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Reports Reveal Launch Period for Surface Pro 6 and HoloLens 2

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New reports reveal Microsoft’s plans for their most expected new hardware: the Surface Pro 6 and the HoloLens 2.

Acording to Thurrott.com, the Surface Pro 6 is codenamed “Carmel” and could be here as early as this year, though previous reports put it for a mid-2019 launch.

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The site claims to have obtained a few internal documents which also point towards a cheaper Surface Tablet codenamed “Libra” (we’ve heard it called “Lex”), while also confirming the long-rumored Andromeda device for a 2018 launch.

Since the original HoloLens showed up three years ago, it’s safe to say that all eyes are on new developments on that front.

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According to WindowsCentral, that’s about to change, as Microsoft is shooting for a late 2018 or early 2019 announcement.

Internally named “Sydney”, the HoloLens 2 will have LTE support and an ARM Processor. Next to it, Microsoft has previously confirmed the existence of a holographic processing unit (HP), a dedicated AI coprocessor that will make the HoloLens 2 faster when it comes to recognizing objects.

“The AI coprocessor is designed to work in the next version of HoloLens, running continuously, off the HoloLens battery. This is just one example of the new capabilities we are developing for HoloLens, and is the kind of thing you can do when you have the willingness and capacity to invest for the long term, as Microsoft has done throughout its history. And this is the kind of thinking you need if you’re going to develop mixed reality devices that are themselves intelligent. Mixed reality and artificial intelligence represent the future of computing, and we’re excited to be advancing this frontier,” explained Microsoft in a blog post from last year.

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