Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 Launched

Wednesday, 03 Oct, 2018

As per a WinFuture report, Microsoft will launch the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 with some specification bumps. These variants will be equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7 SoC. Microsoft is also said to be retaining the Mini DisplayPort and Surface Connector combo for connecting to displays and charging the devices. This rumor would confirm what was seen in the leaked images of the Surface Laptop 2 from MySmartPrice last month showing no USB-C port. According to the leak, Microsoft will launch the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 at the event but there will be no major overhauls in the new models. Under the hood, Microsoft has opted for an 8th generation Intel Core processor with up to 8GB RAM.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop received similar upgrades in power and efficiency. Overall, we're glad to see the internal improvements, but some connectivity enhancements wouldn't have gone amiss.

It still features a 13.5-inch display, but a revamped touchscreen has given it the "thinnest ever LCD" display. And perhaps it won't - Microsoft may save it for the rumoured "Carmel" device that is set to drop next year.

The Surface Laptop will also be available October 16, and will start at $999. The new laptop also comes with faster 8th gen Intel processors, and Microsoft claims that it should be 85% faster than the original Surface Laptop.

The Surface Laptop 2 is noticeably revamped, in more ways than the processor. Much of Microsoft's improvements went toward the display, which is now 38 percent brighter and has 22 percent more contrast.

It also includes a brand new Surface Pen with tilt sensability, as well as the Surface Dial controller with haptic feedback.

Microsoft's event will take place on October 2 at 4PM ET (1:30am IST, October 3). It's expected to ship November 15th.

The firm describes them as their 'first premium and smart headphone experience'.

"With automatic pause and play, they will even pause the movie or video you are watching when you remove them from your ears". Also apologies for the photo quality Microsoft hasn't sent out press shots yet. A new rumor has surfaced ahead of tomorrow's event, and the news is a bit unexpected.

Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro convertible laptop at a press conference in New York City on Tuesday. The device will come with Windows 10 in S-Mode pre-installed on the device. The update comes with a range of new features including Timeline, HDR Support, and more.

Then again, ditching the Surface Connect port wouldn't let MS sell the giant adapter version of a USB-C to Surface Connect port for $80, which probably explains why the system hasn't changed. There's nothing stopping Microsoft from offering a USB-C port and a USB-A port, thereby giving users to use either standard.