What to expect from today’s Surface event

What to expect from today’s Surface event

Externally, the only difference, according to WinFuture, is the addition of a new black model to the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 - which I suppose means we're back to model numbers? A render of this new Surface family in black got leaked today ahead of its announcement, check it out above. It wasn't until a year ago that Microsoft launched different colored devices again with the Surface Laptop, but black wasn't among the options offered.

Also read: Microsoft schedules event for October 2 in New York: New Surface Pro incoming?

Surface Pro series has been a benchmark for the high-end mobile PCs. So, not choosing to refresh its flagship Surface Pro and Surface Laptop notebooks does raise a considerable number of questions. Unfortunately, the device won't get USB Type-C ports will supposedly incorporate a mini-Display port, the Surface Connector, and the normal USB-A port.

Surface Laptop 2 will retain the form factor of the predecessor but will improve in terms of specifications. We aren't expecting any major upgrades for the Surface devices, but there's one major new change.

It's a bit of an odd move by Microsoft, especially since the company initially embraced the port on its Surface Book 2 and Surface Go devices. And the top-end models will feature 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 processors.

Surface Laptop is expected to come with a processor at least as powerful as Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core SoC (1.6 GHz base clock, 3.6 GHz maximum). Earlier this year, ZDNet reporter Mary Jo Foley shared that Microsoft could be working on a Surface-branded headset, and Windows Central also heard something about a smart speaker.

We've not seen any significant leaks of the Surface Studio 2 just yet, but the time is right for an update. Microsoft previously said this Summer that the LTE variant would be available later this year, and the Redmond giant might want to take advantage on the upcoming holiday season to sell more units of its most affordable Surface model. It doesn't look like the Surface Studio is black in the marketing image, however.

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