October 23, 2020

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: Is It Worth It?

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Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 6 at an event in New York. The latest addition to the company’s detachable 2-in-1 series boasts significant upgrades, including a new and improved display, longer battery life, and faster performance. Not to mention, Microsoft is making the Surface Pro 6 available in a sleek matte black color scheme. Other than that, the tech giant didn’t add any groundbreaking changes to its design.

But should you  units to purchase the new Surface Pro? Below you will learn the pros and cons of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6. It should help you decide if it’s worth your money. 

Pros

Starting at $899, the Surface Pro 6 is equipped with Intel’s quad-core 8th generation processor. That should give the laptop a 67% speed boost. More importantly, that makes the Surface Pro 6 the first tablet-like device to sport a quad-core CPU. Its 12.3-inch display comes with 5 million pixels and incredible contrast, making its already impressive display even more brilliant. With 267 pixels per inch (ppi), the Surface Pro 6 has one of the best highest contrast ratios of any of Microsoft’s Surface devices.

Microsoft brought back their matte black color variant for the latest addition to the Surface Pro series. They haven’t offered this option since the Surface RT in 2012. Other than that, this new laptop is available in silver. As for its Type Cover, you can choose between black, blue, gray, and red. 

Another promise that Microsoft intends to deliver is a longer-lasting battery life. The Surface Pro is said to last as long as 13.5 hours. 

Weighing 1.7 pounds, the Surface Pro 6 is by far the lightest of all Microsoft’s laptop. It’s also one of their least expensive creations.

Cons

Microsoft wasn’t expected to introduce a new design for the Surface Pro series, but many were hoping they would add a USBC-C or Thunderbolt 3 port. However, their cries have yet to be heard by the tech giant. The Surface Pro 6 only comes with a USB 3.0 port, a Surface Connector, and a mini DisplayPort. 

On the right side of the device, you will find the Display Port. And on the opposite side, you will find a Surface Connector for power, data, or video usage.

Do take note that the Surface Pro’s starting price of $899 doesn’t include the keyboard. You have to spend an additional $129 for the attachable Type Cover. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can add a touch of luxury to your laptop. You can buy a $159 Type Cover that’s wrapped with Italian-made Alcantara luxury fabric. It feels soft and velvety. But its durable and stain-resistant as well.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is great for creative professionals and mainstream consumers who don’t want to spend more than $1,000 on a laptop. If the Surface Pro offers everything you need in a laptop, you can purchase it from the Microsoft store today.

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