Microsoft Surface Updates

Makayla Mota

Did you know that the Microsoft Surface is the first PC designed and distributed solely by Microsoft? The Surface was first announced at an event on June 18, 2012, and was the first major initiative by Microsoft to integrate its Windows operating system within its own hardware. The following years have brought continuous updates and new iterations of the Surface from the Pro to the Laptop and Hub to the Go—Surface is an ever-evolving device made to fit different types of users.

I remember receiving my Microsoft Surface 2 for work in 2015, and it was love at first sight. The sleek shiny screen and the red (!) detachable keyboard felt revolutionary for a work device. It was lightweight and perfect for my role as a Learning Consultant that often relied on New York City public transit to get to schools for Microsoft Education training sessions. Fast-forward several years and I have had Surface Pro 3s, a 4, and my current personal device is a Surface Pro 7. I am a tried-and-true loyal Surface fan at this point, so I jumped at the chance to sit down and talk with my colleague, Nico Adornetto, Partner Development Specialist, about the Surface team at Connection, Surface updates, customer offers, and upcoming partnerships.

As one of the largest partners represented at Connection, Microsoft Surface strives to bring the best hybrid solutions to light for technology customers across all segments. The Surface team at Connection is available to answer any general questions about devices, accessories, or warranty information. For all sales inquiries, deal registration, or quote development, individuals should reach out to our Business Development Specialist.

Surface Updates:

Let’s start with what everyone wants to hear! The updated Surfaces devices are slick, fast, and uniquely beautiful.

Surface Pro 9 is the ultimate device that provides tablet flexibility with laptop performance. Surface Pro 9 also has an extended battery life, high-speed 5G connectivity, an edge-to-edge 13-inch touchscreen, and built-in kickstand. With high quality audio and video capabilities, the Surface Pro 9 is ideal for hybrid workers, remote workers, and people on the go.

Surface Laptop 5 is a sleek and beautiful device with an extended battery life and a vibrant touchscreen powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processors providing a remarkable laptop experience. With its lightning-fast Thunderbolt port—which connects to a 4K monitor, charges your laptop, and has the capacity for large data transfers—the Surface Laptop 5 is an ideal fit for a modern workplace.

Savings Opportunities:

Step 1: Fall in love with Surface devices by exploring the features, functionality, and accessibility options that differentiate these devices from its competitors.

Step 2: Find an opportunity to save money on Surface devices for your organization by connecting with our experts to understand your business needs.

Surface Signature Savings: Eligible customers can purchase select devices at up to 20% off—with no minimum or maximum purchase quantity. By investing in modern Microsoft devices, you’ve help ensure improved security and productivity for your employees. This offer is valid until June 30, 2023.

Surface + Savings: A limited time offer for qualified commercial customers to receive a rebate of up to $50 on select devices—or $120 on Hub—purchases when you bundle them with Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, and Windows 365 products. This offer is good through June 30, 2023.

Surface Starter Kit: Eligible customers can purchase up to 50 devices at 20% off! Save on Surface Laptop 5, Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop Go 2, and Surface Go 3 while empowering your employees and IT to become more agile, connected, productive, and secure. This offer is valid until June 30, 2023.

Upcoming Partnerships within Connection:

How is Connection working with other partners to create access for the remote and hybrid workforce?

Surface and Canon Partnership: Enables the ability to print canvases or posters on the go, providing print and scan solutions that hybrid workers can use no matter where they are. This partnership highlights extraordinary use cases for Connection’s print capabilities.

Surface and Logitech Partnership: Offers accessories and video capabilities that enhance the mobile experience through Microsoft Teams to provide extremely reliable video quality that remote and hybrid workers know they can rely on.

For more information about Surface opportunities, upcoming partnerships, or savings opportunities, please reach out to your Account Team. For more information on the Surface team, please check out the vlog on Connection’s YouTube channel.  


Makayla Mota is a Partner Marketing Specialist at Connection with a background in educational technology training on Microsoft solutions in the classroom. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, antiquing, hiking, and watching movies.