Surface Pro X Discussion Thread (October 2019)

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    It's here! At the Surface Event today Microsoft announced the WOA Surface Pro X with LTE. With not one but.. two! USB-C ports.

    Surface Pro X
    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ1 ARM, "co-designed with MS"
    Screen: Edge-to-edge 13" display, 2880x1920 (3:2), 267 PPI, 450nits, 1400:1 contrast
    RAM: 8GB or 16GB
    Biometrics: Windows Hello camera
    Ports: 2xUSB-C, Surface Connect.
    No headphone jack. d'Oh! USB-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box though
    Battery capacity: 38.2 Wh (from teardown)
    Battery Life: "Up to 13 hours of typical device usage"
    Weight: 1.68 lbs (without keyboard)
    Thickness: 7.3mm
    Nano-sim and eSIM
    User accessible SSD, sizes 128/256/512GB (M.2 type 2230, 30mm)
    Windows 10 Home (Pro upgrade for $100)

    Accessories
    Slimmer pen (also makes wallet slimmer: it costs $145!)
    New type cover with storage/charging slot for pen (pen+cover bundle only, $270)
    Alternate type cover without pen slot ($140)
    Microsoft Complete (2 years) with Accidental Damage protection $150

    Pricing:
    8GB/128GB $1000
    8GB/256GB $1300
    16GB/256GB $1500
    16GB/512GB $1800
    10% student discount available

    Detailed specs on the Microsoft product page

    Available November 5th, starting at $999. Preorder available today.

    Update: The Surface Pro X discussion starts at 39:07 in the event video.

    Prospective buyers should definitely read the known limitations of Windows on ARM PCs.

    Also announced today:
    The Surface Pro 7 (Win10, Intel)
    The Surface Neo (Win10X, Intel)
    The Surface Duo (Android, ARM)

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    Discuss!
     
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  2. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Here's the thing...

    Do you invest in this platform, knowing that it might be dead in x months/years etc. I know, yes I know, that it's not a Surface RT or Surface 2, but it's still relevant. I want one, truly I do, with the machine being my main writing machine with light comic and book reading duties. But, saying that, I do own an SP6, which can edit video and record audio.

    Tough call. Right... I'm off to read lots of articles and to find the price.
     
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  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Maybe that's why it's called the Pro X. :D For me the Galaxy Book2 (WOA) has been good enough that I'm interested in WOA tablets.

    For me biggest issue is that somehow all manufacturers seem to work extra hard to keep these WOA devices exactly as heavy as their Intel counterparts. Sure the screen is big, but I'd like a smaller option that is significantly lighter than 1.7lbs.
     
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  4. metalsiren

    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I thought the ARM based unit would wind up cheaper that the normal SP7 one. Interesting to find out its MORE money. Still debating as I want to see the configurations and pricing etc.
     
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    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    $999.

    No. Never. Not going to happen. Will buy once it hits £400 on eBay in around... 8/9 months. This means that all I have to wait for are the Surface Pro 7 reviews.
     
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    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I mean it is the starting price for a IPP 12, so I guess form that standpoint its not much different. And just like with Apple, the keyboard and pen are prob separate but who knows.
     
  7. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Yeah, it's ridiculous, it's almost expensive as an iPhone!! ;)
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Low blow there Joe! :eek: But so true. :(

    Panos said it is available for pre-order now - now as in what now - can't even access microsoftstore.com.

    And did anybody else catch the "replaceable SSD" or was I just dreaming?
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I saw you post that, but I didn't hear it myself. That would be fantastic!
     
  10. metalsiren

    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I heard the replace HDD as well on this just like the sp7
     
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