New Year, New Surface: Create More with the Next Generation

 |   Rita Ngai

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Introducing Surface for Business that combines the best hardware, software and services to maximize productivity

 January 15, 2019, Hong Kong –– Starting from this new year, Hong Kong businesses can further empower their teams with the best of Microsoft, unlocking more power, performance and value for companies of all sizes. The next generation of Surface devices – Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 – also debut in Hong Kong today via commercial resellers, Microsoft Online Store and authorized retailers, including Broadway, Fortress and Suning.

With the emerging popularity of mobile office, the new devices will deliver enhanced productivity for individuals on-the-go. Through the power of Surface, Windows and Office, connected through the cloud, users are empowered to be more creative with their choice of Surface devices.

Launching Surface for Business to Meet Commercial Needs: Windows 10 Pro, Astonishing Power, Upgraded Warranty Service

Surface Pro 6 for Business and Surface Laptop 2 for Business are specially designed for enterprises. Comes standard on Surface for Business products is Windows 10 Pro, offering advanced security protections and enhanced productivity tools. The devices deliver astonishing power through the quad-core, 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, which is 1.5 times faster than its predecessor, while offering the same all-day battery life[1].

Enterprises can also have extra peace of mind knowing that the devices are being protected like never before. With the newly available Advanced Exchange, a door-to-door warranty service with expedited device replacement, businesses can be assured that their operations will not be interrupted by any defective devices. Advanced Exchange service will provide the customer a new device before they ship back the defective unit at no additional cost. This allows sufficient time for users to back up their device and significantly reduce downtime by up to 40 percent – customers will receive a new device within 3-5 business days before sending the defective unit back.

“The Surface experience is one that supports users and businesses to build their vision and dreams. The 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, entrepreneurs and companies seeking to make new breakthroughs in 2019, Surface will be the perfect companion to bring their innovative ideas and thinking to life,” said Larry Chan, Director, Head of Enterprise Commercial at Microsoft Hong Kong.

Surface Pro 6: Your Device, Your WayPro 6 black

While the refined exterior may look familiar, Surface Pro 6 comes in the classic platinum colour and all new matte black finish (Please refer to P.4 for more details). It features a 12.3” PixelSenseTM display that is perfect for rendering designs on photo editing software, or for binge-watching serials on your favorite streaming apps.

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 grams, 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.

For users 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.

Surface Laptop 2: Perfect Balance, Perfect Work and Life PartnerLT 2 burgandy

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 Generation Intel® Quad Core™ processor, Surface Laptop 2 is 85 percent 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 Black, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Platinum (Please refer to P.4 for more details), 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. It 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 by Creators for CreatorsStudio 2

Surface was created to address creators’ demand for power and versatility. However, the technology needs to fade to the background such that users can get into their most creative state.

Surface Studio is the ultimate creative studio that transforms from an all-in-one PC into a digital drafting table. The new Surface Studio 2 addresses professional creators’ demands for a device that rises above the rest – where vibrancy, graphics performance, and fast processing matter. It is 38 percent brighter, with 22 percent more contrast[4], and is calibrated to deliver the most accurate colors possible. It is equipped with next-generation Pascal graphics and 50 percent faster GPU[5] with full SSD hard drives.

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 their creative potential on a 12mm-thin digital canvas.

Pricing

Product Surface for Business Retail Versions
Surface Pro 6 Configurations Suggested Retail Price Remarks Suggested Retail Price Remarks
Intel Core i5, 128 GB, 8GB RAM HK$ 7,888 Platinum only HK$ 7,288 Platinum only
Intel Core i5, 256 GB, 8GB RAM HK$ 10,288 All colours HK$ 9,988 Platinum and Black
Intel Core i7, 256 GB, 8GB RAM HK$ 12,188 All colours HK$ 11,888 Platinum and Black
Intel Core i7, 512 GB, 16GB RAM HK$ 15,388 All colours HK$ 16,488 Platinum and Black
Intel Core i7, 1TB, 16GB RAM HK$ 18,588 Platinum only HK$ 18,288 Platinum only
Surface Laptop 2 Configurations Suggested Retail Price Remarks Suggested Retail Price Remarks
Intel Core i5, 128 GB, 8GB RAM HK$ 9,288 Platinum only N/A N/A
Intel Core i5, 256 GB, 8GB RAM HK$ 10,888 Platinum only HK$ 10,288 Black, Cobalt Blue and Burgundy only*
Intel Core i7, 256 GB, 8GB RAM HK$ 12,388 All colours HK$ 12,388 Black, Cobalt Blue and Burgundy only*
Intel Core i7, 512 GB, 16GB RAM HK$ 17,088 All colours HK$ 17,088 Black and Cobalt Blue only*
Intel Core i7, 1TB, 16GB RAM HK$ 20,988 Platinum only N/A N/A
Surface Studio 2 Configurations For Business and Retail 
Intel Core i7, 1TB, 16GB RAM HK$ 28,988 Platinum only HK$ 29,888 Platinum only
Intel Core i7, 1TB, 32GB RAM HK$ 34,788 Platinum only HK$ 35,888 Platinum only
Intel Core i7, 2TB, 32GB RAM HK$ 39,988 Platinum only HK$ 39,888 Platinum only

*Users can purchase all the above colours at Microsoft Online Store. In addition, Surface Laptop 2 Cobalt Blue is only available at Fortress, while Burgundy is only available at Broadway.

For more information about Surface for Home, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/surface. For details about Surface for Business, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/surface/business.

To learn more about Surface for business models and offers, please contact surfacecommercial-hk@microsoft.com or Microsoft hotline at (852) 2804 7443.

For companies who are interested to learn more about how to unlock creativity and boost productivity through the integration of space and technology such as Surface devices and Office 365, an immersive tour at a modern workplace showcase centre can be arranged. Please connect with us at mshksfc@microsoft.com.

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[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 colors 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] Based on a sample size of 6,500 Studio1 and 350 Studio2.

[5] 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