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Microsoft expected to reveal Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 on 2 October

Microsoft is potentially set to reveal a second-generation Surface Laptop and the sixth version of the Surface Pro hybrid laptop-meets-tablet at 9pm UK time on 2 October.

From the rumours currently circulating, the refreshed Surface models are expected to have minor spec bumps rather than significant redesigns.

While many new laptops come toting USB Type-C ports, at times in lieu of USB Type-A connections, WinFuture reported that both the second-generation Surface Laptop and the Surface Pro 6 will eschew USB-C in favour of sticking with USB 3.0 ports.

And Redmond's hardware engineers are also expected to stick with the mini DisplayPort connection as opposed to providing a connection to external monitors through USB-C or mini HDMI. However, given the Surface Go makes use of a USB-C port for external peripheral connectivity, we'd be mildly surprised if this was the case.

The proprietary Surface Connector is expected to remain a feature of the next-generation Surface devices.

While the design of the Surface Laptop is not expected to change much - which is not a bad thing given its aesthetics were well received - it internals will get a boost.

WinFuture suggested that Surface Laptop will have Intel's latest Core i5 processors from its Coffee Lake S line-up, as well as 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. Doubling the RAM of the Surface Laptop should give it a nice boost in performance, given 4GB of memory is arguably the bare minimum for Windows 10 devices to run with any aplomb when carrying out productivity-based tasks.

The Surface Pro 6 is also expected to have a similar jump in internal specs, but WinFuture also noted that a lower-end version will be on offer, presenting a hybrid device powered by a Core m3 processor matched with 4GB of RAM. A low-end specification would seem a little odd given Microsoft has the Surface Go as the entry-level Surface device, but Redmond has previously offered plenty of specification options for previous Surface models.

A black colour option is also expected to show up for the both of the devices and would mark a departure from the light grey colour scheme Surface devices have sported so far.

Surface fans expecting a more radical refresh of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop may be disappointed by the specification leaks so far, but it is worth noting that these details are just rumours and Microsoft might have something more surprising up its sleeve to reveal on Tuesday 2 October.

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