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Surface Pro 6 specs and features

Get to know Surface Pro 6

Not sure where to plug something in or how to turn up the volume? We've got you covered. Here are a few diagrams to help you find your way around.

Shows the screen of a Surface Pro 6 with 5 buttons and ports called out with numbers

  1. Headset and microphone jack

  2. Power button

  3. Volume

  4. Windows Hello with face sign-in

  5. Front-facing camera

Image of Surface Pro 6 angled to the side with 5 features called out by number

  1. Mini DisplayPort (version 1.2)

  2. USB 3.0

  3. SurfaceConnect

  4. Kickstand

  5. microSDcard reader

Sign in with your face

Use Windows Hello and sign in with your face instead of a password. It’s faster and more secure.  Set up and explore Windows Hello.

Runs professional grade software and apps

Surface Pro runs the programs you need for work, and the high-resolution PixelSense Display brings your ideas to life. And, when it’s time to relax, Surface Pro runs the apps and games you love. Find apps in Microsoft Store.

Make it your own

Personalize Surface Pro 6 with these optional accessories:

Signature Type Cover

Get a true laptop experience with your Surface Pro. See How to use your Surface Type Cover for more info. 


Surface Pen 

To set it up and use to jot notes or draw, see How to use your Surface Pen.

Image of the Microsoft Surface Pen

Surface Arc Mouse
Find out how to use Surface Arc Mouse. It conforms naturally to your hand and snaps flat for portability.Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse 520

Surface Dial
This new tool for the creative process works directly on the screen of Surface Pro 6. To set up and use it, see Meet Surface Dial.

dial studio 520

Surface Dock
Transforms Surface Pro 6 into a desktop PC. To find out how, see Using Surface Dock and Surface docking stations

Surface Dock

Xbox One Controller
You can play your favorite Xbox games on Surface Pro 6. See Your games on Windows 10 for more info.  


Work however you want, wherever you want

Surface Pro 6 is slim and light, so it’s easy to take wherever you’re headed. Surface Pro 6 has a hinged Kickstand that adjusts to where you are and what you’re doing, whether you’re on a flight, relaxing on the beach, or creating in the studio.

Laptop Mode

Surface Pro 6 with type cover and a Surface Pen

Transform Surface Pro 6 into Laptop Mode by opening the built-in Kickstand and adding a removable Surface Pro Signature Type Cover.

Studio Mode

Image of Surface Pro 6 in studio mode with Surface Pen next to it

Lower the Kickstand to put Surface Pro 6 into Studio Mode – it’s the perfect writing and drawing angle where you can create with optional accessories like Surface Pen and Surface Dial.

Tablet Mode

Image of Surface Pro 6 in tablet mode

With the Kickstand closed, Surface Pro 6 is a powerful tablet that’s light and portable. Use it with Surface Pen to take notes, jot down an idea, or draw. Or simply relax at the end of the day with your favorite movie.

Exceptional power and performance

Image of a Surface Pro 6 on a desk

Surface Pro 6 is light enough to slip under your arm and off to your next meeting, but has an a 8th-generation Intel® Core™ processor with the power and performance to run all the full desktop software you need to get things done. 

Collaborate in video calls

The front-facing Skype HD camera that Surface Pro 6 has is perfect for video meetings and calls. Get Skype at Microsoft Store.

Do things faster with touch

Surface Pro 6 has a stunning high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense Display, which brings your ideas to life and responds quickly to your touch. To find out about touchscreen or touchpad gestures, see Use touch with Windows.

Leave the power cord at home

With up to 13.5 hours of video playback*, you don’t need to worry about running out of power or bringing a charger with you. To change your battery settings, see Battery saving tips.

* Up to 13.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

Get things done with Windows, Microsoft Office, and OneDrive

Surface Pro 6 runs the Windows you know and trust—and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for producing your best work. And OneDrive is included, so your files are stored safely in the cloud. Check out and Windows help to learn more. 

Surface Pro 6 comes with:

  • Windows 10 Home edition (consumer customers)

  • Windows 10 Pro edition (commercial customers)

If you have Windows 10 Home on your device, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for an additional cost. For more info, see Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.

To check which version of Windows you have, see Which Windows operating system am I running? for more info. 

If you're not sure which Surface model you're using, see Which Surface model do I have? for more info.

Note: You can upgrade your Surface Pro 6 to Windows 11. For more info, see Windows 11 System Requirements.

Tech specs


11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)


Solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB


Screen: 12.3” PixelSense
Display Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Battery Life

Up to 13.5 hours of local video playback1


8GB or 16GB RAM


Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (i5)
Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (i7)


Surface Pro 6: i5-8250U, i7-8650U
Surface Pro 6 for Business: i5-8350U, i7-8650U


1 x full-size USB 3.0
3.5 mm headphone jack
Mini DisplayPort
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover port4 
MicroSDXC card reader
Compatible with Surface Dial*


TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Cameras, video, and audio

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Dual microphones
1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™


Surface Pro 6 - Windows 10 Home Microsoft 365 30-day trial
Surface Pro 6 for Business - Windows 10 Pro 1 month trial for new Microsoft 365 customers


Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology


Ambient light sensor


Casing: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
Colors: Platinum, Black3 
Physical buttons: Volume, Power

What's in the box

Surface Pro 6
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents


1-year limited hardware warranty

Weight (not including Type Cover*)

i5: 1.70 lbs (770 g)
i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)

*Type Cover, Surface Dial, Microsoft 365, Surface Pen, and some software and accessories sold separately.

[1] Surface Pro 6 battery life: Up to 13.5 hours of battery life for local video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2018 using preproduction Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors. Comparison of Surface Pro 6 battery life and MacBook battery life at

[2] Available colors for Type Cover (sold separately) and Surface Pro 6 may vary by market and configuration.

[3] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB= 1 billion bytes. See for more details.

[4] Compatible with the Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover only.

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