The sixth generation of Microsoft Surface Pro is here. The hybrid between laptop and tablet comes almost a year and a half since the last update. The numbering in the name is recovered, the processors are improved, colors are added. In short, a set-up for Microsoft’s professional hybrid.
The first thing that stands out in this new Surface Pro 6 is, of course, its change of design. Practically the form factor is preserved, but now matt black is added as an option in addition to silver. Microsoft took from the Surface Pro 2 without using this color, which seems to have returned to the catalog. In addition, the covers can be in black, blue, red and gray.
If you look inside the Surface Pro 6, Microsoft incorporates an eighth generation Intel chip to improve the performance and speed of the device. The 12.3 inches are maintained, the screen has a resolution of 267ppi and supports a RAM of up to 16 GB. As for storage, it can be up to 1TB of SSD. To get an idea, it is 67% more powerful than last year’s Surface Pro.
This new generation also improves the autonomy of the device, according to the manufacturer will reach 13.5 hours of use. Microsoft purchases with the autonomy of Apple’s MacBook Air, although considering that it is a device not updated in years, it may not be the best comparison. As for the camera, it is an 8 MP with autofocus. Returning to its exterior, there are no major changes compared to previous models.
The downside, in this case, is the connectivity. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 maintains the same ports as in the previous generation, so we still have no USB-C ports in 2018.
Prices of Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 will come in two colors: silver and matt black. It will also have covers in black, blue, red and gray. Its starting price will be the US $ 899 for the model with Intel Core i5. It will be available next October 16.