It’s strange – the most number of products launched at a single Microsoft event, and the product that sticks the most: a pair of headphones.
But it’s not just any pair of headphones. In Microsoft Surface’s characteristic grey-white colour scheme, the Surface Headphones (USD 350) vaguely resemble the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H9i. There’s active noise cancellation on board, touch-sensitive controls, and there’s Cortana at a (long) touch.
Almost the entirety of Microsoft’s Surface lineup received updates for 2018, but you’ll be hard-pressed to notice the dissimilarities beyond the new matte black colour scheme.
Now in its sixth iteration, the latest Surface Pro is 67% faster than its predecessor, and sports a 267ppi display with 13.5h of battery life. Microsoft’s most iconic product, the Surface Pro 6 will start at USD 899 (SGD 1,228).
The Surface Laptop 2 (starting USD 999) one-ups the Pro with an 85% spec boost over its first version. With an 8th Gen Intel Core processor within, it also boasts better battery efficiency at 14.5h of battery life.
At the top of the line, the Surface Studio 2 (starting USD 3,499) looks better with a brighter display (38% improvement) that also has more contrast (22% improvement). There’s also Pascal graphics within, along with up to 2TB of internal storage.
Local prices and availability in Singapore have yet to be announced.