On October 2nd, in New York City at 4:00 PM ET, is going to be a reveal event, host by Microsoft. The company was not so careful with the privacy information, as a German site WinFuture pretends to know that none of the devices, Surface Laptop 2 or Surface Pro 6, are refreshed or include a USB-C port. Both the Surface Book 2 and Surface Go devices have USB-C so the idea of not improving the pilot version with the same connector is a questionable choice.
If the leaked photo of the Surface Laptop 2 is authentic it is noticeable that the overall design is still the same compared to the one released last year. It is said that Microsoft is releasing both new devices only on black variant; to replace the Graphite Gold variant but it will come at higher price. Most of the changes in the Surface Laptop 2 are meant to be internal. WinFuture leaks more information about the base model of the new Surface Laptop 2 that will come with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor, and 128GB of SSD storage while the Surface Pro 6 will reportedly ship with a base model that includes 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 processor. There should be a gigabit Wi-Fi networking chip and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity.
As the picture shows, Microsoft has no intention of changing the main features: limited set of I/O ports on the Surface Laptop 2: USB 3.0 Type-A, Mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm headset jack, and a Surface Connect port and there is more likely of using the same 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen.
So don`t forget about the Microsoft’s Surface hardware event on Tuesday which you can watch it live on The Verge.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.