Meet the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft is introducing the Surface Laptop Studio as a replacement to the Surface Book line. The name and design suggest it borrows heavily from the Surface Laptop, Surface Studio and even the Surface Pro devices. It isn’t your conventional laptop by design, but Microsoft has a reason. It is a powerhouse device designed for developers, creative pros, designers and gamers. But as usual, the question is how will it stack up against Apple’s MacBook.

Surface Laptop Studio Microsoft

The 14.4″ Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio runs on the latest quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H Series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU. It has a screen resolution of 2400 x 1600 and 201 PPI maintaining the famous 3:2 aspect ratio. 16GB up to 32GB of RAM and removable SSD storage starting from 256GB up to 2TB. Battery life estimations show up to 19 hours of typical device usage.

Microsoft says the feedback it got from Surface Book users was that they wanted a workstation with more power. They also wanted a device they can easily detach the screen and move around with. Interestingly this is Microsoft’s answer to that. The screen can’t be detached but like the Surface Pro models, you can adjust the kickstand to change the mode. But Microsoft isn’t calling it the kickstand here.

Price and release date

It starts at $1599.99 and you can pre-order it now and get it on 5th October 2021 when Windows 11 becomes generally available. Unfortunately, it will only be available in select markets, mostly the US, for now. But will come to other markets in 2022.

Watch the video below to find out everything new including design, specifications, and hands-on review about the Surface Laptop Studio.

Surface Laptop Studio full device specifications

Dimensions12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746” ( 323.28 mm x 228.32 mm x 18.94 mm )
DisplayScreen: 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow DisplayRefresh rate: up to 120Hz
Resolution:  2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1500:1
Surface Pen enabled
Touch: 10-point multi-touchDolby Vision® support3
Memory16GB or 32GB LPDDR4x RAM
ProcessorQuad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H35 i5-11300H
Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H35 i7-11370H
Accessories SupportIntegrated Surface Slim Pen 2* storage for charging compatible with Surface Dial* off-screen interaction
SecurityHardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in Windows enhanced hardware security
SoftwareWindows 11 Home, Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps, Microsoft 365 Home 30-day trial Preloaded, Xbox App Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
SensorsAmbient light sensorAccelerometerGyroscopeMagnetometer
What’s in the boxSurface Laptop StudioIntel® Core™ i5: 60W Surface Power SupplyIntel® Core™ i7: 95W Surface Power SupplyQuick Start GuideSafety and warranty documents
WeightIntel® Core™ i5 models 3.83 lb (1,742.9 grams)
Intel® Core™ i7 models 4.00 lb (1,820.2 grams)
StorageRemovable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1TB, 2TB
Battery lifeIntel® Core™ i5: Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
Intel® Core™ i7: Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
Graphics Intel® Core™ i5 models: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Intel® Core™ i7 models: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™3050 Ti  laptop GPU with 4GB GDDR6 GPU memory 
Connections2 x USB 4.0 with Thunderbolt™ 4 technologies support
 3.5mm headphone jack 
1 x Surface Connect port 
Cameras, video, and audioWindows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)1080p resolution front-facing camera. Dual far-field Studio MicsQuad Omnisonic™ speakers with Dolby Atmos®
WirelessWi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology Xbox Wireless built-in
ExteriorCasing: Magnesium and AluminumColor: Platinum
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty
Keyboard layoutActivation: Moving (mechanical) keys
Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness Backlight
Battery capacitiesBattery Capacity Nominal (WH): 58.0Battery Capacity Min (WH): 56.3
HingeDynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees

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Check out other stories making the news in the technology ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East.

It is Africa’s time to be part of the core development of technology not just consumption

Amrote Abdella Microsoft Regional Director shares on Microsoft investing in Africa’s technology space.


Amrote Abdella speaks at Africa Investment Forum‏

Microsoft’s Africa Development Center [ADC] is an opportunity to hire and give exposure to young engineers coming out of universities. An opportunity to work side by side with Microsoft engineers building latest technologies. Amrote Abdella Microsoft Regional Director 4Afrika shares with hosts of The Morning Show, Arise News, Nigeria.  

Africa has a huge role to play in the technology space.

In the interview she says the announcement of the datacenters and ADC is with the premise of how we [Microsoft] build skills and allow Africa be part of tech space in terms of Microsoft products. We believe Africa has a huge role to play in the tech space she says. Given how long we’ve been on the continent, we really believe it is Africa’s time to be part of the core development of technology not just consumption.

On skills development she says the IFC report on digital skills shows that by 2030, 230 million digital skills and jobs will have to be created. Microsoft is working with universities, creating the opportunity for right training through curriculum contributions.

Microsoft is also working on a bridge to the work force through its internship program. Amrote shares that the Interns4Afrika program discovers, trains, identifies and places graduates with Microsoft’s 12,000 plus partner ecosystem. This she remarks allows for a small medium enterprise to grow their business because they don’t have the resources. Giving the young graduate the opportunity to grow.

Through innovations enablement and access, we can unlock the opportunities in Africa.

Amrote Abdella

Watch the interview below

Meet the Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM

Meet the Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM

We go hands on and unbox the Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM, GH Variant #Unboxing


The Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM comes with Adaptive Antennas, Liquid Cooling Technology, Triple LED Natural flash, Rich Capture, 4K video capture and Windows Hello iris scanner.

Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM specifications:

*5.2″ Quad HD AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 (564 ppi)
*Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8GHz hexa-core, 3GB RAM, 32 GB storage with 2TB micro SD card support.
*20 MP sensor with Tripple LED natural flash, ZEISS optics 5 MP front camera
*3000mAh removable battery / USB-C Fast charging (get up to 50% capacity in just 30 minutes), Qi wireless charging
*weighs 150g 

One extra feature of the Microsoft Lumia 950 device is the Windows Continuum feature. It allows you to connect the phone to a Microsoft display dock or Miracast enabled device and use it as an external monitor with a keyboard and mouse. It opens and scales up apps optimized for an environment that makes you more productive. 


Young Female Coders Make What is Next

Young Female Coders Make What is Next

Young Female Coders from Ghana, other African nations and the Middle East share their experiences on coding and how they are making what is next.

Female Coders
In the video below 12 ladies share what’s it’s been like for them in a field mostly associated with the masculine gender. Selasi Gborgla and Nana Akosua Attuah from Ghana also speak on the subject.

A study suggest;

Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men – but only if their gender is not identifiable, new research suggests. BBC Technology


Microsoft is committed to supporting many young girls, until “a coder” is not “a he” anymore.




Source: Microsoft