New York (dpa) - Microsoft has introduced new devices in its Surface series in New York. In addition to the successor models Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, the company also brings a mobile device with LTE modem in the trade with Surface Pro X.
As a prototype, the software manufacturer also presented a tablet with Surface Neo and a smartphone with a double foldable display with Surface Duo. The smartphone has worked closely with Google for the integration of the Android operating system, said Microsoft manager Panos Panay. However, both devices will not be released until the end of next year.
The current devices will bring Microsoft from 22 November in Germany in the trade, the Pro X comes already on 19 November on the market. The Surface Laptop 3 has either a 13 or 15 inch display and draw their performance in addition to a graphics chip from AMD (Ryzen) of a Intel quad-core processor of the 10th generation. This worries compared to a Macbook Air from Apple for a three times as high performance, said Panay. Within an hour, the device should be recharged.
For the Surface Pro X, equipped with a 13-inch display, Microsoft first developed Qualcomm's ARM-based chip, traditionally used in mobile devices such as smartphones. This gives the device three times more performance per watt than the Surface Pro 6, Panay said. A few years ago, Microsoft had already released a tablet with an ARM chip, but only the stripped-down operating system Windows RT was running on it - the market's success did not materialize. On the Surface Pro X, however, Windows 10 and the current version of Office to run smoothly.
With Surface Duo, Microsoft would return to the smartphone market. In 2017, the software company finally discontinued its own Windows Phone platform after many years of failure.