Microsoft launches their new Surface Pro 6 with latest 8th gen Intel CPUs with a starting price of $899
The tech giant Microsoft known for its Windows OS has previously launched some cool hardware products, and Surface Pro is one of them. The Surface series by Microsoft always focuses on productivity laptops, notebooks and others.
At the event held by Microsoft, recently launched their new products including the all-new Surface Pro 6. This time Microsoft has included the quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core Ultrabook processor.
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The new Surface Pro 6 borrows some of its stylish looks from its predecessors, with a magnesium unibody build and the Alcantara fabric Type Cover. This time Microsoft also included the new Black variant of the notebook.
So, let’s quickly look into the specs of the notebook:
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Specifications:
- Display: 12.3” PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 resolution
- RAM: 8GB or 16 GB
- Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Battery life: Up to 13.5 hours
- Cameras: 5MP front & 8MP rear
- Storage options: 128GB or 256GB or 512GB or 1TB SSD
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- Dimensions: 292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm
- Connectivity options: 1 x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, microSDXC card reader, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Type Cover port, three 1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Pro 6 as a whole
The new Surface Pro 6 packs in 12.3-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio. The lower variant of Surface Pro 6 comes equipped with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor. It also homes an 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD.
There are more variants of the notebook with 8th gen Core i5/Core i7, 8 or 16GB RAM options and four types of SSD storage options. The highest end of Surface Pro 6 comes equipped with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. It is also paired with 16GB RAM and 1TB of SSD storage.
The company claims that it has employed a new design for the Surface Pro 6’s internal hardware that offers much better thermal cooling and a major improvement to battery life.
Coming to graphics, these notebooks will be visualized by the inbuilt Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics only. The Surface Pro 6 features a TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security. On the other hand, the Windows Hello face sign-in is there for faster unlock.
The new Surface Pro bears a 5MP front-facing camera that supports Skype HD video calling. On the rear end, we have an 8MP autofocus camera which allows Full HD video recording and is accompanied by dual microphones.
The notebook packs 1.6W stereo speakers by Dolby Audio. Microsoft even claims that the new Surface Pro 6’s battery can last 13.5 hours of video playback, without even mentioning the actual battery capacity.
With all modern connectivity options, the Surface Pro 6 lacks the major USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 port. This is a major disadvantage of the notebook.
Price & Availability
The price for the base variant of Surface Pro 6 starts at $899. You get two colour variants of the Surface Pro 6 as of now- the Silver one and obviously the Black one.
On the other hand, the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover will be sold separately in Cobalt Blue, Burgundy and Platinum colour options at $160. Pre-orders for the Surface Pro 6 has already started via Microsoft Store and will start shipping from October 16th.
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