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Microsoft's Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 goes on sale today

By Kenny Yeo - on 15 Jan 2019, 8:45am

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 goes on sale today

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Note: This article was first published on 3 January 2019 and republished today because the products are now available in market.

It has taken a while but Microsoft is finally making its latest Surface devices available here.

Pre-orders for the new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 will begin today with general availability happening later this month from 15th January.


Surface Pro 6

To recap, the Surface Pro 6 is Microsoft newest detachable notebook. It features Intel's 8th generation Core processors (Kaby Lake R, not Whiskey Lake), comes with a 12.3-inch PixelSense display (2,736 x 1,824 pixels), measures just 8.5mm thick, and weighs just 784g.

You can read up more on the Surface Pro 6 here in our initial launch coverage.

Prices will begin at S$1,398 for the Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The top-of-the-line configuration costs S$3,488 and comes with a Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD. The Surface Pro 6 will only be offered in platinum.

Prices for the other configurations are as follows:


Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

For traditionalists, there's the Surface Laptop 2. It's largely similar to its predecessor but it has upgraded internals. Like the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Laptop 2 is running on Intel's 8th generation Core processors - again Kaby Lake R and not Whiskey Lake.

The display is still a PixelSense one and measures 13.5-inch and has a resolution of 2,256 x 1,504-pixels. However, it is brighter and has a greater 1500:1 contrast ratio.

You can find out more about the Surface Laptop 2 here in our initial launch coverage.

Prices will begin at S$1,528 for the Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. The top-of-the-line configuration costs S$3,988 and comes with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Sadly, only platinum is available and we won't be getting it in the new matte black colorway.

Prices for the other configurations are as follows:


Surface Studio 2

Microsoft Surface Studio 2

Last but not least, we have the Surface Studio 2 - Microsoft's take on an all-in-one desktop system for creative professionals.

On the outside, the new Surface Studio 2 is largely identical to its predecessor. But it gets a much-welcomed spec refresh. Inside, it is powered by Intel's 7th generation processors. Specifically the quad-core Core i7-7820HQ, which happens to be the only processor users can get the Surface Studio 2 with.

The decision not to use newer 8th generation Core processors is baffling but at least Microsoft is bumping the entry-level model's memory count from 8GB to 16GB.

The Surface Studio 2 also comes with an improved display. The 28-inch PixelSense display still has a resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels but it is now 38% brighter and has 22% more contrast.

You can find out more about the Surface Studio 2 here in our initial launch coverage.

Prices will begin at S$5,548 for the model with 16GB and a 1TB SSD. The top-of-the-line configuration costs S$7,618 and comes with a 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD. The Surface Studio 2 will only be offered in platinum. The mid-range configuration costs S$6,688 and comes with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.


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