Microsoft has officially launched the Surface Pro 6, which although is a complete generation, only features upgrades under the hood.
Technically, the biggest change in terms of looks is the addition of a black model that reminds of the original Surface RT launched back in 2012.
The Surface Pro 6 thus makes the switch to Intel’s eight-generation U-series processors, and Microsoft has also tweaked the base configuration in order to offer better value for the money. The cheapest Surface Pro 6 costs $100 less than the entry-level Surface Pro, with Microsoft killing off the Core m3 model.
Surface Pro 6 comes with Intel Core 8th Gen i5 or i7 processors paired with either 8GB or 16GB RAM. The device can be ordered with a maximum of 1TB SSD storage, and Microsoft is offering a choice of two different graphics cards, namely Intel UHD Graphics 620 for the i5 version and 620 for the i7.
The 12.3-inch PixelSense screen features a resolution of 2736x1824 pixels with 267 PPI and 3:2 aspect ratio. There’s no USB-C port, but instead you get one USB 3.0 connector, a headphone jack, and pretty much all the other connectivity options that were previously available on the Surface Pro.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 comes with Windows 10 Home on consumer models, while the commercial versions will be shipped with Windows 10 Pro.
The base configuration is priced at $899 and comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage, but is only available in Platinum. The black version is only available starting from $1,199, which also brings 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Surface Pro 6 is already available for pre-order, and shipping is projected to kick off on October 16. Accessories like the Type Cover, the Surface Dial, and the Surface Pen are all sold separately and obviously cost extra for the Surface Pro 6.