Price8GB RAM/128GB SSD: $1,699 RRP
8GB RAM/256GB SSD: $2,149 RRP
16GB RAM/256GB SSD: $2,499 RRP
16GB RAM/512GB SSD: $2,899 RRP
That changes with the Microsoft Surface Pro X, which (alongside the upcoming Microsoft Surface Neo) give the clearest indication that Microsoft's not resting on that well-aged Surface Pro design any longer. There's a lot to be said for innovation, and the design of the Microsoft Surface Pro X is extremely enticing after so many years of the same old Surface Pro look and feel.
Sadly, that's where the good news stops, because in terms of app performance and battery life, the Surface Pro X is seriously compromised.
The Surface Pro X has a refined design, inbuilt and easy-to-use 4G LTE and the best display I've seen on a Surface to date. It's not too hard to see that this is where Microsoft sees the future of its Surface brand, and that's great news for you in the future.
But should you buy one right now?
Probably not. You're going to have to cough up more again for the keyboard and pen and put up with sketchy app compatibility along the way that you simply wouldn't hit with any regular Windows 10 laptop. That should be mitigated by superior battery life, but instead the Surface Pro X underperforms relative to a Surface Pro 7.
Considering that for the $1,699 asking price of the cheapest Surface Pro X, you could score a Surface Pro 7 with a Core i5 processor, full application support and have enough change left over for the keyboard cover that Microsoft really ought to be including as standard, it's genuinely hard to see why even the most hardcore dedicated Surface fan should opt for the Surface Pro X.Back to top
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