Microsoft has announced the highly anticipated Surface Pro at the Microsoft show held in New York on October 2, 2019. Surface Pro X is the new 2 in 1 that will reinforce the mobility factor of Surface devices. One of the features of this device is that it is powered by a processor based ARM architecture. The overall quality of the device depends on many other factors. We had a chance to manipulate the camera and present our criticism of the same.
Surface Pro X Review
In this practice exam of Surface Pro X we will cover the following aspects:
- New surface pen and cover type.
- New design.
- ARM compatibility.
- The ports.
- The verdict.
1] Surface Pro X Specifications
Surface Pro X works on Windows 10. He has a 13-inch pixel detection screen with a resolution of 2880 × 1920.
Bringing the Intel processor for this product, Microsoft has developed its own processor in collaboration with Qualcomm, called Microsoft SQ1.
the Adreno 685 manages all graphics processing for the device.
The device is available in two variants of 8 gigabytes and 16 gigabytes and built-in SSD storage 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB.
Microsoft claims a battery life of about 13 hours in a single full charge, given the energy efficiency of processors running ARM architecture.
The device is from 287mm x 208mm x 7.3mm in dimensions and weighs about 774 grams.
2] Surface Pro X Performance
As already mentioned, this device works on the Microsoft SQ1 chip based on the ARM architecture. Therefore, it brings features like a quick start, LTE and more. The SQ1 is the first ARM-based processor on a PC clocked at 3 GHz.
the Adreno 685 The graphic processing unit offers very light games.
Surface Pro X also comes with 2 teraflops of the graphics processing power. There is no compromise on features as it also supports maximum speed for high performance of other devices such as SSDs.
3] New surface pen and cover type
Microsoft has changed slightly, the design of the surface pen and the type cover. The pen and type cover are now complementary.
The new Surface stylus is now rechargeable and can be securely stored in the standard cover itself. It no longer bears the cylindrical design of previous generations.
Microsoft claims that this design is better suited to artists, but I found it quite manageable. It may take some time for people to get used to this new design.
4] Surface Pro X receives a new design
The design has been slightly modified. It was designed from the ground up for a processor based on an ARM architecture. This made the device very thin overall. This finer design is the result of the fanless design that was born with the ARM processor.
The main design of the device remains great with the kickstand that allows you to place the device in any orientation.
5] ARM Compatibility on Surface Pro X
The device I got my hands on was Windows 10 Home. He was running the 64-bit version of the operating system. It should be noted that this device will support 32-bit applications, but will not support 64-bit applications. This is applicable even if it is running the 64-bit version of the operating system. This is not surprising and Microsoft is still working in the background to bridge this gap. Emulation can be the best way to fill this gap and increase the range of applications that are compatible with this device.
6] Ports on Surface Pro X
After years of rumors, USB Type C has finally arrived on Surface Pro devices. There is 2 USB Type C ports on this machine. It is not love at first sight but can be used to load and transfer data at high speed. This is also a factor that allowed the thinning of the device.
However, you have a compromise with this thinning, that is the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. If you want to connect a headset, you should use a wireless headset or those supplied with a USB type C. This will produce a high quality audio output for the same thing.
The legendary Surface Connector is always present and has been updated to be Surface Connector Plus and can be used to connect hubs or now for fast charging.
The verdict is simple and direct. If you want to use this device for heavy tasks such as heavy games, video rendering, or viewing large data, this device does not suit you. But if you want to run light programs, browse the web, play movies or music, create documents and spreadsheets, this device is for you. Adobe Photoshop has been tested on this device and has worked well.
If you are a leader who is always on the move and has to do light programming or work on presentations, then with the power of LTE and the battery life, you can do all your work on a single charge, where that you are. .
Some of the advantages of this device are:
- Fast charge.
- Battery life all day.
- Thinner design with thin glasses.
- Powerful CPU.
- Redesigned type cover to match the device.
- Universal ports of USB type C.
Some of the disadvantages of this device are:
- Removing the 3.5 mm jack.
- Dear surface pen and type cover.
- Using hubs to connect USB A and Ethernet ports.
- It could have been a little cheaper.
The device will be available for purchase in November at the Microsoft Store and other partners from $ 999. However, you can preorder it now at the Microsoft Store.