How to Pre-Order the Surface Duo 2 and Surface Pro 8 from Microsoft

How to Pre-Order the Surface Duo 2 and Surface Pro 8 from Microsoft
Plus the rest of the gadgets Microsoft announced this morning.
Microsoft announced a deluge of new Surface gadgets today and most of them are already available for pre-order. Key among them are the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft's second-gen version of its dual-screen, tablet-smartphone hybrid that now has a formidable triple-camera array, and the Surface Pro 8, a powerful update to the Pro 7 that adds 11th-gen Intel processors, a 13-inch screen with Dolby Vision and Thunderbolt 4 ports. Plus, you can also pre-order the high-powered Surface Laptop Studio, the updated (yet still affordable) Surface Laptop Go 3 and a Wi-Fi only Surface Pro X. Here's how to pre-order all of the gadgets Microsoft announced today.

Suface Duo 2

The Surface Duo 2 folding smartphone is available for pre-order today and starts at $1,499. It will be widely available October 21 in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, the UK and the United States.

The new Surface Duo 2 features the same flip design as last year's device, with two 5.8-inch AMOLED PixelSense touchscreens connected by a hinge. They support 90Hz refresh rates, HDR, P3 color and up to 800 nits of brightness. The smartphone runs on the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile platform and now supports 5G connectivity.

Microsoft upped the Surface Duo 2's camera game replacing the single shooter on the original Duo with a triple-lens system. Now it has a 12MP wide angle lens, a 12MP telephoto shooter and a 16GB ultra wide lens on the rear and a separate 12MP camera on the front. One of our biggest problems with the first Duo was how hard it was to take quick photos, so we're eager to see if Microsoft's improvements this time around have fixed that.

The Surface Duo 2 also supports NFC for contactless payments, WiFi 6, biometric authentication with a fingerprint sensor, fast-charging via USB-C and more. It'll come in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB models and all will have 8GB of RAM.

Surface Pro 8

The Surface Pro 8 2-in-1 is available for pre-order today and starts at $1,099. The new Surface Slim Pen 2 is also available for pre-order today and costs $129.

Running Windows 11, the new Surface Pro 8 improves upon most things that made the Pro 7 great. The 2-in-1 now supports 11th-gen Intel Evo processors, is two times faster than its predecessor and gained supported for external GPUs. The screen is a bit larger and brighter, too — it's a 13-inch PixelSense panel with Dolby Vision that can reach 120Hz refresh rates, and it has a new 5MP front-facing camera on top of it that should provide a clearer feed during video calls. There's also a 10MP rear camera with autofocus that's capable of shooting 4K video. As far as connectivity goes, the Surface Pro 6 supports WiFi 6 and LTE, and has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a power connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Along with an array of Intel processors, the Surface Pro 8 supports up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. However, only the 128GB and 256GB models are available with LTE connectivity — the 512GB and 1TB versions are WiFi-only. It also works with the new $129 Surface Slim Pen 2 and its Signature Keyboard has a space for the pen to magnetically connect for easier storage.

Surface Laptop Studio

The Surface Laptop Studio is available for pre-order today and starts at $1,599. It will be available in stores in the US and Canada starting October 5.

Microsoft built the Surface Laptop Studio with power users and creatives in mind. It has a noteworthy design featuring a "Dynamic Woven Hinge" that lets you pull the screen forward into "Stage" mode, which the company claims gives you a better angle for streaming, gaming and presenting. The machine also works in standard Laptop mode and "Studio" mode, the latter of which is best for sketching.

The screen itself is a 14.4-inch, 2,400 x 1,600 PixelSense panel that can reach 120Hz refresh rates and supports the Slim Pen 2. That accessory also has its own home on the underside of the Laptop Studio, where it neatly and magnetically attaches. There are also quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, a 1080p front-facing camera and a new Precision Haptic touchpad that provides feedback while you use it. Similarly to the Surface Pro 8, the Laptop Studio has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one power connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

When it comes to performance, the Laptop Studio packs a punch. It supports 11th-gen Intel H-series processor along with Intel Xe graphics and even NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti graphics in select models. It'll have up to 32GB of RAM inside and up to 2TB of storage.

