Microsoft Launches New Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

Microsoft has revealed two new Surface products — the Surface Laptop 2 and the Surface Pro 6 (and a new Surface Studio, which we cover separately in LDM).

The Surface Laptop 2 features a 13.5″ display with a resolution of 2256 × 1504, a 3:2 aspect ratio, a contrast ratio of 1,500:1 and 206 ppi, an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 620, up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage, as well as a targeted battery life of 14.5 hours and a 720p front-facing camera. However, the company has foregone USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity this time around.

The Surface Laptop 2.

Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 6 features mostly the same specs as the Laptop 2, aside from a 12.3″ display with a resolution of 2736 × 1824 and 267 ppi, as well as a slightly shorter targeted battery life of 13.5 hours. The Surface Pro 6 also features two cameras, one more than the Laptop 2 — an 8MP rear-facing lens and a 5MP internal camera.

Both device are available for pre-order now, with products shipping from October 16th. The Surface Laptop 2 starts at $999, while the Surface Pro 6 is priced from $899.

Pro 6 2The Surface Pro 6.