Absolutely! You should definitely look at the specs that matter to the way you will use the device.
I'm not sure where the 6hr battery life number comes from but some independent testing has shown over 8hrs after a recent firmware update:
Seriously 8 hours? It's being advertised with 5 on the sites I saw. I looked on Engadget which was saying 6.
8 hours is decent and would put the Surface 2 Pro back on my list.