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Microsoft officially unveils the Surface Pro 6 2-in-1 tablet

The new Surface Pro 6 is now available in black, in addition to the platinum option. (Source: Microsoft)
The new Surface Pro 6 is now available in black, in addition to the platinum option. (Source: Microsoft)
The Surface Pro 6 tablet is now available in black, as well as the usual platinum color option. Users can now choose among Intel's i5-8250U and i7-8550U ULV CPUs, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB/ 1 TB PCIe NVMe storage capacities. The USB-C connector is still missing, but at least Microsoft lowered the prices for the high-end variants.
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It looks like the previews for the Surface Pro 6 tablets were not fake at all, as Microsoft’s official unveil confirmed most of the “leaked” specs. Users who were waiting for the inclusion of a USB-C port will be disappointed to see that Microsoft still has not listened to their feedback, unfortunately. However, Microsoft did add a few new upgrades and a new color option, while the pricing scheme makes the top configurations more affordable now.

Regarding the color options, the new Surface Pro 6 will now be available in platinum and the new black color. As revealed by last week’s previews, the new tablet packs more power with the addition of Intel’s i5-8250U and i7-8550U gen 8 ULV CPUs. Display-wise, the tablet integrates the same 12.3-inch screen with 2,736 x 1,824 resolution and 3:2 ratio as the 2017 version, but Microsoft improved the contrast ratio this time around. There are two cameras now, an 8 MP rear one and a 5 MP selfie with 1080p video capabilities.

Other features include:
•    8 GB / 16 GB RAM (the i5 CPU variants may opt for either configuration, while the i7 ones only come with 16 GB RAM)
•    128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB/ 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage capacities
•    Intel UHD Graphics 620 iGPU
•    Audio jack, mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect port, MicroSDXC card reader
•    Dual array microphones
•    1.6 W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
•    Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1
•    Battery lasting up to 13.5 hours
•    Windows 10 Home
•    1.71 lbs (i5) / 1.75 lbs (i7) weight

Microsoft tried to bring down the MSRP for the high-end configurations, but, overall, the prices still seem too high. The base model equipped with the i5-8250U CPU, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is priced at US$899, while the Core i7-8550U model with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB PCIe SSD is now US$2,299 (US$500 cheaper than the 2017 top variant).

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1535 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-10- 3 (Update: 2018-10- 4)