Microsoft announce FOUR new Surface products
Last night, Microsoft announced the most new Surface products it ever has at one event. Product Lead Panos Panay was excited to be showing off such a selection of new products but, taking a step back, a lot of these these products are physcially similar to the previous models with most of the upgrades/updates happening under the hood. Below is a breakdown of what was announced at the event.
New Surface Pro 6
The new Surface Pro 6 is said 67 percent faster than its predecessor and there’s also a 267ppi display with a stated 13.5 hours of battery life. The new model, like a lot of the other new products announced on the night, will be available in new Black colour offering and the new 2-in-1 laptop now also includes a 8.0 MP auto-focus camera.
The new Surface Pro 6 will start at €919 with optional upgrades to Business configurations available.
Surface Laptop 2
The new Surface Laptop 2 boasts 8GB of ram at its entry-level €1,169 price point – up from last year’s 4GB. There’s also a 13.5-inch display with a 2256 x 1504 resolution, an entry-level 128GB SSD, and USB 3.0 and Mini DisplayPort. The new device is said to be 85 percent faster than the first-gen, courtesy of the 8th-gen Quad Core Intel processor. You may remember that the original Surface Laptop was the one with the ‘fabric’ -style keyboard, well, it’s now available in black as well.
The new Surface Laptop 2 is available for pre-order today and will start at the aforementioned €1,169.
Surface Studio 2
The brand new Surface Studio 2 is quite the looker. It features the latest next-generation Pascal graphics from NVIDIA, as well as a 2TB SSD. Microsoft also states that the display is 38 parent brighter this time around. Thankfully, the new Studio also offers USB Type C support, something that’s sadly missing from the new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. The new device also includes the latest Surface Pen with tilt sensibility and 4096 levels of pressure.
Pricing is still TBC but we don’t expect this new Studio to be cheap.
This was definitely the strangest announcement from the event and one that, surprisingly, didn’t leak in the days and weeks leading up to their announcement. The new Surface Headphones are over the ear wireless headphones with Cortana built in as well as AirPods-like auto-play and pause that triggers when you take the headphones off or put them on.
Pricing and availability still has to be confirmed for these new headphones but we’d imagine they’d be in and around the €350-€400 price point.
Other announcements to Office 365 and Windows 10 were made and you can read more about them here.