Top Best 29 Microsoft Surface Pro: Surface Pro Tablets in November 2021

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Surface Pro X – 13” Touch Screen – Microsoft SQ1 – 8GB Memory – 128GB SSD – Device Only - Platinum
Description

Meet the totally mobile Pro. Always with you, instantly ready, and designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Keep up anywhere, at any angle, with a detachable Keyboard² with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging³ — plus fast connectivity and all-day battery life, with optional Gigabit LTE.⁴

14 Features
  • Mobile Pro: Always with you, instantly ready, and designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Keep up anywhere, at any angle, with a detachable Keyboard¹ with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging² — plus fast connectivity and all-day battery life, with optional Gigabit LTE.⁴
  • Leave the charger at home: Up to 15 hours⁴ of unplugged power with battery life designed to last — plus Fast Charging when you do need to go from low to full without skipping a beat.
  • 8-core performance, more experiences than ever: With a custom-built Microsoft processor, Surface Pro X delivers the best of the mobile platform. From photos to Photoshop®,¹ applications optimized for Windows on ARM make the sky the limit.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Display with 2880x1920 resolution: From sketching or studying to gaming and binge watching your favorite show on the high-resolution 13" touchscreen, Surface Pro X effortlessly adjusts to the position you need, when you need it.
  • Internal Storage Capacity 8GB: Stores your music, movies, photos and more.
  • Crystal-clear video calls and more: Stay connected in high definition. Capture, edit, and share footage in 4K. All thanks to the built-in 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video and 10MP rear-facing camera with autofocus.
  • Thinnest and lightest Pro: Starting at just 1.7 pounds (not including Keyboard, sold separately).⁶
  • Surface Pro Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2.¹
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Our best performing pen yet, with real-time writing, pin-point accuracy, and incredible shading thanks to a sharper pen tip and improved design.¹
  • Instant productivity, endless entertainment: Whether you’re editing a photo in Adobe Lightroom, streaming Halo Master Chief Collection, or smashing through emails in Outlook, Surface Pro X with Windows 11 is built for what you do.¹
  • Built for master multitaskers: Connect to 4K external monitors, charge your phone, or use a USB drive with two USB-C® ports and an extra USB-A – all while charging Surface Pro X with the dedicated magnetic charging port.
  • Focus on your voice, not the background noise: Dual far-field Studio Mics and optimized speakers deliver the best video calling experience yet on Surface Pro.
  • Designed to do more: Meticulously engineered by Microsoft, Surface delivers the best of Windows. Add a Microsoft 365 subscription⁷ and the possibilities become endless.
  • Don’t worry about competing for bandwidth: Optional Gigabit LTE keeps you connected with blazing fast, reliable, and consistent speeds so you can keep streaming, chatting, or working without interruption almost anywhere.⁴
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jayslym, 10 out of 10
    Surface pro x

    Service pro x I'm loving it. Can't wait for my keyboard. Hopefully it comes in tomorrow

    Nov 05, 2021 17:50
  • Review by Alyssa, 10 out of 10
    Amazing product

    I very much enjoy the Surface Pro X. It works well for almost everything that i need it for.

    Oct 21, 2021 10:09
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    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo Platform Core i5 – 16GB Memory – 256GB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 16GB internal storage: Plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more.
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by ChrisG, 10 out of 10
    A Really Nice Update to the Pro Line

