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Microsoft Surface Pro X

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro X
Microsoft Surface Pro X (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, or 16GB, DDR4
Display
13 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI, Capacitive, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
, 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Connections
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, 2 x USB-C, 1 x Surface Connect port, Surface Keyboard connector port, 1 x nano SIM
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE
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): 13 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 10 MPix autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
774 g ( = 27.3 oz / 1.71 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 68.94% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 93% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro X

60% Microsoft Surface Pro X review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Surface Pro X is a Windows 2-in-1 that's difficult to get your head around. So long as you're comfortable with its limitations, the only real sticking point is the price as you're going to need the keyboard and Surface Slim Pen as well as the tablet itself. But for many people, there's better value and fewer compatibility issues to be found elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro X Review: The ghost of Surface yet to come
Source: Mobile Syrup English
But as I said up top, the Surface Pro X’s success isn’t judged by traditional measures. I won’t recommend a $1,700 2-in-1 with limited compatibility to most people I know, but I can get behind a bold vision for a new Surface and an ARM-based future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Surface Pro X review
Source: Fudzilla English
The overall performance of Surface X Pro is impressive, and a giant leap forward for the “always connected PC” and Qualcomm’s PC efforts. While there is more to be done, especially on the software front, Microsoft priced this Surface at the higher end of the spectrum. Once you spend the time with the machine, you can understand why they went for such pricing. The part that I find difficult to understand is why the storage option costs an ARM and leg, pardon the pun. Storage is not that expensive these days, yet Microsoft wants Apple margins for 256GB or, god forbid, 512GB of storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2019
50% Surface Pro X Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With the Surface Pro X, Microsoft has created a forward-thinking device that’s ahead of its time – but this isn't a good thing. While the Microsoft SQ1 ARM processor enables slightly improved battery life and facilitates the slimmer design, the device is hamstrung by consequential performance and compatibility issues. The Surface Pro X may well be what the future looks like for Surface devices and 2-in-1s across the board, but we're some way off right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Microsoft Surface Pro X review: This isn't the long-lasting tablet we were hoping for
Source: PC World English
The question that I hope Microsoft is asking itself is: What compelling reason has it given for customers to buy the Surface Pro X? Always-on connectivity? It’s not a unique argument, and one that Intel itself is gunning for. We haven’t tested Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, but we’d assume that that’s its best tablet, not the Surface Pro X. With this tablet, we can’t see why Microsoft would use the term “Pro” at all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Pro X review: This isn't the long-lasting tablet we were hoping for
Source: Good Gear Guide English
After years of cookie-cutter upgrades, the Surface Pro X delivers a well-thought-out physical redesign. Again, however—and this is getting tiring by now—app compatibility, performance issues and bugs complicate Microsoft’s effort. Calling it an “Edgebook” isn’t quite right, because the Surface Pro X runs Office and other Microsoft apps well. But it still feels somewhat short of an actual PC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2019
90% Microsoft Surface Pro X review: It's the perfect portable PC...for me
Source: Neowin English
The Surface Pro X might be my favorite PC that I've reviewed this year. It's actually the fifth Windows on ARM PC that I've reviewed out of the seven that have existed, so I'm used to the ins and outs of them. What I've always loved about them is that they're light and easy to carry, they're always connected to the internet, and they wake instantly.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Microsoft Surface Pro X
Source: PC Mag English
The Pro X is a well-designed Windows tablet that will thrill Microsoft's Surface superfans, but its cost and app-compatibility caveats throttle its aim to be a go-anywhere, do-anything PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Surface Pro X review
Source: Techradar English
While we applaud the Surface Pro X for its slick and refined, thin and light design, and comfy typing experience, the Surface Pro X is difficult to recommend for most people. It ends up being an ideal device for a very small group of users, thanks to the lack of a headphone jack and no support for a variety of apps.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Microsoft Surface Pro X Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
I'll start with the good. The Surface Pro X nails three of the four main tenets of any good laptop: it has a gorgeous display; a premium, portable design; and long battery life. The fourth, performance, is a problem. ARM might be the future of computing but Microsoft jumped the gun with the SQ1, which offers middling performance on top of app-compatibility issues.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
73% Surface Pro X review: Gorgeous hardware marred by buggy software
Source: Engadget English
Fair enough, but asking people to pay $1,140 (including the keyboard case) for something that might not run all the apps they need is outrageous. Especially since Chromebooks are just as good at handling browser-based applications and generally cost $500 or less. If you're in the sliver of the population that needs access to a small handful of Windows apps, then maybe the Pro X is sufficient. But bear in mind you'll be paying a hefty premium for Windows, an LTE connection and gorgeous hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 73%
65% Microsoft Surface Pro X Review: Heartbreaker
Source: The Verge English
You should never buy a gadget today based on the hope that the software will come tomorrow. That rule applies to the Surface Pro X more than usual because the investment is so large. For the near $1,800 you’d have to spend to get the Pro X model I reviewed, you would be able to buy a Surface Pro 7 kitted out with equivalent RAM, storage, keyboard, stylus, and an Intel Core i7 processor that would be loads faster and also be compatible with all Windows apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 65%
