Pre-orders for Microsoft’s recently released laptops begin today. Starting on November 15, select multi-brand stores, authorised Surface commercial resellers, Reliance Digital, Croma, and Vijay Sales, as well as Amazon.in, will accept pre-orders for the Surface 5 and Surface 9 Pro.
Irina Ghose, Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft India, commented on the new Surface laptops, saying, “We are happy to bring the new Surface devices to India, increasing our portfolio for Windows 11.” Innovating form factors and new interaction patterns over the past ten years, Surface has changed what the market anticipates from a laptop, desktop, tablet, and mobile productivity device. Surface has questioned the convention of the PC. More importantly, Surface and Windows assisted in breaking down barriers, giving each of us the freedom to interact, create, work, learn, and play in fresh and natural ways. Today, we further our mission with Windows 11, new Surface products, apps, and experiences, she added.
Cost and availability: Surface 9 Pro, Surface 5
The starting price of the Surface Pro 9 is Rs 1,05,999. The product is available in a variety of configurations, and consumers can select between the Windows 11 and Windows 11 Pro operating systems. There are several colour possibilities for the laptop, including Sapphire, Forest, Platinum, and Graphite.
Price for the Surface Laptop 5 starts at Rs. 1,07,999. Customers have a choice of Windows 11, Windows 11 Pro, and several storage configurations.
The laptop is offered in a variety of colours, including Platinum, Matte Black, Sandstone, and Sage.
Customers who buy the Surface Pro 9 are eligible for a free Surface Pro Keyboard (black) worth Rs. 14,999, while those who buy the Surface Laptop 5 are eligible for a free Surface poppy red Arc Mouse worth Rs. 7,499 each.
The Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 will go on sale on November 29.
Specifications: Surface 5 and Surface 9 Pro
A 2-in-1 laptop with support for touch and a stylus is the Surface 9 Pro. The laptop has a 13-inch display with a 2,880 x 1920 pixel resolution. The Surface Pro 9 offers a choice of processors, including the 12th Gen Intel Core processor built on the Intel Ev platform with Thunderbolt 4 and Microsoft SQ3 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon with 5G connectivity. It also supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz.
The Surface 5 is available with displays as large as 13.5 and 15 inches. It is estimated that the gadget is over 50 per cent faster than its predecessor thanks to its use of the most recent Intel® Evo platform.
Realme C51 smartphone with 50MP camera launched, Checkout features here
The Realme C51 lacks 5G, though it comes with loads of useful features to attract a wide range of customers.
Realme C51 is priced under Rs 10,000. The smartphone features 6.7 inch IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 33W fast charging. The company is also boasting the phone’s sleek design (7.99mm), which is fairly uncommon among competitors in this range. Realme is already selling Realme C55 and Realme C53 in India under the sub Rs 15000 category.
The Realme C51 lacks 5G, though it comes with loads of useful features to attract a wide range of customers. It sports a 90Hz 6.74 inch display with a screen to body ratio 90.3 percent and upto 560 nits brightness. Additionally it comes with the mini capsule feature which was first introduced in the Realme C55. It functions similarly to Apple’s Dynamic Island notch that changes size based on notifications.
The Realme C51 draws power from an octa-core Unisoc T612 Soc and a 5000 mAh battery. It includes a 50 megapixel primary AI camera. The camera app offers features such as portrait mode, beauty mode, Bokeh effect control, Filters, Face recognition and HDR. The Realme C51 also has a 5MP selfie camera with F/1.8 aperture and 5P lens.
Realme C53 also debuted in India recently. It features a 108 megapixel camera and it costs Rs 11000. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and is priced at Rs 9,999. There is also a variant with 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage which is priced at Rs10,999. It draws power from Unisoc T612 Soc and a 5000mAh battery. On the software side, the Realme C53 runs on Realme UI T edition based on Android 13. Real me will soon refresh its Narzo series as well. It will launch Realme Narzo 60X 5G on September 6. The company may also launch some more products.
Aditya L1 mission: Countdown for ISRO’s Solar mission starts today; check launch time and key objectives
ISRO Chief S Somanath said the space agency was preparing for the launch and the countdown for Aditya L1 will begin today.
After the groundbreaking success of India’s moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, ISRO is gearing up for another mission but this time to the Sun. The India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its first space-based solar mission Aditya L1 on Friday. The launch is scheduled to take place on September 2 at 11:50 a.m. from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO Chief S Somanath said the space agency was preparing for the launch and the countdown for Aditya L1 will begin today. He said that they were just getting ready for the launch. The rocket and satellite are ready and they have completed the rehearsal for the launch.
Adiya-L1 spacecraft will provide remote observations of the solar corona and in situ observations of the solar wind at L1, the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point. The L1 point is located about 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth.
Exceptionally, this will be India’s first space mission dedicated to observations of the Sun to be launched by the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency.
The ISRO team is ready for the launch, Somnath told the reporters. He said that the rocket, as well as the satellite, are ready with the launch also completed. The Indian space agency has commenced the mission’s countdown on Friday.
Aditya L1 will be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point (L1) of the Sun-Earth system. A satellite that is placed in the halo orbit around the L1 point has the advantage of viewing the Sun continuously without any occultation/eclipses. This provides a greater advantage of observing solar activities and their effect on space weather in real time.
The location shall be a balancing point of the gravitational forces of the Sun and the Earth. The position where the two gravitational forces cancel out each other allows objects to stay at a fixed position, helping in the reduction of the use of fuel by the spacecraft.
The first Indian space mission to study the sun will carry payloads expected to provide crucial information to understand the problem of coronal heating, coronal mass ejection, pre-flare and flare activities, and their characteristics, dynamics of space weather, propagation of particle and fields, etc.
IQOOZ7 Pro smartphone launched: Checkout features here
The iQOO Z7 Pro’s base variant, offering 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, is priced at Rs 23,999.
The iQOO Z7 Pro 5G has made its debut in the Indian market, sporting an initial price tag of Rs 23,999. This new 5G smartphone is set to compete with well-known counterparts like the OnePlus Nord CE 3, among others
iQOO Z7 Pro: Price in India
The iQOO Z7 Pro’s base variant, offering 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, is priced at Rs 23,999. However, as part of the launch promotion, it will effectively retail for Rs 21,999. Similarly, the 256GB model bears a price tag of Rs 24,999, with an effective launch price of Rs 22,999. It’s important to note that these promotional prices will be available for a limited duration. The 5G phone can be purchased through Amazon and the iQOO e-store. On September 5, the iQOO Z7 Pro will become available on Flipkart in two color options: Blue Lagoon and Graphite Matte.
iQOO Z7 Pro: Specifications and Features
The iQOO Z7 Pro boasts an expansive 6.74-inch display with full HD resolution. Beneath the surface, it is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset, a robust mid-range System-on-Chip. This processor is supported by RAM options of up to 12GB and storage of up to 256GB. The device comes pre-installed with the Android 13 operating system.
The phone features a dual rear camera setup, highlighted by a 64-megapixel primary camera equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) capabilities, accompanied by an LED flash shaped like a ring. This primary sensor is complemented by a 2-megapixel auxiliary sensor. On the front, a 16-megapixel sensor resides within a single punch-hole cutout, catering to selfie needs. Regarding connectivity, the device offers compatibility with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3. The iQOO Z7 Pro, the latest addition to their 5G phone lineup, comes equipped with a robust 4,600mAh battery, with the added advantage of 66W fast charging capability.