New Surface PCs are Back in Black

Posted on September 15, 2018 by Brad Sams in Hardware with 37 Comments

In a couple of weeks, Microsoft will be holding a hardware event in New York City where the company will announce a couple of updates to its products. While the event won’t exclusively be about hardware, it will certainly be a highlight of the event.

Along with updated internals, Microsoft plans to offer a new color for the Surface Laptop and will return to a classic color for the updated Pro…Microsoft is going back to black. A black Surface Laptop is on the agenda and the updated Pro will also be offered in black as well.

For those who may not remember, the original Surface Pro was offered in black, this color option is a tip of that hat to that product. Along with the new color, the Microsoft logo will be chrome as well; this creates a dynamic contrast between the two materials and it looks fantastic.

Update: Looks like MySmartPrice, which isn’t a shopping site as the name might suggest, has pictures of the black Surface Laptop.

While I hope the new laptops will have a Type-C connector, I’m not so sure that this is happening but can’t fully rule it out yet.

Also expected at the event is that Microsoft will announce the availability of the Surface Go with LTE. Microsoft has typically waited around six months to make an LTE variant available but because the company is using the same modem as the current Surface Pro with LTE, this expedites the regulatory approval process and makes it much easier for Microsoft to get the product out the door.

As I have said before, don’t expect major product announcement from the Surface team, meaning no new form factors, simply updates to existing products from Panos and his team. Both Paul and I will be at the hardware event early next month and will keep you posted about any other info we can dig up prior to the unveiling of the updated devices.

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