Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Surface Pro, Surface Laptop Updates Leak, Still Lack USB-C

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Mandy Jefferson | 03 October, 2018, 02:15

The device still comes with a standard USB 3.1 Type A port and not the modern USB Type-C connector. The Surface Laptop 2 is 85 percent faster, according to Microsoft, with battery life clocking in at 14.5 hours. It will happen on October 16th, and Microsoft says Surface is going "back to black".

We're also anticipating Microsoft opening the floodgates for Windows 10 October 2018 Update downloads at the same time, considering how the Insider Preview build is officially RTM (ready to manufacture) and October 2 is technically a "Patch Tuesday" for Microsoft, when updates to Windows 10 generally occur. The Surface Laptop 2 will start at $999, which should be affordable enough for the students Microsoft is targeting with this device. In any case, both of these are coupled with an improved cooling system that, when combined together, permits a huge performance gain of 67% over the outgoing model and a battery life of up to 13.5 hours.

Microsoft's next-generation Surface Pro and Surface Laptop are both expected to be announced tomorrow, but the size of the update may disappoint those who were hoping for more than a minor refresh. These days, it's a true laptop alternative, and as you'd expect, the Surface Pro 6 is the most powerful version yet. Hopefully, however, this is all prelude to some price cuts that bring the Surface Laptop down to a price worth paying for. "It does claim that typing on this version will be quieter, though".

It will also come with up to 2 TB of SSD storage, and supports "next-gen" Pascal graphics. Much of Microsoft's improvements went toward the display, which is now 38 percent brighter and has 22 percent more contrast.

As mentioned earlier, Microsoft is holding an event on October 2nd in NY.

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The Microsoft Surface Headphones inside Microsoft's Human Factors lab.

"With automatic pause and play, they will even pause the movie or video you are watching when you remove them from your ears".

The company also unveiled its next-generation Windows software - called Windows 10 October 2018 Update - which has a focus on productivity.

Microsoft didn't indicate whether or not it will ever make it available for iOS users.

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