Looking forward to the next generation of Microsoft Surface? Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2: they are finally available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store, with a starting price of 1069 euros.
At a conference last October, Microsoft unveiled three new products that will take over from the older generation, dating back a year or more: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2. Today these new products are finally available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store.
Surface Pro 6 from 1 069 euros
With the Surface Pro 6, Microsoft remains on a design and a connection very similar to the old models. We find the 12.3-inch screen in 2: 3 format, an adjustable kickstand on the back and three ports on the right side: miniDisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-A classic and the Surface connector. Unfortunately, no USB Type-C port for its new devices, despite the fact that this technology is strongly democratized on smartphones and PCs.
Regarding the characteristics of the machine, we move to the 8th generation of Intel Core processor, always with i5 or i7 depending on the version. The processor will be supported by 8 to 16 GB of RAM and 128 GB to 1 TB of storage in SSD. It incorporates a front camera of 5 megapixels, compatible with Windows Hello for facial recognition, and a back camera that can shoot in Full HD. Finally, it has a battery life of 13 hours in video playback according to the manufacturer.
The starting price for the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 starts at 1 069 euros for the Intel Core i5 / 8 GB / 128 GB storage, and up to 2449 euros for the Intel Core i7 / 16 GB / 1 TB version. storage.
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Laptop surface 2 from € 1,149
Unsurprisingly, the Surface Laptop 2 takes over the overall design of its predecessor. However, Microsoft promises that the new keyboard will be quieter and the new screen will have a better contrast than before. So there is a 13.5-inch PixelSense screen in 2: 3 format with a definition of 256 x 1,504. Unfortunately, still no USB Type-C ports for connectors.
To tell the truth, it is especially the interior that one finds interesting novelties. The processor switches to the Intel Core i5 or i7 8th generation with 8 to 16 GB of RAM and 128 GB to 1 TB of storage in SSD. The 5-megapixel front camera is Windows Hello compatible for facial recognition, but it only allows recording in 720p. Regarding its autonomy, it is estimated at 14 hours.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is available from 1,149 euros for Intel Core i5 / 8 GB / 128 GB storage, and up to 2,849 euros for Intel Core i7 / 16 GB / 1 TB storage.
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Surface Studio 2 from 4 149 euros
The Surface Studio is a computer focused on professional use, is ideal for graphic designers and recognized as an alternative to iMac (Pro). Again, Microsoft retains the design of the old model, but changes everything else for this second iteration. We find a 2: 3 screen of 28 inches with a definition of 4500 x 3000 pixels which gains + 38% of brightness and + 22% in contrast compared to the first generation. For the connection, we even find USB Type-C!
Inside, there is an Intel Core i7-7820HQ supported by 16 or 32 GB of RAM and a graphics chip Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB or a 1070 with 8 GB in GDDR5. The performance gap with the first-generation GeForce GTX 965M should be more than blatant. Regarding storage, Microsoft opts for a SSD of 1 or 2 TB. And finally, the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 also has a frontal camera of 5 megapixels compatible with Windows Hello for facial recognition.
The first Intel Core i7 / 16 GB / 1 TB model is available at 4,149 euros while the latest model with Intel Core i7 / 32 GB / 2 TB (with the GTX 1070) is posted at 5 499 euros.
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