Microsoft is updating its Surface Pro hybrid tablet/laptop with the new Surface Pro 6 today. It’s been almost a year and a half since the last update to the Surface Pro, and today’s update sees Microsoft and Intel 8th generation processors and a new black variant. This is the first time in at least five years that we’ve seen Microsoft use black on a Surface Pro since the original Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2.
Matte black finish covers the entire Surface of the Pro 6, and you can swap the keyboard for different colors as usual. However, Microsoft’s black coloring isn’t the only new addition here. Microsoft Surface’s chief, Panos Panay says The company has overhauled the inside of the Surface Pro 6, so it has improved cooling. This means that the Surface Pro-6 now supports Quad-core processors, and Microsoft claims that it will be 67 percent faster than the previous model.
MORE BATTERY LIFE AND INTERNAL CHANGES IN SURFACE PRO 6
This new internal design should also help improve battery life. Microsoft says the Surface Pro 6 will last for 13.5 hours on battery life. Although there is an internal restructuring, it looks very familiar from the outside. It’s still 1.7 pounds and it has the same 12.3-inch display and up to 16GB of RAM inside.
Unfortunately, the Surface Pro 6 will include the same connectivity and exterior design as the existing model, which means that there are still no USB-C ports. It’s Amazing that Microsoft still doesn’t accept USB-C in its flagship Surface, especially considering that the company has introduced this new connector on both Surface Go and Surface Book 2.
Microsoft says the Surface Pro 6 will start at $ 899 with an Intel Core i5 processor, and it will be available on October 16.