New Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X: Better price and performance

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Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X

Microsoft Hong Kong announces pre-orders of new Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X with new accessories starting 21 October 2020

October 21, 2020, Hong Kong – Microsoft today announced that pre-orders for the new Surface Laptop Go and updated Surface Pro X will commence from 21 October 2020 in Hong Kong via the Microsoft Online Store and designated retailer partners (Fortress, Broadway, Suning, csl, 1O1O and Club Like) for consumers, while Surface for Business customers from commercial or education sectors can connect with authorized Surface resellers or any commercial resellers for offer details.

Starting at HK$4,988, Surface Laptop Go delivers the perfect balance of style, performance, and battery life in the lightest and most affordable Surface laptop yet. The latest updates to Surface Pro X, starting HK$12,888, offer a new configuration that includes Microsoft’s next-generation custom processor and a new Platinum finish, along with new app experiences. This results in longer battery life and increased performance across all Surface Pro X devices.

“We are pleased to bring the new Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X to Hong Kong,” said Samuel Lau, Business Group Lead, Productivity Cloud, Security & Surface of Microsoft Hong Kong. “As we continue to expand our Surface family of devices with the new Surface Laptop Go and updates to Surface Pro X, our goal is to design a Surface for every person, work style and location, offering a variety of designs, colors and price points. We want to give every person a laptop that’s not just something they need to use, but something they want to.”

Surface Laptop Go

Surface Laptop Go

Surface Laptop Go has a beautiful 12.4” PixelSense touchscreen display[1], large precision trackpad and a full-size keyboard with 1.3mm key travel for an accurate and comfortable typing experience.  The sleek, streamlined design comes in three durable and lightweight metal finishes: Ice Blue, Sandstone and Platinum[2].

For a quick and secure sign-in, select models of Surface Laptop Go have a Fingerprint Power Button with One Touch sign-in through Windows Hello. One Touch sign-in also provides fast, secured access to OneDrive Personal Vault files and more, so users can jump in quickly and be productive. Surface Laptop Go is powered by Intel’s 10th generation i5 Quad-Core processor with up to 16GB RAM and 256GB storage[3] and every configuration is optimized for performance and battery life.

All configurations of Surface Laptop Go feel snappy and fast, even at the entry level, taking full advantage of cloud connected experiences like Microsoft 365 and online storage. With up to 13 hours of battery life[4] plus Fast Charging, it will keep up with users all day.

Whether learning or working, people are using their camera, speakers, and mics more now than ever before. Surface Laptop Go has a built-in 720p HD camera and Studio Mics, enabling classmates and colleagues to see and hear each other clearly. Omnisonic Speakers and Dolby® Audio surround users with amazing sound – whether on a video call, watching a movie, listening to music and more. To help users connect, there are both USB A and USB C ports, an audio jack, and the Surface connector.

For families, students and businesses looking for a new device to add to their households or organizations, Surface Laptop Go offers a premium Surface look and feel at an amazing value.

Surface Pro X

Surface Pro X

For customers who need more power, Microsoft has refreshed its top end Surface Pro X SKUs by adding the new Microsoft SQ® 2 processor – the fastest processor in its class  – and a new Platinum finish. Microsoft will also be introducing three new colors[5] for the Signature Keyboard: Platinum, Ice Blue and Poppy Red, all with the same built-in storage and wireless charging for the Surface Slim Pen.

Surface Pro X brings the best of today’s web-first experiences like Microsoft 365, Microsoft Edge, Netflix, Spotify and more, while supporting thousands of the existing Windows apps like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Whatsapp. There is increased momentum from key app partners[6] embracing Windows on ARM, taking advantage of the power and performance benefits of Microsoft SQ®1 and SQ®2 processors to bring new experiences for all Surface Pro X customers.

Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Teams have also been made faster while using less battery with new versions optimized for Windows on ARM, with plans to expand support for running x64 apps[7].  For developers, Visual Studio code has also been updated and optimized for Windows on ARM. This results in overall faster performance and longer battery life with Surface Pro X now getting up to 15 hours of battery life[8] across both configurations.

Surface Pro X is the thinnest and most connected 2-in-1 device. Access to fast, reliable bandwidth to support remote learning and working for multiple people in a household has become challenging for many.  With ultra-fast Gigabit LTE connectivity[9], Surface Pro X users always have a direct connection on demand.

Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X are available for pre-orders starting 21 October via the Microsoft Online Store and designated retailer partners (Fortress, Broadway, Suning, csl, 1O1O and Club Like).

They will be generally available from 2 November 2020.

