New Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3 and Surface Headphones 2 now available in Hong Kong

 |   Rita Ngai

Surface Spring launch

New Surface devices and accessories empower you to work, learn, connect and play from anywhere, anytime

June 4, 2020, Hong Kong –– 2-in-1 laptop-tablet has been the new normal and is becoming more popular. Today, Microsoft announced a number of new devices and accessories to the Surface family, including Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3 and Surface Headphones 2, in addition to the Surface Earbuds that was launched on May 14. All the new devices are available for pre-order starting tomorrow until June 17 via the Microsoft Online Store and designated retailer partners (Fortress, Broadway, Suning, csl, 1O1O and Club Like).

Designed to provide users versatility and seamless productivity, the new Surface line-up will empower users to work, learn, connect and play from anywhere.

“As the way we work and learn continue to evolve, the need for devices that keep us productive and connected has never been greater. The new Surface line-up offers incredible versatility, greater performance, and productivity-focused capabilities to help users do what they need to accomplish their goals. We have seen a strong, positive response during the pre-order period in the U.S. and we are pleased to share that the new Surface devices are now available in Hong Kong,” said Samuel Lau, Business Group Lead, Productivity Cloud, Security & Surface of Microsoft Hong Kong.

Professional photographer and Ambassador of a leading camera brand Emil Tse first became a Surface user in 2017 and he admitted that some industry peers were surprised by his decision. But the hands-on experience with the Surface series made him realized its signature 2-in-1 design best meets his needs, providing him with new and more productive ways of working.

“I know what I exactly want from my device and it is simple – a product that helps increase productivity and efficiency. As a photographer, I often need to work in different environments and do editing or post-production on the road, and that is when a product well-designed and with strong performance come in handy. Surface can be easily switched into a tablet, and with the Surface Pen, I can perform more accurate editing anytime, anywhere compared to using a traditional laptop and mouse. Microsoft’s continuous innovation in collaboration and word processing tools, together with the strong performance it empowers, Surface is by far the device series that best meets my needs and is the best looking device in the market,” said Emil Tse.

Surface Go 2: Ideal for all on-the-go purposes

(Pre-order date: Jun 5, General availability date: June 18)

Go 2

Remote working and learning is the new norm with employers and employees, schools and families seeking ways to ensure productivity at all times. One of the key elements required is a high function device – it needs to be powerful and lightweight that help users get things done effortlessly anywhere, anytime. Surface Go 2 retains the same lightweight, compact design with new features including a larger 10.5” PixelSense display, up to 10 hours of battery life[1]. This new device is also up to 64% faster in performance than before with new Intel® 8th Generation Core™ M options. Surface Go 2 comes equipped with built-in WiFi, plus optional LTE Advanced[2],  providing hassle-free, secured connectivity anywhere. In addition, Surface Go 2 provides multi-user support with Windows Hello, Microsoft’s password-free sign-in that provides the fastest, most secure way to unlock Windows devices, making this new device ideal for family member sharing.

Surface Go 2 also includes Studio Mics, a dual microphone solution to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Teams meetings; and a 5MP front-facing camera that delivers sharp video even in low light. The rear-facing camera also has a new Camera application that allows users to easily scan documents and whiteboards – whether it is sharing notes from a meeting or turning in homework.

Paired with Surface Pen, Surface Go 2 allows distance learners and remote workers to stay digital, while unlocking the power of natural ink for things like drawing diagrams, marking up documents or working through math equations. Users can also look forward to personalizing their Surface Go with Type Covers and accessories[3] in a variety of colors, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue.

Surface Book 3: A true powerhouse laptop with the best portability

(Pre-order date: June 5, General availability date: June 10)

Book 3

Providing users the power of a desktop, the versatility of a tablet, and the freedom of a light and thin laptop, Surface Book 3 is available in 13” or 15” sizes. Surface Book 3 15” will deliver up to 50% increased performance than its predecessor and up to 17.5 hours of battery life[4]. The device has a beautifully crisp, high-DPI PixelSense Display, smooth, precise trackpad, comfortable keyboard and the performance of an Intel® 10th Generation Core™ CPU and choice of NVIDIA discrete GPU.

For creators and developers, Surface Book 3 now comes with up to 32GB of RAM and the fastest SSD we have ever shipped. For gamers, Surface Book 3 15” has a NVDIA GeForce GPU with enough power to play the top Xbox Game Pass[5] for PC titles [6]at 1080p in a smooth 60 frames per second. The option of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000[7] is also available to meet the needs of commercial customers and higher education institutions.

Inheriting Surface’s signature 2-in-1 design, Surface Book 3 provides laptop, tablet, and portable studio experience, allowing users to interact with their device in the format that best fit their needs.

