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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 promise better performance and longer battery life, with a new black finish

Microsoft confirmed off two additions to its Surface {hardware} household Tuesday at an occasion in New York Metropolis, introducing the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 with Intel’s newest processors and a new matte black finish that appeared to steal the present.

The new Surface Pro 6 hybrid pc, which converts into a pill or laptop computer relying on what makes essentially the most sense, now comes with a new matte black finish for $899. The corporate additionally rolled out a new Surface Laptop 2 for $999 with the most recent technology of Intel processors and the identical matte black finish.

Microsoft redesigned the inner {hardware} of the Surface Pro 6, in line with a number of stories rising from the New York occasion. The cooling system looks like the primary enchancment, which implies Microsoft can use extra highly effective {hardware} than in earlier generations. And the new colour possibility will remind Surface veterans of the unique Surface Pro gadgets, according to the Verge.

The Surface Pro 6 is “67 p.c sooner than fifth technology Surface Pro,” stated Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay in a blog post published after the conclusion of the event. You possibly can count on 13.5 hours of battery life from the Surface Pro 6, (*2*), though your mileage, will in fact, fluctuate.

The more-traditionally designed Surface Laptop 2 has a 13.5-inch display screen and guarantees barely longer battery lifetime of 14.5 hours on a single cost. Microsoft stated that due to Intel’s eighth-generation Core processors, the Surface Laptop 2 is 85 p.c sooner than the original version.

Along with the new laptops, Microsoft additionally up to date the Surface Studio all-in-one show pc with sooner Intel processors and better graphics performance. The new Surface Studio 2 comes with 16GB of reminiscence and a 1TB exhausting drive for $3,499.

Preorders for each laptops start immediately, with delivery coming later this yr. The corporate additionally introduced that the Home windows 10 October 2018 replace is arriving immediately.

Microsoft additionally introduced a new subscription {hardware} service much like its Xbox All Entry service, which lets individuals purchase an Xbox Console and Xbox Dwell companies for a month-to-month worth. Surface All Entry will grant subscribers entry to any of the new or current Surface gadgets, plus an Workplace 365 subscription, for month-to-month costs starting from $24.99 a month to $46.63 a month for the laptops. The new Surface Studio shall be out there by way of subscription for $150.79 a month.

[Editor’s note: This post was updated as more information became available.]

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