Surface for Business

Surface for Business devices provides specific experiences and features built especially for commercial customers including enterprise-grade security, and leading modern management with Autopilot, Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM) and Microsoft Intune. Windows 10 Pro comes standard on Surface for Business devices, offering additional built-in security and management features that lets our customers focus on running their business. In addition to the standard hardware warranty, Surface for Business customers get free Advanced Exchange – a warranty service with expedited device replacement, at no additional cost.

To learn more about the offers for Surface Laptop Go for business and Surface Pro X for business, commercial and educational customers may connect with authorized Surface resellers or any local commercial resellers.

New Surface and Microsoft Accessories

Microsoft has a few new accessories to outfit your new work or school spaces. Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse brings comfortable ergonomic design to premium wireless performance with a soft thumb rest, a light and durable design, and two customizable buttons. Available in Black, Glacier, Peach, Pastel, Blue and priced at HK$389. Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse, now available in Sandstone starting 22 October, is lightweight and portable to perfectly complement Surface Laptop Go. Also available starting November, new Microsoft Bluetooth Compact Keyboard, Microsoft Number Pad and Microsoft 4k Wireless Display Adapter will easily transform any space into an efficient working and learning environment, helping you perform better.

Pricing Details

From now until 1 November, consumers can enjoy pre-order offers on Microsoft Online Store and selected retailers (Fortress, Broadway, Suning, csl, 1O1O and Club Like) to get a free Microsoft Mobile Mouse for purchase of Laptop Go, and free Slim Pen with Signature Keyboard for Surface Pro X SQ® 2.

To learn more about the offers for Surface Laptop Go for business and Surface Pro X for business, please contact authorized Surface resellers or any local commercial resellers.

Product Colour Surface for Business Retail Version
Surface Laptop Go   Suggested Price Suggested Price
Intel Core i5, 64 GB, 4GB RAM*

*Exclusive at Fortress & Microsoft Online Store

Platinum N/A HK$4,988
Intel Core i5, 128 GB, 8GB RAM Platinum, Ice Blue, Sandstone HK$6,788 HK$5,888
Intel Core i5, 256 GB, 8GB RAM Platinum, Ice Blue, Sandstone HK$8,588 HK$7,688
Intel Core i5, 256 GB,16GB RAM Platinum HK$9,888 N/A
Intel Core i5, 64 GB, 4GB RAM (EDU) Platinum HK$4,688 N/A
Intel Core i5, 128 GB, 8GB RAM (EDU) Platinum, Ice Blue, Sandstone HK$5,888 N/A
Intel Core i5, 256 GB, 8GB RAM (EDU) Platinum, Ice Blue, Sandstone HK$7,688 N/A
Intel Core i5, 256 GB, 16GB RAM (EDU) Platinum HK$9,088 N/A
Surface Pro X   Suggested price Suggested Price
Microsoft SQ® 2, 256 GB, 16GB RAM Platinum, Matte Black HK$13,388 HK$12,888
Microsoft SQ® 2, 512 GB, 16GB RAM Platinum, Matte Black HK$15,888 HK$15,388
Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse   Suggested price
Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse* Black, Glacier, Peach, Pastel, Blue HK$389
Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse   Suggested price
Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse* Monza Grey HK$268
Microsoft Bluetooth Compact Keyboard   Suggested price
Microsoft Bluetooth Compact Keyboard (Chinese / English) * Black, Glacier HK$549
Microsoft Number Pad   Suggested price
Microsoft Number Pad* Black, Glacier HK$199
Microsoft 4k Wireless Display Adapter   Suggested price
Microsoft 4k Wireless Display Adapter* N/A HK$499

*Available at Microsoft Online Store and designated retailer partners (Fortress, Broadway, Suning and computer malls) starting November

Product Specification

Surface Laptop Go
  Surface for Business Retail Version
Software ·        Windows 10 Pro

·        Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps[10]

·        Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Microsoft 365 Apps 30-day trial[11]

·        Windows 10 Home

·        Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial

Exterior ·        Dimension: 278.18mm × 205.67mm × 15.69mm

·        Weight: 1110g

·        Top: Aluminium

·        Base: Polycarbonate composite resin system with glass fibre and 30% post-consumer recycled content

·        Colours: Ice Blue, Sandstone and Platinum

Display ·        Screen: 12.4” PixelSense™ Display1

·        Resolution: 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI)

·        Aspect ratio: 3:2

·       Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Processor 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor
Keyboard and trackpad ·        Precision trackpad: 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass

·        Five-finger multitouch gesture

·       Full-size backlit keyboard with soft touch feel and full 1.3mm travel

Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics
Memory 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage3 eMMC drive: 64GB

Solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB

Security ·        Discrete hardware TPM

·        Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello sign-in

·       One Touch sign-in with Fingerprint Reader Power button (Surface Laptop Go i5/4GB/64GB for Education customers only does not include Fingerprint Power Button.)

