Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet was launched in October 2018 and prices for its various configurations range from £879 to a whopping £2,149. The tablet comes with a 12.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2736 pixels by 1824 pixels at a PPI of 267 pixels per inch.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 comes with 8GB of RAM. The tablet packs 128GB of internal storage. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
It measures 201.00 x 292.00 x 8.50 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 775.00 grams. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Sensors on the tablet include Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Specs & Improvements
The biggest new addition to the Surface Pro 6 is Intel’s Whiskey Lake processor series, replacing last year’s Kaby Lake processors. Intel’s 8th-gen Core i5 and i7 processors include increased USB support for up to 10GB/s and increased turbo clocking. It also supports UHD displays and a far greater CPU cache than Kaby Lake, meaning it performs noticeably better.
Externally, the device is similar to last year’s Surface Pro. It retains the 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras, the 2736 x 1824-pixel 12.3 in screen size and identical Mini Display Port, 3.5mm headphone jack and full-size USB connectivity.
The ports have been a disappointment to some, with expectations of Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C connectivity dashed in a Surface Pro 6 that retains the USB-A ports of older devices. It’s a strange decision, given that Microsoft’s Surface Go devices use USB-C.
While the Surface Pro 6 retains last year’s 13.5 hour battery life, the upgrade to Whiskey Lake processors means this is a power increase of about 67% according to Microsoft.
One notable omission from the device is any kind of Surface Pen, a feature also missing from last year’s Surface Pro. Surface Pens still work on the device, however, you’ll just have to shell out around £100 to acquire one or just use the same one from your Surface Pro 3 (or later) device. Similarly, if you want the keyboard Type Cover that’ll cost an extra £150.
In fact, the most notable change to the Surface Pro 6 is the introduction of a new black variant, which is beautifully understated and classy.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6: New Features
The Surface Pro 6 comes loaded Windows 10 Home, upgraded with its latest October Update offering. That means many of the new features of the operating system update are available from day one.
One such feature is the timeline, which lets you access recent files in a way similar to Apple devices. This’ll simplify navigating multiple tabs and applications.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Full Specifications
|Release date||October 2018|
|Dimensions (mm)||201.00 x 292.00 x 8.50|
|Screen size (inches)||12.30|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||267|
|Processor make||Intel Core 8th generation i5|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|