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Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Look and feel

There is no mistaking that at first glance, we are dealing with a premium product when looking at the Surface Pro 6. With Microsoft entering the 2 in 1 computing space a few years ago, they definitely got something right with this device. This brand has been a huge success and rightly so, because it ticks all the right boxes. it has a sleek slimline design with quality finishes that make it designed over other devices in the business arena. The type cover keyboard is an amazing accessory that turns this tablet into a laptop with ease, sadly, this is an accessory and not included as standard. You could however benefit from a bundle deal. The magnesium body is very elegant and is available in platinum and black. The stylus pen with the pressure sensitivity is fantastic as it give the feel of a real pencil in your hand.

 

Technical Stuff

The new iCore7 chip is absolutely amazing, making the device lightning quick. Everyday computing is a breeze and gives you that edge when using Surface Pro for technical projects. This does however cause the battery to suffer somewhat. The previous model allowing up 11h30m before recharging, the new device tops out at around 8h, although advertised as 13,5. The display is stunning with 12.3″ PixelSense Display that allows HD quality viewing that is very close to 4K which gives the feeling of what you would expect from such a high-end device. Storage comes in at Solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB. Connectivity allows 1 x full-size USB 3.0; 3.5 mm headphone jack; Mini Display Port; 1 x Surface Connect port; Surface Type Cover port; MicroSDXC card reader; Compatible with Surface Dial; and sorry… No USB type-C. Bluetooth and WiFi are standard as well as LTE sim slot.

Pros:

  • The PixelSense display really causes this device to shine.
  • The slimline design continues to work well in the elegance aspect.
  • The stylus pen gives it an edge in realism like holding a real pencil.
  • The type cover keyboard is the best in the 2 in 1 market.
  • With the 8th generation iCore7 Intel processor on board you have lightning quick processing.

Cons:

  • Very similar to previous model, so not very new although still very appealing.
  • Weaker battery compared to it’s predecessor, but still an amazing device.
  • No USB type-C which makes it lack in the compatibility department compared to other devices.
  • The large price tag makes it less appealing to the average Joe, however the business folk will love it.
  • It isĀ  a tablet yes, but it would make more sense to have the type cover keyboard as standard equipment.

There is surely a lot of bang for your buck when considering this device. As the title says, this is not for the feint hearted. This is a serious piece of equipment with the quality to match and might ever surpass that of the iPad. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is definitely worth checking out. Should you be interested then please check out the link below.

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