Surface Pro 6

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Surface Pro 6
Product familySurface
Type2-in-1 detachable
Release dateOct 16, 2018
Introductory price$899 (£879, AU $1,349)
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro (switch or business)
CPUIntel Kaby Lake R quad core:
1.60 up to 3.40 GHz
1.70 up to 3.60 GHz
1.90 up to 4.20 GHz
Memory8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM
StorageSolid-state drive, in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB capacities
Display12.3 inches (31 cm) 2736x1824 (267ppi) PixelSense display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 10-point multi-touch, and pen support
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620
CameraFront: 5.0MP 1080p Skype HD video with Windows Hello
Rear: 8.0MP 1080p video
Dimensions292 millimetres (11.5 in) (width)
201 millimetres (7.9 in) (height)
8.5 millimetres (0.33 in) (depth)
Massi5: 775 grams (1.709 lb)
i7: 792 grams (1.746 lb)
PredecessorSurface Pro (2017)
SuccessorSurface Pro 7

The Surface Pro 6 is a 2-in-1 detachable tablet computer developed by Microsoft. It is the sixth generation of Surface Pro and was announced alongside the Surface Laptop 2 on October 2, 2018 at an event in New York.[1] It was released on October 16, 2018.



This sixth generation Surface computer line has all been updated to Intel's eighth generation Kaby Lake Refresh Core-i5 and Core-i7 CPUs. It is available with either 8 or 16GB of RAM, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of Solid State Storage, and business or consumer models. Business models are pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro while Consumer SKUs are pre-installed with Windows 10 Home.

The port configuration on the Surface Pro 6 remains the same as previous generations with one Surface Connect, USB 3.0 type-A port, one Mini DisplayPort, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. Unlike the Surface Go, a USB-C port is not present on the Surface Pro 6. The optional Surface type cover attaches to a magnetic pin port at the bottom of the device which is identical physically to the previous Surface Pro model.

The Surface Pro 6 features a 12.3 inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2736x1824. Unlike its predecessors, that used Sharp sourced displays, the Surface Pro 6 display is made by LG.

The Surface Pro 6 brings back the Matte Black color option, an option previously not seen since the original Surface Pro.[2][3]


The Surface Pro 6 received generally favourable reviews, with many reviewers praising its high performance and long battery life; however, it was criticised for lacking USB-C ports.

Power consumption[edit]

When the brightness is changed to 200 nits, the Surface Pro 6 draws 5W of power.[4] When being charged, the Surface Pro 6 has three different power modes to change how it draws power: Suggested, Better Performance, and Best Performance. When the Surface Pro 6 is not being charged, it adds another power mode in: Battery Saver, Recommended, Better Performance, Best Performance. The battery life on the Surface Pro 6 comes in at 9 hours.


Price tier (USD) CPU GPU Internal storage RAM
899 Eighth Generation Intel Core i5-8250U

(Core i5-8350U for Business SKUs)

Intel UHD Graphics 620 128 GB 8 GB
1199 256 GB
1499 16 GB
Eighth Generation Intel Core i7-8650U 8 GB
1899 512 GB 16 GB
2299 1 TB


All consumer configurations of the Surface Pro 6 are pre-installed with Windows 10 Home 64-bit. Business configurations are pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro. Both include 30-day trials of Microsoft Office 365.


  • An optional Type Cover covered with Alcantara material available in four different colors.
  • An optional Surface pen with tilt support and up to 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and is available in four different colors.
  • There are two styles of Surface mouse available in three colors. They are the Surface Mobile Mouse and the Surface Arc Mouse.
  • The Surface Pro 6 is compatible with the Surface dial for additional shortcuts and functionality.
  • An optional USB-C adapter which attaches to the docking/AC adapter "Surface Connect" port. The adapter supports USB 3, Display Port alternate mode, and charging via USB Power Delivery.


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Sources: Microsoft Devices Blog Microsoft Store


  1. ^ "The 5 biggest announcements from the Microsoft Surface event".
  2. ^ Sharma, Krishan (2018-10-17). "Surface Laptop 2, Pro 6 review: Microsoft's PCs are back, in black". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  3. ^ "Introducing the New Surface Pro 6 – Ultra-light and Versatile – Microsoft Surface". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  4. ^ Howse, Brett. "The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: More Than A Color". Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  5. ^ "Configure your Surface Pro 6".
  6. ^ "Shop Surface Pro (5th gen) – Microsoft Surface". Microsoft Store.
  7. ^ "Buy Surface Pro 6 for Business - Microsoft Store". Microsoft Store.
  8. ^ "Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2: New internals, new color, old ports".

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