When Microsoft presented the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop last year, the devices came standard with one Windows version. The Pro came with Windows 10 Pro and the Surface Laptop initially with Windows 10 S. But when Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 go on sale later this month, consumers will have something to choose from.
Both devices come in two flavours. You can choose a consumer edition with Windows 10 Home on it, or a business version with Windows 10 Pro. Users of Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 have the same choice. It doesn’t look like a Windows 10 in S Mode, like Windows 10 S was recently renamed, is being released.
Mainly internal updates
There is only one software difference between the Home and Pro versions of the new Surface devices. Both run on an eighth generation Intel processor with four computing cores. Surface Pro 6 also features a 12.3-inch display, 1 terabyte of SSD storage and 13.5 hours of battery life. Surface Laptop 2 features a 13.5-inch display and should last up to 14.5 hours on a fully charged battery.
Compared to the previous generation, both devices have mainly received an internal update. The exterior looks almost the same as that of the previous generation of Surface devices. Striking is a new matte black version. It is not yet entirely certain how expensive the devices will be here in the Netherlands, but according to ZDNet, the different operating systems do have an impact on prices. The Surface Laptop 2 is available from $999 and the Pro 6 from $899 over the counter.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.