Microsoft introduces new Surface Pro X with SQ2 processor, 15-hour battery life and more

The Surface Pro X launched last year as Microsoft attempt at producing a product with all of the promises of ARM based computing. Microsoft has announced a refresh for the thin-and-light device, offering an updated custom designed Microsoft SQ 2 processors, and a longer battery life of 15 hours.

Microsoft will continue to sell the older models from last year with the Microsoft SQ 1 processor, and offer the newer SQ2 processor only for the top end models. Since its release last year, there have been number of improvements to the Windows ARM ecosystem, like a new version of Microsoft Teams that is optimized for Windows on ARM and an update to Visual Studio that allows it to run natively.

Microsoft Surface Pro X (2020) specifications

Display Screen: 13” PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 2880×1920 (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Memory 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM
Processor Microsoft SQ 2
Battery Life Up to 15 hours of typical device usage
Graphics Microsoft SQ 2 Adreno 690 GPU
Storage Removable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128, 256, or 512GB
Connections 2 x USB-C
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Keyboard port
1 x nano SIM
Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
Security Firmware TPM chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Cameras, video and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
Dual far-field Studio Mics
2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio sound
Software Windows 10 Home on ARM
Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
Wireless Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem
Up to Gigabit LTE Advanced Pro3 with nanoSIM and eSIM support.
Assisted GPS and GLONASS support
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Exterior Casing: Signature anodized aluminum with carbon composite fanless thermal cooling
Colors: Matte Black, Platinum
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Weight 774gms

Along with this, Microsoft also introduced new accessories for the Surface Pro X, including:

  • Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard
  • Microsoft Number Pad
  • Microsoft 4K Wireless Display Adapter
  • Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse
  • Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse

The Microsoft Surface Pro X is available for pre-orders from today on, starting at a price of $1499.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,09,778) for the 16GB RAM with 256GB storage version and the 512GB storage version costs $1799.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,31,800).