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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) better than Microsoft Surface Pro 6?

  • Stylus included
    ?
  • Has touch autofocus
    ?
  • Has an infrared sensor
    ?
  • Has a backlit keyboard
    ?

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro 6 better than Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)?

  • 1.52x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 2.5GHz
  • 466g lighter
    ?

    784gvs1250g
  • 1.5x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 30fpsvs720 x 30fps
  • Has a gyroscope
    ?
  • Has a child lock
    ?
  • Has anti-reflection coating
    ?
  • 0.5MB bigger L2 cache
    ?

    1MBvs0.5MB
  • 4 more CPU threads
    ?

    8vs4

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
Amazon logo
$699.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Microsoft Surface Pro Black Signature Type Cover- Black
Amazon logo
$890.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$559.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Sc...Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) – Platinum with Black Type Cover
Amazon logo
$799.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB)
Amazon logo
$875.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" Intel i5 8...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" Intel i5 8GB/256GB Tablet with Surface Pro Keyboard Bundle
Amazon logo
$899.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB)  - Black
Amazon logo
$859.88
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 18...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 1824) Touch Screen - Intel 8th Gen Core i5 (up to 3.40 GHz) - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - with Keyboard and Surface Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$910.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 Black 12.3" (273...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Black 12.3" (2736 x 1824) Touch Screen Tablet with Keyboard, Surface Pen and Mouse - Intel 8th Gen Core i5 (up to 3.40 GHz) - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD
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$960.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Screen (2736 X 1824) Tablet PC | Intel Core M3 | 4GB Memory | 128GB SSD | 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC | Card Reader | USB 3.0 | Camera | Windows 10 | Platinum
Amazon logo
$595.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 aliexpressultra slim backlit Keyboard for Microsof...ultra slim backlit Keyboard for Microsoft surface Pro 6 2018 Pro 5 2017 Bluetooth Keyboard for Surface go 2 Pro 3 Pro 4 keypad
aliexpress logo
$32.99

Design

1.weight

1.25kg

784g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

8.5mm

8.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

201mm

201mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

2736 x 1824px

2736 x 1824px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

267ppi

267ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

12.3"

12.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.5GHz (Intel Core i7-7660U)

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

16GB

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

1000GB

1000GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Intel Core i7-7660U)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7-8650U)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

5MP

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

720 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a CMOS sensor
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
6.has a built-in HDR mode
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Battery life

13.5h

13.5h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
5.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Supports widgets
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Windows 10 Pro)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Windows 10 Pro)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Windows 10 Pro)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Windows 10 Pro)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
6.The browser has word wrap
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Windows 10 Pro)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Windows 10 Pro)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.mini DisplayPort outputs

1

1

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.
2.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Intel Core i7-7660U)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7-8650U)
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
Amazon logo
$699.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Microsoft Surface Pro Black Signature Type Cover- Black
Amazon logo
$890.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$559.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Sc...Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) – Platinum with Black Type Cover
Amazon logo
$799.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB)
Amazon logo
$875.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" Intel i5 8...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" Intel i5 8GB/256GB Tablet with Surface Pro Keyboard Bundle
Amazon logo
$899.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB)  - Black
Amazon logo
$859.88
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 18...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 1824) Touch Screen - Intel 8th Gen Core i5 (up to 3.40 GHz) - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - with Keyboard and Surface Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$910.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 Black 12.3" (273...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Black 12.3" (2736 x 1824) Touch Screen Tablet with Keyboard, Surface Pen and Mouse - Intel 8th Gen Core i5 (up to 3.40 GHz) - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD
Amazon logo
$960.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Screen (2736 X 1824) Tablet PC | Intel Core M3 | 4GB Memory | 128GB SSD | 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC | Card Reader | USB 3.0 | Camera | Windows 10 | Platinum
Amazon logo
$595.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 aliexpressultra slim backlit Keyboard for Microsof...ultra slim backlit Keyboard for Microsoft surface Pro 6 2018 Pro 5 2017 Bluetooth Keyboard for Surface go 2 Pro 3 Pro 4 keypad
aliexpress logo
$32.99

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