As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Microsoft Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 adapted to surf the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Microsoft has developed this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 12.3 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor chosen for this model is a Intel Core i5-8350U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Microsoft offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Is Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 okay to watch videos ?
This Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 12.3 inches, with a 2736×1824. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 0.77 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Microsoft is primarily intended for film lovers the Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-8350U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for Microsoft. For the Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 one. With 10 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 the right choice for travelling connected ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. With this in mind, we tested the Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
Its weight of 0.77 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 12.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
No backlit keyboard on this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i5-8350U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 10 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 12.3 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
It Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 provides only 2 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Microsoft has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10 Pro, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i5-8350U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
The designers of Microsoft have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Being only on batteries, you have 10 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
With the Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
The Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 2736×1824, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Our tests have shown that for Microsoft this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 0.77 Kg.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Microsoft may have put a rather low computer on the market. Here are the main reasons.
Microsoft has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Pro that’s running it.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 0.77 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Simply put, it’s not Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5 – in summary
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Surface pro 6 Intel Core i5′ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing