Microsoft Event: Surface Pro X WiFi-only Model, Windows 11 Refresh Announced.

Microsoft had first introduced the Surface Pro X back in 2019, but it ended up being buggy due to the computer ARM-based architecture. At September’s Surface 2021 event, while Microsoft didn’t update the Pro X hardware, the company did introduce a WiFi-only model.

As before, you can configure the computer with either the SQ1 chip or SQ2 chip. The computer now comes with Windows 11 and 64-bit software emulation. This means app compatibility should be improved, hoping it will address the problems the 2-in-1 device had over the last two years.

Tech Specs

• Display: 13” PixelSense™ Display
• Resolution: 2880×1920 (267 PPI)
• Memory: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM

• Processor: Microsoft SQ® 1, Microsoft SQ® 2

Surface Pro X: Windows 11 Home on ARM3
Surface Pro X with LTE: Windows 10 Home on ARM (upgrade to Windows 11 when available)

• Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor

• Storage: Removable solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB or 512GB

• Graphics: Microsoft SQ® 1 Adreno™ 685 GPU, Microsoft SQ® 2 Adreno™ 690 GPU

• Connections:

2 x USB-C®
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Keyboard port
1 x nano SIM
Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction

• Cameras, video, and audio:

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
10MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
Dual far-field Studio Mics
2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ sound

• Casing: Signature anodized aluminum with carbon composite fanless thermal cooling
• Colors: Matte Black, Platinum

• Surface Pro X supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)

• Keyboard compatibility: Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, Surface Pro X Keyboard

The Surface Pro X is available for pre-order at a starting price of $899.

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