Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is like its predecessors in many ways including the weight, dimensions, and screen size. In addition, it has the same brilliant kickstand, magnesium body and front-firing speakers. So, what it is that sets the Surface Pro 6 apart from other Microsoft Surface laptops?
We have reviewed the Microsoft Surface JKV-00026 to reveal its unique features and aspects. We have evaluated where the strengths and weaknesses of Surface pro 6 lies.
Processor: Intel Quad-Core i7 (8th Gen.) / 1.9GHz Max. Turbo Speed 4.2GHz
RAM: 16GB Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 13.5-inch Touchscreen (2256 x 1504) Resolution
Graphics: Intel UHD 620
Battery: Up to 9 hours Weight: around 2.8 lbs (1.27 kg)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has the same body and build that we have seen on the Surface Pro (2017). It has the same slightly rounded edges with a quality-feeling magnesium body that is designed for hand-held comfort. The only difference is the black colour scheme that looks elegant and is lovely to touch.
The Surface Pro 6 weighs around 2.8 lbs (1.27 kg) with a measurement of 0.33 inches. Its beauty resides in the details that you only feel upon holding the Surface Pro 6. Microsoft has designed it keeping in mind the comfort of use. From its cover to the luxurious feel of the keyboard, everything is sunk in art. Even its palm rest is coated with the Signature Alcantara fabric to add beauty.
Microsoft has equipped the Surface Pro 6 with a 13.5-inch wide touchscreen display. It features a 12.3-inch broad screen with a resolution of 2256 x 1504. The display is mostly unchanged, and Microsoft has only made a slight improvement in one area. Surface Pro 6 comes with a contrast ratio of 1500:1, which is stronger than the previous model’s contract ratio of 1300:1.
Moreover, Surface Pro 6 has both the front and rear cameras. It features an auto-focus 8MP rear camera of 1080p HD quality. Whereas, it has a 5MP front camera which offers the same 1080p HD image quality.
Keyboard & Stylus
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 features a touchscreen that simply means you won’t need a keyboard. However, you can turn this 2-in-1 device into a proper laptop by attaching a keyboard. Unfortunately, Microsoft does not provide a keyboard, and this is an essential purchase that you have to buy yourself.
Likewise, the Surface Pro 6 also works well with the stylus, but Microsoft doesn’t offer the Surface Pen anymore. So, you have to buy it as well, although you won’t need it to work on your Microsoft Surface.
The Microsoft Surface tablet comes with the magnetic Surface Connector that facilitates power and expansion. Furthermore, it features a 3.5mm mic/headphone jack, a microSDXC card reader, a Mini DisplayPort and a USB 3.0 port. However, it lacks a Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C port which is a major drawback.
When it comes to performance, the Surface Pro 6 surpasses the expectations. Microsoft has loaded it with solid, high-end specs that would blow away your mind. It features a powerful 8th generation core i7 CPU that delivers a base clock speed of 1.9GHz. This quad-core processor runs on the Windows 10 OS and could offer a clock speed of 4.2GHz while running on the maximum turbo speed.
Moreover, there is a massive 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage drive. This powerful duo ensures a smooth, high-speed performance so that you accomplish even the toughest tasks. Whether you want to work on data files, online sheets or want to design on a media editing software, you won’t experience any lags. You can stream Netflix, browse multiple tabs and play 3D games the way you want to.
We tested the Surface Pro 6 at 150 nits and were able to extract around 9 hours of battery life. This is almost 2 hours more than what we were able to get from the Surface Pro (2017). This is a great performance from a laptop with such demanding hardware.
In a nutshell, Microsoft Surface JKV-00026 has the right specs and power that could up take tough jobs. It can handle any task that you would throw towards it without any lags or fall behinds. If you are willing to spend a little extra to get a stylish, power-packed business laptop, the Surface Pro 6 is a nice pick.