16 October 2018

Four new Surfaces enter the market

Microsoft has launched four new Surface products that are designed for today's world.

Source: Microsoft website. The Surface Pro 6.
Source: Microsoft website. The Surface Pro 6.
"You need the right devices and technology that can travel with you, be ready when you are – whenever and wherever inspiration strikes," said Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay in a blog post.

"That’s the power of Surface, Windows, and Office connected together through the cloud, creating the right instrument for you. We’ve designed them together to optimise every ounce, every pixel, and every line of code to empower you to be more productive and more creative."

The new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 come in an all-new matte black finish. "As a team we explore different finishes. And when we modelled our devices in this beautiful matte black, we fell in love. We knew we had to bring it to life for our customers," Panay said.

Surface Pro 6 runs on the latest 8th generation Intel Quad Core processor. It is more than 67% faster than the 5th generation Surface Pro, and features a PixelSense Touch Display.

Source: Microsoft website. The Surface Laptop 2.
Source: Microsoft website. The Surface Laptop 2.
Surface Laptop 2 also has boosted performance from a new Quad Core 8th generation Intel processor, which enables it to be 85% faster than the original Surface Laptop. Crafted with a premium design, PixelSense Touch Display, and best-in-class keyboard and trackpad, this new generation delivers 14.5 hours of battery life.

The Surface Studio 2 is the most powerful Surface ever. The creative canvas is built for creators who need vibrancy, high graphics performance, and fast processing, backed by Pascal graphics and a GPU that is 50% faster. The new Surface Studio is 38% brighter, with 22% more contrast, and designed to work with the Surface Pen to the tune of 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt sensitivity for drawing and sketching, and best-in-class ink latency.

And now, there are Surface Headphones to complete the Surface experience. "Whether you’re in an open work space, a cafĂ© or on the go, Surface Headphones help tune out or tune in wherever you are. They slip comfortably over your ears to surround you with spectacular sound quality and 13 levels of ambient noise control," Panay said.

While Surface Headphones are optimised for Surface devices, they will pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device. Two beam-forming microphones on each ear cup, eight microphones in total, offer excellent call experiences. Intuitive on-ear dials provide easy adjustment of volume and noise cancellation.


Within the Asia Pacific region, Surface Studio 2 is available to preorder in Australia and New Zealand. Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 can be preordered in Australia, China, Japan, and New Zealand. Additional market availability expected in 2019.

Surface Headphones are currently only available in the US and the UK.