Here's all the new Surface hardware Microsoft unveiled this afternoon

Microsoft has announced the all-new Surface Pro 6 and it is packing a lot more performance than its predecessor and it thanks to the new quad-core processor from Intel.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 features the latest 8th-generation Intel processors that pack a quad-core chip that is created to be up to 67 percent faster than the fifth-generation Surface Pro.

We've seen the alleged Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 in other leaks recently, including images of each, but German website WinFuture claims to have received specs from "trusted sources" that reveal minor updates rather than a line overhaul.

Tomorrow, October 2, is the day penciled in for Microsoft's Surface event that will toss new hardware onto the market for fans to check out.

From a company blog post: "Microsoft's first premium and smart headphone experience offer the attributes you have come to expect from Surface: premium design, expert craftsmanship, and integration with the services and experiences you love". The base Surface Pro 6 is expected to feature 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 CPU. There also aren't any USB-C ports, so the same connectivity as the current model.

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Also, it's worth noting that, while the base model ships with 128GB of internal storage, this can rise to 1TB depending on the options chosen. It's available for pre-order on Tuesday starting at $3,499. Which means the base model will cost Euro 899, which translates to Rs 76,069. It will start at 8GB RAM.

The most welcome change is perhaps in pricing, with Microsoft apparently about to lower the price of this year's Surface Pro and Laptop.

The company also unveiled its next-generation Windows software - called Windows 10 October 2018 Update - which has a focus on productivity. You can charge them via USB-C and while they're USA -only for now they'll ship later this year, Microsoft says. It will be interesting to see how a black Surface will compare to the silver ones. According to the report, the newly refreshed lineup will miss a "complete overhaul".

  • Fernando Stephens