At a small press event in New York yesterday, Microsoft unveiled its latest generation of Surface products: the Surface Studio 2, Surface Laptop 2, and the Surface Pro 6. The trio of devices offer upgrades over the previous models, with Microsoft boasting that the Surface Pro 6 is its “most powerful Surface Pro yet.” Similarly, the company claims the new Surface Studio 2 is the “most powerful” Surface device it offers.
The new Surface Pro 6 features the 8th-generation Intel Quad Core processor, boasting 67% faster speeds than the 5th-gen Surface Pro 2017 model. According to Microsoft, it worked to strike a balance between portability and performance, the end result being all-day battery life (up to 13.5 hours) combined with a high level of versatility.
The Surface Pro 6 features a 12.3-inch PixelSense touch display with a 2736 x 1824 267ppi resolution, SSD storage options ranging from 128GB to 1TB, Intel UHD Graphics 620, and 8GB/16GB RAM options. The model starts at $899 USD with an October 16 availability date for US customers.
The Surface Laptop 2 likewise offers the newest 8th-generation Intel Quad Core processor, that giving it a speed boost of 85% versus the original model. The Surface Laptop 2 features a 13.5-inch PixelSense touch display with a 2256 x 1504 201ppi resolution, as well as up to 14.5 hours of battery life. This model features the same RAM, storage, and graphics options as the Surface Pro 6.
The Surface Laptop 2 starts at $999 USD with an October 16 shipment date in the US.
Finally, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio 2, its “most powerful Surface ever.” This model sports next-gen Pascal graphics and a 50% GPU speed increase over the previous model. The 28-inch PixelSense touch display on the latest Studio model is 38% brighter than the original, bringing 22% greater contrast and a 4500 x 3000 192ppi resolution.
The Studio 2 offers Vivid, sRGB, and DCI-P3 color settings, support for up to two 4K Ultra HD 30Hz or one 4K UHD 60Hz external displays, and two NVIDIA graphics options: the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and the GeForce GTX 1070 8GB. Other features include the 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor, support for Windows Hello authentication, and Xbox Wireless built-in.
The Surface Studio 2 starts at $3,499 USD with a November 15 shipment start date in the US.
According to Microsoft, preorders are available now in “select” markets; the products are expected to launch in other regions some time next year.