Surface Studio 2 goes up for preorder starting at $3,499

Oct 03, 2018, 02:13
Surface Studio 2 goes up for preorder starting at $3,499

Kicking things off with arguably the most important detail, the newest Surface Pro model can support processors with up to four cores.

One such device is a 2018 refresh of Microsoft's Surface Pro laptop-notebook hybrid device, dubbed the Surface Pro 6. The base Surface Laptop 2 is expected to pack 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor, and 128GB of storage.

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In mere hours, Microsoft is expected to pull the curtain back on a number of refreshed Surface devices. These days, it's a true laptop alternative, and as you'd expect, the Surface Pro 6 is the most powerful version yet. Both systems reportedly retain the same port configurations: 1x USB-A 3.0 port, microSD card reader, mini-Display Port, and the proprietary Surface Connect port for the Surface Pro, with just a USB-A port, mini-DisplayPort, and Surface Connect for the Surface Laptop. However, for professionals who need to stay on the move, it's far from a bad bargain. A Microsoft event listing scheduled for October 16 in Auckland, New Zealand, first spotted by WalkingCat and published on Windows Central, revealed that black will be making a comeback to the Surface lineup. Pre-orders for the device do not seem to be available as of writing.

Microsoft has not detailed the exact battery capacity present inside the Surface Pro 6, but the company does state that the machine will be able to give you 13.5 hours of endurance.

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But Tuesday is all about Microsoft (MSFT), which unveiled a slew of devices ahead of the holiday shopping season. At the event, a black Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 are expected. The Surface Studio 2 also features Nvidia Pascal graphics, improved display and it's the fastest Surface device. Much of Microsoft's improvements went toward the display, which is now 38 percent brighter and has 22 percent more contrast. This 2-in-1 format is aimed at people like doctors, pilots and students who need tablets for note-taking or reading, but a laptop for full functionality.

Microsoft's Panos Panay at the company's Surface Event. In case I wasn't already aware, Microsoft has a world class industrial design facility and a bunch of labs to test products as it builds and refines them.

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Microsoft didn't indicate whether or not it will ever make it available for iOS users.

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