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Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1255U 10 x 1.2 - 4.7 GHz, 54 W PL2 / Short Burst, 23 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1250 MHz, Memory: 2600 MHz, 30.0.101.3118
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5
Display
13.00 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, LP129WT2-SPA6, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV, 512 GB 
, 429 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Brightness Sensor, 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), 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, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 15 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 10 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 60W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
877 g ( = 30.94 oz / 1.93 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds)
Price
2200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 88%, features: 75%, display: 93% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U

88.4% Microsoft Surface Pro 9 review: Convertible now with significantly more CPU power | Notebookcheck
Microsoft is now offering the Surface Pro 9 with either Intel or Qualcomm CPUs. The updated Alder Lake-U processor offers significantly more CPU power and the convertible now supports Wi-Fi 6E, but the stereo jack has been dropped.
70% Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (Intel) review: this is the one to buy
Source: The Verge English
Still, I would be remiss not to disclose, for any who might not be aware, that the Surface Pro — Intel- or Qualcomm-powered — is an expensive device. This test model, alongside the sapphire keyboard and pen, would come out to $1,879.98. If the Microsoft hardware and branding are largely what draw you to the Pro (and those are legitimate things to be after, to be sure), the Surface Laptop 5 will provide this same processor, same RAM, a decent color selection, and twice the storage for $179.99 less than our test model (and the base Surface Laptop 5 is $279.99 less than the cheapest Pro 9 model, also for twice the storage). If what you really want is the tablet form factor with a detachable keyboard and pen, a similarly specced 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard included still comes out to over $200 cheaper than my test unit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Surface Pro 9 Review
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2022
Surface Pro 9 Review - Pick the Right One!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2022
60% Microsoft Surface Pro 9 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 isn't a bad or worthless machine. It's powerful enough to handle everyday computing tasks, has a decent screen for watching videos and is lightweight enough to comfortably take wherever you go. It may not redefine the 2-in-1, but if you want something that's suitable as a laptop or tablet, this machine gets the job done. With that said, it's still hard for me to recommend the Surface Pro 9 to anyone but the most die-hard fans of this series. Even if it's pricier, I'd suggest the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 ($1,249). Not only is it more powerful, it has a gorgeous 15.6-inch AMOLED display. The Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7 ($1,449) is another excellent 2-in-1 well worth checking out. And of course, if you want an Apple product, the iPad Pro 2022 ($1,099) is another device I'd highly recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Review (Intel)
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The 2022 MS Surface Pro 9 Windows 2-in-1 tablet PC is now available in Intel and ARM (Qualcomm SQ3) versions. We look at the 12th gen Intel Core i7 model in this review. Regardless of processor, you get a 13” Pixel Sense IPS high resolution display supporting touch and pen, Wi-Fi 6E, and a connector for the Signature Type Cover. It still uses the Surface Connect for charging (though you can charge via USB-C), and Intel models have 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB-C on the SQ3). As ever, all but the Core i7 models are silent and fanless. It’s available in 4 colors. We look at the Surface Pro 9 and its pen as a tool for artists too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2022
78% Microsoft Surface Pro 9 review: Impressive but is it worth the price of an M2 MacBook Air?
Source: Zdnet.com English
By now you may be wondering, "Is there anything wrong with the Surface Pro 9?" And to that, I say, "No, and yes." My quibble with the newest flagship two-in-one is that, at a time when competitors like Lenovo and Asus are redefining the PC experience, Microsoft -- the Windows maker -- is hardly trying to reinvent the wheel, building for comfort instead. That's not to say that the Surface Pro 9 is a bad product; it'll most definitely earn a spot in our year-end rankings. I'm just finding it harder and harder to justify the tablet-laptop hybrid, especially when you factor in the cost of the $279 keyboard and Slim Pen 2 bundle, and the fact that most users eyeing this particular model will probably opt for, at least, 256GB of storage. That puts the Surface Pro 9 firmly in the $1,400 territory, where Apple's M1 and M2-powered laptops dominate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 78%
70% Microsoft Surface Pro 9 review: one step forward, one step back
Source: Digital Trends English
The Surface Pro 9 remains one of the best 2-in-1 laptops you can buy. The upcoming Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 may put up quite a fight, but the Surface Pro 9’s unique set of premium features and gorgeous design keep it at the top of the pack for now. And yet, there are things that I wish were different about the Surface Pro 9. Apart from the weakened battery life and lack of a headphone jack, it’s also a bit overpriced. That’s especially true if you want both the Type Cover and Surface Slim Pen 2. You’re looking at over $1,300 for a device with only 128GB of storage. Not even Apple charges that much. And as always, you really have to be sold on the premise of the 2-in-1 to make the price worth it. Laptops like the Dell XPS 13, HP Envy x360 13, and MacBook Air are a better overall value – but they can’t function as tablets like the Surface Pro 9. Nor are they quite this compact. I still think the iPad Pro takes better advantage of its form factor, providing a far more focused touch experience. That said, the Surface Pro 9 is certainly the best the Surface has ever been, especially if you need a tablet that can replace a laptop without a hiccup.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 hands-on
Source: Tom's Guide English
Even though I didn’t spend much time with the Microsoft Surface Pro 9, I found it a decent upgrade to last year’s model. (Our Surface Pro 9 vs. Surface Pro 8 comparison looks at the changes in greater depth.) Because the new 2-in-1 isn’t a vast overhaul, you could argue that it might be worth skipping. That was my initial thought when I first found out about the device. However, 5G connectivity and the new NPU features could make the Surface Pro 9 a worthwhile upgrade for current Surface Pro owners. It may also be what opens up the 2-in-1 to new customers looking for their first Surface Pro computer. We should have a full review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 for you relatively soon. At that time, we’ll see for ourselves if this new 2-in-1 is worth buying or skipping. Stay tuned for more!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2022
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 hands-on: Can Intel and ARM models live in harmony?
Source: Engadget English
Microsoft representatives admitted there may be some confusion among some shoppers, since they can easily walk out of a store with two very different computers. But it sounds like the company is willing to deal with those usability bumps, rather than splitting the Surface Pro line once again.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2022

Foreign Reviews

100% Alder Lake macht das Edel-Tablet besser – aber nur ein bisschen
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Ein klasse Alltagsbegleiter, aber mit zwei großen Knackpunkten
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
96% Microsoft erobert den Thron zurück
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 98% features: 90% display: 97% mobility: 97%
91% Unikát, univerzál a výkonný dříč. Test tabletu a počítače Microsoft Surface Pro 9
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 91%

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 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 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.


i7-1255U: 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 4.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.00":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


0.877 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.


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).


82.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

 

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