Microsoft to sell Surface Book with Performance Base in 13 more countries, Surface Studio coming to more markets, too

Kip Kniskern

Microsoft Surface Studio

In conjunction with this morning’s announcement on the upcoming rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft also announced that two breakthrough Surface devices, the Surface Book with Performance Base, and the Surface Studio, will be expanding into new markets.

The Surface Book, which debuted in 2015, was upgraded with a new “Performance Base” back last fall, and now it’s coming to these new markets: Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The latest models will be available for pre-order starting today, and well be available for purchase on April 20th.

In addition, the beautiful Surface Studio, also announced last fall, will be coming to Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, with the same pre-order and purchase dates, ready for pre-order today, and going on sale April 20th.

One other note: the Surface Hub, the large “whiteboard-like” collaboration tools, will be receiving an update to “the Creators Update for Surface Hub”:

The update delivers some of the top requested features to make Surface Hub an even more powerful collaboration device. The updates include an improved new start screen that allows you to sign on with your credentials and access your Office 365 apps and OneDrive materials as well as new manageability tools to simplify large-scale deployments. Apps like Skype for Business are being improved to help you connect better and the Whiteboard app will now easily enable real-time collaboration between Surface Hubs. Expect a more detailed update on the great Surface Hub improvements coming in Creators Update before April 11th.

So if you’re excited for the Creators Update, you can now celebrate by picking up a brand new Surface Book with Performance Base, or even a Surface Studio!