Microsoft’s ARM-Based Surface Pro X

Microsoft has announced that they are releasing an ARM-based tablet calling it the Surface Pro X. The 13-inch device will feature a custom-designed SQ1 processor based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and an AI accelerator. Microsoft and Qualcomm also worked on building custom-designed GPU cores for the Pro X, which will run Microsoft’s version of Windows 10 for ARM.

As far as specifications, the device has a 13-inch display which features a 1400:1 contrast ratio and a 2880 x 1920 resolution and can be extended to a 4K screen. When it comes to connectivity, the pro x has 2x USB-c ports, 1x surface connect port, and 1x nano-sim for LTE connectivity. The memory and storage options are 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM at 3733Mbps, removable SSD 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB. At its thinnest point, the Pro X is 5.3mm thin and weighs 1.68 pounds.

With this announcement, Microsoft has joined the likes of Lenovo and Samsung who also have ARM-based devices coming soon. The Surface Pro X is going to be released on November 5 with a starting price of $999.


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