Microsoft is expected to launch new variants in its Surface Pro and Surface Laptop lineup of devices tomorrow. The company has a launch event scheduled for October 2 at New York where the new Surface Pro lineup of devices is likely to debut. Now just ahead of the launch, a report has surfaced online that tips the specifications of the new lineup of devices. The report states that Microsoft will launch the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 at the event and both the devices will not feature any major overhauls. Also, none of the devices will sport a USB Type-C port.
Microsoft is likely to announce the successor to the Surface Pro (2017) that was launched last year. It may also announce the successor to Surface Laptop that was launched in May 2017. As per a report by WinFuture, the company will launch these devices with minor changes in specifications. The report states that the new devices will not feature a complete overhaul. Microsoft has reportedly changed or upgraded the processors only, while the other features remain unchanged. In addition, a new Black color variant of both the devices could be unveiled at the event.
Talking about the hardware elements of the Surface Laptop 2, it will be powered by Intel Core i5-8250U processor, clocked at 3.6GHz and 8GB of RAM. It will feature 128GB of secondary storage space via an SSD. Interestingly, there will be no 4GB RAM variant of the Surface Laptop 2 this time.
The Surface Pro 6, on the other hand, will be launched in multiple variants. The base variant will feature 4GB of RAM and will be powered by an Intel Core m3-7y30 processor. The other variants will include 16GB of RAM with 512GB or 1TB of secondary storage space. These variants will be powered by Intel Core i7 processors. Both the devices will run on consumer versions of Windows 10 and the users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Home version without incurring any charges.
Coming to the price, the report states that Microsoft has lowered the prices of both these models. It states that the base variant of the Surface Pro 6 may carry a price tag of EUR 899 while the pricing details of the Surface Laptop 2 is still unknown.