Surface Go 3

The WiFi-only Surface Go 3 is available for pre-order today and starts at $399. It will be widely available starting October 5. LTE models are forthcoming in December 2021.

Microsoft's most affordable Surface device is getting a power boost. The new Surface Go 3 supports up to Intel Core i3 processors now, and those models will be 60 percent faster than previous versions. It has a 10.5-inch FHD touchscreen, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, 1080p front- and rear cameras and support for Type Covers and the Surface Pen. The edges of the device have one USB-C port, one power connector, a microSD card slot, a nano SIM slot and a headphone jack. In addition to the new Intel processors, the Go 3 runs on up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Surface Pro X

The WiFi-only Surface Pro X is available for pre-order today and starts at $899.

The Surface Pro X isn't getting a big refresh or an upgraded model like some of Microsoft's other gadgets. Instead, the company introduced a new WiFi-only model at a lower price point — only $899. It will run Windows 11 on ARM and will include 64-bit emulation built in. The machine runs on an SQ2 processor, along with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The new detachable keyboard will also have a slot for the new Slim Pen 2.

Follow all of the news from Microsoft's fall Surface event right here.

Here's a rundown of everything Microsoft said at their Surface event.

Here's a rundown of everything Microsoft said at their Surface event.

Here’s all that Microsoft declared at its Surface event

With the delivery of Windows 11 less than about fourteen days away, Microsoft held its most recent Surface equipment occasion. The show saw the organization present new forms of pillar gadgets like the Surface Pro and Surface Go, notwithstanding a small bunch of amazements. Here’s all that Microsoft displayed on Wednesday.

Surface Duo 2

Microsoft declared an enormous overhaul for its Surface Duo double screen Android gadget. Most quite, there’s a totally new triple camera framework on the rear of the Surface Duo 2 that incorporates a zooming focal point and two wide-point focal points. Another clever new element is a surrounding screen on the device’s pivot to show your notices and other data. With those updates, you can see Microsoft has begun thinking about the $1,499.99 Surface Duo 2 as an even more a cell phone rather than a simple tablet. You can pre-request the Surface Duo 2 today before it opens up on October 21st.

Surface Pro 8

After quite a while of what felt like gradual updates, Microsoft’s Surface Pro line got a huge redesign on Wednesday. To give some examples of the provisions found in the Surface Pro 8, it incorporates a 13-inch PixelSense show with a 120Hz invigorate rate, support for Thunderbolt 4 (at long last!) and quicker internals kindness of Intel’s most recent eleventh era processors. Goodness, and Microsoft has additionally shaved down the Surface Pro’s famously stout presentation bezels. The Surface Pro 8 will begin at $1,100 and is accessible to pre-request today. It goes marked down on October fifth. That’s a similar day Windows 11 starts rolling out.

Alongside the Surface Pro 8, Microsoft declared the Slim Pen 2. The $130 pointer incorporates a haptic engine Microsoft claims causes it to feel like you’re putting pen to paper instead of glass. Another new embellishment, the Surface Adaptive Kit, packages together an assortment of additional items that make it simpler to discover explicit keys, find ports and open your PC or its kickstand. In conclusion, the organization made a mouse made from recycled sea plastic.

OPPO to invest Rs. 100 Cr to start Smartphone manufacturing in India

OPPO to invest Rs. 100 Cr to start Smartphone manufacturing in India

OPPO is latest Smartphone maker to join the ‘Make in India’ initiative, announced by P.M. Modi to kickstart Smartphone manufacturing in India.
OPPO has announced that it will invest Rs. 100 Crore to Start its own manufacturing assembly in India by August, 2016.

