Microsoft has unveiled a slew of new hardware products at the launch event held yesterday in New York. The company launched the new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and the all-new noise-canceling Surface Headphones. Talking about the new Microsoft Surface Pro 6, it looks exactly similar to the last year’s Surface Pro. However, the new Surface Pro 6 sports the latest and greatest hardware. It comes powered by the latest 8th-generation Intel processors.
According to the company, the new Surface Pro 6 will be 67% faster than its predecessor. With the powerful quad-core chip, the tablet also includes improved internal cooling. The 6th generation Surface Pro is also the first Surface Pro device to pack quad-core chip. It will continue to offer the same 13.5 hours of battery life. On the front, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 sports the same 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display with 2736 by 1824 pixels resolution.
It comes with 8GB/16GB of RAM and will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB SSD storage options. While it includes USB 3.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect port, Surface Type Cover port, and MicroSDXC card reader, there is not even a single USB Type-C port. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1. There is an 8MP autofocus camera on the rear and a 5MP camera on the front.
There are dual microphones and 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. It runs on Windows 10 Home and supports Windows Hello face authentication feature. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 pricing ranges from $899 for the i5 variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage to $2,299 for the i7 variant with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage. It is currently available to pre-order and shipping begins on October 16th. The Surface Pro 6 will be available in Platinum & Matte Black color options.