Microsoft unveiled some interesting piece of arts in terms of hardware – the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, both with a matte black color option, as well as the Studio 2 and the all-new Surface Headphones. Let’s check them out.
Surface Pro 6
The Surface Pro 6 is powered by the Intel’s latest 8th-generation processors, and it also features improved internal cooling. That means users can get it with quad-core processors, and Microsoft claims it will be 67% faster than its predecessor.
Key Surface Pro 6 Specifications
- Display Size: 12.3-inch
- Weight: 1.7 pounds
- RAM: 16 GB
- SSD: 1 TB
- USB-C: No (Same as previous generation Surface Pro)
Surface Pro 6 Price Availability
The Surface Pro 6 will start at $899 with a Core i5, and it will be released on October 16, with pre-orders starts on October 2, 2018.
Surface Laptop 2
The Surface Laptop 2 is going to be a amazing 85% faster than the original, once again all thanks to Intel’s 8th-gen CPUs. It also features the thinnest ever LCD on a laptop.
The hardware looks identical to the first Surface Laptop, so you don’t get even one USB-C port here either. The screen is still 13.5″, but now has 1500:1 contrast ratio, and Microsoft says it has 14.5 hours of battery life. Typing on the Surface Laptop 2 should be quieter than on its predecessor.
Surface Laptop 2 Price and Availability
The new model will be available on October 16, starting at $999. Pre-orders started yesterday.
Surface Studio 2
The Surface Studio 2 appears very much like its predecessor (which seems to be the theme of the event), but is the fastest Surface ever. It packs a 38% brighter screen (over 500 nits brighter than before) and 22% has more contrast. The display supports the DCI-P3 color space.
The Studio 2 comes with Nvidia’s next-gen Pascal graphics (not an RTX GPU) and a 2TB SSD. No more hybrid disk drive.
Surface Studio 2 Price and Availability
The starting price will be a hefty $3,499. Pre-orders started yesterday as well.
Microsoft has started a new hardware lineup with the introduction of the Surface Headphones. They are Bluetooth cans with adjustable noise cancellation (13 levels) and Cortana built-in.
They have 40mm drivers, 4 beam forming mics, and 4 active noise cancelling mics.
Surface Headphones Price and Availability
They will cost $350 when they go on sale later this year.