Microsoft Introduces Refreshed Surface Lineup, With Black Editions

Microsoft Introduces Refreshed Surface Lineup, With Black Editions

Microsoft Introduces Refreshed Surface Lineup, With Black Editions

The base Surface Pro 6 is expected to feature 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 CPU.

With apologies to those of you who don't appreciate puns, a lot of Microsoft product news surfaced this afternoon, so without further ado let's dive right in and take a look at the product announcements. A massive leak last week previewed what will become the Surface Pro 6, complete with specs and pictures. The Surface Pro 6 also comes with a new thermal system designed for the new quad-core Intel processors that also deliver 50% faster graphic performance. Microsoft is expected to unveil the next-generation Surface devices with design changes and improved hardware in 2019. It's 67 times more powerful than last year's model, Panay said. Engadget says buyers will be able to choose black, blue, red, or "platinum grey" color schemes for their new Pro. The device still comes with a standard USB 3.1 Type A port and not the modern USB Type-C connector. However, for professionals who need to stay on the move, it's far from a bad bargain. Both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 start at $899. They're expected to ship out on October 16th and pre-orders start today.

Microsoft is expected to unveil its next Surface Pro tablet and Surface Laptop tomorrow, 2 October, during a dedicated hardware announcement event in NY.

But Tuesday is all about Microsoft (MSFT), which unveiled a slew of devices ahead of the holiday shopping season. Hopefully, however, this is all prelude to some price cuts that bring the Surface Laptop down to a price worth paying for. The display, powered by 13.5 million pixels, is nearly 40 percent brighter, however, with more contrast.

Microsoft Introduces Refreshed Surface Lineup, With Black Editions
Microsoft Introduces Refreshed Surface Lineup, With Black Editions

In all, Microsoft showed off four new Surface products.

It will also come with up to 2 TB of SSD storage, and supports "next-gen" Pascal graphics.

As mentioned earlier, Microsoft is holding an event on October 2nd in NY. Microsoft also says it's easy to toggle between laptop, studio and tablet mode.

But it also announced some revamped features slated to roll out in the Windows 10 October Update. There's nothing stopping Microsoft from offering a USB-C port and a USB-A port, thereby giving users to use either standard.

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