Surface Pro 6 was one of the product was launched at the event held by Microsoft in the past few hours. The new exponent of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 line arrives on the market with a substantially unchanged design compared to the previous Surface Pro, except for the black finish, which joins the platinum one and which is taken back by the company after having abandoned it starting from Surface Pro 2. The look can still be modified by combining a different color TypeCover.
The most noteworthy innovations are found inside the body and coincide with the new eighth-generation Intel Core processors (i5 or i7), which work best thanks to a further optimized cooling system, and also possible to use quad-core processors. As for the performance, Microsoft says that the new Surface Pro 6 is up to 67% faster than the previous model.
The stated battery life is up to 13.5 hours, while there are no differences regarding the display that continues to integrate a 12.3-inch Pixel Sense panel with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels, even the overall weight is substantially unchanged to the Surface Pro (775 grams for the i5 version and 792 grams for the i7 version).
The available configurations are: up to of 8GB or max up to 16 GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD. The absence of significant changes in the body compared to Surface Pro implies that even the new model gives up the USB-C connector. Microsoft has already used it in the previous Surface Book 2 and recent Surface Go.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 price starts from $899 for the basic configuration, equipped with Intel Core i5, and the availability scheduled for October 16, 2018.