Surface Pro 6 coming in 2019 with major design changes, powered by the latest Intel processors?

Surface Pro 6 coming in 2019 with major design changes, powered by the latest Intel processors?
According to a report published today, the rumored next-generation Surface Pro 6 tablet is codenamed "Carmel," and will be released in the middle of next year. The report goes on to say that the next version of the Windows 10 Pro driven slate will be "heavily redesigned." There is talk that the next-generation Surface Pro model will be powered by the latest Intel processors and might include a USB-C port. This is based on the USB-C port that Microsoft placed on the Surface Book 2.  However, many industry experts expect that Microsoft will continue with its proprietary Surface Connector, at least for one more Surface Pro release.

In addition, the low priced Surface tablets that Microsoft will reportedly produce to compete with the Apple iPad, could be launched this Summer according to the same story. These models are said to carry a codename of "Lex" or "Libra." These tablets are expected to be priced at $400, and carry 10-inch displays and Intel processors. Battery life should run as long as 9.5 hours, and a Type-C USB port supposedly will be onboard these slates. They also will weigh 20% less than the current 5th-generation Surface Pro tablet.

Before the Surface Pro 6 and after the lower priced Surface Pro models greet the light of day, there is talk about a refresh version of the 5th-generation Surface Pro tablet. Rumors call for this model to be launched this fall, and feature Intel's 8th-generation processors under the hood.

source: ZDNet via TheVerge

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15 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

or powered by arm CPU?

14. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

x86, with 4GB RAM.

2. Amin20

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 04, 2018

I m just about to buy the surface pro 4...should I wait?

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah, wait ... a year or two ... or three :-D

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If they produce the low end model I could see myself picking one up, especially if it comes with pen support.

8. path45th

Posts: 406; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I wouldn’t risk my money even if it is 400 dollars. Microsoft’s existing tablets have had all sort of issues with flickering screen or sleeping mode and Surfaces are supposed to be top end, expensive devices. A 400 dollar Microsoft device will be only good for a few months (if not weeks) before it needs to be fixed or replaced.

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well I will admit that it would be hard to choose between it and the new iPad Pro since the iPad would be guaranteed updates for years to come. I would have to see reviews. Also, I would want a more mobile (read quiet and cool) processor than what will probably be on the Surface.

15. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I can't speak for the newest Surface Pro, but my Surface Book has been great and the support from Microsoft has also been top notch... My device has a fan on both the tablet portion and the keyboard, but the newest Book 2 is fanless on the tablet (even with the i7 processor) so I expect the Surface Pro to go fanless as well... (the current one is fanless on the i5 processor). If you need a tablet primarily and not a powerful computer, I would say to go with the iPad... but if you need a full fledged computer that can be used as a tablet, the Surface Pro and Book are the best IMO.... I haven't had any issue like those posted by path45th

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

A low power Ryzen Mobile version would be killer!

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Whatever pro they make, MacBook pro takes a pro market share as usual again...

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hahaah Pro Sheep! Surface Pro's beats macbooks in every aspects!

13. deleon629

Posts: 465; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

until the screen goes out...or the touch recog quits...or you find yourself literally putting the surface tablet in the freezer to make it run properly...or worse...You get the 'run around' from customer service after it (possibly) bricks...

7. path45th

Posts: 406; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I wouldn’t like to return back to Microsoft. I see many of my friends having all kinds of issues with Windows 10. They still have to install drivers in 2018! I have lots of peace of mind using a Mac, an iPhone, and an iPad.

9. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah, there are plenty of issues with Win10. Especially if you are in a network with a Windows Server. But to be honest, W10 is garbage, but there is nothing better for general use or gaming in general. Sadly. + There were tons of issues with Apple devices as well. Issues that even caused hardware problems and that is, at least in my book, another level of driver issues. + Some new issues, but those are minor.

12. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Is this fault of Microsoft or the driver manufacturer? A video card driver for example is upgraded till it's not supported anymore. So you think manufacturers will stop developing new drivers because some poor NOOB does not want to install new drivers? Plus you cannot compare Surface Pro with an ipad, iPad is killed almost instantly!

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