Microsoft’s latest event at New York showed off its new line of Surface products, including software and hardware updates to the existing models.
The tech giant kicked off the event by unveiling Surface Pro 6 – a revamped laptop/tablet hybrid model of Microsoft. Surface Pro 6 comes in a new matte black color, and an upgraded Intel 8th gen processor. Also available in matte black is Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop 2. The $999 Laptop has a 13.5-inch display, an 8th gen quad-core processor, and up to 14.5 hours of battery life.
Microsoft’s creative-focused device Surface Studio, that hasn’t been upgraded since its first release in December 2016, gets a new product in its line – the Surface Studio 2. It has a 28-inch display with improved graphics performance and an in-built Xbox Wireless that is compatible with the Surface Dial accessory.
New to the Surface lineup are headphones with built-in Cortana – Microsoft’s virtual assistant. The cups of the wireless Bluetooth headphones have a built-in dial to control volume and for noise-cancellation. The 0.64-pound light gray headphones play only when it is put on. It has a battery life of up to 15 hours and can fully charge by USB-C in about two hours. Preorders begin for the new headphones for $349.
The highlight of the event was an All Access program that allows customers to purchase any Surface device bundled with accessories and Office 365 for an extra $24.99 per month. The price, however, is different for different products.