    I've been using a Surface Pro X SQ2 for a while now and really love the form factor. However, there were several programs that would not run in emulation. While this tablet isn't as thin, it works so much better. I have zero issues with software now, and the screen size is perfect.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:24
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    Microsoft
    Microsoft - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Surface Pro 6 with Black Keyboard - 12.3" Touch Screen - Core i5 - 8GB - 128GB SSD - Platinum
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Unplug. Pack light. Get productive your way, all day. Collaborate on projects, perfect a presentation, manage email, and stream a show when it’s all done. From office to home, airport to open road, power your life on the move with new Surface Pro 6, the laptop that adapts to you — now more powerful than ever with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor for faster, smoother multitasking.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    11 Features
  • A best-in-class laptop: With the versatility of a studio and tablet.
  • More power: Now with the new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor.
  • Ultra-slim and light: Starting at just 1.7 lbs.
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13.5 hours of video playback.¹
  • Comes with our Surface Type Cover: Made for Surface Pro, our next-generation Type Cover feels and performs like a traditional laptop keyboard, with optimal key spacing for fast, fluid typing, and an enlarged glass trackpad for precision control.
  • Windows 10 Home: You'll experience fast start-ups, a familiar yet expanded Start menu, and great new ways to get stuff done. And with automatic updates enabled, you get all the latest features and security hassle-free.
  • Whisper-quiet fanless cooling system: Included with the i5 model.³
  • Create on screen: Using Surface Dial (sold separately) and Surface Pen (sold separately).
  • High-resolution PixelSense™ Display: Bring your ideas to life on the stunning screen that responds to your touch.
  • Compatibility: Syncs with your other devices, including iPhone and Android.
  • Windows Ink: Take notes, navigate, draw, doodle, edit and make. Discover all the ways you can be productive and get creative with a digital pen.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Tristan, 10 out of 10
    Great huh!

    I use this at work i decided to buy it at home so that i can not deny myself anything

    Mar 27, 2020 00:08
  • Microsoft - Surface PRO-7 - 12.3" Touch-Screen Refurbished - Intel i5-1035G4 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel Core processor, all-day battery, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C and USB-A ports. Surface PRO-7 - 12.3" Touch-Screen Refurbished - Intel i5-1035G4 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black

    8 Features
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Get back into your flow at any moment: Surface Pro 7 is ready when you are with Instant On when you open the Type Cover, and delivers the power you need thanks to standby that extends battery life when you’re away.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby Audio sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3" PixelSense Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know.
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Yugioh23, 10 out of 10
    The greatest stand-only tablet!!

    The greatest feature is the touch screen, followed by the stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Feb 12, 2021 13:17
  • Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by prima, 10 out of 10
    Excellent personal computer system

    Received item as described. No swirls no scratch 100% in brand new open box excellent state. Saved $400. Great personal sleek computer. Loving it. Super fast blasting speed. Love its latest specs Intel core i7 10th generation, 16gb RAM, 1TB SSD and latest graphics card. Comes with windows 10 Home, but I paid $99+tax total $107 and upgraded to windows 10 Pro. Keyboard and pen ordered separately from other seller.

    Nov 23, 2020 10:01
  • Review by Arkangel, 10 out of 10
    Best portable laptop/tablet solution out there.

    The surface is hands down the best laptop/tablet device available today. It's also a fairly robust laptop solution as well. Not the biggest or most powerful machine out there but a really solid all around machine that will accomplish most users activities and excell doing so. Great battery life and light weight; this is a machine everyone needing a portable windows solution should own. Do wish it was a little cheaper, but you get what you pay for.

    Sep 26, 2020 05:13
  • Review by TheKen, 10 out of 10
    Keep the Surface 7 rather than Surface 8 - wait

    I did return this device because the Surface Pro 8 had just come out. In retrospect, there are enough negative changes with Windows 11, that I should have kept the Surface 7

    Oct 22, 2021 16:11
  • Review by Susan, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7

    It is a very useful, light weight computer with almost the same processing power of my older laptop that I used for my main computer.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:58
  • Review by SamF, 10 out of 10
    Great Gadget from Microsoft

    Works great and very portable, all what I need is there

    Nov 01, 2021 17:17
  • Review by Rich, 10 out of 10
    Love the a Surface l!

    This us my 2nd Surface and it most definitely will not be my last. Also I encourage the warranty on a purchase like this. Best Buy warranties have saved me a lot over the years.

    May 22, 2020 17:13
  • Review by Mixman009, 8 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7 - Dependable Power horse.

