Surface Pro 6 was one of the protagonists of the hardware event held by Microsoft in the past few hours. The new exponent of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 line arrives on the market with a design substantially unchanged compared to the previous Surface Pro, except for the black finish, which joins the platinum one and which is taken back by the company after having abandoned it starting from Surface Pro 2. The look can still be modified by combining a different color TypeCover.
The most noteworthy innovations are found inside the body and coincide with the new eighth-generation Intel Core processors (i5 or i7), which work best thanks to a further optimized cooling system, thanks to which it is possible to use processors quad-core. As for the performance, Microsoft says that the new Surface Pro 6 is up to 67% faster than the previous model.
The stated autonomy is equal to 13.5 hours, while there are no differences regarding the display that continues to integrate a 12.3″ Pixel Sense panel with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels, even the overall weight is substantially unchanged to the Surface Pro (775 grams for the i5 version and 792 grams for the i7 version).
The available configurations provide up to a maximum of 8 or 16 GB of RAM and SSD in the 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB denominations. The absence of significant changes in the body compared to Surface Pro implies that even the new model gives up the USB-C connector – not too coherent, given that Microsoft has already used both in the previous Surface Book 2, both in the recent Surface Go.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is proposed in the US market at a price starting from $899 for the basic configuration, equipped with Intel Core i5, with availability scheduled for October 16 next. Further information on price and availability for the Italian market will be announced in the next hours.
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