Microsoft is holding a Surface hardware event on Tuesday (October 2nd) in New York City, and a new leak reveals the company will announce a Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. We’d been expecting Microsoft to refresh both these devices at the event, but we’d also been assuming 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 include USB-C ports.
Instead, 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 genuine then this would be a surprising move from Microsoft, and it would also match rumored leaked photos of the Surface Laptop 2. The software maker 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.
Microsoft might boost the RAM on the Surface Laptop 2
WinFuture also claims 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 good news as the previous base model saw the Surface Laptop shipped with just 4GB of RAM. However, the Surface Pro 6 will reportedly ship with a base model that includes 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 processor.
Microsoft is expected to ship both new devices in a black color variant, which WinFuture says will only be available on the pricier models. The Verge will be live from Microsoft’s Surface hardware event on Tuesday, so stay tuned for all the latest news.