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Microsoft Also Has a $749 Surface Pro 6 with Year-Old Specs

While the $899 Surface Pro 6 is the entry-level model, it seems Microsoft has a repackaged Surface Pro from last year for $749.


Earlier this week, Microsoft introduced its new 6. The company confirmed the device will ship from October 16 and will cost from $899. That's the most affordable Surface Pro ever, but it seems there is another with a more appealing price tag.

While we though the $899 model would be the entry level, but Neowin reports there is a more affordable model. The lowest Surface Pro 6 on the Store comes with an 8th-gen Intel Core. However, retailers like Best Buy are also listing a $749 model with a 7th-gen Intel Core M3-7Y30.

This is the same dual-core processor in last year's Surface Pro entry-level machine. At first, we though perhaps retailers have just made a mistake by calling this device the Surface Pro 6. However, a closer look shows the device comes with a new model number (LGN-00001).

So, is Microsoft just being a little cheeky by repackaging last year's model as a Surface Pro 6? Maybe, but it still means users can get a Pro for $749. It is worth noting this device comes with Home instead of Windows 10 Pro.


In terms of other specs, the $749 model has a 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824 display, an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing lens, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage on a solid-state hard drive.

The $899 Pro 6 comes with Intel's 8th generation Core CPU and a 267ppi screen. Elsewhere, the Surface Pro 6 can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Microsoft says it enhanced thermal control to allow the first implementation of a quad-core CPU in a razor-thin device.

Weighing just 1.7 pounds, the Surface Pro 6 is sleek. However, Microsoft has still managed to get 13.5 hours of battery life from the 2-in-1.

Last Updated on April 9, 2020 11:56 am CEST

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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