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Surface Laptop 2 coming soon, new black color among the changes

A render of the what the black Surface Laptop 2 is expected to look like. (Source: Domi)
A render of the what the black Surface Laptop 2 is expected to look like. (Source: Domi)
Microsoft is holding a special Surface event on October 2 and the first leaks have started emerged. The most notable is that the Surface Laptop will get a sequel, but will also come in a slick new black color

With Microsoft’s Surface event locked in for October 2, the rumor mill has started to kick in and the first points to a new Surface Laptop 2 in a new black color. This is said to replace the current Graphite Gold in the line up while the Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue color options will continue. The next-generation Surface Book is also tipped to pick up the new color option.

The Surface Laptop 2 will continue with the same fundamental design and overall dimensions. This includes, sadly, persisting without a USB-C port with Microsoft looking as though it will skip it for at least another 12 months. It will, however, get a refresh to Intel’s 8th gen silicon that should help to give it a decent boost in performance and battery life. RAM and storage options are also expected to remain at up to 16 GB and 1 TB, respectively.

One other feature that is expected to continue on the Surface Laptop 2 is Microsoft’s penchant for covering its keyboard surrounds with Alcantara fabric. Alcantara is widely used in car interiors and luxury products, but like any fabric, is prone to getting discolored if not regularly cleaned. There are plenty of images on the web of the Platinum colored models looking pretty putrid. The new black color should help mask this.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-09-18 (Update: 2018-09-18)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.