Monday, 15 October, 2018

Surface Pro, Surface Laptop Updates Leak, Still Lack USB-C

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 Leak Tips Specifications and Price Ahead of Launch Microsoft Surface Pro 6 details leaked in an un-boxing video
Troy Mann | 02 October, 2018, 22:08

A new marketing image spotted by Walking Cat on Twitter has confirmed that the upcoming Microsoft hardware event will unveil refreshed Surface devices, including an updated Surface Pro and Surface Laptop in black, and a new Surface Studio. The Redmond-based tech giant is expected to announce two new devices: Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. You'd still have to deal with USB-A and Mini DisplayPort connectors instead of newer USB-C ports, however. This event begins at 4PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018. The base Surface Pro 6 is expected to feature 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 CPU.

In a surprising move, Microsoft has said to Digital Trends that there won't be an official live stream of the October 2 (October 3 in Australia) event.

Microsoft is widely expected to launch the Surface Pro 6. However, popular tipster Ronald Quandt has in a tweet predicted that the Surface Pro 6 will carry the same price as the Surface Pro, which was launched previous year.

If the hardware upgrades are good news, the ongoing lack of any kind of USB-C support on either system is, well, less-good news.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 Leak Tips Specifications and Price Ahead of Launch

Surface Laptop 2 will retain the form factor of the predecessor but will improve in terms of specifications. We've seen Microsoft release a growing number of Surface accessories over the years, and we hope that Microsoft can still surprise us today.

Microsoft apparently plans to lower the entry price of the Surface Pro 6. The new devices should pack Intel's 8th generation processors, but we'll find out more later today.

That's all for the existing family of Surface devices, but a brand new addition to the family isn't completely off the cards. Among all the Surface devices, only the Surface Book 2 comes with a USB Type-C port built in. The original Surface Laptop shipped with an Alcantara keyboard, but it seems that not everyone is a fan of the material, and there are still some questions about its long-term durability.

Microsoft originally launched the Surface RT and Surface in a black coloured variant, but eventually switched to silver.

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