Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 go up for preorder at Best Buy

Two of Microsoft's new Surface kids on the block are now available to preorder at Best Buy. Several models of both the new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are up for grabs in multiple colors – including the hot new matte black option.

Each new device is a modest refresh over its predecessor, but they bring some significant speed boosts to the table. The main upgrade is that both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 now sport Intel's new 8th Gen Core processors. This lets each perform much faster than its predecessor, with up to a 65 percent performance boost for the Surface Pro 6 and up to 85 percent for Surface Laptop 2, according to Microsoft.

The one big exception to this is the Intel Core m3 Surface Pro 6, which appears to feature the exact same internals as the previous Surface Pro.

The other major addition is a new matte black finish. The color is a throwback of sorts to the original Surface RT, which was available in a black finish of its own.

For more with each device, you can check out our initial hands-on previews of the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. But if you're ready to pull the trigger, both are up for grabs at Best Buy and the Microsoft Store now. Prices start at $899 for the Surface Pro 6 and $999 for the Surface Laptop.

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