    This is my 3rd Surface Pro and I love the core features, ease of use and resiliency. (I purchased the i7 and 16 GB. I biggest complaint is not having more USB ports and it can get a tad sluggish using LightRoom. Great device.

    Jan 22, 2021 20:22
  • Review by Outstanding, 10 out of 10
    My Surface Pro 7

    Had to wait a few extra days, but it was all worth the wait. My Surface Pro 7 work great.

    May 16, 2021 15:02
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    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo platform Core i7 – 16GB Memory – 256GB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Graphite
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 16GB internal storage: Plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more.
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Beauty and a Beast

    Whether you’re looking for a laptop or tablet, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 8 can meet both of your needs. The Surface Pro is compact, powerful, portable, tablet and a laptop all in one. The model I tested out for this review came with the intel 11th Gen Core i7 Processor, with 16GB of ram and 256 GB SSD storage and came pre-installed with the new Microsoft Windows 11 Home edition with Dual HD Cameras, 2 thunderbolt 4 ports with 120Hz refresh rate, responsive touchscreen and arguably the best laptop/tablet combination that I have tested. In this review we will go over the features, Pros and Cons of the all-new Surface Pro 8.

    Even though the model I tested out was not the top of line mode, it still performed admirably in most the tasks that I performed with it. I have been using the Surface Pro 8 for a few days for my office work, letting the kids work on it, and my wife with her photoshop and video editing and all in all it has performed well in all aspects.

    Features:

    Processor – The Surface Pro 8 comes in two processor variations. You can get the intel 11th Gen Core i5 and Core i7. The i7 is an 8 Core processor with 16 mb of Cache memory and the clock speed of 3 GHz. This processor is great for multitasking, running photoshop, media creation software and even gaming.

    Memory – The Surface Pro 8 also comes with multiple options for memory as well. You can get yours in either 8, 16 or 32GBs of memory. The unit I tested came with 16GB of memory and it was more than enough for me to pretty accomplish all my tasks. I was able to run games, video editing software and multitask with no issues. One major issue with this unit is that you cannot upgrade the memory on your own afterwards if you decide to upgrade your ram without destroying your unit, you will have to send it to Microsoft or their certified repair shop for an upgrade so it would be better if you go with more than what you would need to avoid the hassle in the future.

    Storage – You have multiple options available for storage as well but the best part of that is you can upgrade your storage on your own when feasible. I really loved this option and I believe Microsoft should have done with same with the Memory as well.

    Graphics – Now, this is where the Surface let me down a bit. This unit comes with Intel Iris Xe Graphics card, and even though the graphics card is not horrible, but it does not really make for an amazing gaming experience but at the same time Surface is not built for gaming, it still holds it own. I would not recommend any running any graphics and processor heavy games because the fans do start to get a bit loud, but overall, I was able to achieve 60 fps on some games. Not bad.

    Keyboard and Stylus – Even though the on-screen keyboard on the surface pro 8 works well, the optional Signature Keyboard and the slim pen is amazing and, in my opinion, a must buy. The keyboard clips on to the bottom of the Surface with magnets. I have always loved and have been amazed by the pen and keyboard combo from Microsoft. They keyboard is nice and firm, and the keys are responsive and can be lifted a bit to provide a better tying angle. The keyboard also has built-in storage and charger for the pen. They keyboard has a beautiful Alcantara finish and a large and responsive touch pad. The Slim Pen 2 also got some upgrades from the previous model. The pen is slimmer and a bit more tapered at the tip, so it provides for better handling. The pen also provides haptic feedback when used on the screen which was cool and just works so well with the screen. The pen can be used to write notes, feels so much better then writing on paper, or even just have fun and be artistic, (if my 7-year-old can do that on that with the pen, imagine what you can do, see picture) and serves as a screen protector for your tablet/laptop when not in use.

