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Surface Pro, Surface Laptop Updates Leak, Still Lack USB-C

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 Leak Tips Specifications and Price Ahead of Launch

Namely, we're expecting to see 2018 updates in the form of a new Surface Pro 5 (or 6. or numberless), a Surface Laptop 2 and a Surface Studio 2. As per a WinFuture report, Microsoft will launch the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 with some specification bumps.

Next, Microsoft also unveiled the Surface Laptop 2, which is another iterative update. In addition to the updated colors, the devices, along with the Surface Studio, are expected to receive minor updates in the form of refreshed internals, such as the inclusion of the new eighth-gen quad-core Intel chips, an upgrade from the dual-core seventh-gen chips now present in the Laptop and the Pro. You can also choose between 512GB or 1TB storage at the top-end. It is unlikely that the devices will include a USB Type-C port. Along with all of that, meanwhile, also at this afternoon's event in New York City, Microsoft shared details of a new subscription service for owners of Surface products called Surface All Access. It wouldn't even need to take up more room - not if the company ditched the Surface Connect port. The two mobile devices are simply refreshes, though each comes in a new black color. According to Microsoft's Product lead Panos Panay the new Surface Pro is 67 percent faster than its predecessor, and has "all day" 13.5 hour battery life. Walking Cat, renowned for finding references to internal projects, has found what looks to be a marketing image of the new Surface devices in black. The device will come with Windows 10 in S-Mode pre-installed on the device.

The new Surface Pro bears a striking resemblance to previous Surface Pro models. Preorders for the new Surface Pro have just opened up on Microsoft's own Store, and prices start at $899 for the entry-level model. The 2-in-1 device will run on Windows 10 and will also be equipped with Bluetooth 4.1.

Microsoft would only hint that the Surface Studio 2 is coming soon along with the new Surface Headphones. You can charge them via USB-C and while they're US -only for now they'll ship later this year, Microsoft says.