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The New Surface Pro X starts at US$1,499.99 with a Microsoft SQ2 processor, a new Platinum finish and more colourful Signature Keyboard covers

The new Surface Pro X is a minor upgrade from last year's model. (Image source: Microsoft)
The new Surface Pro X is a minor upgrade from last year's model. (Image source: Microsoft)
The new Surface Pro X is here, and it is not called the Surface Pro X2. Instead, Microsoft continues to call its ARM Surface the Surface Pro X, primarily because it has only made iterative upgrades. The Surface Pro X is now available in Platinum with new Signature Keyboards and can be equipped with Microsoft's new SQ2 processor. No details have been offered about the SQ2, though.

Microsoft has released a new version of the Surface Pro X, also called the Surface Pro X. Microsoft has made two changes from last year's model, but the crux of the Surface Pro X remains the same. The design and I/O remains identical, as does the 13-inch PixelSense display and its removable SSD. The Surface Pro X is still only available with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, too.

However, Microsoft now sells the Surface Pro X in Platinum, as it does with the Surface Pro series. The Matte Black options returns, but the new colour scheme is only available on SKUs that have Microsoft's new SQ2 processor - the only other change for the Surface Pro X. Microsoft is yet to offer many details about the SQ2, but The Verge claims that is essentially the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G without a 5G modem. However, Qualcomm was not forthcoming on the expected performance gains of the Gen 2 when it announced the chipset last month, either.

Similarly, Microsoft has released more colours of its Signature Keyboard. The company will now sell the keyboard cover in silver, blue and red, along with the black version from last year.

The SQ2-based editions of the Surface Pro X only come with 16 GB of RAM and start at US$1,499.99 for 256 GB of RAM. If you want 512 GB of storage, then this will set you back US$1,799.99. Microsoft is not offering any discounts on SQ1 models though, so the SQ2 versions cost just as much as their SQ1 siblings do. The SQ2 models can be pre-ordered from today and will begin shipping in the US from October 13.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10- 1 (Update: 2020-10- 2)
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