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. While the Redmond-based tech major hasn't given any clues as to what it will announce, many believe the company will introduce two new members in the Surface family: Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2.
Microsoft is holding a launch event in NY later today to announce new products. Sadly, we can't that with Microsoft's "Surface Event", because there won't be a live stream.
We're also anticipating Microsoft opening the floodgates for Windows 10 October 2018 Update downloads at the same time, considering how the Insider Preview build is officially RTM (ready to manufacture) and October 2 is technically a "Patch Tuesday" for Microsoft, when updates to Windows 10 generally occur.
Frankly, I'm not sure if such minimal changes warrant giving the name Surface Pro 6 to. Despite the sad ports situation, there really isn't something fundamentally wrong with the current Surface Pro design, but Microsoft reportedly plans a significant update for the hybrid tablet next year. A new report says that we're looking at the usual processor update you'd expect from a new laptop generation. Users will be able to configure their notebooks just like in previous years, with RAM going up to 16GB, storage going up to 1TB of SSD, and up to Intel Core i7 chips. However, the Surface Laptop 2 will be much improved over its predecessor in terms of specifications. This version of the device will also likely come in black. A price for the Surface Laptop 2 was not leaked alongside.
Microsoft apparently plans to lower the entry price of the Surface Pro 6. Like the Surface Laptop 2, the device will be available with the consumer version of Windows 10 in S-Mode. Notably, the report claims that Microsoft has removed the integration of USB Type-C and Thunderbolt support in the new Surface lineup. The Surface Laptop 2 comes in black so long as you get a version with at least Intel Core i5 and 256GB SSD.