OPPO Global VP and President of OPPO India, Sky Li said;

“We have long term plan for India, We will invest Rs. 100 crore to kickstart our mobile manufacturing unit by August this year. He further explained that OPPO has already started its mobile handset production in India at the Foxconn’s plant. He said that the company is looking at producing 10 million handset units per year in India at its own plant and continue its relationship with Foxconn as well. The company had announced last year in May that it is planning to setup an assembly plant in the country.”

Just yesterday the company launched two new smartphones in India the OPPO F1 and F1 plus.
Micromax, Motorola, Asus, Sony, Vivo, LG and Lenovo have also announced their plans for manufacturing smartphones in India

Apple MacBook Air M1 models have dropped to new lows.

Apple MacBook Air M1 models have dropped to new lows.

Both 256GB and 512GB variations are being sold at a rebate on Amazon.

You can get an Apple's most recent MacBook Air controlled by the tech monster's M1 chip for $850 on Amazon again in the event that you missed past bargains the sold the PC at that cost. That is an untouched low for the gadget, which has a unique retail cost of $999 — that is likewise $100 not as much as its normal cost on the site since the start of September. Observe that the $850 bargain is for all shades of the form with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD stockpiling. On the off chance that you need more space than that, you can get the variation with 512GB of SSD stockpiling for $1,100, which is additionally an unequaled low for the PC that normally sells for $1,249.

We gave the MacBook Air with M1 chip a score of 94 in our audit, adulating it in particular for its amazing velocity and iOS-like perfection. The PC was amazingly responsive, and dispatching applications worked for the chip felt as quick as opening applications on an iPad Pro. On the off chance that you use Safari, sites would even load up in a split second, and looking over would feel smooth and easy. The M1 chip gives the PC respectable gaming execution capacity, also, and it blew away Intel's incorporated illustrations during our tests.

Since the 2020 MacBook Air depends on heatsink and aloof cooling, you will not need to manage fan commotion by any stretch of the imagination. Something else we applauded is its battery life, seeing as it endured 16 hours and 20 minutes during our benchmark tests — and that is with us playing HD recordings on the PC. It likewise accompanies a responsive trackpad and Apple's scissor-switch console.

Most of the MacBook Air M1 PCs are set apart "in stock soon" on Amazon. The silver 512GB model is available and could show up at your place when tomorrow, however you might need to sit tight until October and November for the other versions.

Black Shark 3 With 7.1 inch QHD+ 90Hz Display & Snapdragon 865 With 12GB RAM Announced

Black Shark 3 With 7.1 inch QHD+ 90Hz Display & Snapdragon 865 With 12GB RAM Announced

BlackShark the Xiaomi’s Subsidiary company has just announced the Black Shark 3 Pro and Black Shark smartphones in china, The Blackshark 3 comes with a 6.67 inch Full HD+ display whereas the Black Shark 3 Pro has 7.1 inch Quad Hd+ display. Both these displays have 90Hz Refresh rate and 270Hz Sampling rate which is in itself is a world record. Both Phone’s displays are also HDR 10+ certified and has 500 nits+ brightness.

Both models are powered by same Snapdragon 865 CPU based on Qualcomm’s new 7nm technology coupled with Adreno 650 GPU. In storage compartment these smartphones come with 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB/256GB (UFS 3.0) internal storage respectively.

In camera part these phones are powered by 64MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 13MP 120° ultra wide sensor with f/2.25 sensor, 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. Also there is an in display optical fingerprint sensor.

The phone has large gaming triggers with 1.5mm key stroke, 1 million key lifespan, 300,000 lifting span, features independent lifting control with zero delay and accidental touch prevention so it doesn’t get activated when you are not gaming since it has self-locking feature to ensure ultra-high stability of the buttons and has drop recovery, says the company.

Black Shark 3 is priced at $502 for 8GB variant and $550 for 12GB with 128GB storage variant. whereas the 12GB with 256GB storage variant is priced at $574.

Now coming to the pricing of Black Shark 3 Pro, the base variant which has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage retails at $674 whereas 12GB RAM with 256GB storage variant is priced at $718. These smartphones will go on sale in china from 10th March and there is no word about its availability in India.