Currys PC World will exclusively sell Surface Pro 6 online in black from October 16

Currys PC World has announced that when it comes to the online availability of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 in its new all-black colour scheme, the retailer will be exclusively selling the device from October 16.

However, you can pre-order your Surface Pro 6 now, starting from £1,149 for the black Core i5 hybrid with a 256GB SSD (at the time of writing, the 128GB storage model is only available for pre-order in platinum, with that flavour costing considerably less at £879).

The refreshed tablet was only unveiled a week ago, and offers an impressive performance boost over its predecessor, running with the latest 8th-gen Intel quad-core processors (i5 or i7).

Superfast Surface

Indeed, Microsoft is promising that this incarnation of the hybrid is no less than 67% faster than the previous generation Surface Pro.

On the other hand, there aren’t a massive amount of changes with the device this time around, and the starting price is a little higher, mainly because Microsoft decided not to run with a cheaper low-end Core m3 CPU option.

That said, we often see big discounts on Microsoft’s Surface devices come Black Friday, which isn’t far away now, and as ever, we’ll do the hard work for you and keep tabs on all the best bargains – Surface or otherwise.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).