Microsoft has just given a press conference in New York to showcase two of its showcase products: Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. The first is still a 12.3-inch tablet under Windows 10 that can be accompanied by a magnetic keyboard. The second is a 13.5-inch premium ultraportable. Aesthetically, Microsoft is relying on a single novelty: the arrival of a “matte black” color, in addition to the usual silver finish. No USB-C port as we sensed, and there is always the USB-A and a mini DisplayPort for connecting to a screen. Panos Panay, director of the Surface division and master of ceremonies of the conference, nevertheless said that the Surface Laptop 2 benefits from “the
To find real news, take a look at the datasheet. Microsoft finally moves to the eighth generation of Intel processor! Both products should enjoy a Core i5-8250U or i7-8550U, any amount up to 16 GB of RAM. That should bring a significant performance gain, which is also believed by many Microsoft: still according to Panos Panay, the Surface Laptop 2 is 85% more powerful than the previous model, 65% for the Surface Pro 6. Very optimistic figures, Especially since the company announces a range of 14.5 hours for the Surface Laptop 2 and 13.5 hours for the Surface Pro 6.
The availability of these two new “Surface” is scheduled for October 16 in the United States. French dates are not yet known and it is traditionally necessary to wait several months to see them land at home. The good news is that the Surface Laptop 2 is $ 100 cheaper than its predecessor and starts from $ 899.