According to this rumor, Microsoft isn't updating the Surface Laptop 2 and the Surface Pro 6 with USB-C (or Thunderbolt) ports. In a surprising twist, neither the Surface Pro 6 nor Surface Studio 2 seem to utilize USB Type-C, which is already on the Surface Book 2 and Surface Go. Leaks have hinted at what the event would bring, including some leaked images of the Microsoft Surface 2 Laptop in several colors.
As mentioned above, the Surface Pro 6 is armed with a quad-core chip, and we're guessing that the 2-in-1 features a Core i5 processor for the base version. Microsoft is claiming up to 14.5 hours of battery life on the new laptop, as well as 85% more performance, but the 85% gain is only because it sat with dual-core Kaby Lake for so long. The Pro 6 will house an 8th-gen Intel processor, "all-day" 13.5-hour battery life, an improved screen, and "up to" 16GB of RAM, all for a starting price of $899. The machine will remain under-provisioned in terms of SSD storage, however, with just 128GB.
The Surface Pro 6 will start at $899 - and ship October 16. Surface Headphones make it easy to block out the world to get more done with adjustable noise cancellation, so you can focus on your task or just relax with your favorite music.
Microsoft would only hint that the Surface Studio 2 is coming soon along with the new Surface Headphones.
The Surface Pro 6 reportedly retains the Core M option, but swaps in 8th generation cores up the stack as well. Now, Microsoft is prepping up for a big event later today in NY where it will unveil new devices.
The new Surface Pro bears a striking resemblance to previous Surface Pro models. It is safe to say the devices have come a long way in 6 years.