The Surface Pro 6 starts at $899, while the Surface Laptop is priced at $999. Both are available for preorder starting today, October 2. According to reports, Surface Laptop 2 will have 8GB of RAM for the base model.
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. So, not choosing to refresh its flagship Surface Pro and Surface Laptop notebooks does raise a considerable number of questions.
Microsoft said the screen offered 3.4 million pixels, with a best-in-class 1,500:1 contrast ratio, and it was overall 85 percent faster than the original Surface Laptop, while still offering 14.5 hours battery life. In a surprising twist, neither the Surface Pro 6 nor Surface Studio 2 seem to utilize USB Type-C, which is already on the Surface Book 2 and Surface Go.
"In April 2012, Microsoft launched the Surface RT, its sleek black chassis, detachable keyboard and integrated kick stand started a wave of innovation that has no signs of slowing down", Microsoft detailed in a New Zealand invite. Surface Headphones make it easy to block out the world to get more done with adjustable noise cancellation, so you can focus on your task or just relax with your favorite music.
Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, is also built into the headphones.
The Surface Headphones are Microsoft's first premium and smart headphones. 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.
But it also announced some revamped features slated to roll out in the Windows 10 October Update. The update comes with a range of new features including Timeline, HDR Support, and more. Meanwhile, there are some changes in terms of the operating system.
What's more, users can even send Snapchats from their PC using the "Your Phone" tool.