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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The design and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Surface Pro 6 review: Still the best 2-in-1 PC

 

The Surface Pro 6 is the complete tablet PC package: It's fast, light and has a great keyboard cover. But that was also true of last year's model. And it's facing stiffer competition this year from the Surface Go.

The fastest Surface yet ; Screen is a big improvement ; Still the best tablet keyboard around ; Battery life is better than before ; Black case option is a nice change of pace

No major design changes ; Performance hasn’t changed much since last year

CPU & GRAPHICS

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

 

With a modest speed boost and a new color choice, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 may not have changed much from the previous iteration, but what we loved about this 2-in-1 convertible then, we still love now.

Speedy new 8th Generation Intel processor. Good battery life. Premium feel. Sleek all-black color option. Brilliant display. Well-implemented kickstand.

Minimal changes from previous model. As ever, keyboard sold separately. Not ideal for in-lap use. Somewhat restrictive configuration combinations. Limited ports.

Bottom Line: With a modest speed boost and a new color choice, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 may not have changed much from the previous iteration, but what we loved about this 2-in-1 convertible then, we still love now.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year's model

 

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 gets even faster, but be ready to pay for must-have extras.

The Surface Pro 6's jump to new quad-core processors pays off in big performance gains. The new black color option looks cool. Still the best kickstand and keyboard for Windows tablets.

Be ready to shell out extra for the keyboard cover, stylus and even for the new matte black design. CPU and color aside, it's a very minimal upgrade over the previous version.

The latest Surface Pro tablet doesn't make any radical design changes, but the performance jump makes it viable as a mainstream performance laptop replacement.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: a familiar bet

 

Surface Pro is still the 2-in-1 to beat

Quad-core performance inside a lightweight tablet ; Mostly silent operation ; Matte black finish

Still no USB-C ports ; Dated design ; Lapability still not ideal

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Microsoft adds quad-core power to its tried-and-true tablet

 

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 6 tablet looks the same as its predecessors, though a new 8th-generation Core chip adds enough of a punch to consider upgrading.

Quad-core 8th-gen Core chip adds a performance bump ; Core i5 model does away with the fan ; Battery life improves somewhat

External chassis is essentially unchanged...again ; Step down in GPU power from previous model ; Confusing mix of configurations to choose from on Microsoft site

The Surface Pro 6 may have changed little on the outside, but inside, Microsoft claims the new 8th-gen processor makes it 67 percent faster than the Surface Pro (2017). That’s a little complicated for us to measure. While the Surface Pro (2017) used...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

 

Fast quad-core performance; Excellent battery life; Bright and colorful display; Comfortable keyboard; Silky-smooth pen input ; Still no USB-C/Thunderbolt ports; 256GB SSD is a bit sluggish ; The Surface Pro 6's significantly longer battery life and...

Still no USB-C/Thunderbolt ports; 256GB SSD is a bit sluggish ; The Surface Pro 6's significantly longer battery life and fast 8th-gen Intel processor make this the Windows 2-in-1 to beat.

The Surface Pro 6's significantly longer battery life and fast 8th-gen Intel processor make this the Windows 2-in-1 to beat.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: More Than A Color

 

Microsoft is in a bit of a unique place in the PC space compared to other manufacturers. Other than Apple, Microsoft is the only company that controls both the hardware and software sides, and when the Surface lineup launched way back in 2012,...

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...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (Core i7, 512GB, 16GB) Convertible Review

 

Full power with four cores. Microsoft has updated to the Surface Pro series with quad-core Kaby Lake Refresh processors, but how well will these chips cope within an 8.5-mm thick tablet? Will these more powerful processors affect the battery life, and...

laptop-like performance ; fan noise is quiet under load ; full working day’s battery life ; impressive input devices for a convertible ; well-built ; contemporary design ; good cameras ; Windows Hello support ; decent microphone ; bright display ; high...

no USB Type-C ; Signature Type Cover (2017) remains an additional purchase ; as does the Surface Pen (2017) ; expensive

New tricks in an old design? The Surface Pro 6 looks the same as its predecessors save for its new black colour option. The device is a slim, high-quality and robust tablet case that is easy to hold and weighs a comparatively svelte 786 g (~1.7 lb)....

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

 

The 2018 edition refreshes Microsoft's popular convertible tablet PC with Intel 8th gen quad core i5 and i7 CPUs, up to 16GB RAM and NVMe SSDs. It's available in the usual platinum color and a new matte black color. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio IPS...

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: The latest flexible 2-in-1 from Mircosoft is a powerful, if expensive, option

Great screen ; Good battery life ; Solid performance ; Light and portable hybrid design

Expensive ; Keyboard dock may be too small for some

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.

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.6

Battery

Continuous video playback time:13.5

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Color name:Platinum
Device type:Full-size tablet
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Black,Grey / Black,Platinum / Black,Silver / Platinum / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:12.3
Display Resolution:2736 x 1824
Fingerprint resistant:Y
LED backlight:Y
Pixel density:267
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 620 / UHD Graphics 620
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Processor socket:BGA 1356

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Pen

Accuracy pen:0.00394
Pressure levels:4096
Stylus pen:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N
Gyroscope:Y
Position location:N
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Connector / Microsoft Surface Connector,Microsoft Surface Cover / Microsoft Surface Cover
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm / 3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:44

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
Processor ARK ID:124967 / 124968 / 124969
Processor boost frequency:3.40 / 3.6 / 3.60 / 4.2 / 4.20
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3LA
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.7 / 1.70 / 1.9 / 1.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:42 x 24
Processor thermal power:15
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:Y0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0

Security

Face recognition:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Platform:Windows
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365 / Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial / Office 30-day trial

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Storage media:SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335 / 0.354 / 7.91
Height:0.335 / 7.91
Weight:27.2 / 27.7
Width:11.5