Microsoft announced the latest in Surface line, including the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2.
The Surface is back in black. For the first time since the Surface Pro 2, you’ll be able to buy a Surface in black – including a matching Alcantara cover for the Pro. Ninjas, goths, and other lovers of darkness rejoice.
For everyone else, the most palpable improvement is in the internals. The Pro is catching up to rest of the laptop industry finally using Intel’s 8th gen processors. These provide a significant improvement over the previous generations thanks to a four-core architecture, as opposed to just two on the previous Pro and Laptop.
Both devices come with 8th-generation Intel Core processors (upgradeable all the way up to quad-core) and start at 128GB of SSD storage (upgradable to 1TB). The Surface Laptop 2 starts at 8GB of RAM (upgradeable to 16GB) while the Surface Pro 6 still comes with 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM.
Battery life has also been improved, at 13.5 hours for the Pro and 14.5 for the Laptop. The screens on both laptops also feature an upgraded contrast ratio over their predecessors.