Microsoft would launch the cheap Surface in summer and Surface Pro 6 in 2019
The roadmap of Microsoft’s hardware products could have been leaked, and rumors are already anticipating the devices that Redmond’s company plans to introduce soon: the cheap Surface, updates of Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, Surface Pro 6 and Surface Hub .
The first that could see the light of all of them would be the cheap Surface to compete with the iPad of which we already heard rumors last month. According to the report of ZDNet , the code name of the project is Libra and it would be a family of small and economic tablets with Windows 10 Pro, heirs of the Surface 3 of 2015, whose price would be around 400 dollars. It is expected that at least the first models would reach the market for this summer.
Later, in the fall, rumors suggest that Microsoft plans to launch an update of the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. It is possible that these models come with USB-C port and the latest generation of Intel processors.
The next stop on the Microsoft hardware roadmap would be the project code named Sydney, which is the next version of HoloLens . It is expected that the device will improve many aspects of its predecessor: it will be lighter, offer a wider viewing angle and could equip an AI chip to optimize performance. Its presentation could take place in the first quarter of 2019.
The rumors also tell some details of the Surface Pro 6, whose official name is unknown at the moment. According to Brad Sams of Thurrott.com , the project is known by the code name Carmel and will stand out from its predecessors for having an important redesign. It is not known what this redesign could consist of and it is believed that it would be presented by the end of 2019.
Another device marked on the calendar would be the Surface Hub 2 , the second generation of Microsoft’s digital whiteboard . It is estimated that its arrival in the market would also occur in 2019. A year later would arrive Scarlett project , the next generation of Xbox that is expected by 2020. Moreover, this year or next we could see a new accessory of the brand Surface , that would be a headset and microphone combo.