    Ports- The Surface pro has two thunder bold 4 ports which can be used for multiple things, such as connecting an external SSD, external displays, and even charging, which I have been doing. Microsoft does provide a charging brick, but it’s a bit bulk and looking at how portable this thing is, it just makes sense to carry a nano charger with you. The surface also has a proprietary surface port which is used for charging with the provided charging brick and one of my favorites, an audio jack. Most companies have been doing away with them, but I honestly love them.

    WIFI 6 and Bluetooth – No complaints, fast, and reliable connection.

    HD Cameras: Front facing camera is 5 megapixels 1080p and the rear is 10 megapixels 1080p. The front facing camera worked great. I used them for a few of my meetings and the image quality was amazing, compared to my current laptop.

    Windows 11 – Windows 11 will take a bit of getting used to. I love how it looks and how somethings have become accessible, it seems others are a bit hard to find. I have upgraded my other laptops to windows 11 but it was much easier to use to tablet design laptop with the touch screen. The icons are centered in the middle, you can add widgets, you can run multiple desktops, but it will take some time to find everything and discover all its features.

    Pros:

    Extremely Portable, Lightweight – Weighs only 2lbs.

    Great for multitasking, office work and getting creative

    Love the pen and the keyboard combo

    Thunderbolt 4 ports – multi-purpose

    13in Beautiful and responsive touch screen

    Expandable Storage Option

    Audio Jack

    Watching movies

    Amazing Sound Quality

    Cons:

    Graphics Card

    Overall, The Surface Pro 8 is an amazing machine, that is extremely portable, versatile, and a powerhouse. This is a great option for school, office, gaming and even just letting your creativity loose with the slim pen. The Surface pro series is the best laptop/tablet combo I have used. Microsoft has done an amazing job fitting a laptop into a tablet design, giving us the best of both worlds. I would highly recommend you give this perky little device a shot.

    Oct 19, 2021 17:21
  • Review by ryanmcv, 8 out of 10
    More of a Laptop; Less of a Tablet

    I've been thinking about getting a Surface Pro for several years, but was always conflicted on just how I would use it. Is it a laptop replacement? Is it a tablet? Can it be both? The Surface lineup fills an interesting niche in the Windows PC market -- one that takes the most important elements from the laptop and tablet experiences and combines them into a slim, portable, and powerful device. The Surface Pro 8 is the result of several years of refinements by Microsoft and appears to be the best Surface Pro device yet.

    === DESIGN & CONNECTIVITY ===

    - Microsoft has based the Surface Pro 8 design on the Surface Pro X. Compared to the Surface Pro 7, the Pro 8 is almost identical in size but has a 13-inch display (compared to the previous 12.3-inch panel). The bezels around the Pro 8's display are much slimmer, allowing for a larger screen without increasing the overall dimensions of the device. The bezels on the left and right sides of the display (in landscape mode) are quite slim, but those on the top and bottom are quite thick compared to high-end tablets.

    - The Surface Pro 8 now comes in a new graphite (black) color. It looks great and pairs nicely with the black keyboard (sold separately), but it is definitely a fingerprint and smudge magnet. I imagine the platinum (silver) color would not show as many fingerprints or smudges.

    - If you've never used a Surface Pro device, the kickstand takes some time to get familiar with. Having exclusively used standard laptops and iPad Pros with Magic Keyboards for the past several years, I often find myself forgetting to open the kickstand before I flip up the Surface Pro from the keyboard. Of course, if you forget to open the kickstand, the devices falls straight back onto your table. The kickstand also makes the Surface Pro a bit of a pain to use as a true laptop. You can use it on your lap if you're in just the right position, but this device is really meant to be used on a flat surface/desk.

    - There are only three ports on the Surface Pro 8: two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports and the proprietary Surface Connect port, all on the right side of the device. The volume buttons and headphone jack are on the left side. While I wish there were one or two more USB-C ports, it hasn't yet been an issue in the couple of weeks I've used the Surface Pro 8. However, some users will certainly miss the microSD card reader that was present on the Pro 7. So, you might have to carry some adapters with you and make sure to pair as many accessories as you can via Bluetooth to keep the USB-C ports free.

