The second version of Microsoft devices from the Surface series was presented a few days ago during a conference in New York. At a first glance, not much has changed. Still, the producer guarantees a significant increase in power in comparison to the devices from the first generation.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is a desktop computer of the "all in one" type. Its heart are Intel Core i7-7820HQ processors, which are to ensure the 25% increase in power in comparison to its predecessor. The computers are equipped with 16 or 32GB of RAM DDR4 memory (depending on the version), SSD drives with the capacity of 1 or 2TB and the graphic cards based on Nvidia Pascal architecture. The screen of PixelSense has the diagonal of 28" and it works in the resolution of 4500 × 3000 pixels (192PPI), it is 38% brighter (around 500 rivets) and 22% more contrast than its predecessor. The screen made in the TrueColor technology enables switching between the Vivid, sRGB and DCI-P3 spaces. When it comes to color reproduction, it is to be comparable with the professional devices so it can be professionally calibrated. The screen of Surface Studio 2 is of course a touch one – it has ten touch points and we can work on it with the use of the dedicated pen or Surface Dial.
1). Microsoft Surface Studio 2
In the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet, the increase in power announced by the producer is to amount to 67% - the heart of the device will be four-core Intel Core processor of the eighth generation. The tablets will have SSD drives with the capacity from 128 to 1TB, 8 to 16GB of RAM and Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic cards. A modernized cooling system will ensure comfortable conditions of work. The screen of PixelSense has the diagonal of 12,3" and it works in the resolution of 2736 × 1824px (267PPI). A stylus with 4096 pressure levels and the inclination sensor is available for screen operation. The tablet is to enable continuous work on one charge for 13,5h.
2). Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 will be equipped with Intel Core i3 or i7 processors, 8 or 16GB of RAM and SSD drives with the capacity of 128 to 1TB, which are supposed to ensure 95% increase in efficiency in comparison to the predecessor. The laptops will be equipped with the PixellSense with the diagonal of 13,5" working in the resolution of 2256 × 11504px (201PPI). The screen will be a 10-point touch one and we will be able to operate on its surface with the use of Surface Pen. The laptop's battery enables 14,5h of continuous work. The device will be available in three color versions: maroon, cobalt, black and platinum.
3). Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 will appear on sale tomorrow and they will cost $899 and $999 for the option in basic configuration. We will have to wait until 15th November for Surface Studio 2 – the price of the computer in the basic version will amount to around $3500.