next to laptops Surface Laptop 5Microsoft also announced the release of a Surface Pro 9which we can basically define as a Window tablet convertible into a laptop as it can be accompanied by an external keyboard.
Like conventional laptops, these computers use processors 12th Generation Intel Corewith the exception that the company boasts that its 2in1 team is capable of offering up to 19 hours of autonomybut all this linked to the use of a processor Microsoft SQ 3which is nothing more than a ARM-SoC manufactured by Qualcomm for the needs of the company: a lot of autonomy (and little power).
Specs of the Surface Pro 9
The team is built around a PixelSense Flow screen of 13 inches with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,920 pixels (3:2) capable of reaching a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It offers a typical contrast ratio of 1,200:1, multi-touch capabilities up to 10 points, and the protection with the laminate Gorilla Glass 5 to reduce possible damage from drops or scratches.
This panel can be brought to life by the same processors that we could see in the Surface Laptop 5, that is, the Intel Core i7-1255U and Core i5-1235U 10 cores and 12 threads (2x P-Core + 8x E-Core), with the speed of the frequencies as the only difference. These are accompanied by configurations of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB of RAM. LPDDR5 at 5,200MHzand four storage options: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
On the other hand we have theSurface Pro 9 with 5G“. 5G connectivity is tied to processor usage Microsoft SQ 3 (an ARM-based Snapdragon SQ3) which in this case is accompanied by a RAM memory LPDDR4X of 8 or 16 GB of capacity, and you lose the possibility of managing an NVME SSD of up to 1 TB of capacity.
Rest of the information and launch price
Finishing the information, the Surface Pro 9 has dimensions of 287 x 209 x 9.3mm thick with 879 grams of weight and an autonomy of up to 15.5 hours duration. The 5G version with the ARM SoC weighs 1 gram less, and offers up to 19 hours of autonomy. Other differences happen to have 2x USB 4.0 ports / Thunderbolt 4 on the model with Intel CPU and 2x USB-C 3.2 + nano SIM slot for Snapdragon.
They both offer a 10 megapixel main camera with autofocus, 1080p webcam, 2W stereo speakers, a Surface Connect port, WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.1, operating system Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Home ARM respectively, and 30 days of free access to the Microsoft 365 office suite along with 30 days of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gaming service.
The Surface Pro 9 goes on sale at a starting price of €1,299 (Core i5, 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD), move to a Core i7 with 16 GB RAM and the same SSD implies jumping to the €1,859while the variant with the SoC Microsoft SQ 3 It is only available in a single model with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB capacity SSD for 1,659 euros.
Add a keyboard official has a starting price of €149.99although you can always use any Bluetooth keyboard, although in terms of portability it is not its thing, since the keyboard serves as a cover and protects the screen.