Hands on: Microsoft Surface Pro X review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Pro X is an astoundingly impressive looking and feeling Windows tablet – possibly the best yet in that department. Still, while we understand Microsoft's faith in its new ARM processor, we've yet to see an ARM-based Windows device perform to expectations for the price it will cost you. Consider us impressed, though cautiously optimistic.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, if the performance promised (3 x that of a Surface Pro 6) is actually delivered, then the Surface Pro X could be a pretty impressive evolution of the Surface Pro and renders the Surface Pro 7 a little redundant. If Microsoft needed a 'hero' device to showcase its Surface range then the Surface Pro X is it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X: Windows on Arm usable at long last – but, boy, are you gonna pay for it
Source: The Register English
The Surface Pro X is undeniably a pleasant bit of kit to use, but having used one side by side with the Surface Pro 7, we're not sure the premium demanded by the slimmer chassis, larger screen and Qualcomm-inspired tech is worthwhile compared to its stablemate, particularly if ever called on for more intensive work.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2019
Surface Pro X review: hands-on with Microsoft's first true iPad Pro rival
Source: Digital Arts English
The Surface Pro X is thinner and lighter than the Pro 7, and has a high-end consumer/pro styling that’s distinctly different from the older design’s more corporate feel. It has a slightly larger screen with a thinner bezel (13-inch vs the 7’s 12.3-inch) with a slightly higher resolution (2,880 x 1,920 vs 2,736 x 1,824). Asleep and without the keyboard, you’d probably mistake it for the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro – unless you spot the Surface Pro X’s additional USB-C port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X review: hands-on with the ARM-based 2-in-1
Source: Tech Advisor English
Initial impressions are good: the Pro X looks and feels great, and it has a brilliant screen. The updated Slim Pen can be stowed in the keyboard, too. There are worries about the performance of the ARM processor, as well as compatibility with 64-bit apps.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2019
Hands on: Microsoft Surface Pro X review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Pro X is an incredibly impressive looking and feeling Windows tablet – perhaps the best yet in that department. However, while we understand Microsoft's faith in its new ARM processor, we've yet to see an ARM-based Windows device perform to expectations for the price. Consider us impressed, though cautiously optimistic.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X hands-on: Perfecting the vision
Source: Hardware Zone English
There’s a lot to like about the new Surface Pro X over the conventional Surface Pro devices. In fact, its starting price of US$999 is only a little more than the asking price of the Surface Pro 7 that starts from US$749. Having said that, the Surface Pro X is ideal if you’re looking for the most modern Surface device ever, intend to stay away from a power socket for extended hours and appreciate the instant-on, ever-ready traits of the Surface Pro X. The new Signature Keyboard and Slim Pen sound like excellent options to complement the Surface Pro X, but beware those will add to the base cost of the product. For a higher level of computing power, the Surface Pro 7 will be the better choice with more varied configuration options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X hands-on: Perfecting the vision
Source: Hardware Zone English
Microsoft’s Surface hardware launch yesterday saw an impressive range of devices launched that caters to a variety of modern work needs – two of which are still in the showcase stage (Surface Neo and Surface Duo) as they are engineering showcases to get developers onboard to take advantage of the new dual-screen devices along with Windows 10X. Since those are still a year away before consumers can purchase one, without a doubt, the most controversial and arguably the sexiest device that you can get your hands on soon is the Surface Pro X.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn
Source: Pocket Lint English
If Microsoft can get developers to bring forth more tablet-friendly Windows apps, then the Surface Pro X really would make a decent stand-alone tablet thanks to its slim design, though to get the most out of it you really need to buy the keyboard as well. Overall, if the performance promised (3 x that of a Surface Pro 6) is actually delivered, then the Surface Pro X could be a pretty impressive evolution of the Surface Pro and renders the Surface Pro 7 a little redundant. If Microsoft needed a 'hero' device to showcase its Surface range then the Surface Pro X is it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2019
Surface Pro X Hands-on Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Surface Pro X is unlike any device we've seen from Microsoft before. It's sleek, study, and sports seriously thin bezels. It features the expected built-in stand and a custom SQ1 CPU designed in partnership with Qualcomm. Just be prepared to spend a lot once you add the keyboard and pen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X hands-on review: X marks the spot
Source: It Pro English
The Surface Pro X is a really interesting device, and proof that Microsoft isn't messing around when it comes to expanding its line of first-party hardware. Aside from looking like the kind of aesthetically and mechanically polished 2-in-1 that we've come to expect from Microsoft, it's also one of the first real outings for ARM-based Windows laptops. This means it's got a lot of proving to do, but it also makes it somewhat difficult to predict how it will perform under pressure.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2019
Hands on: Microsoft Surface Pro X review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Pro X is an absolutely impressive looking and feeling Windows tablet – perhaps the best yet in that department. But, while we appreciate Microsoft's faith in its new ARM processor, we've yet to see an ARM-based Windows device perform to expectations for the price. Consider us impressed but cautiously optimistic.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2019
Surface Pro X, 7 and Laptop 3 Hands-on: A hop, skip and a jump forward
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Ultimately, the Surface Laptop 3 offers important changes to the Surface Laptop formula, but Microsoft isn’t breaking new ground here. If you have an ageing device and you’re looking to upgrade, the Surface Laptop 3, as well as the Pro 7, is more than capable. However, Laptop 2 and Pro 6 owners likely won’t need to upgrade this year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2019

