Microsoft Isn't Bothering To Live Stream Its Own Surface Event
- Author: Terrell Bush Oct 03, 2018,
Oct 03, 2018, 1:12
Whether or not a few hardware upgrades and a handful of color scheme options are enough to justify the Surface Pro 6's starting $899 price tag for the average user remains to be seen.
The lack of ports is something you're either willing to live with or not, but the ongoing lack of USB-C support is just laziness at this point. 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. The device still comes with a standard USB 3.1 Type A port and not the modern USB Type-C connector.
Microsoft is looking to breathe new life into their Surface line-up this year, as evidenced by today's Surface-focused event. Those include the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, along with the Surface Studio 2 and the surprise unveiling of the Surface Headphones.
A Surface event is scheduled for today, October 2.
At Microsoft's Surface event the company announced a brand-new accessory, the Surface Headphones. This rumor would confirm what was seen in the leaked images of the Surface Laptop 2 from MySmartPrice last month showing no USB-C port. A new Nvidia chip based on the Pascal architecture means more graphics power, and it supports more than 4,000 degrees of pressure sensitivity from the Surface Pen, in addition to the Surface Pen's tilt functionality. 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. Like the Surface Laptop 2, the device will be available with the consumer version of Windows 10 in S-Mode. It is safe to say the devices have come a long way in 6 years.
Microsoft originally launched the Surface RT and Surface in a black coloured variant, but eventually switched to silver.