Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Microsoft just announced a new Surface Pro laptop

Microsoft just announced a new Surface Pro laptop

Both systems reportedly retain the same port configurations: 1x USB-A 3.0 port, microSD card reader, mini-Display Port, and the proprietary Surface Connect port for the Surface Pro, with just a USB-A port, mini-DisplayPort, and Surface Connect for the Surface Laptop.

Preorders are now live for the Surface Studio 2, with prices starting at a whopping $3,499. It comes in black and platinum and starts at $899.

With apologies to those of you who don't appreciate puns, a lot of Microsoft product news surfaced this afternoon, so without further ado let's dive right in and take a look at the product announcements.

It's powered by an 8th Gen Intel Quad Core processor, supports up to 16GB of memory and a 1TB SSD. If you're interested in a Surface Studio 2 for yourself and can afford the price of entry, you can preorder the PC at the Microsoft Store now. Pre-orders for the device do not seem to be available as of writing. He claimed it would offer 13.5 hours of battery life.

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When Microsoft told me it was not only going to be announcing new Surface notebooks but a new set of premium noise-canceling headphones on October 2, I was surprised. "It does claim that typing on this version will be quieter, though".

By contrast, the Surface Laptop 2 is noticeably revamped, in more ways than just the processor.

Microsoft says this version features 50 percent more graphics performance, on top of being the 'fastest Surface device ever made'.

Alongside new computers, Microsoft also surprised attendees by launching a pair of Surface Headphones.

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"With automatic pause and play, they will even pause the movie or video you are watching when you remove them from your ears". However, popular tipster Ronald Quandt has in a tweet predicted that the Surface Pro 6 will carry the same price as the Surface Pro, which was launched previous year. Microsoft also says it's easy to toggle between laptop, studio and tablet mode.

The company also unveiled its next-generation Windows software - called Windows 10 October 2018 Update - which has a focus on productivity.

But it also announced some revamped features slated to roll out in the Windows 10 October Update.

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