Microsoft is upgrading its classic Surface device, the Surface Pro, today. After last year’s massive Surface Pro update, Microsoft is unveiling the new Surface Pro 6 today. Unlike last year’s update, this year’s Surface Pro 6 is more of an iterative update.
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 6 comes with upgraded processors from Intel. The device now boasts Intel’s 8th gen Core processors, which is supposed to introduce performance boosts and improved power usage. You can get up to 4 cores on the new processors, which is the first for any Surface Pro device. The entry-level variant of the device now starts with 8GB RAM, and that’s a huge change for sure. The updated device is apparently 67% more powerful than previous designs while offering the same 13.5 hours of battery life.
And no, no USB Type-C. Or Thunderbolt.
The major change with this year’s Surface Pro 6, however, is the new color: it’s now available in a new black matte finish. After the classic Surface device, this is the first time Microsoft is bringing back the black colored Surface Pro, which looks absolutely gorgeous in the renders we have seen so far. The type cover is still covered by Alcantara, which I am personally not a fan of, but the black version of the fabric should be prone to any dark spots. The new color for the device means there’s a new black Surface Pen, too, which will be sold separately for $99 as per usual. That also applies to the Surface Mouse and possibly some other Surface accessories.
Starts at $899 — yep, that’s cheaper than before. Shipping October 16th.