Apparently, Apple should be introducing this month news for its line of Macs and iPads. One of its most formidable competitors, however, decided to go ahead: the Microsoft took to the stage at a press event in New York and at one time renewed much of its hardware line, announcing upgrades to Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Studio and one more thing your first headphone.
Let's take a look.
Surface Pro 6
According to Microsoft, the Hybrid that the flagship of the Surface line has an impressive 99% satisfaction rating among consumers which may explain the fact that Surface Pro 6 is at most a timely update. On the outside, the only difference is in the new color. matte black (matte black), which complements the silver of previous generations; otherwise, the look (and the famous infinite-tuned support) remains unchanged.
Inside, Microsoft is including in tablets the new 8th generation Intel Core processors, which make the new Surfaces Pro up to 67% faster than the previous generation for the first time, plus it is possible to equip devices with a four core chip . In addition, the amount of RAM in the base model has doubled to 8GB. The estimated battery life of 13.5 hours is the same as with its predecessors.
What's more, we have the same Surface Pen holder and the same accessories and keyboard covers that make Surface Pro a really clever replacement for laptops ah, and the same lack of a USB-C slot, too. He starts from $ 900 ($ 100 less than the previous generation) and hit stores next day 16.
Surface Laptop 2
Redmond's "traditional" laptop is also gaining a timely update by sharing several of the features brought in by Surface Pro, including. Surface Laptop 2 is now also coming up with a great option matte black and up to 85% faster thanks to the new eighth generation Intel Core processors.
We also have a new screen with higher resolution (2256 × 1504 pixels) and a higher contrast ratio (1,500: 1), which is now the “slimmest touchscreen LCD panel ever put on a laptop”. The battery is also better, and now lasts an impressive 14.5 hours in regular use. Here, too, the 4GB RAM option has been abolished; The base model brings 8GB right away.
Ah, the famous internal lining in Alcantara has been kept, as it could be. The Surface Laptop 2 will hit stores also on October 16, for values starting from $ 1,000.
Surface Studio 2
Microsoft's fabulous all-in-one doesn't have big visual changes either (phew!), But things are even more appetizing internally. Surface Studio 2 features a new LCD panel (still the same 28 inches) 38% brighter and 22% more contrast; Surface Pen support has been improved, with tilt tip sensitivity, and now has even lower latency support at 4,096 degrees of pressure remains unchanged.
Inside, we have a new NVIDIA graphics chip based on the Pascal architecture, which makes Studio 2 50% faster on video and makes it even more capable of professional programs and games; In addition, instead of the previous generation hybrid drive, we have here a 2TB SSD (!). The processors, on the other hand, remained in Intel's seventh generation, which leaves the new machine a little behind some competitors.
Surface Studio 2 does not yet have a scheduled release date, but reaching stores for a base price of $ 3,500 which comes with a Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM.
Did you miss really new news from Microsoft? You can breathe easily, as the Redmond giant is basically entering a segment that it has never even explored with Surface Headphones. And when I say "coming in," head-on: it's not as if the company had simply branded an accessory from China; the headphones Big M They are the result of over three years of intense testing and their connection to the design language of the visible Surface line.
On the outside, we have the very distinctive light gray design from Microsoft and two rotating rings, one on each side of the headphones; the left adjusts the active noise cancellation level and the right adjusts the playback volume. At the center of each handset we also have a touch-sensitive surface for the other controls (ringing, pausing, answering calls, swiping, and so on). We also have sensors here that automatically pause the music when you take off your headphones, like AirPods.
Full Cortana stand, and headphones have eight microphones for you to hear at any time. "Hey Cortana" and answer your questions. The connection via Bluetooth 4.2, and the accessories are charged by a USB-C port here we have a fast charging mode that gives an hour of playback after only five minutes in the socket. The battery lasts 15 hours in normal use, but you can use it in wired mode and that number jumps to 50 hours.
The Surfaces Headphones will cost $ 350 when they hit the market Microsoft claims that this will happen until Christmas, but without specifying a date. Did you like it?
Windows 10 October 2018 Upgrade
Not to mention that we are only in hardware, Microsoft has also tried to release the latest Windows 10 update. The update, also known as version 1809, was in trial version a few months ago and features a dark new theme as its main feature. Explorer, new screenshot tool, cloud-based clipboard, and feature support Your phone, which we already talked about here.
We also have other minor visual tweaks around the entire system, as well as the addition of small features and extra settings here and there. The free upgrade for all Windows 10 users is starting to be released next week, in phases.