Surface Headphones 2: Tune it out with 13 levels of adjustable noise cancellation

(Pre-order date: June 5, General availability date: June 10)

Headphone 2

Whether you are on the go, working remotely or relaxing at home, you can now listen in comfort and style all day with Surface Headphones 2. Designed for users looking to focus and connect in any setting, Surface Headphones 2 slips comfortably over your ears and provides spectacular sound quality with enhanced Omnisonic sound. It also offers up to 13 levels of ambient noise control to help you tune out distractions when needed, allowing you to experience your favorite music and shows like never before. The active noise cancellation, adjustable through intuitive on-ear dials and specifically tuned to either block out or amplify human voices. This comes in handy for users trying to work from home with roommates, kids, significant others, or pets.

In addition to touching the on-ear sensors to skip tracks, answer and end calls, you can also get hands-free assistance – when you have your headphones connected to your Windows 10 PC or mobile device, you can use your digital assistant to control the volume, make calls, and more with your voice. All you need to do it tap and hold the touch area on either ear until you hear a beep to activate your digital assistant. To boost productivity, you can simply talk rather than type with dictation in Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint*[8]. Other features include up to 20 hours of battery life[9] and an hour of playback with a 5-minute charge, the Surface Headphones also boast eight microphones in total.

Surface Headphones 2 now comes in an updated ear cup design that rotates 180 degrees, giving users all day comfort for listening in style. Surface Headphones 2 can connect to Windows 10 PC right out of the box with Swift Pair[10] enabled.

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Availability and Pricing

Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3 and Surface Headphones 2 are available for pre-order starting today until June 17 via the Microsoft Online Store and designated retailer partners (Fortress, Broadway, Suning, csl, 1O1O and Club Like). During the pre-order period, users can get:

  • A free Surface Earbuds or Surface Headphones 2 when purchasing the Surface Book 3 32GB RAM model
  • A free Surface Pen when purchasing the Surface Book 3 16GB RAM model
  • A free Surface Mobile Mouse or Microsoft Mobile Mouse when purchasing Surface Go 2 8GB RAM model
Family Models Local Consumer ERP (HK$) Pre-order Consumer Offer Local Commercial ERP (HK$)
Surface

Book 3 15”

Surface Book 3 15” Intel® Core™ i7 256GB 16GB RAM 18,288 Free Surface Pen (ERP HK$798) 19,088
Surface

Book 3 15”

Surface Book 3 15” Intel® Core™ i7 512GB 32GB RAM 21,888 Free Surface Earbuds (ERP HK$1,628) or Surface Headphones 2 (ERP HK$1,988) 22,688
Surface

Book 3 15”

Surface Book 3 15” Intel® Core™ i7 1TB 32GB RAM 24,288 Free Surface Earbuds (ERP HK$1,628) or Surface Headphones 2 (ERP HK$1,988) 25,088
Surface

Book 3 13”

Surface Book 3 13.5” Intel® Core™ i7 256GB 16GB RAM 16,388 Free Surface Pen (ERP HK$798) 17,188
Surface

Book 3 13”

Surface Book 3 13.5” Intel® Core™ i7 512GB 32GB RAM 19,988 Free Surface Earbuds (ERP HK$1,628) or Surface Headphones 2 (ERP HK$1,988) 20,788
Surface

Book 3 13”

Surface Book 3 13.5” Intel® Core™ i7 1TB 32GB RAM 22,888 Free Surface Earbuds (ERP HK$1,628) or Surface Headphones 2 (ERP HK$1,988) 23,688
Surface

Book 3 13”

Surface Book 3 13.5” Intel® Core™ i5 256GB 8GB RAM 12,388 / 13,688
Surface Go 2 Surface Go 2 Intel® Pentium® Gold 64GB 4GB RAM# 3,188 / 3,588
Surface Go 2 Surface Go 2 Intel® Pentium® Gold 128GB 8GB RAM 4,288 Free Surface Mobile Mouse or Microsoft Mobile Mouse (ERP HK$288) /
Surface Go 2 Surface Go 2 Intel® Core m3 128GB 8GB RAM (LTE) 5,888 Free Surface Mobile Mouse or Microsoft Mobile Mouse (ERP HK$288) 6,288
Surface Headphones 2 Surface Headphones 2 (Matte Black/ Light Grey) 1,988 / 1,988

#Not applicable for Broadway and Suning.

Technical specifications

Surface Go 2
Operating System
  • Consumer Channels: Windows 10 Home in S mode[11]
  • Commercial Channels: Windows 10 Pro
Exterior
  • Dimensions: 9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)
  • Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with full-friction multi-position hinge to 165 degrees, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Color: Silver
  • Physical buttons: volume, power
  • Wi-Fi: Starting at 1.2 lbs (544 g), not including Type Cover
  • LTE Advanced3: Starting at 1.22 lbs (553 g), not including Type Cover
Display
  • Screen: 10.5-inch PixelSense Display
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI)
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast Ratio 1500:1
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Corning®Gorilla® Glass 3
Processor
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4425Y
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core m3 Processor
Graphics
  • Intel® UHD Graphics 615
Memory
  • 4GB/8GB RAM
Storage
  • 64GB eMMC
  • 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)[12]
Security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Firmware TPM 2.0
Network
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • LTE Advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE Modem
Battery
  • WiFi: Up to 10 hours of typical device usage
  • LTE Advanced: 3 Up to 10 hours of typical device usage
Cameras, Video and Audio
  • Windows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
  • Dual Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Ports
  • 1 x USB-C
  • 1 x Surface Connect
  • Surface Type Cover Port
  • MicroSDXC card reader
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Power supply
  • 24 W power supply
In the box
  • Surface Go 2
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty

