Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 launch today in 10 markets

Following their announcement earlier this month, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are now available to pick up in 10 global markets. Coming in multiple configurations, the Surface Laptop 2 is available starting at $999, while the Surface Pro 6 starts at $899. Each is available starting today in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the UK, and the U.S.

Neither upgrade is revolutionary; both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 resemble their predecessors on the outside. But Microsoft has made changes in two areas that may be enough to pull in new buyers and some looking for an upgrade from a previous Surface.

The biggest visible change is that both devices now come in an attractive matte black option. On the inside, Microsoft has stepped up to Intel's 8th Gen processors, bringing big performance improvements to each device. According to Microsoft, the shift to the newer chips means the Surface Pro 6 is now up to 67 percent faster, while the Surface Laptop 2 manages to hit performance that is up to 85 percent faster. Microsoft also boasted that the keyboard on the Surface Laptop 2 is now quieter than that of the original.

If you already preordered either device, your shipment should be arriving today. Otherwise, you can go ahead and pick up a Surface Laptop or Surface Pro 6 starting today at the Microsoft Store and other retailers. And for more of an in-depth look at each, check out our reviews for the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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