Now, Microsoft is prepping up for a big event later today in NY where it will unveil new devices. The company is holding a media event tomorrow in New York City that is expected to focus on the Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2, and upcoming Windows 10 features. Well, the official description for today's event explicitely says that Microsoft Surface is going "Back to Black, " and the prolific leaker WalkingCat just tweeted picture of a Surface Laptop, a Surface Studio, and a Surface Pro in black. You'd still have to deal with USB-A and Mini DisplayPort connectors instead of newer USB-C ports, however. The cheapest Surface Pro 6 model will feature a Core M3 chip and 4GB of RAM.
As mentioned earlier, Microsoft is holding an event on October 2nd in NY. Both the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2 will be pre-installed in the consumer versions of Windows 10 in S-mode.
If the hardware upgrades are good news, the ongoing lack of any kind of USB-C support on either system is, well, less-good news. We'll also expect new innards as well as some of the same color options as in the first year - that means Burgundy (Red environment), Cobalt Blue, Gold, Platinum (silver-like). Users will be able to configure their notebooks just like in previous years, with RAM going up to 16GB, storage going up to 1TB of SSD, and up to Intel Core i7 chips. As per a WinFuture report, Microsoft will launch the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 with some specification bumps. This event takes place at a time that suggests they'll bring some hardware AND software to the party, including Surface devices and Windows-based updates. The original Surface Laptop shipped with an Alcantara keyboard, but it seems that not everyone is a fan of the material, and there are still some questions about its long-term durability. It could be that the black variants of the devices will be announced separately, though the reason for that is unclear. The Surface Laptop 2 comes in black so long as you get a version with at least Intel Core i5 and 256GB SSD.
Microsoft apparently plans to lower the entry price of the Surface Pro 6.