Microsoft introduced new products in the Philippines recently namely Surface Pro 7+ for Business, Surface Laptop Go for Business and Surface Go 2
for Business for commercial and education customers to
support business productivity and continuity in remote and hybrid working
environments. Surface Laptop Go and Surface Go 2 will start shipping today and
Surface Pro 7+ for Business will start shipping from 8th February
2021 via Surface Commercial Authorized Resellers Nexus Technologies Inc., Accent Micro Technologies Inc., Advance
Solutions Inc., and ePLDT Inc.
“Surface is more than a device — it is a strategic
enabler for businesses. We
are committed to designing technology that fosters productivity, creativity,
and connection to empower people to be successful. We have spoken at
length with many of our customers in the last year, listening to their journeys
into remote everything. These discussions combined with extensive
commissioned research and the work done by our Applied Sciences
group, have helped us understand their rapidly evolving needs,” said Andres
Ortola, Microsoft Philippines Country General Manager. “This was a critical
part of our development process for Surface – ensuring commercial customer
voices are not only heard but brought directly into our product development.”
Microsoft found four
key learnings during customer conversations and from research:
The future of working and learning is hybrid
and requires more flexibility: Views on remote work have changed, 82% of managers say
they will have more flexible work from home policies post pandemic, and 71% of
employees want to continue work from home at least part time. People are
sharing spaces throughout their home and are moving locations more throughout
their days to stay productive and accommodate others.
is critical to uninterrupted business operations: With multiple
people in a household now connecting from home, it is putting a strain on
bandwidth - where people are using their cell phones more often as hot spots
for online meetings due to poor internet connectivity.
Camera to camera is the new
face to face:
Microsoft has learnt through research that people are feeling more
empathetic to one another now, and through the lens of a video call they have a
better view of life at home and even feel more valued and included as a remote
contributor in meetings with everyone being in the same virtual room.
to end security from chip to cloud is more critical than ever before: Organizations need their data
and workflows to be secure to enable remote and hybrid work. Devices need end
to end security features to enable the productivity needed to maintain business
Pro 7+ for Business
Surface Pro is by far the most widely adopted Surface
device across enterprise and education customers and Microsoft continues to be
inspired by its customers and their use of Surface.
Surface Pro 7+ also comes with the latest 11th
Gen Intel Core Processors, 2.1 times faster performance, and longer battery
life of up to 15 hours. The device offers the versatility people need to work
wherever, whenever they want. In addition, with both USB-A and USB-C ports,
Surface Pro 7+ offers the adaptability to dock into external displays and
leverage the needed peripherals for a full workstation set up. Microsoft has
also integrated front and rear facing cameras into Pro 7+ with 1080p full HD
video along with Dolby Atmos speakers and dual far-field Studio Mics so people
can be seen and heard.
Surface Pro 7+ will
come with a lightweight, sustainable commercial packaging that is 23% lighter
than the previous generation and made from 99% natural fiber-based material, of
which 64% is post-consumer recycled content. These updates are also reflective
of Microsoft’s continued commitment to sustainability.
The Surface Pro 7+ for Business is priced at PHP 72,490.00.00.
Security, Deployment, and Manageability by design with
Surface Pro 7+
For the first time,
Surface Pro 7+ will ship with Windows Enhanced Hardware Security features
enabled out of the box. The devices can be managed and updated through the
cloud from the first moment the device is turned on and throughout the device
lifecycle without IT having to physically touch the device. Customers can have
peace of mind in knowing they get great security without compromising employee
or student experiences. Microsoft has accomplished this through tight
integration between the UEFI (modern BIOS), firmware, and the Windows operating
system stack and have shared their implementation of the Microsoft UEFI as open
source on GitHub as Project Mu.
Surface will also
use the latest Microsoft deployment capabilities like Windows Autopilot to
enable devices to ship directly from the factory to people’s homes and be ready
to go with security policies, applications, and settings applied. Windows
Autopilot gets people online, connected, and productive as quickly as possible,
and eliminates time consuming re-imaging and manual device set up for IT
recognizes the importance for customers to be in control of their data. Surface
will also feature a removable SSD for data retention, to support the security
and privacy needs of commercial and education organizations. This
feature, combined with Microsoft BitLocker protection, makes it easy for
customers to retain sensitive data if something happens to their device.
