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Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 could be 'heavily redesigned' for 2019

The Surface Pro is due for an update The Surface Pro is due for
Sandy Mccarthy | 14 June, 2018, 18:39

Sources speaking to ZDNet and Thurott.com have dropped the codename for a major overhaul to Microsoft's Surface Pro: "Carmel".

That's hardly a ground-breaking shift in design, given Microsoft finally added a USB-C port to its Surface Book 2, but it could open the hybrid tablet-come-laptop to more power and accessories such as external GPUs and multiple daisy-chained 4K external displays.

Pompeo says North Korea understands denuclearization must be verifiable
It's true that by sitting across from Kim, Trump accomplished something no other United States president before him had. No longer - sleep well tonight!' But it "all depends on whether North Korea is serious about denuclearization".

The Surface Pro is no stranger to deals, but prior to today the cheapest price we've seen for it has been $670 (back in April). The Surface Pro starts at $799 (Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD), so it's possible that pricing for this device entry-level Surface tablet will closely align with the garden variety Apple iPad, which starts at $329. Also not confirmed, is the addition of USB-C ports on the upcoming device. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, the product won't launch until mid-2019 but will be heavily redesigned.

Interestingly, Microsoft could also be working on new Surface-branded headset to be released later this year or early next year. It's also said that Andromeda will jumpstart a new category of pocketable devices that will be created by Microsoft's OEM hardware partners. As per a report by the The Verge, the device is not expected to arrive until mid-2019, even though Microsoft is expected to announced a refreshed design for its 8th-generation processor lineup later this year.

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