Microsoft has updated the ARM-based Surface Pro X with a more powerful chipset. The device uses a modified Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G processor that Qualcomm and Microsoft have collaborated on. Thanks to the new chipset, the tablet should provide some performance boost in all tasks, but Microsoft is not specifying specific numbers.
The new version of Microsoft Surface Pro X uses the same 13-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2880 × 1920 pixels. The device can carry 16 GB of RAM and a solid state drive with a capacity of up to 512 GB. Despite the use of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G chipset, the tablet does not actually support 5G communications, but only gigabit LTE communications, for which the nano SIM slot serves. From the interfaces, two USB-C ports and one Surface Connect port are available. According to Microsoft, the new model can work without recharging for up to 15 hours. Another innovation is the use of a platinum-colored case.
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro X tablet is already available for pre-order and will go on sale starting October 13, starting at $ 1,499. At the same time, there will also be versions with the first generation chip on sale:
- Surface Pro X – SQ1, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD – $ 999
- Surface Pro X – SQ1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD – $ 1299
- Surface Pro X – SQ2, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD – $ 1499
- Surface Pro X – SQ2, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $ 1799
Source: The Verge