Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020


Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020
Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020 (Surface Pro Series)
unknown, Microsoft SQ® 2
Graphics adapter
unknown, Microsoft SQ® 2 Adreno™ 690 GPU
16384 MB 
13.00 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI
256 GB SSD
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.3 x 287 x 208 ( = 0.29 x 11.3 x 8.19 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 10 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
774 g ( = 27.3 oz / 1.71 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 79%, display: 82% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020

90% Microsoft Surface Pro X (SQ2) review: Still the best Windows tablet
Source: Neowin English
If you're looking for a buy or don't buy, obviously don't buy if you've got a Surface Pro X with an SQ1. But if you're looking for a slim, ultra-portable tablet that's stylish and is frankly a lot of fun, definitely have a look at the Surface Pro X.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Microsoft Surface Pro X (SQ2, 2020) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
What problems I had with the original Surface Pro X still remains on the new model, just to a lesser degree. App compatibility will be a problem for some users, although there is light at the end of the tunnel. More pressingly, the SQ2 chip in the Surface Pro X can't compete with Intel equivalents, and Apple's M1 in the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro simply does ARM better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Surface Pro X (2020) Review: All dressed up with no where to go
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The Surface Pro X (2020) with an SQ2 processor is available starting at $2,079 in Canada with 256GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. The Pro X (2019) with the SQ1 is also still available, starting at $1,349 for 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. However, keep in mind that the storage is upgradeable in the Pro X line and that the Signature Keyboard and Surface Slim Pen are sold separately. The Signature Keyboard costs $189.99 and the Slim Pen is $199.99. There’s a bundle with both for $369.99. Either way, it’s a lot of extra money on top of the already expensive Pro X (2020).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Surface Pro X SQ2 unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
Unboxing the newest configuration of Microsoft's Surface Pro X, with its platinum color and SQ2 processor.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2020
70% Microsoft Surface Pro X (2020) Review: Arm Gets More Muscle
Source: The Verge English
Using this device over the past week has certainly given me renewed hope for new ARM-powered laptops. Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro X is a better glimpse into an ARM laptop future that has been promised for years.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020 Ein tolles Gerät, jedoch nicht für jeden
Source: Windows United DE German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Microsoft Surface Pro X Sexy und teuer
Source: Der Standard German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2020
80% Microsoft Surface Pro X Recensione: Windows 10 E Arm In Un 2 In 1 Leggero
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft prepara il debutto di Surface Pro X 2: forse con 5G?
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Support 5G; decent processor; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2020
80% Microsoft Surface Pro X (2020 SQ2)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Pro X to świetny tablet, ale marny komputer – recenzja
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice display; solid workmanship; nice cameras; backlit keys; great battery life. Negative: Average performance; weak connectivity; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2021
80% Recenze Surface Pro X: s ARMem se dá pohodlně žít, ale…
Source: CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 79% display: 82% mobility: 74% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 86%



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


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

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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.

0.774 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


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).

77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-10-29)