What’s New: Microsoft announced four new Surface designs, built on deep co-engineering efforts with Intel and powered by Intel® Core™ processors, to light up the best of Windows 11. The new lineup includes the first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC based on the Intel® Evo™ platform and introduces Thunderbolt™ 4 universal cable connectivity on two Surface designs for the first time.
“Through great partnership we are excited to have Microsoft Surface join the Intel Evo family. The new Surface Pro 8 delivers on the uncompromised experiences of the Intel Evo platform. Powered by Intel’s 11th Gen Core processors, this is also the first Microsoft Surface Pro to offer Thunderbolt 4 for best-in-class connectivity and fast charging over a single wire.”
Why It Matters: The Intel Evo verification and Thunderbolt 4 port addition in the new Surface design is a key milestone for the Intel and Microsoft partnership. Intel’s platform innovation continues to enable ecosystem partners to deliver the best PC experience across a breadth of form factors and price points. With a long history of collaboration across hardware and software, Intel will deliver the broadest range of computing experiences for Windows 11 with Intel Core processors for consumers, businesses, educators, enthusiasts and more.
About the Surface Designs: The latest Surface devices available for both businesses and consumers and powered by Intel include:
- Surface Pro 8: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform and first Surface Pro equipped with Thunderbolt 4 ports combines the flexibility of a tablet with the power of a laptop.
- Surface Laptop Studio: The most powerful Surface powered by 11th Gen Intel Core H35 processors lets you seamlessly transition between three distinct work modes and offers high-performance expandability to flex your creative muscle with all-new Thunderbolt 4 ports.
- Surface Pro 7+: The classic Surface Pro 2 in 1 design delivers the performance you need with 11th Gen Intel Core processors.
- Surface Go 3: The most portable Surface PC provides 2 in 1 versatility with a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor.
More than three-fourths of Windows PCs are powered by Intel® processors. The Surface Pro 8 joins the growing roster of more than 80 Windows-based Intel Evo platforms from top original equipment manufacturers, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI and Samsung, among others.
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