Microsoft Surface Event October 2nd: Everything we expect

Yolanda Curtis
October 2, 2018

Microsoft has accidentally revealed that it will be bringing back the black Surface.

Microsoft's event will take place on October 2 at 4PM ET (1:30am IST, October 3).

Based on the latest leak, the Surface Pro 6 will apparently feature a 12.3-inch PixelSense display, 8th generation Intel Core processors, 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

For weeks, there have been rumors that Microsoft were planning minor refreshes of its Surface line up in October, and this marketing image all but confirms this. Both the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2 will be pre-installed in the consumer versions of Windows 10 in S-mode. The company may also bring the successor to the Surface Laptop that debuted in May previous year and was launched in India last month. Also, there will be other variants with 16GB of RAM, paired with 512GB or 1TB of SSD storage. The new model will keep the same body and won't get an USB-C port like on the Surface Go or the Surface Book 2, although not everyone agrees.

The 2018 version of the Surface Laptop will likely appear with hardware very similar to its predecessor, much like Surface Pro.

Since introducing us to the Windows as a Service model, Microsoft has gone from an aggressively ambitious strategy to a more mature one in the past year or so. We've seen Microsoft release a growing number of Surface accessories over the years, and we hope that Microsoft can still surprise us today.

In terms of pricing, Microsoft has reportedly lowered the prices of the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6.

We've not seen any significant leaks of the Surface Studio 2 just yet, but the time is right for an update.

Microsoft doesn't seem to be a big fan of USB-C on most devices.

That's all for the existing family of Surface devices, but a brand new addition to the family isn't completely off the cards. The report also notes that Microsoft will also offer slightly lower prices than before, although the black versions cost more, as they're only available for the pricier Laptop and Pro versions that have at least a Core i5 processor and at least 256GB of SSD.

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