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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 i5 256GB

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 i5 256GB (Surface Pro Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
12.3 inch 3:2, 2736 x 1824 pixel, LGD0555, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Refresh IMC
Storage
Toshiba KBG30ZPZ256G, 256 GB 
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.087 kg ( = 38.34 oz / 2.4 pounds), Power Supply: 218 g ( = 7.69 oz / 0.48 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.91% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 88%, features: 87%, display: 90% mobility: 86%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 i5 256GB

90% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Surface Pro 6's significantly longer battery life and fast 8th-gen Intel processor make this the Windows 2-in-1 to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review
Source: Techradar English
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is faster, longer lasting and now comes in a sleek, new black shell but … that’s about it. This is no doubt a better product than last year, but it might not be the generational leap some were hoping for. If you already own a Surface Pro 2017, this upgrade isn’t worth the cost. Otherwise, it’s the best Windows tablet money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Powerful, pretty - and pointless
Source: It Pro English
There’s nothing technically wrong with the Surface Pro 6, and we doubt that anyone would be disappointed if they bought one. However, it’s crippled by the fact that it doesn’t particularly improve on its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is a light and portable 2-in-1 with a decent display that’s ideal for office work and streaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Source: PC Mag English
With a slight power boost and a new color choice, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 may not have changed much from the previous iteration, but what we loved then, we still love now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review
Source: Techradar English
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is faster, longer lasting and now comes in a sleek, new black shell but … that’s about it. This is no doubt a better product than last year, but it might not be the generational leap some were hoping for. If you already own a Surface Pro 2017, this upgrade isn’t worth the cost. Otherwise, it’s the best Windows tablet money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Surface Pro 6's significantly longer battery life and fast 8th-gen Intel processor make this the Windows 2-in-1 to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: More Than A Color
Source: AnandTech English
Microsoft’s Surface lineup has always been about a premium device, and to showcase their software, and the Surface Pro 6 delivers on that front. Despite the somewhat questionable update cadence, and even the lack of USB-C, the changes that are here are all very welcome. No one is going to complain about more color options, and the improvements to performance and especially battery life are a boon to all Surface Pro users. These changes bring it to a level that Surface Pro has never been to before. Microsoft is being safe with the Surface Pro, but it was already the class leader, so it’s hard to fault them on that. The Surface Pro 6 is a much bigger update than just a new color.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018

Foreign Reviews

83% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 das aktuell beste 2-in-1-Notebook
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85%
91% Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 96% features: 87% display: 95% mobility: 86%
100% Ein großartiges Tablet ohne Neuheiten
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Test de la tablette Microsoft Surface Pro 6, même design et plus de puissance
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Series:

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) is the fifth generation in the Surface Pro family. The Surface Pro is solid as a rock and exudes a sense of futuristic quality. It’s also well-designed, with a look and feels that, while minimally changed from the Surface Pro 4, is still an improvement. The corners are more rounded, and the exhaust vents along the edges are less pronounced.  There aren’t many moving parts in the Surface Pro itself. The power and volume buttons along the top are easy to find by feel, and have a crisp action, while the kickstand is smooth and reliably holds the tablet at chosen angle. It now opens up to 165 degrees, an increase from the Surface Pro 4, which opened 150 degrees. Fully flexed, the kickstand can turn Surface Pro into a nearly-flat slate. If a user decides to flip into tablet mode for a moment and fold back the Type Cover, the keyboard will turn off when the cover is tucked back. It can even switch Windows 10 into tablet mode if desired. It attaches to the tablet with strong magnets and connects via a physical port, meaning there’s zero lag when typing. The Surface Pro sports two front-firing speakers on each side of the display. There are small cutouts in the glass to let the sound through, and the design provides impressive sound for a tablet. Music is great, with surprising range, and there’s even a hint of bass. The speakers also get surprisingly loud and can fill a decent sized room without distorting.

The Surface Pro features up to a seventh-generation Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It is seen that the Surface Pro offers a cutting-edge CPU, solid RAM and SSD options, and full support for all of Microsoft’s most innovative Windows 10 technologies. All that will keep the machine relevant for years to come. The Surface Pro is refreshingly light on bloatware. While it’s stocked with the usual Microsoft Windows 10 apps and a handful of casual games, it’s otherwise unencumbered with junk software. The Surface utility is also a nice app that offers the ability to configure the Surface Pen and get some useful information about your machine. Microsoft is using a 45-watt-hour battery in the Surface Pro, which is an increase from the 38 watt-hour battery that was packed into the Surface Pro 4. The Surface Pro also uses more efficient seventh-generation Intel Core processors. Taken together, the new model offers improved battery life over its predecessor. The Surface Pro is eminently portable, at 0.33 inches thick and 1.73 pounds. Even with the Signature Type Cover attached, the machine is easy to carry around and slip into a bag. It might not be quite as thin and light as the iPad Pro, but it’s also a much more powerful machine that can run real PC applications. The Surface Pro bring a whole new meaning to the word tablet. It is a iPad like device but is actually a real computer.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.3":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.087 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


84.91%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-11-10)