December 8, 2023

As anticipated, Microsoft introduced three new Floor units throughout its particular occasion at present: The Floor Laptop computer Studio 2, the Floor Laptop computer Go 3, and the Floor Go 4. The corporate additionally put the wraps of the Floor Hub 3, which may also be obtainable as a module to swap into each 50” & 85” Floor Hub 2S units.

Microsoft normally publicizes new flagship Floor Professional and Floor Laptop computer fashions within the fall, however the firm is doing issues otherwise this yr. The Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 will as soon as once more change into essentially the most highly effective machine within the Floor lineup, whereas the Floor Laptop computer Go 3 and Floor Go 4 purpose to supply the identical distinctive Floor design at a extra reasonably priced worth level.

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Floor Laptop computer Studio 2

The Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 retains the identical design as its predecessor, with a 14.4 pull-forward show that lets customers seamlessly transition between laptop computer and pill modes. Nevertheless, Microsoft mentioned that it has listened to buyer suggestions and added an extra USB-A port and a microSD card slot to the chassis.

Microsoft says that the Floor Laptop computer Studio provides twice the ability of the unique mannequin because of Thirteenth-generation Intel Core CPUs, RTX 4050 and 4060 GPUs, in addition to an RTX 2000 Ada Technology GPU possibility for designers. The Floor Laptop computer Studio 2 can also be the primary Intel-based Floor machine to incorporate a neural processing unit, which is able to add assist for distinctive digicam options and enhance AI workloads.

The Floor Laptop computer Studio begins at $1,999.99 for the bottom mannequin with built-in Iris Xe graphics, and it’ll begin transport on October 3. The highest-of-the-line mannequin with 2TB of storage, 64GB of RAM, and a GeForce RTX 4060 GPU is priced at $3,699.99. You’ll be able to pre-order it from the Microsoft Retailer at present.

Floor Laptop computer Go 3

The 12.4-inch Floor Laptop computer Go 3 is Microsoft’s most reasonably priced laptop computer beginning at $799. This new mannequin comes with a extra highly effective twelfth gen Intel Core i5 CPU, as much as 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

Microsoft says that the Floor Laptop computer Go 3 ought to supply an 88% efficiency increase in comparison with the unique Floor Laptop computer Go that launched 3 years in the past. Furthermore, the corporate guarantees as much as 15 hours of typical machine utilization, and the Floor Laptop computer Go 3 additionally helps Quick Charging.

The Floor Laptop computer Go 3 can also be obtainable for pre-order beginning at present, and it’ll begin transport on October 3. The costlier model with 16GB prices $200 extra at $999.99.

Floor Go 4 for Enterprise

The Floor Go 4 nonetheless stays the smallest Floor pill on the lineup with its 10.5-inch show, nevertheless it’s apparently solely obtainable for enterprise customers. Microsoft says that it has redesigned the pill to cater to the wants of frontline employees.

The brand new pill comes with an Intel N200 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and both 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage. Microsoft guarantees as much as 12.5 hours of battery life and as much as 4.5 instances extra efficiency than the unique Floor Go. It appears just like the machine isn’t obtainable but on the Microsoft Retailer for Enterprise, so I don’t have pricing info as of this writing.

Floor Hub 3

The Floor Hub 3 is the one new Floor that didn’t leak forward of Microsoft’s occasion at present, however similar to its predecessor, it’s additionally focused at enterprise prospects. It’s nonetheless obtainable in 50” and 85” sizes, with a 20-point multi-touch show permitting a number of customers to collaborate on the identical digital whiteboard.

The Floor Hub 3 runs Microsoft Groups Rooms a Home windows, and Microsoft guarantees as much as 60% CPU efficiency and as much as 160% GPU efficiency in comparison with the Floor Hub 2S. Prospects who personal the earlier era machine may also be capable of improve them by buying a Floor Hub 3 cartridge. Microsoft additionally introduced that Floor Hub 2S prospects may also be capable of improve to the brand new Microsoft Groups expertise beginning subsequent yr.

Whereas there was no stay stream for Microsoft’s particular occasion at present, the video must be obtainable on demand very quickly. As anticipated, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer Panos Panay was not current because the exec simply introduced that he was leaving the corporate after nearly 20 years.