Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, Surface Headphones, Surface Pro 6 goes official
Microsoft announced high end laptops and multimedia machines with addition to their Surface Headphones. Image Courtesy: Microsoft

Microsoft held a very special event today which we already informed you about earlier. In this event, Microsoft not only introduced Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 but also a Studio 2 which takes graphics designing to a whole new level. Microsoft also introduced its Surface Headphones.

Let’s discuss each one by one.

Surface Pro 6

As the name said, it’s the best laptop Microsoft can offer so far. It has Intel’s latest 8th-generation processor with an improved internal cooling system to keep the device cool under extreme use.

Microsoft claims that Surface Pro 6 is 67% faster than its predecessor. In this speed, you could expect a battery life of 13.5 hours which is satisfactory.

The device weighs 1.7 pounds (0.77 Kgs). The 12.3-inch display is what you get on Surface Pro 6 with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1 TeraByte SSD. It has the same external design as its predecessor Surface Pro. This means no USD-C ports.

Surface Pro 6 Full Specs:

Dimensions: 11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)

Storage: Solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Battery life: Up to 13.5 hours of local video playback

Graphics:  Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (i5) – Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (i7)

Processor: Intel® Core™ 8th Gen i5 or i7

Connections: 1 x full-size USB 3.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Mini DisplayPort, 1 x Surface Connect port, Surface Type Cover port3, MicroSDXC card reader, Compatible with Surface Dial.

Security: TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security. Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Cameras, video, and audio: Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing), 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video, 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video, Dual microphones 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Software: Windows 10 Home Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial

Wireless: Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology

Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Exterior Casing: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting

Colors: Platinum, Black4

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

What’s in the box: Surface Pro 6, Power Supply, Quick Start Guide, Safety and warranty documents.

Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty

Weight: i5: 1.70 lbs (770 g), i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)

Addon features include 30-day return policy, 90 days of free technical phone support, 12 months in-store support and technical assistance, 1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance.

Surface Pro will be released on October 16, with pre-orders to start today.

You can get your hands on Surface Pro 6 at $899.

Surface Laptop 2:

Microsoft claims that the Surface Laptop 2 is 85% faster than the original Surface laptop. Again, Intel’s 8th-gen CPUs is powering this device. Not only this, Surface Laptop 2 has the thinnest ever LCD on a laptop which could be a big selling point for Microsoft.

The hardware looks almost the same as the first Surface Laptop. No USB-C port sadly. The display is 13.5″, but improved 1500:1 contrast ratio. You could get 14.5 hours of battery life out of it on a full charge.

Surface Laptop 2 Full Specs:

Dimensions: 12.13” x 8.79” x .57” (308.1 mm x 223.27 mm x 14.48 mm)

Storage: Solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Battery life: Up to 14.5 hours of local video playback

Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (i5), Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (i7)

Processor: Intel® Core™ 8th Gen i5 or i7

Connections: 1 x full-size USB 3.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Mini DisplayPort, 1 x Surface Connect port, Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction

Security: TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security, Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Cameras, video, and audio: Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing), 720p HD camera (front-facing), Stereo microphones
Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Software: Windows 10 Home, Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial

Wireless: Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology

Sensors: Ambient light sensor

Exterior Casing: Casing (Aluminum), Colors (Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue, Black), Physical buttons (Volume, Power)

What’s in the box: Surface Laptop 2, Power Supply, Quick Start Guide, Safety and warranty documents.

Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty

Weight: i5 2.76 lbs (1,252 grams), i7 2.83 lbs (1,283 grams)

Addon features: 30-day return policy, 90 days of free technical phone support, 12 months in-store support and technical assistance, 1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance
Again, the new model will be out on October 16, starting at $999. The phone is up for pre-order starting today.

Surface Studio 2:

Don’t fall with the Surface Studio 2 due to its identical look to its predecessor. Surface Studio 2 is 38% brighter. We’re talking about 500 nits brighter than before and 22% has more contrast. The display supports DCI-P3 color space.

Due to being a multimedia machine Studio 2 comes with Nvidia’s next-gen Pascal graphics with 2TB SSD. There’s no option for the hybrid disk drive.

Surface Studio 2 Full Specs:

Dimensions: Display: 25.1” x 17.3” x 0.5” (637.35 mm x 438.90 mm x 12.50 mm), Base: 9.8” x 8.7” x 1.3” (250.00 mm x 220.00 mm x 32.20 mm)

Storage: 1TB or 2TB solid-state drive (SSD)

Display: Screen: 28” PixelSense™ Display

Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI)

Color settings: sRGB, DCI-P3, and Vivid Individually color-calibrated display

Aspect Ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10 point multi-touch, Supports Surface Pen with tilt activation, Surface Dial* on-screen interaction, and Zero Gravity Hinge

External display: Up to two 4K UHD (@30Hz) or single 4K UHD (@60Hz)

Memory: 16GB or 32GB (DDR4)
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 memory, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 memory

Processor: Intel® Core® 7th Generation i7-7820HQ

Connections: 4 x USB 3.0 (one high power port), Full-size SD™ card reader (SDXC) compatible, 1 x USB-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Compatible with Surface Dial* on-screen interaction, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port

Security: TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security, Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Cameras, video, and audio: Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing), 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video, Dual microphones, Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Software: Windows 10 Pro, Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial

Wireless: Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology, Xbox Wireless built-in, Volume, and Power button

What’s in the box: Surface Studio 2, Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Power cord with grip-release cable, Quick start guide, Safety, and warranty guide

Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty, Weight 21 lbs max (9.56 kg max), Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store, 30-day return policy, 90 days of free technical phone support, 12 months in-store support and technical assistance, 1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance.

Surface Studio 2 is an expensive piece of hardware with a price tag of $3,499. Pre-orders start today.

Surface Headphones:

Lastly, Microsoft wraps off its headphones in the Surface series. Surface Headphones connect through Bluetooth and have built-in noise cancellation with Cortona Assistant.

If you’re listening to the music and put off the headphones the music automatically pauses. The headphone is compatible with Microsoft 10, iOS, Android and MacOS.

Surface Headphones full Specs:

Dimensions: Length: 8.03” (204 mm), Width: 7.68” (195 mm), Depth: 1.89” (48 mm), Weight 0.64 lbs

Color: Light Gray

Frequency response: 20 – 20kHz, Noise cancellation Up to 30 dB for active noise cancellation, Up to 40 dB for passive noise cancellation, Speaker 40 mm Free Edge driver, Sound pressure level output, Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 1Vrms via cable connector with power on), Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 0dBFS over Bluetooth connection), Charging Full charge in less than 2 hours

Battery life: Up to 15 hours (with music playback over Bluetooth, ANC on, hands-free Cortana1 enabled)

USB cord length: 1.5 m

Audio cable length: 1.2 m

Inputs: USB-C connector, 3.5 mm audio connector

Compatibility:    Windows 10, iOS, Android, MacOS

Buttons/controls:    Power button, Mute button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear)

What’s in the box: Surface Headphones, Carrying case, USB cable, Audio cable, Quick start guide, Safety, and warranty documents

Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty

The price of Surface Headphones cost $350 later this year.

Source: Microsoft

So which one are you going to pre-order?

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Graduated in CS, Hamza has always been a tech nerd from his childhood. Loves to use different gadgets and keep all the latest happenings in the tech world. Big fan of Marvel and DC Universe. Likes R&B and Hip/Hop music.

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