Microsoft just launched its new suite of 2018 Surface products, including the Surface Studio 2. One of things we found surprising was that it only has a 7th Gen processor. But the Australian online Microsoft store has a different story. It's telling you that the Studio 2 has an 8th Gen.
Earlier today Microsoft announced three new Surface devices - The Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2 and Surface laptop 2. Here's how much they'll cost in Australia, what you can find under the hoods and when you can get them.
This article was originally published on October 3 at 12:35pm.
The incorrect spec quote over on the Australian online Microsoft store is surely an accident, but it's a big one.
Considering that you can pre-order the device from that page, and it's not exactly cheap, this isn't great.
Here is a shot from the Australian Surface Studio 2 specs page:
And here is one from the US specs page, which has the correct CPU:
At the time of writing the incorrect 7th gen spec was still live.
Update 15:00: Over two hours since we notified Microsoft's agency of the mistake, and published this story, the store's spec page is still listing the incorrect processor. We have also been told that we most likely won't receive an official comment. We'll let you know when the spec has been corrected.
Update 16:20: The error has now been fixed over on the Studio 2 store page - the spec sheet now correctly says that the device includes a 7th Generation i7-7820HQ processor.
Microsoft's Surface event was held earlier today, and even though it wasn't streamed, news about its new devices started to drop quickly.
One of them was them widely-rumoured Surface Pro 6. While most reports surmised that it would be a simple refresh of the previous gen, it was assumed that one of the upgrades would be USB-C.
We were all wrong.