Tech specs

Key Features
What's new
  • Better performance: It’s now 67% faster than the Surface Pro (5th Gen).
  • New color: Now available in Platinum and the new Matte Black.
  • Better specs: Surface Pro 6 comes with quad-core 8th Generation Intel Kaby Lake R processors.
  • Better price: $899 for quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home.
What's missing
  • No Intel Core m3 configuration
  • Windows 10 Pro isn't available for consumers
AvailabilitySurface Pro 6
Released2018
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2018 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2018
  • Released: October 16, 2018
PricingStarting at 899$
Surface Pro 6 Price
2019 Surface Pro 6 Business 12.3 Touchscreen (2736 x 1824) Latest Model Tablet PC | Intel Quad-Core i5-8350U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | Windows 10 Pro | Platinum (Renewed)
2019 Surface Pro 6 Business 12.3 Touchscreen (2736 x 1824) Latest Model Tablet PC | Intel Quad-Core i5-8350U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | Windows 10 Pro | Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$358.10
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$375.00
MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 6 I7-8650U 16 512 SSD - PLATINUM
MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 6 I7-8650U 16 512 SSD - PLATINUM
By Microsoft
$499.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Black - NKR-00001
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Black - NKR-00001
By Microsoft
$490.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Tablet, 12.3 inch (2736 x 1824), Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CAM, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Tablet, 12.3 inch (2736 x 1824), Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CAM, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$613.70
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Black Newest Version (KJT-00016) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Black Newest Version (KJT-00016) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$859.99
DisplaySurface Pro 6
Size12.3 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
ExteriorSurface Pro 6
Dimensions11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.9” (201 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)
Weight
  • Intel Core i5: 1.7 lbs (770 g)
  • Intel Core i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Colors
Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • 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 a five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface Pro 6
Processor
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
BGA PCIe SSD
ConnectivitySurface Pro 6
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
BatterySurface Pro 6
Size45 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 44W power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 39W
SoftwareSurface Pro 6
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Pro 6
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
Audio
  • Dual microphones
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Pro 6
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Security
  • 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
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

What’s New

Microsoft Surface Pro 6
  • It’s now 67 percent faster than the Surface Pro (5th Gen) with the quad-core 8th generation Intel processors.
  • Now available in 2 colors 
    Platinum Matte Black
  • New price structure that slashes the price down to only $899 for quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 128 GB of NVMe SSD storage with Windows 10 Home.

Features

  • Its weight starts at only 1.7 lb or 770 g, and it is only 8.5 mm thick.
  • All-day battery life, with up to 13.5 hours of battery life.
  • It features the best 12.3-inch PixelSense display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. It supports 10 multi-touch points and a natural inking experience with low latency, tilt sensitivity, and 4,096 pressure levels.
  • A perfect portable and productive device that runs full Windows 10 (Home for consumers or Pro for commercials).
  • Supports quick and secure sign-in with Windows Hello face recognition.
  • Includes a full-size USB-A 3.0, Surface Connect Port (charging and compatible with Surface Dock), Headphone jack, Surface Pro Type Cover port, and MicroSDXC card reader.

Tips and tricks

Discover how to get the most out of your Surface Pro 6 with our tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will help you optimize battery life, enhance performance, boost productivity, and troubleshoot effectively.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the new Surface Pro 6 features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2023
Sep
28
  • Surface Pro 6 Image
    Address potential security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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Jun
23
  • Surface Pro 6 Image
    Resolves external display issue and addresses potential security vulnerability.
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2022
Aug
18
  • Surface Pro 6 Image
    Resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Security Advisory ADV220002.
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Feb
28
  • Surface Pro 6 Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
    View
2021
Nov
23
  • Surface Pro 6 Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
    View

For a complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Pro 6 update tracker page.

FAQs

Before making a purchase decision, it’s essential to have a good understanding of the device you’re interested in. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive Microsoft Surface Pro 6 FAQ to answer all your questions. The following FAQ covers all aspects of the new Surface Pro 6, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1When did the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 come out?

Surface Pro 6 came out on October 2nd, 2018, with a starting price of $899 for the model with Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and 128GB of SSD.

It features quad-core 8th Gen Intel processors that are 67 percent faster than the Surface Pro 5. It also introduced the new matte black chassis, making it more appealing to professional and business customers.

2How long will Microsoft support Surface Pro 6?

According to Surface lifecycle documentation, Microsoft Surface Pro 6 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on June 30th, 2023. The company promises to support all Surface devices for at least four years starting from its release date.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Pro 6October 16, 2018June 30, 2023
Last checked: February 19, 2024.

After the end of servicing date, Surface Pro 6 devices will continue to receive Windows OS features and security updates as long as it meets minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Pro 6 devices that can only be fixed through patching the firmware. For instance, the Surface Pro 5 came out in 2017 but remains supported until 2024.

3What processors are used in Microsoft Surface Pro 6?

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has the following CPU configurations available:

Surface Pro 6 for Consumer

  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250UKaby Lake R, 4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650UKaby Lake R, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz

Surface Pro 6 for Business

  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350UKaby Lake R, 4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650UKaby Lake R, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz
Surface Pro 6 Processors
Source: iFixit
4Does Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Windows Hello Facial Recognition?

Yes, it does! All Surface Pro 6 models come with a Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera to enable Windows Hello Face Authentication (Face ID) on Windows 10. It allows you to sign in to your account faster, easier, and more secure with your face.

Surface Pro 6 Windows Hello
Surface Pro 6 Infrared (IR) Camera location.
5Does the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 have an Ethernet (Wired Network) port?

No, it doesn’t! There is no Ethernet (RJ-45) port available on Surface Pro 6. However, you can use a USB adapter, hub, or dock with an Ethernet port to connect to the Surface Pro 6 USB port, so you can plug in the network cable to connect to your local network. As the full-size USB 3.0 port has high bandwidth (up to 5 Gbps), you can opt for a Gigabit Ethernet adapter for higher bandwidth without any issues.

Surface Pro 6 USB to Network Port
6Does Microsoft Surface Pro 6 support Wi-Fi 6?

No, it doesn’t! Microsoft Surface Pro 6 comes with Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller. The adapter supports only the current Wi-Fi  5 (also known as IEEE 802.11ac standard) technology that offers transfer speeds up to 866Mbps. It also supports all previous Wi-Fi standards as well. Here are the complete supported Wi-Fi standards that Surface Pro 6 supports:

  1. Wi-Fi 1: IEEE 802.11b, released in 1999.
  2. Wi-Fi 2: IEEE 802.11a, released in 1999.
  3. Wi-Fi 3: IEEE 802.11g, released in 2003.
  4. Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11n, released in 2009.
  5. Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11ac, released in 2014.

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