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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 starts at $899 with 8th-gen Intel CPU, available Oct. 16

Now in black and platinum versions, but it still doesn't come with the keyboard or pen.

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Surface Pro 6

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At Microsoft's fall event in New York City on Tuesday, it announced an updated version of its Surface Pro.

The tech giant's flagship detachable two-in-one, the new Surface Pro 6 brings eighth-gen Intel processors to the line. Though Microsoft added an LTE Advanced wireless version earlier this year, the Pro hasn't received a full hardware update since May 2017

The Surface Pro 6, which comes in a new matte-black and platinum colors, promises up to 13.5 hours of battery life while being up to 67 percent more powerful than last year's model. 

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The tablet is built around a new 12.3-inch display with a higher contrast ratio. A redesigned thermal system allowed Microsoft to use a quad-core Intel processor -- a first for the Surface Pro line. It can also be configured with up 1TB of SSD storage. It now has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera as well. 

Specs

  • 8th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with integrated UHD graphics 620
  • 8GB or 16GB of memory
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD
  • 12.3-inch 2,736x1,824-resolution display

As usual, what you don't get are the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover or the Surface Pen, which are $160 and $100, respectively, so be sure to factor those into your budget. The Surface Pro 6 can be preordered today starting at $899 and will ship on Oct. 16. 

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