Microsoft Surface Event 2022: Everything you Need to Know

Much like the annual Apple events, Microsoft also hosts their Surface Event each year, launching new laptops, and familiarizing the users with their upcoming and new integrated technologies.

Microsoft held its Surface Event on October 12, 2022, and has launched quite a few amazing devices, including the Surface Pro 9. 

Here’s what we know so far.

Surface Pro 9

The launch of the Surface Pro 9 has been one of the most anticipated launches in 2022. This Microsoft-owned and designed touch tablet left the users with their jaws on the floor, thanks to all the next-gen technology that Microsoft has integrated into the model.

In yesterday’s event, Microsoft launched two different versions of the Surface Pro 9. One comes with the latest 12th Gen. Intel Core processor while the other variant is integrated with Microsoft’s SQ3 processor. The latter has been developed with Qualcomm and streamlines 5G connectivity in the device.

Another standout spec difference between the devices is the memory configuration. While the Wi-Fi variant comes with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB RAM variants, the 5G model will only come with 8GB and 32GB RAM variants.

Also, the Qualcomm version is backed with 512GB SSD for storage but the Wi-Fi version has up to 1TB SSD storage.

Reports also suggest that Microsoft clarified that the Intel version of Surface Pro 9 will provide up to 15.5 hours of battery life while the Qualcomm version will come with 19 hours of battery life.

As for connectivity, the Intel variant is integrated with two USB Type-C ports and a Thunderbolt 4 port. The Qualcomm variant doesn’t come with a Thunderbolt 4 port but has a SIM slot.

For the display, the Surface Pro 9 is equipped with a compact 13” FHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1920p screen resolution.

Surface Laptop 5

Besides Surface Pro 9, Microsoft also announced the Surface Laptop 5 with the 12th Gen. Intel Core processor.

The model will be available in two size variants – 13.5” and 15”. Also, the models will feature up to 32GB RAM and up to 1TB SSD for storage, which is again quite promising.

Microsoft isn’t shying away with the I/O ports since the model will come with USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and a 3.5 mm audio jack as well.

Besides these, Microsoft also announced the launch of the Surface Studio 2+, an Xbox adaptive controller at the event. More details about those will follow soon.

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