Microsoft has managed to surprise us with both software and hardware - with the new Surface Pro X being a double hardware surprise, both due to the fact that it is a particularly luxurious tablet with a chip ARM That carries an initial price tag of no less than 1,000 dollars and is due to the same chip ARM Which is responsible for operating it and is the first of its kind cooperation between two huge companies.
The Surface Pro X is not a discounted brother of the Surface Pro 7, but perhaps even the opposite - it is a new creation with a 13-inch screen with a resolution of 2,880 × 1,920 pixels with a rounded frame and thinner than what we saw in all previous Surface models, LPDDR4X memory Built-in 8GB or 16GB at a nice 3,733MHz speed, NVMe drive for M.2 configuration that can be replaced and upgraded (ie not soldered on the motherboard), stereo speakers with a power of 2 watts each, receiver GPS Built-in 5 megapixel selfie camera with facial recognition technology support and 10 rear megapixel camera, connecting pair USB Type-C, connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac Dual Channel, Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 and a battery that should run for about 13 working hours and enjoy fast charging up to 80 percent of capacity within an hour.
The tablet body is made of anodized aluminum with a tiny thickness of only 5.3 millimeters and a weight of 762 grams (not including a keyboard cover), with a silent passive cooling system inside and with the same comfortable built-in leg that we know from other modern Surface Pros. It's an absolutely impressive machine in all aspects, with a price that illustrates this well: 1,000 dollars as the basis for a model with 8GB of dynamic memory and drive SSD Of 128GB supports a nimble NVMe standard, 1,300 dollars for a model with 8GB's RAM And drive storage Of 256GB and no less than 1,700 dollars per model with storage Of 512GB and memory of 16GB.
For devout hardware enthusiasts, the Microsoft SQ1 chip created in collaboration with Qualcomm may be at the heart of the announcement. This is a custom version of the Snapdragon 8cx chip introduced earlier this year as the engine for Windows on ARM, With a maximized 3GHz operating frequency for the inside Kryo 495 cores and a built-in graphical kernel called Adreno 485 that guarantees processing performance of up to 2,100GFLOPS in 16 Bit precision calculations, or 1,050GFLOPS in 32 Plus core precision calculations In the new Ice Lake processors from home Intel.
Microsoft also boasts of the ability of the Hexagon 690 engine within the SQ1 to provide computational learning performance of up to 9TeraOps (or TOPS) - all together under a basic power envelope of only 7 watts, and with a statement of triple action efficiency relative to Coffee Lake processors The mobiles that are inside the company's Surface Pro 6 devices. The other significant bonus of the SQ1, like all chip Another from the same family of Qualcomm, Is the built-in mobile modem that enables communication support LTE With a maximum download speed of 1.2Gbps - so that any device based on the SQ1 can enjoy fast connectivity almost anytime, anywhere, if the consumer chooses.
It is worth noting that Windows ARM Is a system designed to provide a full use experience of Windows 10, with as few compromises as possible, but chips in architecture other than x86 are still relatively limited in running applications Windows 'Veterans' of the past - but it seems that Microsoft feels much more mature than before to support this venture that started its life somewhere in the days of Windows RT in the era of Windows 8, and illustrates this with theSurface Pro X.
This interesting tablet will be on sale starting next month, with the support of its own up-to-date and dedicated keyboard covers, a touch pen that now receives a place of honor at the keyboard cover center for storage And charging and support for the devicesSurface The unique accompanying dial. How about the piece? Let's talk about it!