Laptop Go for Business
Laptop Go has a beautiful 12.4” PixelSense touchscreen display, large
precision trackpad and a full-size keyboard with 1.3mm key travel for an
accurate and comfortable typing experience. The sleek, streamlined design comes
in three durable and lightweight metal finishes in Platinum.
Laptop Go is powered by Intel’s 10th generation i5 Quad-Core processor with 8GB
RAM and 128GB storage and is
optimized for performance and battery life.
For a quick and secure sign-in, the Surface Laptop Go 10th Gen
Intel® Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD has a
Fingerprint Power Button with One Touch sign-in through Windows Hello. One
Touch sign-in also provides fast, secured access to OneDrive for Business Vault
files and more, so users can jump in quickly and be productive.
Laptop Go feels snappy and fast taking full advantage of cloud connected
experiences like Microsoft 365 and online storage. With up to 13 hours of
plus Fast Charging, it will keep up with enterprise and education
organisations’ users all day.
learning or working, people are using their camera,
speakers, and mics more now than ever before. Surface Laptop Go has a built-in
720p HD camera and Studio Mics, enabling classmates and colleagues to see and
hear each other clearly. Omnisonic Speakers and Dolby® Audio surround users
with amazing sound – whether on a video call, watching a movie, listening to
music and more. To help users connect, there are both USB A and USB C ports, an
audio jack, and the Surface connector.
Surface Laptop Go for Business is priced at PHP 44,990.00.00.
Go 2 for Business
Surface Go 2 has a thin,
lightweight design with a 10.5-inch PixelSense display, improved battery life
and a model with up to 64% faster performance than the original with 8th Generation
Intel® Core™ M options for the first time. It has added Studio Mics, dual
microphone solution, to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Microsoft
Teams meetings or video chats, and a 5MP front-facing camera delivers sharp
video even in low light. Additionally, the new Camera app for the rear-facing
camera makes it easy to scan documents and whiteboards – whether users are sharing
notes from a meeting or turning in homework. Paired with Surface Pen, Surface
Go 2 allows distance learners and remote workers to stay digital, while
unlocking the power of natural ink for things like drawing diagrams, marking up
documents or working through math equations. The Surface Go can be paired with
a Platinum Type Cover.
Surface Go 2 for
Business is priced at PHP 38,990.00.00.
for Business Accessories
Complete the experience
on Surface Pro 7+ for Business with the new and improved Signature Type Cover
(Black color), Arc Mouse (Platinum color) and Pen (Black color) that complement
for enterprise customers. For Surface Go 2 for Business, pair with the Type
Cover (Platinum color). The Surface Dock 2 transforms the Surface device into a
desktop PC with a 199W power supply to charge Surface devices, plus USB-C®
ports that support dual 4K monitors at 60Hz.
Surface for Business
Surface for Business
devices provides specific experiences and features built especially for
commercial customers including enterprise-grade security, and leading modern
management with Autopilot, Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM) and
Microsoft Intune. Windows 10 Pro comes standard on Surface for Business
devices, offering additional built-in security and management features that
lets our customers focus on running their business. In addition to the standard
hardware warranty, Surface for Business customers get free Advanced Exchange
- a warranty service with expedited device replacement, at no additional cost.
The latest Surface
for Business devices will be available in the following configurations in the
Suggested Retail Price (in PHP)
Pro 7+ for Business 11th Gen Intel® Core i5, 8GB
RAM, 256GB SSD (Available in Platinum)
Surface Laptop Go 10th
Gen Intel® Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
(Available in Platinum)
Surface Go 2 8th Gen
Intel® Core m3 Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
(Available in Platinum)
Surface Type Cover for Surface Go (Available in Platinum)
Surface Arc Mouse (Available in Platinum)
Surface Pen (Available in Black)
Surface Dock 2
Laptop Go display has rounded corners within a standard rectangle. When
measured as a standard rectangular shape the screen is 12.45” diagonally
(actual viewable area is less).
software and updates use significant storage space. Available storage is
subject to change based on system software updates and app usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. See
Surface.com/Storage for more details.
 Up to 13
hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted
by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction
Surface Laptop Go Intel® Core™ i5, 128GB, 8 GB RAM Microsoft Surface® Edition
devices. Testing consisted of full battery. discharge with a mixture of active
use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web
browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a
productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and
(3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All
settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with
Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery
life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.