Microsoft Surface Pro 6 model: LGP-00001

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Quick Description

The Surface Pro is worth considering if you must have a fully-featured multitasking tablet which is both easy to carry and packs a long-lasting battery.

These characteristics, once combined to the lack of a keyboard (you have to pay extra for that), come at a high price, and unless you value power and battery endurance over cost-efficiency, you should probably keep looking. It's also not the best at staying cool under pressure, so if you're thinking of using it for demanding creative tasks; you could run into slowdowns after a few minutes of use in some scenarios.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this tablet which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (34.73% of the time to be exact).

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their tablet. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20-$90

Unusual Expenses. Some expected features are missing from the base product which will nearly guarantee that you will need to buy essential accessories. This could be external dongles to get USB ports or headphone jacks or a keyboard cover which, while optional, is shown in every single photo of the product. See description above for details.~$200

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $289.99 on accessories, for a total cost of $1220.

Available at 5 locations, from $929

Based on 167 days of observation, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 usually costs ~$1050 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this tablet is $924.54. If you were waiting for this tablet to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Microsoft, Staples, Amazon, Best Buy or Newegg at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Tablets

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price4/5
Durability3/5
Power5/5
General-purpose power5/5
Graphical power4/5
Memory5/5
Storage4/5
Portability2.5/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

Large Tablets

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price4/5
Durability3/5
Power5/5
General-purpose power5/5
Graphical power4/5
Memory5/5
Storage3.5/5
Portability3/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price3.5/5
Durability1.5/5
Power3.5/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory4/5
Storage2/5
Portability4/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-8250U
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 128.00 GB
Screen Size: 12.3"
Screen Resolution: 2736×1824(267.34ppi)
Dimensions: 29.21 × 20.14 × 0.85 cm
Weight: 0.770 kg

The features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Back-Facing Camera
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • DisplayPort (mini)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 3
  • USB Type-A
  • Iris or Facial Recognition
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Paired Memory

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Memory Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Data Storage4/10Can be extended but not replaced
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 4/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (2 / 2)

Texts & Numbers (9 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (10 / 11)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (5 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (5 / 5)

Video Editing (5 / 11)

Video Games (11 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (26 / 68)

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Triple-A Video Games (9 / 66)

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