Network ·        WiFi 6: 802.11ax compatible

·        Bluetooth® Wireless 5.0 technology

Battery life4 ·        Up to 13 hours of typical device usage

·        Fast Charging – Charge your Surface Laptop Go to 80% in just over one hour

Cameras 20p HD f2.0 camera (front-facing)
Video and Audio ·        Dual far-field Studio Mics

·        Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Connections ·        1 x USB-C

·        1 x USB-A

·        3.5 mm headphone jack

·        1 x Surface Connect port

Sensors Ambient light sensor
What’s in the box ·        Surface Laptop Go

·        39W Power Supply

·        Quick Start Guide

·        Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty

 

Surface Laptop X
  Surface for Business Retail Version
Software ·        Windows 10 Pro on ARM7

·        Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps10

·        Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Microsoft 365 Apps 30-day trial11

·        Windows 10 Home on ARM7

·        Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial

Exterior ·        Dimension: 287mm × 208mm × 7.3mm

·        Weight (not including keyboard): 774g

·        Casing: Signature anodised aluminium with carbon composite fanless thermal cooling

·        Colours: Matte Black, Platinum

·        Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Display ·       Screen: 13” PixelSense™ Display

·       Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI)

·       Aspect ratio: 3:2

·       Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Processor7 ·       Microsoft SQ® 1

·       Microsoft SQ® 2

Graphics ·       Microsoft SQ® 1 Adreno™ 685 GPU

·       Microsoft SQ® 2 Adreno™ 687 GPU

Memory 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage3 Removable[12] solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128, 256 or 512 GB
Security ·       Firmware TPM chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support

·       Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Network ·        Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac compatible

·        Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

·        Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem

·        Up to Gigabit LTE Advanced Pro[13] with nanoSIM and eSIM support. LTE Bands supported: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66

·       Assisted GPS and GLONASS support

Battery life Up to 15 hours of typical device usage8
Cameras ·        Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

·        5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video

·        10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video

Audio ·        Dual far-field Studio Mics

·        2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Connections ·        2 × USB-C

·        1 x Surface Connect port

·        Surface Keyboard port

·        1 x nano SIM

·        Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*

Sensors ·        Accelerometer

·        Gyroscope

·        Magnetometer

·        Ambient light sensor

What’s in the box ·        60W power supply with additional 5W USB A charging Port

·        SIM Card access tool

·        Quick Start Guide

·        Safety and warranty documents

Surface Pen ·        4,096 levels of pressure

·        Tilt sensing

·        Best-in-class latency

·        0.1mm precision

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty

*Sold separately

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[1] Surface Laptop Go display has rounded corners within a standard rectangle.  When measured as a standard rectangular shape the screen is 12.45” diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

[2] Available colors may vary by market.

[3] System software and updates use significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and app usage.  1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1000GB.  See Surface.com/Storage for more details.

[4] Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction Surface Laptop Go Intel® Core™ i5, 128GB, 8 GB RAM Microsoft Surface® Edition devices. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

[5] Available colors may vary by market.

[6] Some software, apps, and accessories sold separately. App availability and compatibility may vary.

[7] At this time, Surface Pro X will not install 64-bit applications that have not been ported to ARM64, some games and CAD software, and some third-party drivers or anti-virus software. New 64-bit apps are coming to ARM 64 all the time, read here for more information on Surface Pro X application compatibility.

[8] Up to 15 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 (Surface Pro X with Microsoft SQ® 1 and Surface Pro X with Microsoft SQ® 2) using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Pro X. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby.  The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. Tested with Windows Version 10.0.19041.1(20H1) and Edge version 85.0.564.51.  All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled.  Wi-Fi was connected to a network.  Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

[9] Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card, and activation. See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.

[10] Requires licence or subscription to activate and use.

[11] Activation required. If your device is managed by your organisation’s IT department, contact your IT administrator for activation. After 30 days, you will be charged the applicable monthly or annual subscription fee. Credit card required. Cancel any time to stop future charges. See https://aka.ms/m365businesstrialinfo

[12] Removable solid-state drive (SSD):  Hard drive is not user removable. Hard drive is only removable by skilled technician following Microsoft provided instructions.

[13] Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card, and activation. See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.