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Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i5-1245U

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i5-1245U
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i5-1245U (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1245U 10 x 1.2 - 4.4 GHz, Alder Lake-U
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5
Display
13.00 inch, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Sensors: light sensor, Hall sensor, acceleration sensor, position sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.3 x 287 x 209 ( = 0.37 x 11.3 x 8.23 in)
Battery
47.7 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 10 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
877 g ( = 30.94 oz / 1.93 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 89%, features: 90%, display: 89% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i5-1245U

Surface Pro 9 Review: The Power of Laptop? The Flexibility of Tablet?
Source: Tech Amaze English
In conclusion, Surface Pro 9 is a great device for anyone who wants a versatile and powerful Windows tablet. It offers a stunning display, a sleek design, a long-lasting battery, and a smooth performance. Whether you need it for work, entertainment, or creativity, Surface Pro 9 can handle it all. You can also customize it with different accessories, such as the keyboard, the pen, or the mouse. If you are looking for a high-end Windows tablet that can also function as a laptop, Surface Pro 9 is definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2023
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 REVIEW - 5 Cool Features!
Source: Emkwan Reviews English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2023

Foreign Reviews

88% Recenze Microsoft Surface Pro 9: nadprůměrný notebook a podprůměrný tablet
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 89% features: 90% display: 89% mobility: 81% workmanship: 94%

Comment

Series:

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) is the fifth generation in the Surface Pro family. The Surface Pro is solid as a rock and exudes a sense of futuristic quality. It’s also well-designed, with a look and feels that, while minimally changed from the Surface Pro 4, is still an improvement. The corners are more rounded, and the exhaust vents along the edges are less pronounced.  There aren’t many moving parts in the Surface Pro itself. The power and volume buttons along the top are easy to find by feel, and have a crisp action, while the kickstand is smooth and reliably holds the tablet at chosen angle. It now opens up to 165 degrees, an increase from the Surface Pro 4, which opened 150 degrees. Fully flexed, the kickstand can turn Surface Pro into a nearly-flat slate. If a user decides to flip into tablet mode for a moment and fold back the Type Cover, the keyboard will turn off when the cover is tucked back. It can even switch Windows 10 into tablet mode if desired. It attaches to the tablet with strong magnets and connects via a physical port, meaning there’s zero lag when typing. The Surface Pro sports two front-firing speakers on each side of the display. There are small cutouts in the glass to let the sound through, and the design provides impressive sound for a tablet. Music is great, with surprising range, and there’s even a hint of bass. The speakers also get surprisingly loud and can fill a decent sized room without distorting.

The Surface Pro features up to a seventh-generation Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It is seen that the Surface Pro offers a cutting-edge CPU, solid RAM and SSD options, and full support for all of Microsoft’s most innovative Windows 10 technologies. All that will keep the machine relevant for years to come. The Surface Pro is refreshingly light on bloatware. While it’s stocked with the usual Microsoft Windows 10 apps and a handful of casual games, it’s otherwise unencumbered with junk software. The Surface utility is also a nice app that offers the ability to configure the Surface Pen and get some useful information about your machine. Microsoft is using a 45-watt-hour battery in the Surface Pro, which is an increase from the 38 watt-hour battery that was packed into the Surface Pro 4. The Surface Pro also uses more efficient seventh-generation Intel Core processors. Taken together, the new model offers improved battery life over its predecessor. The Surface Pro is eminently portable, at 0.33 inches thick and 1.73 pounds. Even with the Signature Type Cover attached, the machine is easy to carry around and slip into a bag. It might not be quite as thin and light as the iPad Pro, but it’s also a much more powerful machine that can run real PC applications. The Surface Pro bring a whole new meaning to the word tablet. It is a iPad like device but is actually a real computer.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i5-1245U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.00":

This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.

The same applies to tablets in this size range.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


88%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-02-14)