13 October 2020
At its annual Surface hardware event, Microsoft updated the Surface Pro lineup by launching the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X. The first one is a traditionally designed product but with the second one, the team has opted for a 2-in-1 design which is a first for the lineup. It also happens to be the first Microsoft product to come with an ARM-based processor.
The Surface Pro X sports a 13-inch PixelSense display with 2880 x 1920 pixels resolution and 1400:1 contrast ratio. It has almost negligible bezels which Microsoft claims to be the slimmest bezels on a 2-in-1 laptop currently in the market. These are 33% thinner than previous versions and allowed the team to offer a 13-inch display within a 12-inch chassis.
Under the hood, it comes with a custom-made 7 watt Microsoft SQ1 processor which the team developed in collaboration with Qualcomm. It is being touted as the fastest Qualcomm processor for a PC and is capable of offering up to 2 teraflops of graphics processing power. The exact performance level of this new chipset will be known when the laptop will make its way to the market but during the launch keynote, Microsoft seemed to be quite confident and proud of what they have developed.
The team has packed with the Surface Pro X with a 4G LTE modem for on-the-go internet connectivity. It also has USB Type-C ports for faster data transfers which will surely help the users. There is a new Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard type cover accessory which comes with a slot for holding the Surface Pen. The Surface Pro X has been priced at $999 with sales starting November 5th in the United States.