    - The Surface Pro 8 comes with a charging brick that connects via the proprietary Surface Connect port. The Surface Pro 8 can also be charged via one of the USB-C ports with a charger capable of delivering at least 65W. The proprietary charging brick isn't too large, but it's just one more thing to carry around. I prefer to charge via USB-C since I always have a capable USB-C charger with me, but the downside is that this takes up one of the two precious USB-C ports.

    - Build quality is excellent, with minimal flex and no squeaking. I do worry that the graphite finish might easily scratch or chip if not property protected. Otherwise, this is a very solid and lightweight design.

    === DISPLAY & SPEAKERS ===

    - New to the Pro 8 is a screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, though Windows 11's default refresh rate out of the box is 60 Hz. To change this, you'll need to navigate into the system's advanced display settings. This was likely done to conserve battery life out of the box, but it also means that you'll have to constantly change this refresh rate setting manually if you want to take advantage of the feature while maximizing battery life. Unlike other high-end tablets, the refresh rate is not adaptive -- you either always have 60 Hz, or always have 120 Hz. The benefits to 120 Hz are immediately noticeable once it's enabled, which much smoother scrolling and fluid animations.

    - The display has a resolution of 2880 x 1920 and supports Dolby Vision. According to Microsoft, it can achieve a brightness of about 450 nits. In my experience, the display gets plenty bright in both bright and dimly-lit rooms.

    - The display also features a technology called Adaptive Color, which adjusts the display's color tone to the ambient light around you. It works quite well and can be easily disabled as needed via the display settings menu.

    - Unlike other high-end devices, this display does not support the full DCI-P3 color gamut, which may be a turn-off for content creators. However, to my eyes, the display looks great. Colors are vivid and contrast is very good with excellent black levels.

    - The speakers of the Surface Pro 8 are hidden behind the top bezel of the device. Overall, the speakers are pretty good, but not great. Most content at medium volumes sounds clear with no distortion, but the speakers really suffer at higher volumes with noticeable distortion. The speakers are just fine for casual listening, but audiophiles will want to use headphones or an external set of speakers.

    === PERFORMANCE & BATTERY LIFE ===

    - My particular configuration of the Surface Pro 8 is equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage. For the vast majority of users, this configuration of the Pro 8 offers ample performance for almost any task. I've used the Pro 8 for two weeks for a variety of tasks including photo editing in Photoshop, intense web browsing with dozens of open tabs, and word processing/spreadsheet creation with dual 1440p monitors via the Thunderbolt 4 ports. The Surface Pro 8 has not missed a beat and has powered through all of these tasks with no issues.

    - Since I'm a nerd, I ran the Geekbench 5 benchmark on the Pro 8, where it achieved a single-core score of 1,308 and a multi-core score of 5,405. These scores are right in line with (and in some cases, higher than) most high-end 13-inch Windows laptops from the likes of Dell and HP. Long story short: the Surface Pro 8 is no slouch and will provide great performance for quite some time. Gamers and video editors may want to look elsewhere.

    - The 256 GB SSD in this model is fast enough, but it is certainly not the fastest SSD I've used. A benchmark from CrystalDiskMark shows sequential read speeds of about 2200 MB/s and sequential write speeds of about 1000 MB/s. Certainly fast, but most mid-level M.2 SSDs achieve speeds at least 20-30% faster than this.

    - With the screen brightness set to about 50% and the refresh rate at 60 Hz, I was able to squeeze about 8.5 hours of battery life out of the Surface Pro 8 during my testing. That's decent, but pales in comparison to a dedicated tablet like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Battery life will suffer a bit more with 120 Hz enabled.

    - The Surface Pro 8 gets pretty warm on the back under heavy loads, especially towards the top of the device (above the kickstand). It's probably a good idea to keep the device propped up with the kickstand during intense tasks.

