Review: Microsoft Surface Pro X with specification

Edge to edge 2-in-1 laptop with LTE and 13” touchscreen. Ultra-thin and always connected, Surface Pro X combines ultimate mobility with amazing graphics. Surface Pro X Keyboard sold separately. Microsoft Surface Pro X

Microsoft Surface Pro X Price
 

Designed to impress

Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle at just 7.3mm and starting at only 1.7 pounds.1 See and do more on the virtually edge-to-edge PixelSense™ 13″ Display touchscreen, with signature 3:2 ratio to give you the most workspace possible. Get back to work faster with Instant On and wake on open.

Surface Pro X: Display and ports

The Surface Pro X display pumps out a fantastic 448 nits of measured luminosity, meaning it can be used even in the sunshine. (Remember, display brightness also has an adverse effect on battery life.) Two color profiles are supported: Enhanced and sRGB. The slimmed-down bezels allow the Surface Pro X to shoehorn its 13-inch screen into a smaller overall profile. This is the kind of structural revision fans have been asking for. If you’re a Surface Dial user, it doesn’t support on-screen use, though you can use it as an off-screen, external peripheral.

 

I was able to connect to an external 4K display perfectly well using the Surface Dock, but when I added a second, 1080p display, the 4K display connection became unreliable. (A direct connection to an external display worked fine.) You would think that a company like Microsoft, which owns the operating system and manufactures the hardware, would solve these issues. 

On the rear of the Surface Pro X is a rather delightfully engineered panel that can be popped off using a SIM tool. Inside hides a SIM slot, as well as the user-accessible SSD. Microsoft says the removeable SSD is intended for data portability, and you’ll have to look long and hard to find compatible SSDs for this small space anyway. A small magnet helps guide the panel back into place, a thoughtful design detail. 

That’s a good jumping-off point to talk about one of the Surface Pro X’s strengths: wireless. 

I was able to connect to an external 4K display perfectly well using the Surface Dock, but when I added a second, 1080p display, the 4K display connection became unreliable. (A direct connection to an external display worked fine.) You would think that a company like Microsoft, which owns the operating system and manufactures the hardware, would solve these issues. 

On the rear of the Surface Pro X is a rather delightfully engineered panel that can be popped off using a SIM tool. Inside hides a SIM slot, as well as the user-accessible SSD. Microsoft says the removeable SSD is intended for data portability, and you’ll have to look long and hard to find compatible SSDs for this small space anyway. A small magnet helps guide the panel back into place, a thoughtful design detail. 

That’s a good jumping-off point to talk about one of the Surface Pro X’s strengths: wireless. 

The Surface Pro X SIM slot hides beneath the kickstand, and underneath a removable metal cover. 

It’s no secret that we favor always-on, always-connected PCs, simply because you can do more with a device that can run all day and connect to the Internet. LTE-capable Surface Pro devices tended to follow the original introduction by about six months, but Microsoft has yet to announce an LTE-capable Surface Pro 7. From a connectivity standpoint, the Surface Pro X is it.

The Surface Pro X uses Qualcomm’s X24 LTE modem, supporting the major LTE bands used by all four U.S. carriers, as well as the bands used in Asia and Europe. You should be able to connect worldwide.

And it’s here that the Surface Pro X shines. Using Microsoft Office or the Web while on the road, with all-day battery life, has been what the Surface lineup should have aspired to begin with. If you ignore the fact that your phone does essentially the same thing, and you can likely tether it to your laptop as well—well, there’s something amazingly freeing about carrying around a lightweight, all-day, always-connected device. It’s simply peace of mind.

Always at your fingertips

Make Surface Pro X a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen.The Pen stores securely and recharges in the luxurious, Alcantara covered keyboard, complete with backlit keys and large multi-touch glass trackpad.

Work without an office

Stay in touch with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro. Stay productive with all-day battery life up to 13 hours and the ability to go from empty to full fast — about 80% in just under an hour.

Premium performance on the go

Powered by Qualcomm, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Designed for speed and connectivity

Life moves quickly — and whether you’re running from meeting to meeting, catching up in a cab, or multitasking on the train, the custom Microsoft SQ1 processor inside Surface Pro X helps you keep up. Fast Outlook, Excel, and browser performance, plus high-quality video chats, seamless email, and 4k streaming let you stay productive, save time, and be connected nearly anywhere, at any time.

Developed in partnership with Qualcomm

Maximizing performance, productivity, connectivity, and battery life in our signature thin design was the goal when collaborating with Qualcomm to develop the custom Microsoft SQ processor. The result: PC power in an ultra-thin, 2-in-1 laptop, and a new class of modern, lightweight, LTE-enabled designs that build on renowned Qualcomm DNA — with all-day battery life to fully support an always-on, always-connected mobile lifestyle.

Browse, stream, connect, and get seriously productive

Working without an office is easy when your laptop is optimized for mobility, with all-day battery life, PC-class performance, and blazing-fast LTE — all in a thin, light design running today’s most productive browsers and apps:

Sketch, create, capture, and share intuitively with Surface Pen.

  • WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Skype
  • Netflix, Spotify, iTunes
  • Whiteboard, OneNote, Adobe Fresco, Concepts

Microsoft Surface Pro X  specs

Whether on the road, in the air, or at your favorite café, create at the speed of thought with Surface Pro X; featuring next-gen performance, all-day battery, Fast Charging and LTE connectivity.

cenarios

Ultimate mobility for working and connecting without an office, browsing, sketching on-screen, and streaming Netflix

Dimensions

11.3 in x 8.2 in x 0.28 in (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm)

Display

Screen: 13” PixelSense Display
Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Brightness: 450 nits

Memory

8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM at 3733Mbps

Processor6

  • 3GHz Microsoft SQ1 

Security

Firmware TPM
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
               

Software

Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial

Sensors

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Ambient light sensor

What’s in the box

Surface Pro X
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Weight2 (not including Type Cover*)

1.7 lbs (774g)

Storage

Removable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128, 256, or 512GB

Battery life

Up to 13 hours of typical device usage

Graphics

Microsoft SQ1 Adreno 685 GPU

Connections

2 x USB-C
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Keyboard connector port
1 x nano SIM
Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*

Cameras, video and audio

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
Dual far-field Studio Mics
2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium

Wireless

Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE Modem
Up to Gigabit LTE Advanced Pro4 with nanoSIM and eSIM support. LTE Bands supported: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
Assisted GPS and GLONASS support
Carrier unlocked 

Exterior

Casing: Signature anodized aluminum with carbon composite fanless thermal cooling
Colors: Matte Black
Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty

Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store

30-day return policy
90 days of free technical phone support
12 months in-store support and technical assistance
1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance

  • 3 GHZ ARM processor
  • 13”Virtually edge-to-edge touchscreen
  • LTEAdvanced Pro connectivity

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