Or rather, details regarding the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2. Microsoft is expected to take the wraps off these new devices at its event tomorrow, and some new details are now doing the rounds.
The October 2 event is traditionally when Redmond unveils new hardware to close out the year.
And this time around, the company seems to be taking a subtle approach when it comes to design and hardware specifications of Surface hardware. We have already heard talk about these new devices coming in black, which a prominent Microsoft leaker also confirms to be the case.
To add to that, another reliable source claims that most of the upgrades in both these new models will be under the hood.
In terms of looks, the new generations will be identical with their predecessors.
Don’t expect anything fancy, or out of the ordinary, so to say.
What’s interesting is the fact that despite rumors USB-C won’t be making its way to these new models.
Perplexingly, Microsoft is still not ready to embrace this connector — even as the rest of the industry is now comfortable with this new technology.
Anyway, the above source claims that Microsoft will upgrade the base model of the Surface Laptop, with the device being powered by an Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core chip that runs at 1.6GHz based clock but ups proceedings to 3.6GHz when need.
It will be paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage, with the 4GB RAM version out of the picture.
On the Surface Pro 6 side of things, we have signs that it will be sold with an Intel Core m3 processor that will run in tandem with 4GB of RAM. Obviously, an Intel Core i7 chip option will also be available for buyers.
What’s even more interesting is that Microsoft plans to preinstall Windows 10 in S Mode on the new devices, all the while offering an upgrade path to Windows 10 Home, not Pro.
At least, the pricing will remain the same as the current generation, but buyers will get better value for money when upgrading to these new machines.
We’ll have more, as things go official.