Surface Pro 6 new features, cost, specifications, availability

Microsoft Surface is amazing, not just aesthetically, but its features make it stand apart from the crowd. The Surface Pro 6 packs a powerful 8th generation Intel Quad Core™ processor. We understand that it’s 67% faster than the processor inside the Surface Pro 5, and to make things even more interesting, users can use it all day on a single charge. The PixelSense Touch Display is back, along with the support for Windows Hello. Also, the finish is black, which further solidifies its elegance as a must have Windows 10 device for those who require a tablet, but with the power of Windows 10 on the go. Let us look at its new features in details.

Surface Pro 6 features

Surface Pro 6 new features

The slots

A little different in design, the volume control and power button are on the side of the tablet. Other slots include the charging port, mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 ports, and an SD card slot.

Detachability

The screen can be detached from the keyboard. Since it has its own battery, you could use it without the rest of the device. Simply click on the Detach button on the keyboard and wait for the Ready to Detach message. After that, you could separate the screen from the keyboard.

The touch pen

As Microsoft calls it, “A simple, powerful pen,” Surface’s pen is a pretty smart device. You could use its magnetic strip to attach it to the side of the Surface. The end part of the pen works similar to a right-click. Here’s what the top-click on the Surface pen mean:

1] A single-click opens the Windows Ink Workplace. You could use this tool for making notes or creating screen sketches.

2] A double-click takes a screenshot of the page open on the system and opens it in screen sketch.

The functions of the clicks could be changed from Settings >> Devices >> Pens and Windows Ink.

Three-finger gestures

The smart three-finger gestures make it easier for users to manage their systems. Here’s how to use the gestures:

1] When you swipe your 3 fingers upwards, it opens the Task View which lets you see all of your open applications.

2] When you slide your 3 fingers to the right or left, you could switch between the apps opened earlier.

3] Swiping your 3 fingers downwards opens the Desktop.

Surface Pro 6 new features

Performance

Surface Pro 6’s performance is a major improvement compared to its predecessors, thanks to its upgradable 8th-generation, quad-core Core i5-8250U processor and 8GB of RAM.

Display

Surface Pro 6 has a 12.3-inch PixelSense display and a sharp panel at 2736 x 1824 pixels. Clearly more than sufficient, users have given a positive review for the same.

Battery life

With a battery life of 9 hours and 20 minutes, Surface Pro 6 lasts long enough for the longest of business trips. This makes it better than its competitors like Thinkpad X1.

Cost

The Surface Pro 6 costs $899 (official price by Microsoft). If you are buying it with the keyboard and pen, it would cost you $1,128 for 128GB of storage. The version with 256GB of storage is priced at $1,428. And it is $2,169 for an Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB device

Surface Pro 6 is a major improvement to its predecessors, however, remember to consider the cost of the product along with the accessories while purchasing it. Surface Pro 6 can be purchased from Amazon here.

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Karan Khanna is a passionate Windows 10 user who loves troubleshooting Windows problems in specific and writing about Microsoft technologies in general.