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The device is now available with an 8th gen Intel processor and faster RAM.

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. In a surprising twist, neither the Surface Pro 6 nor Surface Studio 2 seem to utilize USB Type-C, which is already on the Surface Book 2 and Surface Go.

The new Surface Pro will start with a Core m3-7Y30 processor and 4GB of RAM. It also comes in a black color, which we haven't seen for years on Surface. However, a WinFuture report states that the Surface Pro 6 will cost the same as the Surface Pro, which was introduced past year. However, for professionals who need to stay on the move, it's far from a awful bargain.

Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance benchmark the Surface Pro 6 (media events rarely make time for that), but it felt very fast as I piled on browser tabs, loaded up 4K YouTube videos, and opened as many apps as I could. They're expected to ship out on October 16th and pre-orders start today.

Since Microsoft is not live streaming this event, we're going to bring the news to you the "old-fashioned" way: with a live blog.

Microsoft has not detailed the exact battery capacity present inside the Surface Pro 6, but the company does state that the machine will be able to give you 13.5 hours of endurance. Those include the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, along with the Surface Studio 2 and the surprise unveiling of the Surface Headphones. Microsoft claims this has quieter typing than the previous device.

It boasts a 28 inch display that's said to be 38 percent brighter than the original Surface Studio, as well as 22 percent more contrast. However, the Surface Laptop 2 will be much improved over its predecessor in terms of specifications. Microsoft also says it's easy to toggle between laptop, studio and tablet mode. The 2-in-1 device will run on Windows 10 and will also be equipped with Bluetooth 4.1.

It will support phones running Android 7.0 or Google's mobile operating system. There's nothing stopping Microsoft from offering a USB-C port and a USB-A port, thereby giving users to use either standard.

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