Surface Pro X, the first ARM-based Windows 10 tablet by Microsoft, has received a hardware upgrade along with a new color. Despite the upgrades, Microsoft is still calling it Surface Pro X rather than the Surface Pro X2, as the changes are slight compared to the previous model.
Microsoft is using the custom SQ2 chip based on the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 by Qualcomm. Although the chip features an integrated Snapdragon X55 5G modem, the Surface X lacks the support for 5G. Microsoft is using the same 13-inch PixelSense display with a 2880 x 1920 resolution in the 2020 Surface Pro X.
Customers have the option to configure their Surface Pro X with RAM up to 16GB and removable SSDs up to 512GB. Two USB-C ports are also provided that lack the support for Thunderbolt 3. Surface Connect port and a nano-SIM port are provided for gigabit LTE connectivity. A new platinum color and signature keyboard with finishes in Poppy Red, Ice Blue, and Platinum are also being offered.
The preorders for Surface Pro X starts today with a starting price of $999. The shipping will start on October 13. Here are your options:
•Surface Pro X with SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage costs $999
•Surface Pro X with SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD costs $1,299
•Surface Pro X with SQ2 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage costs $1,499
•Surface Pro X with SQ2 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage costs $1,799