Surface Pro, Surface Laptop Updates Leak, Still Lack USB-C

Surface Pro, Surface Laptop Updates Leak, Still Lack USB-C

Microsoft will probably confirm all these details on Tuesday, during its Surface event. So, not choosing to refresh its flagship Surface Pro and Surface Laptop notebooks does raise a considerable number of questions. This event takes place at a time that suggests they'll bring some hardware AND software to the party, including Surface devices and Windows-based updates.

"With this update, we'll be bringing new features and enhancements to the almost 700 million devices running Windows 10 that help people make the most of their time", Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft wrote in a blog post last month. Also, there will be other variants with 16GB of RAM, paired with 512GB or 1TB of SSD storage.

If the hardware upgrades are good news, the ongoing lack of any kind of USB-C support on either system is, well, less-good news.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 Leak Tips Specifications and Price Ahead of Launch

Frankly, I'm not sure if such minimal changes warrant giving the name Surface Pro 6 to. The 2-in-1 device will run on Windows 10 and will also be equipped with Bluetooth 4.1. However, the Surface Laptop 2 will be much improved over its predecessor in terms of specifications. The report claims that the entry-level price for the Surface Pro 6 will be Euro 899 (roughly Rs. 75,900).

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

In addition to the new black colour, a recent leak revealed that the Surface Pro 6 will be an iterative update with a minor spec bump. Like the Surface Laptop 2, the device will be available with the consumer version of Windows 10 in S-Mode. It will happen on October 16th, and Microsoft says Surface is going "back to black". 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 report also notes that Microsoft will also offer slightly lower prices than before, although the black versions cost more, as they're only available for the pricier Laptop and Pro versions that have at least a Core i5 processor and at least 256GB of SSD.


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