Increased power is the key feature of this impressive tablet/laptop, which is the sixth Surface Pro from Microsoft. As a result, this new version of the Surface Pro offers you even more performance at an even greater speed. Going by first impressions, The Surface Pro 6 does not look a great deal different from its predecessors, although the availability of a matte black aluminium shell, as well as standard silver, will give you a machine with real stand out appeal. But it's on the inside where the Surface Pro 6 is really different. Internally, it has been super-charged!
The Surface Pro 6 has been updated with 8th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors, backed up with up to 16GB of RAM and plenty of storage. This is far more than you'll find in many competing tablets being sold at a similar price point, and is one of the reasons the Surface Pro 6 is so heavily promoted as a machine with performance as a priority; a 67% improvement according to Microsoft, which is a staggering leap ahead!
The ability to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously, and at great speed, marks the Surface Pro 6 as the ideal business tool across a wide range of industries. Thanks to the built-in Kickstand, business (and pleasure) on the Surface Pro 6 can be done in laptop mode, tablet mode, or portable studio mode, with absolute ease. Don't forget, you can add a Surface Pen for added functionality.
For all these changes, and they are changes that take the Surface Pro brand to new heights, there's a touch of familiarity too. The device includes Windows 10, with its well-known features like password-free sign-in and Cortana2 intelligent assistant, and Intel UHD graphics on a 12.3-inch touch display with a resolution of 2,736 x 1,824. The colour vibrancy on previous Surface Pro displays has always been a crowd pleaser, and it's as vivid as ever in this new-generation tablet. The battery life is as good as the resolution and colour spectrum, with the promise of up to 13.5 hours, which is a big increase on previous models- another big selling point for those who need their tablet to work alongside them for a full and long day...and entertain them when the work is done.
For all its upgraded performance and storage, the portability of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has not been compromised. The machine measures up at a very thin 8.5mm and weighs less than 800 grams, making this seriously impressive tablet (or laptop if you want to use it that way) feel like a real feather when you take it with you. You could say it's a lightweight to carry but a real heavyweight when you need a machine that can smoothly handle every task with speed.
A newer model Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3in i3 4GB 128GB was released in October 2019.