Microsoft is prepping a new Surface Pro 6 variant for heavy multitaskers on a budget
Pro 6 variant in authorized stores on June 18 as well.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
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?