What to expect from today’s Surface event

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Tomorrow, October 2, is the day penciled in for Microsoft's Surface event that will toss new hardware onto the market for fans to check out.

Externally, the only difference, according to WinFuture, is the addition of a new black model to the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 - which I suppose means we're back to model numbers? Ahead of the unveiling, a new report has hinted at the changes that we can expect from the upcoming devices. The good news is that both devices will be cheaper than before. Notably, there will be no 4GB RAM variant in the new lineup, as per the report. It did so in an event listing for a Surface event in New Zealand. The base Surface Laptop 2 is expected to pack 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor, and 128GB of storage. This machine will nearly certainly get an internal update - Kaby Lake Intel Core and all that - as well as a new color on the outside. However, popular tipster Ronald Quandt has in a tweet predicted that the Surface Pro 6 will carry the same price as the Surface Pro, which was launched past year. It doesn't look like the Surface Studio is black in the marketing image, however. There's also likely a 16GB RAM / 512GB internal storage edition and a version with 16GB/1TB, because we need ALL the different versions.

The lack of ports is something you're either willing to live with or not, but the ongoing lack of USB-C support is just laziness at this point. Because they're aiming for a consumer that's upgrading what they already have or want the most versatile devices they can get, they're sticking with multiple USB ports rather than just one.

We previously shared our expectations for the event last month, but we've since seen new information about what new products could be announced today.

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It is likely that the Surface Laptop 2 will also look identical to the Surface Laptop, which was announced a year ago.

We'll be at the event and will have coverage of all the major details in our main news feed, as they're revealed.

Microsoft's event will take place on October 2 at 4PM ET (1:30am IST, October 3). Right in time for the afternoon, all around.