Sunday, January 24

which Microsoft Surface for which use?

Whether you’re a student, professional, or just looking for a good 2-in-1 PC to watch a movie anywhere, today there is a Microsoft Surface to suit your needs. We still have to find which one. We help you see more clearly in the range of Microsoft.

In the hyper-competitive market for PCs, whether they are stationary, 2-in-1 or just portable, it is often difficult to navigate. All the more so when you are looking for a device for a specific use. Fortunately, some manufacturers, like Microsoft, offer a wide range of very versatile computers and above all capable of adapting to all types of profiles and all uses. The Microsoft Surface is the best example.

From the small Microsoft Surface Go 2 to the high-performance Microsoft Surface Pro 7, these 2-in-1 PCs shine as much in the performance of office tasks as in the entertainment arena. We have therefore concocted a small list to help you find the one that best fits your profile.

Surface Pro 7: the perfect 2-in-1 PC for working anywhere

Without question, the Surface Pro 7 is the most versatile model of 2-in-1 PCs designed by Microsoft. It must be said that its technical sheet makes it a particularly effective tool for working.

In the vein of other 2-in-1 PCs from Microsoft, the Surface Pro 7 is adorned with a gray magnesium shell of the most beautiful effect. Its neat design does not only give it a luxurious cachet since it is well enough thought out to make the Surface Pro 7 easily transportable. Better still, its excellent battery life of 9 hours saves you the clutter of a charger when traveling and allows you to work without interruption. Especially since, unlike the previous generation, it finally has a USB Type-C socket, which makes it compatible with most current chargers.

On the performance side, the Surface Pro 7 relies on a 10th generation Intel Core-i5 combo and 8 GB of RAM. A sufficiently solid technical sheet to run greedy software smoothly. Its 12.3-inch touch screen with a definition of 2 736 x 1 824 pixels has good color management, with brilliant color rendering. A particularly valuable point when retouching images for example.

Until December 13, Microsoft is implementing a series of promotions on its Surface range. The Surface Pro 7 also benefits since it is offered at 1 543 euros, against 1,815 euros usually, a reduction of 15% at Boulanger. Better, it slips into a pack including a Surface Pen, an Arc mouse, a Cover type keyboard and a Plantronics GO 810 headset.

The Surface Laptop 3: the best compromise between entertainment and work

With the Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft is delivering one of the best ultrabooks on the market, whose technical sheet will appeal to both students and professionals. Not only does the Surface Laptop 3 design shine with its excellent finishes, it also has the luxury of integrating one of the most appreciable (and popular) keyboard touchpad combos on the market. As we saw in our test, the Surface Laptop 3 is extremely pleasant to use on a daily basis.

All the more so thanks to its superb 13.5-inch panel, particularly well defined, in 3: 2 format. This allows you to have a clear view of the current activity, especially with the optimized display of Windows 10.

If the Surface Laptop 3 shines in its coating, it is no slouch when it comes to its configuration. It thus integrates a 10th generation Intel Core-i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. It allows to work in a fluid and optimal way, as well in basic tasks as the word processing, with more greedy software like Photoshop or Shotcut.

What’s more, the Surface Laptop 3 runs straight on classic Windows 10, which means it’s constantly updated without being limited in terms of downloading software and apps like S mode. ‘it is compatible with the Wi-Fi 6 standard, which allows you (tra) to enjoy a super-fast connection.

In terms of autonomy, Microsoft promises an endurance of 11.5 hours for the Surface Laptop 3. It also includes a 2-in-1 charger that can charge a smartphone at the same time as the laptop.

Until December 13, Microsoft is implementing a series of promotions on its Surface range. Although it is an ultrabook, the Surface Laptop 3 is also affected and displays a price of 839 euros, against 1,149 euros at Amazon.

The Surface Go 2: a compact size ideal for studying and having fun

The most accessible model in the Surface line, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 has it all for students and those looking for a space-saving 2-in-1 PC. Likewise, its very easy handling makes it an ideal first laptop for the youngest. And this, as well for taking distance courses as for having fun everywhere. Indeed, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 opts for a compact design (smaller than an A4 sheet), thin (only 8.3 mm) and light (544 grams). Despite these small dimensions, the Surface Go 2 is very pleasant to handle. Above all, its screen occupies a larger area than on the previous generation since it goes to 10.5 inches, against 10 inches.

In addition, this panel with a definition of 1920 x 1280 pixels is particularly bright, which allows you to have a good view of all the elements displayed on the screen, even in a well-lit auditorium. A screen whose use only slightly affects the autonomy of the machine, since it approaches ten hours during normal use, such as web browsing or standard office tasks (word processing, in spreadsheet form).

Microsoft Surface Go 2

In terms of performance, the Surface Go 2 is based on an Intel Core-m3 processor, capable of competing without worry with some laptops, yet more expensive than Microsoft’s 2-in-1 PC. Coupled with 8 GB of RAM, this configuration is more than enough to run pro software like Photoshop without any problem.

The connectors of the Microsoft Surface Go 2

Natively, the Surface Go 2 runs Windows 10 Mode S, a limited and more secure version of the operating system that makes it very easy to learn. Users can access all the apps on the Windows Store very easily, so they can quickly find their favorite software. Finally, if the need arises to download software outside of the Windows Store, a simple click in the settings allows you to return to the classic version of Windows 10.

Microsoft's Surface Go 2 tablet

Until December 13, Microsoft is implementing a series of promotions on its Surface range. The Surface Go 2 now displays a price of 699 euros, against 859 euros usually. An 18% reduction at Boulanger making it the perfect 2-in-1 PC for students on a tight budget. Especially since it is delivered in a pack with a keyboard type Cover, a JBL T500 headphones and a mouse.

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