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October 3, 2023

6 things to know about the new Surface devices

Just in time for the holiday season, new Microsoft Surface devices are available to experience and shop. Whether you’re looking for yourself or someone you love, finding the right tech can feel overwhelming. To help make it easier, we asked our product experts at the Microsoft Experience Center in New York City for the top things to know about the new Windows 11 devices.

We must start off by highlighting our two brand new Surface devices that are available today:

  • Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the ultimate multitasking powerhouse with the coolest form factor in town. Whether you’re a professional or a student, this laptop has your back and delivers high-performance for everything your everyday life throws your way, from work to studying to gaming.
  • That’s not the only game-changing device to join the lineup. Meet the lightweight yet powerful Surface Laptop Go 3. This compact device has the power and portability to be your trusted daily sidekick, as well as stunning color options to express your style.

Read on for our top six things to know about these new Surface devices, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the amazing portfolio in the Microsoft Store, where there are perfect devices, accessories and content for everyone.

Surface Laptop Studio 2 (Platinum), Surface Laptop Go 3 (Ice Blue), Surface Laptop 5 (Sage) and Surface Pro 9 (Sapphire)
Surface Laptop Studio 2 (Platinum), Surface Laptop Go 3 (Ice Blue), Surface Laptop 5 (Sage) and Surface Pro 9 (Sapphire)

1 – Harnessing the potential of AI has never been easier

Time and time again, we hear from Microsoft Store customers that they are excited about AI but feel overwhelmed or intimidated about where to start. The great news is the new Surface devices are designed to bring Microsoft’s incredible AI experiences to life for you, making the everyday easier.

Whether generating an image for a party invitation or creating a list for your holiday party, the preview of Copilot in Windows1 is available today and ready to help you change the way you use your PC. We’ve updated our most loved inbox apps like Paint, Snipping Tool, Photos and more with AI capabilities, so you can really set your creativity free.

There’s also Bing Chat, that together with Microsoft Edge is your copilot for the web. Bing Chat can help you answer complex questions and find the best deals for shopping. It’s like having your own digital detective – ask Bing Chat to help you find the perfect holiday gifts and give yourself time back to spend more time embracing festivities with friends and family.

Bing Chat in web page, “Backpacker’s Paradise!”
Bing Chat in web page, “Backpacker’s Paradise!”

2 – A device designed to keep up with you, from work to play

Imagine this – your day starts with handwritten notes on a tablet during a team meeting or class, which are converted to typed document. You swiftly transition to presenting your presentation in PowerPoint, set up for success with AI-powered Windows Studio Effects and crystal-clear audio. Then, finally, time for a break and gaming is calling your name.

Here’s the best part, with Surface Laptop Studio 2, this all happens seamlessly on one powerful device. Whenever we show our customers how to flip the screen from laptop mode to studio mode to the perfect gaming setup in stage mode, it feels like magic!

Some pro tips from our break room: Pair your Surface Laptop Studio 2 with the Surface Slim Pen 2 for scribbling notes. And, with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or PC Game Pass membership, the Xbox app and a controller, you’re ready to game from anywhere.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the most powerful Surface device Microsoft has built, with versatility to match. With speed twice as fast as its predecessor and all-day battery life2, it is the top gift for any multitasker who needs more horsepower.

Two women using Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Slim Pen 2
Two women using Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Slim Pen 2

3 – Elevated portability for those who are unstoppable

Are you always on the move? Have you experienced the back-breaking burden of a heavy laptop while traveling? We’ve been there too and have the perfect solution.

Surface Laptop Go 3 is the epitome of sleek and lightweight design, crafted from premium materials. It weighs under 2.5 pounds and easily slips into your bag, thanks to its slim profile. Whether sprinting from one meeting to another or exploring the far corners of the world, this device will not add an ounce of inconvenience to your journey.

At $799.99, the Surface Laptop Go 3 is also the most budget-friendly laptop in the Surface lineup, making it easier to find your or a loved one’s perfect device without breaking the bank. Bookmark this device on your Edge browser if you’re shopping for someone always on the go!

