Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 with 8th Gen Intel processors

Microsoft recently announced the new Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2. It features Intel’s 8th Generation processors. Microsoft is updating the Surface Laptop with 8th Gen Intel processors, more RAM with black color scheme. The second-generation model, called the Surface Laptop 2, is said to much faster which includes twice as much RAM in its base configuration.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Laptop

The matte black finish covers the entire Surface Pro 6, and you can swap out the keyboard for different colors. Microsoft’s black coloring is not the only new addition here, though. Microsoft’s Surface chief, Panos Panay, says the company has overhauled the inside of the Surface Pro 6 so it has improved cooling.

The Surface Pro 6 is more of a refreshed version, with updated internals to show for. The hybrid tablet/laptop features Intel’s 8th Gen processors and a new coat of black paint. Microsoft says the Surface Pro 6 now supports quad-core processors, Microsoft claim that the Surface Pro 6  swill be 67 percent faster than the previous model.

What’s more, the Surface Pro 6 is said to last for up to 13.5 hours of battery life. Weighing in at jus 1.7 pounds, it still features a 12.3-inch display with up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. Like previous models, the device unfortunately still won’t come with USB Type-C ports. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with an Intel Core i5 processor starts at USD 899 (around PHP 49,000). Availability in the US starts on October 16, 2018.

The Surface Laptop 2 comes updated with 8th Gen Intel processors, more RAM, and a new coat. Microsoft claims this to be 85% faster than previous models. The laptop comes with a 13.5-inch display with a 2256 x 1504 resolution with up to 8GB RAM, 14.5 hours of battery life, and up to 1TB SSD. It has a single USB 3.0 port and a mini display port (again, no USB Type-C).

The Surface Laptop starts at USD 999 (roughly PHP 54,200). It will go on sale in the US starting on October 16, 2018.

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