MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO X gets stronger with arm

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MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO X
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A year makes all the difference. When pitted against the surface pro 7, then the MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO X seems to make a lot of difference. In the previous version, several apps couldn’t installed, and even Microsoft’s own chromium edge browser wasn’t available.  Users had to rely on the emulated version of chrome that ran quite poorly and even had to give up on some favorite apps mainly. Thus it wasn’t an enjoyable experience for the majority of the users.

Well, this year, the tech giant is back with a refreshed surface pro X, and it is available at $1499, and we don’t see any significant changes with regards to hardware. The updated model of the year includes a Microsoft SQ2 processor, and it claims to offer enhanced performance and battery life. But the central mystery lies in knowing how much has changed from Windows on the ARMS app over the previous year.

When you run the majority of the apps on this new Surface pro X, then you need to know that they will run way better than they did a year ago. We understand your curiosity to learn more about the updates. Worry not. We have got you covered by covering even the tiniest of details in this guide.

Features of the all-new MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO X:

  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.28 inches
  • Weight (not including Type Cover): 1.7 lbs (774g)
  • Display: 13-inch, 2880 x 1920, 450 nits max brightness
  • Memory: 16GB LPDDR4x
  • Processor: Microsoft SQ2 ARM chip with SQ2 Adreno 690 GPU
  • Removable SSD: 256 or 512GB
  • Battery life: claimed 15 hours of “typical device usage.”
  • Ports: 2 x USB-C, Surface Connect port, Surface Keyboard connector port, nanoSIM
  • Cameras: Windows Hello, 5-megapixel front, 10-megapixel rear
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE

A detailed explanation of the features:

Hardware:

Well, as we told earlier also, there isn’t much change seen in the hardware for the latest model. Microsoft seems to use the same 13-inch pixel sense touch screen display featuring great viewing angles, 3:2 aspect ratio and trimmed down bezels. For USB C ports, there are two ports and one a Surface Connector. Even though there is no single Micro SD. But you can surely use pop open a door on the back that gives you accessibility to the nanoSIM slot and replaceable SSD.

Additionally, the audio jack isn’t installed yet. This year though, Microsoft will offer new color options. Like the last year, the signature keyboard comes integrated with Slim Surface Pen for $269.99. You can also choose to buy one without a pen for $139.99. The signature keyboard seems to slightly improved. The interiors of the Surface Pro X Microsoft is using its SQ2 chip, a variant of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, without the 5G support.

Indeed, it is disheartening not to see the 5G support here, but you can still use LTE networks here. Even though the hardware design isn’t changed must, but honestly, it is one of the best Surface pro designs used to date. While almost everything seems to be refined with Surface Pro, it feels great to use the device from the rounded edges to the trimmed down.

Software, apps, and battery life:

The software has made some significant improvements, even if the hardware hasn’t changed much. The software apps and compatibility have made a considerable difference this year. The last surface pro’s performance was slightly erratic, but even the lagging issues have been resolved with the new version. The surface pro X even features Windows Hello facial recognition screen. Which is way better than the previous version as you can get it straight to the desktop that too with ease.

This time discord also feels better as users getting minimum issues during calls. Furthermore, you can install apps like Clatter, ShareX, or Tweeten without any hassle. But you need to know that might take some time for all these mobile-based apps to be released on Surface pro X. It is a hugely disappointing fact for users who wear waiting for the creative suite to jump in as even in the latest version. Users are not able to download Adobe and other related apps.

The only thing that has really changed is Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser. It has a significant impact on the MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO X. One of the most significant changes of the ARM laptops have claimed to offer a battery life of 23 hours. And even Microsoft pro X claims it will run at least for 15 hours. Well, the reality is quite far as the majority of the apps still run emulated and hit the battery life big time.

Wrap up:

Users who have been using the all-new MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO X for a week now suggest that the new device has offered a unique glimpse into the future of ARM laptop that has been promised for years now.  No longer, users feel that the laptop isn’t futuristic or not quite ready. Almost all the laptops have now moved to 64 bit. And Microsoft is most likely to deliver x64 app emulation support for Windows on ARM.

Thus it is most likely to solve all the lagging issues. The race towards ARM laptops seems to be gearing up as Apple is all ready to release its own Macs with ARM-powered chips. While Microsoft is out front, the tech giant needs to improve its hardware to match the software. Further along, the potential for this ARM revolution has a long way to go.

Tech giants like Microsoft are chasing after developers to convince them to port apps fully to ARM. Thus it is worth it to pay $1,499 for a delightful ARM-powered Surface device with that potential as it is way better than the previous version.