Surface Pro 6 Review

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, Video Reviews with 8 Comments

Microsoft is releasing the Surface Pro 6 this week and if you are curious how it stacks up to the previous generation, you can read my full write-up below or watch the video.

 

Surface Pro 6 Review – Full Write-up.



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9 responses to “Surface Pro 6 Review”

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    Tony Barrett

    I've just never understood the appeal of a device like this. Too expensive, over-engineered and Surface has been blighted by too many firmware issues for my liking. Even if I had the spare cash, I wouldn't buy one. Most do not need to spend this much to do their daily tasks, which you can do on a much cheaper device, or if it's just web stuff, a Chromebook. We don't NEED Microsoft anymore, but MS want you to DESIRE their products. This is just more of the same, and not really an upgrade, so maybe the rumors are right, and MS will can the Surface line at some point.


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      Rob_Wade

      In reply to ghostrider:
      Well, speaking only for myself, I can say the Surface Pro completely replaced my laptop. It has all the advantages of my old laptop but all the advantages of just a tablet. Aside from my regular job, I have a number of other things that I use mobile computing for, chief among those is as a musician and community theater. Being able to run my music rig or display music charts as a tablet is immensely helpful. When I'm working on shows, having the ability to draw up and visualize set designs, blocking of scenes, etc., using inking is also helpful. These are areas where phones--really large ones or folding ones--simply can't match. A regular laptop simply is too limiting in flexibility.
      Also, I despise both Google and Apple as companies and I want as little to do with them as possible. If I had my way BOTH companies would disappear from the face of the earth. But, I will be satisfied to simply NOT use their products and keeping using Microsoft products.
      As for the SP6, you ARE correct that this is barely even an upgrade. I have the 2017 SP and my wife has the SP4, and there is just not enough improvement to make it worth buying a 6.


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      wp7mango

      In reply to ghostrider:

      I'm still happily running my Surface Pro 3. I'm a software developer and the surface pro is perfect for me. When I'm at my desk, it's docked to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I also use it as a tablet for sketching UIs and for some 3D CAD stuff. And when mobile I use it as a consumption device or occasionally as a laptop.


      I might upgrade next year to the Surface Pro 7.


      Speak for yourself, but I guess we don't really need Apple or Google either.

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        Martin Sjöholm

        In reply to WP7Mango:

        I am also quite happy with my Pro 3, which has had an incredibly good run, and is performing to my needs. I do the same, switching between tablet and using the pen quite substantially, and having it docked to external KVM, through the old dock which I absolutely love. Not sure I will upgrade just yet.

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    RobertJasiek

    It would be a good tablet with Windows Pro (without S), matte display and replaceable, standardised, reasonably priced battery. Otherwise, expecting purchase of new models every 2 or 3 years, it is by far too expensive per year and hurting the environment. Stop building throw-away products!

    The new CPU generation deserves more discussion WRT battery life. We know that multi-thread is faster but what is the effect on power consumption with single-thread use? More or less than Surface Pro 5?

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    Martin Sjöholm

    Anyone knows the release schedule for this? Not getting it privately, but will try to get one through work. I live and work in Sweden.

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    wosully

    Hey guys, we are thinking of using the surface pro at work and using remote desktop on it to connect to a VM running on a domain controller. Just curious, does this come with Windows 10 Pro or Home?

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