Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 6


It comes in black and platinum and starts at $899.

The Surface Laptop 2 (starting at $999) comes with faster and quieter typing and up to 14.5 hours of battery life, according to Microsoft.

In a surprising move, Microsoft has said to Digital Trends that there won't be an official live stream of the October 2 (October 3 in Australia) event. In regards to the Surface Pro 6, the barebone basic model will reportedly come with just 4GB RAM, and an Intel Core m3 CPU.

Microsoft's hosting its annual hardware event later today in NY, and that means we are expected to see the new Surface range and maybe a bunch of other things too.

The design on both devices is said to be the same as previous year other than black editions being made available at the higher end, as leaked before. Microsoft says that the Surface Pro 6 is powered by Intel's latest 8th generation processor and it comes with up to 8GB of RAM.

But Tuesday is all about Microsoft (MSFT), which unveiled a slew of devices ahead of the holiday shopping season. According to Microsoft's Product lead Panos Panay the new Surface Pro is 67 percent faster than its predecessor, and has "all day" 13.5 hour battery life. The focus, however, is going to be on the two devices - Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6.

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There's also a new second-generation Surface Laptop. 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.

The firm describes them as their 'first premium and smart headphone experience'.

With Microsoft all set to host their annual launch event in New York City tomorrow, a new leak surfaced online. The original version suffered from a couple of issued though, including being launched right at the tail end of NVIDIA's Maxwell generation of GPUs, meaning as soon as it was available, it was also pretty much out of date.

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

Then again, ditching the Surface Connect port wouldn't let MS sell the giant adapter version of a USB-C to Surface Connect port for $80, which probably explains why the system hasn't changed.