Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Specifications
|Model||Microsoft Surface Pro 6|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Core i5 8400T|
|Graphics Card||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory/Storage||8 GB LPDDR3 1866 MHz |
|Battery||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review
Surface products have historically fantastic screens, and that hasn’t changed on the Microsoft Surface Pro 6. Microsoft goes above and beyond to find the best panels for its devices, and we really like the one included here. The 12.3-inch (2,736 x 1,824 pixels) screen is bright, colorful, and vivid — and still one of the best screens you can find in this product category.
The 3:2 aspect ratio is another favorite feature of ours, leaving plenty of screen real estate for getting work done. Contrast is through the roof at 1,290:1, making darks and lights really shine in games or movies. It still doesn’t have the wide color gamut of the MacBook or some of the 4K displays out there, but 70 percent of AdobeRGB matches competition in this range.
The dual, front-facing speakers on the Surface Pro 6 are still great for a laptop. They can easily fill a room with music or provide adequate audio for watching movies.
Microsoft has again shipped the Surface Pro 6 with two color profiles: The defaulted Enhanced mode and the more standard sRGB mode. In general, we preferred the accuracy of sRGB mode to the artificial pop of Enhanced mode. The colors look great to the naked eye, but if you’re a photographer, we suggest calibrating the display before use.
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The entry-level version that we reviewed comes with an Intel 8th-gen quad-core processor that is a meaningful upgrade over the 2017 Surface Pro, especially in the realm of multitasking.
You’ve also got the option for either 8GB or 16GB of RAM.
The four squares of the Microsoft logo now mean more than just the world’s most popular operating system: They stand for world-class hardware. And the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is the chief example.
Microsoft’s flagship genre bender hasn’t had a lot of serious competition over the years. If you want a tablet computer than doubles as a full-tilt laptop replacement, there aren’t many other good options out there. Outside of the iPad Pro, none of the copycats pose a serious threat to the reign of the Surface Pro.
The second is ports: The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has a single USB-A port, a mini-DisplayPort, a microSD slot hidden under the kickstand, the Surface Connect dock, and a headphone jack. These are the exact same slim options as included last year, but the lack of a USB-C port is now a glaring omission in 2018. This device might be the only laptop or hybrid device we reviewed in 2018 to not include one – or to include an old mini-DisplayPort for video output.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 doesn’t come with a keyboard or touchpad. Instead, you’ll have to pick up the Type Cover, Microsoft’s fantastic attachable keyboard cover. As a tablet alone, the Surface Pro 6 doesn’t make much sense. The Type Cover is mandatory. These covers, available in a few different materials and styles, range from $130 to $150. Despite some cut-off keys, the layout never feels cramped, every key feels snappy, and the touchpad remains one of the best tracking surfaces for a Windows 10 laptop available.
Another peripheral not included here is the Surface Pen. This is a best-in-class stylus with 4,096 levels of sensitivity — and even a built-in eraser. The $100 accessory comes in many different colors, but Microsoft hasn’t developed a new version for the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6.
You can, of course, hook up your own keyboard or mouse to the device, whether through Bluetooth or the USB port.
The 12.3-inch (2,736 x 1,824 pixels) screen is bright, colorful, and vivid — and still one of the best screens you can find in this product category.
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