What to expect from today’s Surface event

02 October, 2018, 22:09 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
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The company is expected to introduce a new Surface Pro device, updated Surface Laptop, and a new Surface Studio at an event in New York City. Leaks have hinted at what the event would bring, including some leaked images of the Microsoft Surface 2 Laptop in several colors. Do you like this new black color of Surface family? This event begins at 4PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018.

If past reports are accurate, the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro would step up to quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core chips, with more RAM in most configurations. The odd part is that the Surface Book 2 and Surface Go devices both have USB-C ports and not offering them on the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop would be a unusual omission. The company may also bring the successor to the Surface Laptop that debuted in May past year and was launched in India last month. We aren't expecting any major upgrades for the Surface devices, but there's one major new change.

In terms of pricing, Microsoft has reportedly lowered the prices of the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. While we had hoped that the new OS will top the charts this Fall, it now appears an additional few months might be required for that to happen. The base Surface Laptop 2 is expected to pack 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor, and 128GB of storage. Having been criticized roundly in 2017 for offering a minor update to the Surface Pro 4 with the Surface Pro (2017), Microsoft is more-or-less doing exactly the same thing again, at least as far as the physical chassis and design are concerned.

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It is likely that the Surface Laptop 2 will also look identical to the Surface Laptop, which was announced past year.

The lack of ports is something you're either willing to live with or not, but the ongoing lack of USB-C support is just laziness at this point. Microsoft previously said this Summer that the LTE variant would be available later this year, and the Redmond giant might want to take advantage on the upcoming holiday season to sell more units of its most affordable Surface model. In the video, we can see the yet-to-be-launched Surface Pro 6 in all its full glory.

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