I've been kicking tires about getting a new computer for the last year or two now. My current desktop was originally built in 2010, though it's had some minor upgrades along the way. My laptop is is from 2012. Both of them are in serious due of an upgrade. So, I am keenly interested in what the new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 will have to offer.

Remember that guy Roland Quandt? He's an editor over at WinFuture and he's been pretty good about "leaking" all sorts of techie information. He's the one who accurately told us about the 10-inch Surface Go before Microsoft's official event. He's also predicting some new Google Pixel smartwatches this year too.

So, Microsoft has a hardware event scheduled for next week on Tuesday, October 2. In theory, it could be almost anything, but Quandt is indicating that only the new Surface Pro 6 and the new Surface Laptop 2 will be revealed. Not much will change with either model either, he says.

Outwardly, both devices are expected to look identical to their predecessors. Instead, we'll get a spec bump, like an improved Intel processor. You might remember that there was no Surface Pro 5 last year, so even though this new machine is technically the sixth generation, it might not even be called the Surface Pro 6. It could just be the "really all-new all over again Surface Pro" or something.


The same could hold true with a spec bump over last year's Surface Laptop, though it's not obvious whether they'll actually call it the Surface Laptop 2. They will probably still ship it with the sometimes-maligned Windows 10 S with the customer option of switching to full Windows 10 at no cost.

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