Foreign Reviews

80% Microsoft Surface Pro X So gut ist das 2-in-1 mit ARM-Prozessor
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Pro X Warum das Tablet nicht für jeden geeignet ist
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2019
80% Das beste Tablet, das du nicht kaufen solltest
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsofts neues ARM-Tablet
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X Slim Pen und Tastatur
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2019
80% Microsoft Surface Pro X, análisis: el hardware ARM está preparado para conquistar a los convertibles, el software todavía no
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 93% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 80%
78% Recensione Surface Pro X: Il futuro è arrivato troppo presto
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 78%
70% Microsoft Surface Pro X
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
To najładniejszy komputer, jaki stworzył Microsoft. Surface Pro X – recenzja
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; big screen; solid workmanship; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2019
55% Microsoft Surface Pro X 16GB 512GB
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 55%
Test av Microsoft Surface Pro X
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; nice display; fast SSD. Negative: Average performance; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2020
50% Microsoft Surface Pro X
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Test: Microsoft Surface Pro X: Lyx med begränsningar
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

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 685: Integrated graphics card in the Microsoft SQ1 ARM SoC. Similar to the Adreno 680 in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC for Windows laptops but higher clocked and therefore with a higher theoretical performance (2 versus 1.8 TFlops).

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.


SQ1: ARM based SoC for Windows laptops that is manufactured in 7 nm LPP at TSMC. It is based on the Snapdragon 8cx but with higher clocked CPU and GPU cores. The CPU cores clock with up to 3 GHz. Furthermore, a Qualcomm X24 LTE modem (2 Gbps download) is integrated in the chip.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13":

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:

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).


68.94%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15", 1.54 kg
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 7 3700U
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7, i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G4, 12.3", 0.776 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Core i7-1065G7
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13, Core i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 13.5", 1.31 kg
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