Surface Pro X is being positioned as the next step for Microsoft’s series of hybrid computers. The device was unmasked during the latest hardware refresh in New York City, where Microsoft also announced its Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, new Apple AirPods competitor, dubbed Surface Earbuds, and a dual-screen folding device, called Surface Neo.
And of course, the all-new Surface Pro X. The latter flaunts minuscule bezels around its display, is incredibly thin and comes with blisteringly quick internals.
Internally, the product is ARM-based, meaning it’s not running a typical PC processor. Instead you’ll find a Microsoft’s custom SQ1 chipset under its hood that allows it to run a fully baked version of Windows 10 while maintaining a constant internet connection.
In fact, Microsoft has claimed the Surface Pro X should deliver up to three-times more performance per watt than the Surface Pro 6.
Although Microsoft is making a fuss about the new internals of the Surface Pro X, the hardware still looks like, well, a Surface. That means it’s essentially a single tablet with a signature kickstand on its rear but can be attached to a keyboard for those wanting to boost their productivity.
Display-wise, the Surface Pro X comes with a 13-inch PixelSense panel that boasts a resolution of 2880×1920 and the density of 267-pixels-per-inch. This, combined with its high contrast ratio, means the hybrid should deliver a laudable viewing experience.
Accompanying the device is a new Surface keyboard and Surface Slim Pen.
Unlike previous hybrids from Microsoft, the Surface Slim Pen neatly tucks away inside the keyboard itself, meaning fans won’t have to worry about slapping it on the side of the device.
Plus, the new pen also charges while it’s housed inside the keyboard. So you shouldn’t find it dying on you when in use.
Surface Pro X will be made available from November 5 with pre-orders starting today.
The hardware will start from $999. UK pricing is currently unclear.