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For existing Surface Pro aficionados, there isn’t much here to tell you about.

There’s a new matte black color option that looks great, but will cost you a little extra. The most exciting update is the enticing performance bump that comes from Intel’s 8th-generation of Core i5 and Core i7 chips, which come with more cores than previous models. 

For those new to Surface Pro or laptop/tablet hybrids with detachable keyboards, you’re getting a proven formula of light weight and the option to use it as a tablet, all in a device that doesn’t make much compromise over a traditional laptop design. 

But the Surface Pro 6 is missing something that could affect you now or later, and it’s a major deal-breaker in my books: there’s no USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port.

Check out the Surface Pro 6, and why no USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 is a deal-breaker: