Microsoft is conducting a Surface hardware event on Tuesday (October 2nd) in New York City, and a new leak exposes that the company will publish a Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. We had been expecting Microsoft to renew both of these devices at the event, but we had also been hoping that the new hardware would come with modern USB-C ports. Germany site WinFuture claims that neither the Surface Laptop 2 or Surface Pro 6 will carry USB-C ports.
Alternatively, Microsoft is said to be sticking with its trusted mini DisplayPort and Surface Connector combo for connecting to displays and charging the device. If the report is reliable then this would be a nice move from Microsoft, and it would also match rumored leaked photos of the Surface Laptop 2. The software producer has introduced USB-C on both the Surface Book 2 and Surface Go devices, and to not refresh its flagship Surface Pro and Surface Laptop with the same connector seems like an odd choice.
WinFuture also declares the base model of the new Surface Laptop 2 will come with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor, and 128GB of SSD storage. That’s great news as the former base model saw the Surface Laptop shipped with just 4GB of RAM. Though, the Surface Pro 6 will reportedly ship with a base model that includes 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 processor.
Microsoft is supposed to ship both new devices in a black color variant, which WinFuturesays will only be available on the pricier models. So stay tuned for all the latest news.