Surface Pro 6

The Surface Pro 6 is a 2-in-1 detachable tablet computer developed by Microsoft. It is the sixth generation of Surface Pro and was announced alongside the Surface Laptop 2 on October 2, 2018 at an event in New York.[1] It was released on 16th of that same month.

Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface logo.svg
DeveloperMicrosoft
Product familyMicrosoft Surface
Type2-in-1 detachable
GenerationSixth
Release dateOctober 16, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-10-16)
Introductory priceUSD 899 to 2,299
Operating systemWindows 10 Home Consumer
Windows 10 Pro Business
CPUIntel Core i5-8250U
Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel Core i7-8650U
Memory16 GB, 8 GB RAM
Storage1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB SSD
Removable storagemicroSD
Display12.3 inch touchscreen
PixelSense Display
2736 x 1824, 267 PPI
3:2 Aspect Ratio
GraphicsUHD Graphics 620
Sound1.6 W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Dual microphones
InputBuilt in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
Sold Separately: type cover, mouse, stylus pen, Surface Dial
CameraFront: 5 MP, 1080p HD
Rear: 8 MP, 1080p HD
TouchpadOn the Surface Type Cover
(sold separately)
ConnectivityWiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.1, Mini DisplayPort
Online servicesMicrosoft Store, OneDrive
Dimensions292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm
(11.5 in x 7.9 in x 0.33 in)
Massi5: 770 g (1.70 lb)
i7: 784 g (1.728 lb)
PredecessorSurface Pro 5th Gen
SuccessorSurface Pro 7
Related articlesSurface
Websitewww.surface.com

ConfigurationsEdit

Surface Pro 6 Configuration Options [2][3]
Price tier in AUD CPU GPU RAM Internal
storage
Color
Consumer Business
899 999 Intel Core i5
8250U for Consumer
8350U for Business
Intel UHD Graphics 620 8 GB 128 GB  P 
1199 1299 256 GB  P   B 
1399 1499 16 GB  P 
1499 1549 Intel Core i7
8650U
8 GB 256 GB  P   B 
1899 1949 16 GB 512 GB  P   B 
2299 2349 1 TB  P 

 Platinum   Black 

FeaturesEdit

HardwareEdit

This sixth generation Surface computer line has all been updated to Intel's eighth generation Kaby Lake Refresh Core-i5 and Core-i7 CPUs. It is available with either 8 or 16GB of RAM, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of Solid State Storage, and business or consumer models. Business models are pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro while Consumer SKUs are pre-installed with Windows 10 Home.[4]

The port configuration on the Surface Pro 6 remains the same as previous generations with one Surface Connect, USB 3.0 type-A port, one Mini DisplayPort, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. Unlike the Surface Go, a USB-C port is not present on the Surface Pro 6. The optional Surface type cover attaches to a magnetic pin port at the bottom of the device which is identical physically to the previous Surface Pro model.

The Surface Pro 6 features a 12.3 inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2736x1824. Unlike its predecessors, that used Sharp sourced displays, the Surface Pro 6 display is made by LG.

The Surface Pro 6 brings back the Matte Black color option, an option previously not seen since the original Surface Pro.[5][6]

When the brightness is changed to 200 nits, the Surface Pro 6 draws 5W of power.[7] When being charged, the Surface Pro 6 has three different power modes to change how it draws power: Suggested, Better Performance, and Best Performance. When the Surface Pro 6 is not being charged, it adds another power mode in: Battery Saver, Recommended, Better Performance, Best Performance. The battery life on the Surface Pro 6 comes in at 9 hours.

SoftwareEdit

All consumer configurations of the Surface Pro 6 are pre-installed with Windows 10 Home 64-bit. Business configurations are pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro. Both include 30-day trials of Microsoft Office 365.

AccessoriesEdit

  • An optional Type Cover covered with Alcantara material available in four different colors.
  • An optional Surface pen with tilt support and up to 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and is available in four different colors.
  • There are two styles of Surface mouse available in three colors. They are the Surface Mobile Mouse and the Surface Arc Mouse.
  • The Surface Pro 6 is compatible with the Surface dial for additional shortcuts and functionality.
  • An optional USB-C adapter which attaches to the docking/AC adapter "Surface Connect" port. The adapter supports USB 3, Display Port alternate mode, and charging via USB Power Delivery.

ReceptionEdit

The Surface Pro 6 received generally favourable reviews, with many reviewers praising its high performance and long battery life; however, it was criticised for lacking USB-C ports.

TimelineEdit

Surface Duo 2Surface DuoSurface Hub 2SSurface HubSurface Studio 2Surface StudioSurface Laptop GoSurface Laptop 4Surface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2Surface LaptopSurface Laptop StudioSurface Book 3Surface Book 2Surface BookSurface Pro XSurface Pro 8Surface Pro 7 PlusSurface Pro 7Surface Pro 6Surface Pro (2017)Surface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface Pro 2Surface ProSurface Go 3Surface Go 2Surface GoSurface 3Surface 2Surface (2012 tablet)


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 5 biggest announcements from the Microsoft Surface event".
  2. ^ "Configure your Surface Pro 6". www.microsoft.com.
  3. ^ "Buy Surface Pro 6 for Business - Microsoft Store". Microsoft Store.
  4. ^ "Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2: New internals, new color, old ports".
  5. ^ Sharma, Krishan (17 October 2018). "Surface Laptop 2, Pro 6 review: Microsoft's PCs are back, in black". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Introducing the New Surface Pro 6 – Ultra-light and Versatile – Microsoft Surface". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  7. ^ Howse, Brett. "The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: More Than A Color". www.anandtech.com. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Surface Pro (2017)
Surface Pro
6th generation
With: Surface Laptop 2
Succeeded by
Surface Pro 7