After Microsoft waited almost two years to upgrade the 2015-released Surface Pro 4 and another 16 months to revise the 2017 generation of the popular 2-in-1 tablet, it's hard to predict when a Surface Pro 7
might see daylight. That could happen in just a few months or much further down the line, but thanks to the always reliable Roland Quandt
and the German publication WinFuture
, we know exactly when to expect an additional Surface Pro 6
configuration to go on sale in North America.
Technically, Best Buy Canada appears to have inadvertently confirmed the rollout date of a new Surface Book 2 model (with a 15-inch screen), but it's probably safe to expect the freshly unearthed Surface Pro 6
variant in authorized stores on June 18 as well.
While nothing about the exterior design of the ultra-powerful and productive 12.3-inch Windows 10 machine is likely to change, you can count on a major under-the-hood enhancement to radically boost the user experience on a "mid-range" Surface Pro 6
model. We're talking a full 16 gigs of RAM tipped to be paired with an Intel Core i5 processor. Obviously, that state-of-the-art memory count is already available, but only in combination with an equally state-of-the-art Core i7 chip starting at a prohibitive recommended price of $1,899.
This Core i5/16GB RAM/256GB SSD configuration, meanwhile, is expected to cost "only" $1,399 in the US. That's hardly what we'd call affordable, but it's also not shocking given a Surface Pro 6 with Intel Core i5 inside, 256 gigs of solid-state storage, and 8 gigs of random-access memory currently sets you back $1,199. Besides, knowing Microsoft
, there's a good chance some big discounts
will be offered shortly after the Surface Pro 6 lineup is expanded.
What say you, heavy multitaskers, are you excited about getting a whopping 16 gigs of memory at a significantly lower price than today's Core i7 versions?