Microsoft is introducing the new Surface Pro 6 powered by an Intel 8th generation processors and a black finish variant.
The new Surface Pro follows the same design language as the 2017 model, and this time around the biggest changes will found in the inside. The new device now includes the latest generation of Intel quad-core processors making the device 67 percent faster, and you’ll also find longer battery life, up to 13.5 hours.
In addition, the Surface Pro 6 is now available with a new gorgeous matte black finish, which is well design and doesn’t collect fingerprints. However, this isn’t the first time that a Surface device is available in black, as the original Surface Pro and even the Surface Pro 2 were available in black. Other improvements, include a better cooling system, and several tweaks.
Surface Pro 6 full technical specifications
Here’s a closer to look at the tech specs for the Surface Pro 6 model:
|Surface Pro 6 tech specs|
|Display||Screen: 12.3” PixelSense
Display Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
|Processor||Intel Core 8th Gen i5
Intel Core 8th Gen i7
|Memory||8GB or 16GB RAM
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620 (i5)
Intel UHD Graphics 620 (i7)
|Dimensions||11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
|Storage||Solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
|Battery life||Up to 13.5 hours of local video playback|
|Connections||1 x full-size USB 3.0
3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover port
MicroSDXC card reader
Compatible with Surface Dial
|Cameras, video, and audio||Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
|Software||Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial
|Wireless||Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor
|Security||TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
|Exterior||Casing: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
Colors: Platinum, Black
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
|What’s in the box||Surface Pro 6
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
|Weight (not including Type Cover)||Core i5: 1.71 lbs (775 g)
Core i7: 1.75 lbs (792 g)
Surface Pro 6 continues to weight 1.7 pounds with options up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage, and the same 12.3-inch display, which is driven by Intel Graphics 620 graphics whether you get the Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor.
The new Surface also includes all the same ports as before, including the same proprietary power plug, USB Type-A, and Mini DisplayPort. The only surprise about the new Surface is that (yet again) there’s not USB Type-C ports.
Surface Pro 6 pricing and release date
Surface Pro 6 is available starting on October 16 with a starting price of $899 for Intel Core i5 model, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of storage, but adding the Type Cover will increase the price an additional $129.99 or $159.99 depending on the keyboard you get.
The Core i7 model with 16GB of memory and 1TB of storage will cost you $2299 without the Type Cover or Surface Pen.