    === SOFTWARE AND OTHER THOUGHTS ===

    - The front-facing webcam shoots 1080p video and doubles as a Windows Hello (facial recognition) camera. The camera is perfectly fine for basic video calls, but it does tend to wash out colors (at least to my eye). The Windows Hello feature works very well, and Windows almost instantly recognizes my face at the log-in screen. The rear camera seems a bit better, but I don't see myself using the rear camera very often.

    - The device ships with Windows 11 installed. It is very similar to Windows 10, except for the start menu. I use an app called Start11 to change the start menu back to the Windows 10 style.

    - Out of the box, my particular unit installed a ton of Windows and firmware updates. Be sure to set aside at least a half hour after you first turn on the device to get all of the initial updates installed.

    - The SSD is user-accessible and upgradable, but it is a rather obscure size (M.2 2230) and may be challenging to find an upgraded SSD that will fit.

    - Windows just isn't designed as a "tablet first" operating system. A keyboard and mouse are almost a necessity to fully utilize the Surface Pro 8, yet Microsoft does not include its Signature Keyboard with the Surface Pro 8 - it is a $180 accessory. I would not recommend the Surface Pro to those looking for a tablet as their primary experience. The Surface Pro is stuck somewhere between a laptop and tablet -- but the limitations of Windows mean that the best experience will always be had with a keyboard and mouse/trackpad.

    === OVERALL ===

    The Surface Pro 8 is an excellent device and sits in its own category of Windows PCs. It has the performance paired with an excellent display to replace a traditional laptop. Its thin, lightweight design and kickstand make it arguably the most versatile Windows device on the market. However, I still struggle to see the appeal of a Surface Pro as tablet-only device. In my mind, the Surface Pro 8 (when paired with the optional keyboard) is a very capable and versatile Windows laptop with some tablet features that are nice to have when you need them. Maybe you'll detach the keyboard once in a while to watch videos, write notes, or draw something. But the fact remains that this device is severely neutered without the addition of the Signature Keyboard, and for this price, it should have been included. Microsoft has priced the Surface Pro 8 as if it were a full-fledged laptop, but then failed to include the most vital accessories (keyboard + trackpad) in the box. Regardless, if you can stomach the cost of the Pro 8 and the keyboard, you will be rewarded with a 2-in-1 device that doesn't sacrifice on design or performance.

    Oct 26, 2021 16:50
  • Review by TechGeek28, 10 out of 10
    The Ultimate 2 in 1

    The Surface Pro 8 provides you with the ultimate 2 in 1 experience. Its super light and portable, weighing under two pounds. It also has a responsive touch screen with a bigger and better 13" display. The least amount of bezels than previous models in the surface line, also make an impact on your experience. Signing in with Windows Hello is a breeze, by detecting your face instantly without issue. No more having to type in a password or pin, just pick up and go. One of the biggest new features this time around is a 120hz refresh rate, making for super smooth navigation, which is especially noticable whilst pairing the new Surface Slim Pen 2. The slim pen 2 allows for ease of jotting down notes in class or drawing on your free time with nearly no latency thanks to this 120hz mode. This means making even the most fine detail, no problem at all. The default display is set to 60hz so keep in mind you'll have to switch to 120hz in the advanced display settings. Speaker quality and volume were surprisingly loud and clear, perfect for streaming videos and listening to music. Even at maximum volume there were no noticable popping or washed out tones. Nothing too crazy here but it does the job well. The 5MP 1080p webcam looks great and better than any I've experienced on other tablets/laptops. Perfect for any of your zoom meetings while working from home. Not to mention, you're getting the same durable kickstand that made Microsoft's surface line, so well known. This is great for multiangle viewing, writing and drawing. With 16gb of RAM, the Pro 8 can handle multitasking with ease. You'll be opening plenty of apps and programs with little to no load times and if you're worried about storage space, you can easily upgrade the SSD. The battery is long lasting, even with brightness almost maxed and 120hz mode on, I was able to get around nine hours of constant use. This was with streaming plenty of music and videos as well as playing around with the pen on drawing apps. The only negative I found was the device can run pretty warm/hot when used for long periods of time. This isn't as noticable when your connected to the keyboard in laptop mode. As for windows 11, I feel it's definitely an operating system built with touch screens in mind as opposed to others. It works seamlessly with the Surface like it was literally made for it. The interface is very simple and allows you key search apps, files, settings, ect.. that you're looking for and opens it instantly. This feature makes it perfect for less tech savvy users as well. Also Snap Layouts allow you to view multiple windows on the same screen with ease, taking multitasking to a new level. It definitely takes some getting used to when coming from Windows 10 or older versions but I do think it pairs perfectly with the Surface Pro 8 and is a great addition to the windows line. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my Surface Pro 8 and highly recommend to anyone looking for a ultra portable 2 in 1.

