Yesterday at Microsoft’s Surface event as well as announcing the release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft also announced the latest updates to its Surface range of devices. Having been a fan of the Surface line going back to the original Surface RT I was interested to see what they would announce.
Surface Pro 6
Replacing the Surface Pro is the Surface Pro 6 with Microsoft going back to numeric naming for Pro device. The new Surface Pro 6 has an Intel 8th Gen quad core processor and now comes in black. Microsoft say the battery life has been extended up to 13.5 hours and it adds a 8 MP from camera.
Pre-orders open October 2nd from $899 / £879.
Surface Laptop 2
The update to the Surface Laptop has the Intel 8th Gen quad core processor that Microsoft say gives 14.5 hours of battery life and comes in a nice new matt black colour. The Surface Laptop 2 pre-orders open October 2nd from $999 / £979
Surface Studio 2
A device that I really enjoyed using was the Surface Studio and that has received a spec update. There is USB C and Xbox Wireless support, Nvidia GTX 1070 video card, 2TB SSD drive (no more hybrid drive) and 7th gen Intel CPU. Prices start at $3499, no UK price yet.
The final device announced yesterday is the new Surface Headphones. They are premium noise cancelling headphones with hands-free calling. There is variable noise cancelling, auto pausing when you take the headphones off and built in Cortana for hands free operation. The Surface Headphones start at $349 in the US, no UK price yet. They will be available later this year.
Windows Timeline is coming to the Microsoft Launcher app and Android phone mirroring is coming to Microsoft’s new Your Phone app.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.