What you need to know
- New configurations for the 15-inch Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 6 have been spotted in retailer listings.
- The new 15-inch Surface Book 2 model represents a new entry point, with a Core i5 CPU, 256GB of storage, and 16GB of ram for around $1,960.
- The Surface Pro 6 model packs an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This model has so far been limited to business buyers.
Microsoft has gained a reputation for gradually refreshing its Surface PCs with new hardware configurations as they age, and it looks like it's getting ready to do just that with the 15-inch Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 6. In retailer listings first spotted by German blog WinFuture.de (via Neowin), both Surface devices appear to be getting fresh configurations with Intel's 8th Gen Core i5 processors.
Specifically, the new 15-inch Surface Book 2 variant appears on Best Buy Canada's website, listed with an Intel Core i5-8350U processor, 256GB of storage, and 16GB of RAM. Crucially, this model doesn't include discrete graphics, relying on Intel's integrated graphics instead.
The Surface Book 2 listing has a June 18 release date and is available for preorder at a price of CA$2,600, which translates to around $1,960.
Meanwhile, the new Surface Pro 6 configuration packs the same specs, coming with an Intel Core i5-8350U processor, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. As Neowin notes, this model has previously only been available for business customers. There's no release date attached to the Surface Pro 6 model, but it has a recommended price of $1,400.
Both additions will add a little more variety to Microsoft's current lineup. But if you're interested in other configurations, you can pick up the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 6 starting from $1,150 and $900, respectively.
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