recent update, you're certainly going to need to get familiar with the list of issues that Microsoft is currently aware of, and working on.

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Office 2021 perpetual consumer release date locked for Windows and MacOS

Office 2021 perpetual consumer release date locked for Windows and MacOS

Today Microsoft announced the release date for Office 2021, the company's consumer perpetual offering for the service. At the same time, Microsoft revealed the release of the Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for both Windows and Mac for government and business licensing to general availability. If you're looking for the next one-time-purchase Office build for your own home computer, look to October!

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New Windows 11 release date features surpassed with latest build

New Windows 11 release date features surpassed with latest build

The latest build for Windows 11 was released this week with features that'll likely appear AFTER the first public version of Windows 11. This version of the operating system can be found in the Windows Insider Program's Dev channel. Microsoft made clear with this release that we're now at the point at which they're sending developers versions of Windows 11 with builds different from those of the Windows 11 experience that'll be released to the public on October 5, 2021.

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