Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 rumors: no USB-C ports

Microsoft is holding a Surface Hardware event on Tuesday (October 2) in New York City and a new leak reveals that the company will announce a Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. We had expected Microsoft to refresh both devices during the event, but we also thought that the new hardware would come with modern USB-C ports. Website of Germany Winfuture claims that the Surface Laptop 2 or Surface Pro 6 will not contain USB-C ports.

Instead, Microsoft would stick to its familiar mini DisplayPort and Surface Connector combo for connection to displays and charging the device. If the report is real, this would be a surprising step from Microsoft and would also match rumored leaked photos from the Surface Laptop 2. The software maker introduced USB-C on both the Surface Book 2 and Surface Go devices, and to not renew its flagship Surface Pro and Surface Laptop with the same connector seems a strange choice.

Winfuture also claims that the basic model of the new Surface Laptop 2 comes with 8 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor and 128 GB of SSD storage. That is good news, since the previous basic model supplied the Surface Laptop with only 4 GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 6 will, however, allegedly be delivered with a basic model containing 4 GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 processor.

Microsoft is expected to ship both new devices in a black color variant Winfuture says will only be available on the more expensive models. The edge will be present live at Microsoft's Surface Hardware event on Tuesday, so keep an eye on the news.

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