More simplicity, performance, and accessibility – News Center

Issy-les-Moulineaux On the occasion of the Microsoft Fall Event 2022, Microsoft is unveiling the new features of the Surface range. Over the past decade, Surface has redefined laptop icons with innovative designs and new interaction models that have changed market expectations for laptops, desktops, and tablets. With Windows 11, new Surface products, and new apps like Microsoft Designer and Image Creator, Microsoft is now taking a new step to let everyone use Microsoft products in the easiest and most natural way. Microsoft’s best solutions and innovations are brought together to deliver the best possible user experience.

Working, creating and playing has never been easier with new Surface products

Surface Laptop 5

Seven years ago, Microsoft, drawing on the lessons of years of developing the Surface Pro, imagined and launched a new product line: the Surface Laptop. This new product provides the convenience and capabilities needed to start and operate in the best conditions.

With its sleek and stylish design, the Surface Laptop 5 delivers all-day battery life (1). It’s powered by Thunderbolt™ 4, and for the first time is built on the Intel Evo platform, which means it’s 50% more powerful than the previous version.

The Surface Laptop 5’s signature PixelSense 3:2 display, available in 13.5 or 15-inch options, features Dolby Vision IQ technology, thus delivering the best possible picture, with vivid color and sharp contrast, whatever the lighting conditions. Speakers Dolby Atmos 3D (2) enables spatial processing for total immersion. The high-resolution front camera and internal microphones capture the user more realistically, adjusting the exposure of the camera in any environment. Finally, this model is available in four different colors of anodized aluminum (3): platinum, matte black, sand and new color, and sage green.

Available on 10/25/2022 from 1179 euros PPR (4) for the 13.5-inch i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD version

Surface Pro 9

The Surface Pro is an iconic model of the brand, which has been refined, modified and perfected over the years to deliver a unique experience by combining the best of tablets and laptops.

Forged from a high-quality block of aluminum, Surface Pro 9 comes in a new range of anodized colors (5): new forest green. The sapphire blue and forest green colors are exclusive to Microsoft Store and Fnac Darty for three months in the French market from November 8, 2022. The device is equipped with a 13-inch PixelSense display that takes advantage of a refresh rate of up to 120Hz for optimal screen quality, with a large selection of Colors.

Below the display is an HD camera, Omnisonic speakers, directional microphones, as well as a dedicated G6 chip. Combined with the new Ink Focus functionality in Microsoft OneNote or the new GoodNotes app for Windows 11, the latter faithfully reproduce the feeling of writing with a pen on real paper.

In terms of components, the Surface Pro 9 is available in two versions:

  • The first features a 12th Gen (6) Intel® Core processor that delivers the power and performance to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, at home or in the office. The Thunderbolt™ 4 port speeds up data transfer from one device to another, makes it easy to connect multiple 4K displays, and supports eGPU configuration.
  • The second edition is powered by Microsoft SQ®3 processor, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with 5G connectivity (7) and offers up to 19 hours of battery life.

Available from 08/11/2022 from 1299 € PPR * for i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD version

Surface Studio 2+

In recent years, changing ways of working have inspired Microsoft to design the Surface Studio, an advanced, versatile and professional product, launched in 2016. Today, Microsoft announces the Surface Studio 2+: with an Intel Core H-35 processor and beyond up to 50% faster performance For a CPU, professionals now have a tool that meets their needs.

The NVIDIA Ge Force RTX 3060 system was designed by Microsoft to double the graphics performance and achieve more realistic renderings when creating 3D models. Monitors, cameras, internal microphones, and ports including USB-C are optimized with Thunderbolt™ 4. With Windows 11, Surface Studio 2+ also meets Secured Core (8) security standards.

Available from 01/11/2022 from 5589 € (4) for i7/32GB RAM/1TB SSD version (Exclusive to Microsoft Store)

Windows 11: New software to boost creativity and ease of use

Discover Microsoft Designer and Image Creator

The new graphic design app built into Microsoft 365, Microsoft Designer makes it easy to create visuals, presentations, and illustrations from Windows, from ready-made templates. Thus, the application is based on the artificial intelligence program DALL-E 2, which is able to generate images from text descriptions.

To unleash the creativity of each of us, DALL ∙ E 2 will soon be available from Image Creator in Microsoft Bing and Edge.

To learn more about Microsoft Designer and other new creative and AI tools from Microsoft 365, Microsoft Edge, and Bing announced today, check out Liat Ben-Zur’s blog post.

Always more open with Windows 11

Microsoft today announced the availability of iCloud and the Photos app in the latest Windows 11 update, released in September, that will allow access to all of its iPhone content on your PC. To access this feature, nothing could be simpler: just install the iCloud app for Windows from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft is also announcing the availability of Apple Music on Xbox today. Apple TV and Apple Music will launch next year on Windows; Previews will be available soon in the Microsoft Store.

New extensions to let as many people as possible benefit from the Microsoft experience

Microsoft has made many commitments to more comprehensive and accessible technology and places accessibility at the heart of the design of its products and solutions. Microsoft announced a new ecosystem of adaptive accessories earlier this year to meet the needs of people who find it difficult to use a traditional mouse and keyboard. All of these accessories will be available from October 25 in France.

Two new plugins to improve the mixed working experience: Microsoft Presenter + and Microsoft Audio Dock.

The Microsoft Teams compatible remote provides several features to facilitate presentations during Teams meetings: easily scroll through slides, mute and unmute participants, tap raise (or lower) your hand, and quickly join a meeting, from a room or Microsoft Teams or other video conferencing applications.

Microsoft Presenter+, connected via Bluetooth and equipped with customizable controls (9), is the first remote control to be certified for Microsoft Teams. Available today from €99 (recommended retail price, distributors are free to choose their price).

With four different ports (HDMI, USB-C x2, and USB-A) and the ability to charge your computer through them, the Microsoft Audio Dock can reduce ambient noise while improving sound for meetings, music, and more. Built-in Omnisonic speakers deliver great sound, and thanks to it (which mutes the microphone when no one in the audience is talking), users will be heard and heard clearly in their online meetings. Available today from €289 (4)

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(1) forBattery life varies widely based on usage, network, feature configuration, signal strength, settings, and other factors. Visit the site for more details.

(2) Requires Dolby Atmos® encoded audio and content.

(3) Anodizing is a surface treatment that protects or decorates an aluminum or titanium part

(4) Recommended retail price, distributors are free to choose their prices.

(5) Colors are available on certain models only. Available colors, sizes, finishes, and treatments may vary by store, market, and configuration.

(6) Surface Pro 9s is built with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and 256GB+ storage on the Intel® Evo™ platform

(7) 5G is not available in all areas; Compatibility and performance depend on carrier network, location, and other factors. Check with your carrier for details and pricing.

(8) Secured Core is intended to add an extra layer of security directly at the kernel level to thwart firmware attacks.

(9) Customizable controls are available exclusively on Windows 10 and 11 devices. Visit the Microsoft Extension Center to customize Microsoft Presenter + and set preferences for haptic feedback.

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