Microsoft is looking to breathe new life into their Surface line-up this year, as evidenced by today's Surface-focused event.
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In addition to the Windows 10 October 2018 update being launched, Microsoft also refreshed the majority of its Surface lineup today. There will be no livestream of the event. A massive leak last week previewed what will become the Surface Pro 6, complete with specs and pictures. Both systems reportedly retain the same port configurations: 1x USB-A 3.0 port, microSD card reader, mini-Display Port, and the proprietary Surface Connect port for the Surface Pro, with just a USB-A port, mini-DisplayPort, and Surface Connect for the Surface Laptop. And this marks the first-ever quad-core processor in this type of laptop, Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay said at the event.
It is also claimed that storage will be provided by an SSD with 128GB on-board. The device will come with Windows 10 in S-Mode pre-installed on the device. The report claims that the entry-level price for the Surface Pro 6 will be Euro 899 (roughly Rs. 75,900). Which means the base model will cost Euro 899, which translates to Rs 76,069.
On Tuesday Microsoft also announced the Surface Laptop 2. However, the Surface Laptop 2 will be much improved over its predecessor in terms of specifications. It will start at 8GB RAM. There's no information on its price at the moment. If you have not checked out several videos on YouTube, Intel's eight-generation processors outfitted in notebooks are capable of carrying out video rendering and on a portable device like the Surface Pro 6, that is going to be a killer combination.
As mentioned earlier, Microsoft is holding an event on October 2nd in NY.
The most welcome change is perhaps in pricing, with Microsoft apparently about to lower the price of this year's Surface Pro and Laptop. "Surface devices have inspired people to draw on their screens, work anywhere, collaborate across the world on 84inch Hubs, crank the volume with dial and even float their all in one screen up and down with a zero gravity hinge". You can charge them via USB-C and while they're US -only for now they'll ship later this year, Microsoft says. 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.