Microsoft's refreshed Surface Pro, Laptop and Studio: New specs, pricing, availability

03 October, 2018, 01:07 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 Leak Tips Specifications and Price Ahead of Launch

Microsoft is announcing a bunch of things at its NY event today, and one of the main highlights of today's event is the new Surface Laptop.

In regards to a release, the Surface Pro 6 is available to pre-order today and will begin shipping on October 16. Both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 start at $899. Ahead of Tuesday's event, he noted Microsoft has heavily invested in productivity elements including Timeline, which lets you go back to where you left off on files and websites, and Focus Assistant, a feature that limits distractions like notifications.

Since Microsoft is not live streaming this event, we're going to bring the news to you the "old-fashioned" way: with a live blog.

Ports notwithstanding, it's fairly likely that the baseline model of the Surface Laptop 2 will house an 8th generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD storage.

The Surface Pro 6 is faster than its predecessor.

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We were one of the lucky few sites to get a chance to review the original Surface Studio, and it remains one of the best displays available on any PC, tied together with an all-in-one PC. In comparison, Surface Laptop had just 4GB of RAM. Again from The Verge, "This year's refresh appears to be nearly entirely a spec update". It has a 28-inch display and USB-C support. "It does claim that typing on this version will be quieter, though". Its successor, the Surface Studio 2, offers improved graphics performance and Microsoft says it's the fastest Surface device ever made. Older Surface Pro Type Covers will still be compatible with the new tablet. You also get a 2 terabyte solid state drive.

Microsoft's event will take place on October 2 at 4PM ET (1:30am IST, October 3).

The Surface Headphones are Microsoft's first premium and smart headphones. But what more? There's plenty of room for surprises, but don't expect the company to announce the Surface Phone just yet. "Cortana, a hands-free digital assistant, is built in to offer you proactive guidance, read you emails, or kick off your conference call".

"With automatic pause and play, they will even pause the movie or video you are watching when you remove them from your ears".

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