What to expect from today’s Surface event

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In mere hours, Microsoft is expected to pull the curtain back on a number of refreshed Surface devices. At the event, a black Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 are expected. According to this rumor, Microsoft isn't updating the Surface Laptop 2 and the Surface Pro 6 with USB-C (or Thunderbolt) ports.

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Frankly, I'm not sure if such minimal changes warrant giving the name Surface Pro 6 to. The company may also bring the successor to the Surface Laptop that debuted in May a year ago and was launched in India last month. There's not even USB-C support in store for the new devices, something that's always been missing. To begin, it was revealed last month that a new Surface devices could be available a new black color. Also, there will be other variants with 16GB of RAM, paired with 512GB or 1TB of SSD storage. The video gives a good look at the Surface Pro 6 from all angles, including close-ups of its ports, the display, and the kickstand.

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

That's all for the existing family of Surface devices, but a brand new addition to the family isn't completely off the cards.

There have been several leaks and rumours in past but this time the Surface Pro 6 leak comes in the form of a high-quality unboxing video posted to YouTube. The new series isn't expected to go big on specifications as the new device is said to come with just 4GB of RAM (for the base model) and an Intel Core m3 SoC. Like the Surface Laptop 2, the device will be available with the consumer version of Windows 10 in S-Mode. Having been criticized roundly in 2017 for offering a minor update to the Surface Pro 4 with the Surface Pro (2017), Microsoft is more-or-less doing exactly the same thing again, at least as far as the physical chassis and design are concerned.

Microsoft already had a black Surface years ago, but for the past five years it only offered silver models.