Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Pro (5th Gen) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Pro 6 and Surface Pro (5th Gen) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Pro 5

Surface Pro 6

Surface Pro 6 picture

Surface Pro (5th Gen)

Surface Pro (5th Gen) picture
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2018May 23, 2017
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2018May 23, 2017
ReleasedOctober 16, 2018June 15, 2017
Configurations
Platinum

Intel® Core™ i5
• $899 - 8GB/128GB
• $1,199 - 8GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,499 - 8GB/256GB
• $1,899 - 16GB/512GB
• $2,299 - 16GB/1TB

Black

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,199 - 8GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,499 - 8GB/256GB
• $1899 - 16GB/512GB
Intel® Core™ m3
• $799 - m3 | 4 GB | 128 GB

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB

Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,599 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,199 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB
• $2,699 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size12.3 inches12.3 inches
Resolution2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M Pixels2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M Pixels
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Internal Specs
CPU8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, For Consumer

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, For Commercial

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz, For both Consumer and Commercial
7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 1.00 GHz up to 2.60 GHz, 4.5W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz, 15W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB Cache, 2.50 GHz up to 4.00 GHz, 15W
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 6207th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
• Intel® HD Graphics 615

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
• Intel® HD Graphics 620

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
• Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
Memory
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
BGA PCIe SSD
128GB256GB512GB
SSD
1TB
PCIe NVMe
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Battery
Size45 Wh45 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13.5 hours of video playback
Up to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions11.50 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)11.50 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
WeightIntel Core i5 1.7 lbs (770 g)
Intel Core i7 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Intel Core m3 1.69 lbs (768 g)
Intel Core i5 1.7 lbs (770 g)
Intel Core i7 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Casing• Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
BlackPlatinum
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad• Not included
• Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
• Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)

Keyboard
• Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
• Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
• 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
• LED backlighting

Trackpad
• Precision glass trackpad.
• Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
• Supports five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Not included
• Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
• Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)

Keyboard
• Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
• Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
• 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
• LED backlighting

Trackpad
• Precision glass trackpad.
• Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
• Supports five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
Camera• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio• Dual microphones
• 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
Surface DialSupports both on-screen and off-screen interactionSupports both on-screen and off-screen interaction
Security• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box• Surface Pro 6
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Pro (5th Gen)
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
Warranty• One-year limited hardware warranty
• Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
One-year limited hardware warranty