Microsoft announces new products within the Surface line, the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2 first. That are particularly faster and more energy efficient than their predecessors, the exterior is little changed.
Both the Surface Pro 6 if the Surface is Laptop 2 are equipped with Intel processors from the eighth generation, which means that Surface devices for the first time of quadcore-cpu’s come with. According to Microsoft, that in a performance gains of just 70 percent. The company claims a battery life of 13.5 hours for the Pro 6, and 14.5 hours for the Laptop 2.
The main difference between both devices is that the Pro 6 a hybrid tablet, while the Laptop 2 as the name already says, is purely a notebook. Still choose Microsoft not for a usb-c connector. In fact, it remains only a single usb-a port. So you’re still fast depending on adapters, which Microsoft own a number of sell – against a fike price.
Prices start from 899 dollars for the Surface Pro 6 and from 999 dollars for the Surface Laptop-2. European values are not yet known.
Headphones, and the Surface Studio 2
The Surface Headphones are also new, over-ear headphones with noise cancellation. On both earcups sit draaikoppen, for controlling the volume and for the adjustment of the noise canceling. The battery life is estimated at about 15 hours, charging is done here on the basis of usb-c. Also, there is support for the spraakassistente Cortana.
Finally, there is the Surface Studio 2, as the successor of the expensive Surface Studio last year. This time a 28-inch display with 3:2 aspect ratio and a high resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels. Thanks to an improved processor and more powerful video card, this is 35 percent faster and 50 percent better in graphics calculations than its predecessor.
A price is not mentioned, but the previous version will cost a minimum of 3.999 euro. For all new Surface products only from 2019 onwards in the Netherlands.