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Microsoft Surface Pro X 2021

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro X 2021
Microsoft Surface Pro X 2021 (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2 GHz, Kryo 560 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4
Display
13.00 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI, Capacitive
Storage
128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.3 x 287 x 208 ( = 0.29 x 11.3 x 8.19 in)
Battery
, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 15 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Primary Camera: 10 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
775 g ( = 27.34 oz / 1.71 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro X 2021

Microsoft Surface Pro X: A Complete Review
Source: Technobig English
Huawei MateBook E turned out to be an interesting machine. Yes, this is not a station for games, but it does an excellent job with office tasks. True, the tablet has another drawback: the price. In Russia, it is sold for 159,990 rubles. For this money you get a tablet, a great keyboard for it, as well as a full-fledged Windows 11, which cannot work 100% with a touch screen. You can say as much as you like how expensive it is. However, for the sake of interest, I decided to look at how much laptops with the same i5-1130G7 cost – and, to put it mildly, was stunned: according to “Yandex.Market”, Lenovo laptops with such a processor cost from 83 to 350 thousand rubles. Apparently, until now this processor was exclusively used by this particular company. Now it has reached Huawei with its MateBook E. It turns out that the tablet has become one of the most interesting products on this i5-1130G7. And it perfectly shows the full potential of the processor.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2022
Microsoft Surface Pro X: Solid as a Windows 11 tablet, but so as a laptop
Source: Business Standard English
Priced Rs 93,999 onwards, the Microsoft Surface Pro X is an expensive two-in-one device based on Windows 11 operating system. In its current form, it makes a good supplementary device to get basic work done on-the-go but that is not enough to justify its price tag of above one lakh (with accessories). Nevertheless, the Surface Pro X still makes a good buy if you are a Windows user and want a portable device that comes close to Apple iPad Pro in terms of utility. It is a device aimed at a niche audience, not the masses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2022

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Surface Pro X review: da promessa à eficácia para trabalho
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; compact size; light weight; long battery life; great built quality; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2022

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

Qualcomm Adreno 619L: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 690) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


SD 690 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 560 cores (two fast 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 based cores in a cluster and six power saving ARM Cortex-A55 based cores at 1.7 GHz) and a lower mid range Adreno 619L GPU. Manufactured in the 8 nm LPP process at Samsung.» 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.


0.775 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


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).


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

 

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