    Oct 19, 2021 20:17
  • Review by StephenS, 10 out of 10
    Wonder Twin powers, activate!

    I’ve had quite a few 2-in-1 Windows computers over the years (none of which were an MS Surface) and they’ve always left me wanting. They worked fine as laptops but “tablet mode” in Windows 10 never impressed me as it felt disjointed, like I was using a completely different computer. With the advent of Windows 11 I decided to try a Surface Pro 8 and experience Microsoft’s direct take on what the Windows “tablet” experience should be. It’s not perfect, there are plenty of “Windows” apps and experiences that don’t intuitively translate to a touch/pen interface IMHO. However, with the combo of Windows 11 and this Surface Pro 8 I can confidently say that this is the first time I’ve felt a Windows computer could be productive without a physical keyboard, though add the keyboard/pen case and you get the best of all worlds. An obvious comparison, as I was asked repeatedly while using this out and about, is how does it compare to an iPad Pro. To me, the main difference is that an iPad Pro is a tablet trying very hard to convince you it can be a computer, while the Surface Pro 8 is a full computer doing its best to convince you it can be a tablet. Tastes will vary, having used both side-by-side I much prefer the Surface Pro 8.

    The Surface Pro 8:

    Right to the point, where the Surface Pro 8 excels is in portability. It’s so thin and light I can slip it into a secondary backpack compartment without hardly any thought at all about space or weight. Battery life is respectable enough to get me through a day of on-again/off-again campus computing -- I’d take this to a day of college classes and it got me through everything fine so long as I stuck to note taking, web, documents, and some light personal use between classes. I’d be down to 30-40% when the school day was done -- it packed enough juice that I never felt like I needed to carry the power adapter and stay near an outlet to get through my day.

    This is my first MS Surface computer so I came into it with no specific expectations save that I expected Microsoft to “get it right” when it came to hardware and design for their own OS. The Surface Pro 8 didn’t disappoint, right out of the box it came across as a clean and clever device and I repeatedly found myself liking each aspect of it “more than I expected”. The display is suitably high-res @ 2880x1920 and up to 120Hz, though it’ll be 60Hz out of the box so if you want that extra bit of smoothness (at the cost of some battery life) you’ll want to go into the display settings and bump it up. The internal display also supports HDR / Dolby Vision video, though this is the one aspect that actually fell short of my expectations in practice.

    I also got and recommend the Surface Pro Keyboard + Slim Pen. Though I found the Surface Pro 8 was pretty usable without a keyboard, for most activities, these round out the experience for full on document writing. When not using the keyboard, Windows 11 provides a decent onscreen keyboard and/or handwriting recognition mode -- both slower than a physical keyboard but they’ll get the job done for light writing.

    As a tablet, this is probably as big as I’d want to go. I’ve had 15” and even 17” 2-in-1 PCs before and that’s just too big to use as a “tablet”, but at 13” and a 3:2 ratio the Surface Pro toes that line quite nicely. Or, kick out the backstand and flip the keyboard to the front to go into “laptop” mode which worked much better on my actual lap than I expected, and on a desk or table it’s downright comfy, the Surface Pro 8 physical keyboard is frankly pretty outstanding.

