Microsoft Surface Pro X review


The Surface Pro X is a new type of computer that offers a glimpse into ARM-powered Windows, but it’s not without chaos. Just like a Lego set, Microsoft is putting pieces together to build a computer that requires a reimagined approach. But building something new also leads to heartbreak at times.

  •  It has an updated Qualcomm SQ1 or SQ2 processor, depending on how much you are paying, and a slightly lower price.
  • Although the design of the Surface Pro X is based on the previous-generation Surface Pro devices, there are certain things that make this premium hybrid computer different.
  • Microsoft has shaved off the sides of the screen, giving it a modern look. It still features a 3:2 aspect ratio PixelSense display that measures 13 inches, with multi-touch and Surface Slim Pen support.
  • Unlike the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Pro X is slightly curved though it retains the terrific aluminum build.
  • At just 7.3mm thin, the Surface Pro X feels a lot like the iPad Pro — high-end, fanless, lightweight and professional-looking.
  • On the back of the Pro X is the Surface Kickstand that offers multiple angles. I wish the iPad Pro too had the built-in kickstand; it’s excellent.
  • There are two USB-C ports on the left side, with a Surface Connect port for charging. Also on the sides are volume keys to the left, with a power button on the right.
  • The 13-inch screen (up to 450 nits) is vivid and full of contrast. The 2880 x 1920 pixel resolution gives a pleasing 267 pixel-per-inch (PPI) density. Surfing the web on the 60Hz screen is sheer joy, but I did miss the 120Hz output that’s there on the new Surface Pro 8.
  • The Windows Hello face recognition camera above the display is fast and responsive. The Pro X has a 5-megapixel 1080p front-facing camera, centered above the display when it’s in landscape orientation.
  • On the back is a 10-megapixel camera that can shoot up to 4K video. The front camera is terrific for video calls. Audio quality is not the same level as the iPad Pro, but the dual front-facing speakers are loud and get the job done.
  • The Surface Pen and Smart Keyboard case have been totally revamped. The Signature keyboard with Slim Pen adds Rs 24,499 to overall ownership of the Surface Pro X but they are worth every penny.