Side view of Surface Laptop Go 3
Side view of Surface Laptop Go 3

4 – Express yourself through bold colors

What we love most is having colorful conversations with our customers about how they like to express their personality. It’s all about matching and mixing colors between our devices and accessories. The possibilities are endless, and choosing the right color to match your personality and style is just plain fun.

We’re all about personalization, and the Surface Laptop Go 3 totally gets us. Colors, my friend, colors do the trick! Sandstone is our jam – it’s got that warm, neutral tone with a slick finish, and a favorite for so many customers. And if you want to keep it cool and refreshing, Ice Blue is a great choice or Sage and Platinum if you’re feeling fancy! Surface Laptop Go 3 is as fun and unique as you are, and when paired with the right Arc Mouse color, you can feel it all the way through your fingertips!

Whether shopping for a tech-savvy fashionista or someone looking to add a pop of color to their daily life, a Surface device will have your loved one jumping for joy.

Four Surface Laptop Go 3 devices in a row
Four Surface Laptop Go 3 devices in a row

5 – Content to help you do more of what you love

The best thing about these devices is that they run on Windows 11, and the Microsoft Store on Windows is your one-stop shop for all the best content.

With an ever-growing catalog of apps, games, movies and TV shows, Microsoft Store is ready for you – with content that’s tested for security, family safety and device compatibility. Check out some of the latest new content and offerings coming to Microsoft Store below:

  • Shocktober Sale: Save up to 50% off a variety of spooky titles! And Game Pass members can save even more on select content from Oct. 3 through Oct. 31.
  • Anime Collection: Check out our ever-popular Anime collection featuring popular titles like Naruto, My Hero Academia, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Chainsaw Man and more.
  • Movie & TV Catalog: Save the date! We’re adding Haunted Mansion and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 to our collection, releasing on Oct. 4 and Oct. 10, respectively.
Man and woman gaming on Surface Laptop Studio 2
Man and woman gaming on Surface Laptop Studio 2

6 – Find your perfect device and accessories with ease

To make all this news even sweeter – the options don’t stop there. At Microsoft Store, we have plenty more devices, capabilities and colors to choose from. Check out our go-to recommendations:

  • Surface Pro 9: Yet another wonderful option if you’re looking for the flexibility of a tablet and the performance of a laptop, all in one ultra-portable device. In addition to our signature Platinum, it comes in unique colors: Sapphire and Forest for the nature-loving earth sign in your life as well as Graphite for those wanting a more neutral look.
  • Surface Laptop 5: Equipped with exceptional picture quality and cinematic sound, this laptop is perfect for students looking for a seamless transition from studying to streaming. And you guessed it – you can personalize with the colorway that best suits you: Platinum, Matte Black, Sandstone or Sage.
  • From a dock, to a type cover, mouse or Xbox controller, make the most of your Surface device and check out accessories today. Great gifts for stocking stuffers!

Book a free personal shopping appointment at and one of our product experts will guide you through choices that fit your or your loved one’s needs, lifestyle and budget. We’re also available to help set up your device or console – and even your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or PC Game Pass membership – so it’s ready to go the minute the gift is unwrapped. We’re fun people to hang out with and understand the tech overwhelm firsthand, so the quick and easy appointment comes with zero pressure and all the helpful tips and laughs!

Shop smarter, not harder

With many options to consider when shopping for new tech, Microsoft Store is always here to help. The Microsoft Store Promise gives shoppers extra peace of mind with free 2-3-day shipping and returns, flexible payment options and a low-price promise – so you can ditch the “wait-and-rush” feeling that often seems inevitable when holiday deal hunting.

You can also bet on Microsoft Store offering lots of great deals on devices and more throughout the holiday season. Be sure to keep an eye on our Deals page!

Caption for top image: Surface Laptop Studio 2 (Platinum) and Surface Laptop Go 3 (Ice Blue) sitting on white tables

Copilot in Windows will start to release in preview to select global markets as part of our latest update to Windows 11. The initial markets for the Copilot in Windows preview include North America and parts of Asia and South America. It is our intention to add additional markets over time.
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