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Microsoft unveils new Surface devices and PC accessories

By Shannon Williams, Thu 23 Sep 21

Microsoft has announced new Surface devices and PC accessories to diversify its Surface portfolio. 

"On the threshold of Windows 11, this is the largest update to the Surface portfolio in its history. With PixelSense displays, new pen technology, premium mics and cameras, powerful silicon, and versatile form factors, the new Surface devices are designed to take Windows innovation to the next level," the company says.

Surface Pro 8 brings an entirely modernised redesign to the most powerful Pro. Users can get more screen on a high-resolution 13-inch display, with curvature updated to refine its profile and maintain an ultra-portable form factor. Starting at NZ$1,849, Surface Pro 8 features 11th Gen Intel Core processors, new port selection (notably two Thunderbolt ports), and next-step advancement on cameras and speakers. Its new Type Cover will pair perfectly with the Surface Slim Pen 2, with built-in storage and wireless charging.

Surface Pro 8 will be available to purchase in New Zealand from 4 November 2021. It is available for pre-order at Microsoft Store on 
 and for purchase at Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Noel Leeming and PB Tech when it becomes generally available.

Surface Go 3 is the most portable Surface touchscreen 2-in-1, utilising the same Surface Go design with more horsepower. Starting at NZ$719, this next evolution in the Surface Go product line has faster Intel® Core processors, all-day battery life, and built in Microsoft security. Optimised for digital pen and touch, the tablet-to-laptop versatility makes this device ideal for everyday tasks, homework, and play.

Surface Go 3 will be available to purchase in New Zealand from 5 October 2021. Go 3 is available for pre-order today at Microsoft Store on microsoft.com/en-nz/Surface and for purchase at Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Noel Leeming and PB Tech when it becomes generally available.

Surface Laptop Studio brings an evolution of Surface Book, a device with three different postures. Easily transitioning from workstation mode, stage mode, and studio mode, the Surface Laptop Studio reimagines versatility and enables users to work the way they want. Surface Laptop Studio also comes with built-in storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 under the keyboard. 

Shipping to New Zealand in early-2022.

Microsoft also announced several new accessories, including:  

Surface Slim Pen 2 has improved haptics and interaction feedback, giving users the feel of pen on paper. It can be stored and charged within compatible Surface devices, making inking easier anywhere. The Slim Pen 2 is NZ$199.95.

Surface Slim Pen 2 will be available to purchase in New Zealand from 4 November 2021.

Surface Adaptive Kit helps users adapt their Surface. While this tool can be used by anyone looking to adapt their Surface, the Surface Adaptive Kit was created to adapt Surface devices to those with low vision, blindness, and/or limited strength. Surface Adaptive Kit is NZ$24.95. 

Ocean Plastic Mouse is a small step forward in Microsoft’s larger sustainability journey. The shell is made with 20% recycled ocean plastic, a breakthrough in materials technology that begins with the removal of plastic waste from oceans and waterways. This product’s small box is 100% recyclable and is NZ$39.95.

Ocean Plastic Mouse will be available in New Zealand at Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset is certified for Microsoft Teams with high-quality audio and voice. Its lightweight design, meeting controls, and easy setup helps users stay connected and focused all day long. The Modern USB-C Headset is NZ$109.95.

Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset will be available in New Zealand from 30 September 2021 at Microsoft Store and for purchase at selected retailers.

Devices purchased through Microsoft Store come with the Microsoft Store Promise for Surface with free 2–3-day shipping, an extended 60-day return policy, financing options, and expert help when users need it including access to free online training videos and workshops from the comfort of a user's home. 

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