 

  Surface Book 3 13.5” Surface Book 3 15”
Display
  • Screen: 13.5” PixelSense™ Display
  • Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch G5
  • Screen: 15” PixelSense™ Display
  • Resolution: 3240 x 2160, (260 PPI)
  • 10 point multi-touch G5
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
Processor
  • Quad-core 10th gen Intel® Core™ processor
  • Quad-core 10th gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 processor
  • Quad-core 10th gen Intel® Core™ processor
  • Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor
  • Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor
  • Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor
Graphics
  • Intel® i5-1035G7 models
  • Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics
  • Intel® i7-1065G7 models
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory
  • Intel® i7-1065G7 models
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 3000 with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory[13]
Windows OS
  • Ships with 64-bit Windows 10 Pro and Home
Dimensions
  • Intel Core™ i5
  • 12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
  • Intel Core™ i7
  • 12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
  • Intel Core™ i7
  • 13.5” x 9.87” x 0.568–0.90”
  • (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm–23 mm)
Weight
  • Intel Core™ i5
  • Total – 1534 g (3.38 lbs)
  • Tablet – 719 g (1.59 lbs)
  • Intel Core™ i7
  • Total – 1642 g (3.62 lbs)
  • Tablet – 719 g (1.59 lbs)
  • Intel Core™ i7
  • Total – 1905 g (4.20 lbs)
  • Tablet – 817 g (1.80 lbs)
Battery[14]
  • Connected to keyboard base: Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
  • Connected to keyboard base: Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
Wireless
  • Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • Xbox Wireless built in (15” only)
Ports
  • 2 x USB-A (version 3.1 Gen 2)
  • 1 x USB-C™ (version 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 x Surface Connect ports (one on keyboard base, one on tablet)
  • Full-size SDXC card reader
  • Compatible with Surface Dial on- and off-screen interaction
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Cameras
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
Keyboard and

Trackpad

  • Full-size, backlit keyboard with 1.55mm of full key travel
  • Glass track pad with anti-fingerprint coating and improved multi-finger gestures
Modes
  • Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, View Mode or Studio Mode
In the Box
  • Intel Core™ i5
  • 65W Surface Power Supply w/USB-A (5W) charging port
  • Intel Core™ i7
  • 102W Surface Power Supply w/USB-A (7W) charging port
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • 127W Surface Power Supply w/USB-A (7W) charging port
  • Quick Start Guide

 

Surface Headphones 2
Exterior
  • Dimensions: 8.03” (204 mm) x 7.68” (195 mm) x 1.89” (48 mm)
  • Mechanical features:
  • Colors: Matte Black, Light Grey
  • Buttons: Power button, Mute button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear)
  • Weight: 0.64 lbs (290.3 g)
Frequency Response
  • 20–20kHz
Noise Cancellation
  • Up to 30 dB for active noise cancellation
  • Up to 40 dB for passive noise cancellation
Speaker
  • 40mm Free Edge speaker
Sound Pressure Level Output
  • Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 1Vrms via cable connector with power on)
  • Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 0dBFS over Bluetooth connection)
Charging
  • Full charge in less than 2 hours
Battery
  • Up to 20 hours (with music playback over Bluetooth®, ANC on)[15]
USB Cord Length
  • 1.5m
Audio Cable Length
  • 1.2m
Inputs
  • USB-C connector
  • 3.5mm audio connector
Compatibility
  • Windows 10, iOS, Android, MacOS
Buttons/Controls
  • Power button, Mute button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear), Touch interface on both ear cups
In the box
  • Surface Headphones 2
  • Carrying case
  • USB cable
  • Audio cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty

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[1] Up to 10 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in February 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Go 2.

[2] Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network.

[3] Sold separately.

[4] Surface Book 3 15” connected to keyboard base: Up to 17.5 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Book 3 15” Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB, 16 GB RAM.

[5] Subscription required.

[6] Xbox Wireless controller pairing available on 15″ model only.

[7] Available for commercial SKU only.

[8] Subscription required.

[9] Up to 20 hours of battery life when connected via Bluetooth® with active noise cancellation on. Battery life varies with usage and settings.

[10] Pairing functionality requires Windows 10 with the latest updates.

* Sold separately.

[11] Windows 10 Home in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 Home in S mode.

[12] System software and updates use significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage.

[13] Available for commercial SKU only.

[14] Surface Book 3 15” connected to keyboard base: Up to 17.5 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Book 3 15” Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB, 16 GB RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby.

 

[15] Up to 20 hours of battery life when connected via Bluetooth® with active noise cancellation on. Battery life varies with usage and settings.