    For video the Iris Xe graphics are remarkably adequate for light gaming. I’d not recommend anyone get a Surface Pro 8 FOR gaming, but at low to medium settings the Surface Pro 8 can pull it off in a pinch if it’s what you have on hand.

    Audio -- I’ll just say that the internal mic and speakers blew me away for this form factor. The built-in speakers are surprisingly rich and full, possibly better than even on any full-size laptop I’ve ever owned. Though you’re not going to “shake the walls”, sitting right in front of it in a normal viewing position for movies or music it sounds… remarkably good. And for when you can’t use speakers the Surface Pro 8 still pays respect to the tried-and-true 3.5mm jack, or plug in a pair of USB-C headphones or go Bluetooth if you’d rather. For recording audio, the internal mics pick up lectures and ambient sound quite well. Technically the mics are stereo, at least that’s how they show up in Audacity, but in practice I think they are recording mono as there was no hint of actual stereo recording when I walked circles around it while recording myself practicing a lesson presentation. But the audio the mics picked up sounded great, capturing clear and accurate audio of me and the people and spaces around me.

    Windows 11:

    On a related note, I found Windows 11 itself to be intuitive and quick to pick up on coming from Windows 10. I never liked “tablet mode” in Windows 10 anyway and Windows 11 doesn’t even have it as an option, which I consider a good thing. Otherwise Windows 11 seems very much to me like Windows 10 tidied up and better organized. Well played Microsoft, well played.

    Summary:

    It’s a bit expensive, at almost $2000 for the full package with the keyboiard/pen combo, but if you want/need an outstanding full-PC ultraportable this is hands down the best device in that category I’ve seen or used.

    Oct 22, 2021 11:20
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, thin design; powerful performance

    ## Design

    In previous generations of the Surface line, the popular opinion seemed to be that people liked the design of the Surface Pro X, but wanted the beefier processor of the Intel version such as the Surface Pro 7. Well, thankfully, the Surface Pro 8 features the best of both worlds: the slim, sleek design of the “X” with the power of an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.

    The Surface Pro 8 features an aluminum exterior available in a new graphite color of which I’m a big fan. The kickstand is still located on the back and works great when using the Surface Pro 8 on a desk, but it’s less ideal for using on your lap since you need to keep your legs in the proper position to support the stand.

    ## Performance

    The power of the Intel Core i7 processor in the particular model I’m reviewing is definitely noticeable. Applications and web pages open in a flash and even ad-heavy websites don’t seem to bog down Edge or Chrome. The 16GB of RAM included in this model handles multiple browser tabs and applications with ease. Microsoft Word only takes about 1 second to load! The built-in 256GB SSD should be sufficient for most people, but note that it only had about 190GB of space available out of the box.

    The display on the Surface Pro 8 is simply gorgeous. It has a 2880 x 1920 resolution with vivid colors and even features a 120Hz refresh rate, which can be reduced to 60Hz to prolong battery life. So while the display is not quite 4K, movies and videos still look great on this screen.

    You’ll likely want to get the keyboard for the unit, so figure on adding a couple extra hundred dollars to the cost of the unit. The Surface Pro Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 is comfortable to type on, although it feels somewhat delicate due to its thinness, so if you need to write an angry email, don’t take it out on this keyboard. The built-in trackpad is responsive and works well for pointing, scrolling, and tapping. The keyboard also includes a space to store the Slim Pen 2 in the section that normally faces up against the tablet, so you can be sure the pen doesn’t fall out. The Slim Pen 2 works well for doodling or marking up a PDF, and there is an adjustable tactile engine for the pen that can make it “feel” like you’re writing on paper (although, I had to adjust the tactile feedback to the max of 100 to really notice it).

    Even the webcam and microphone perform much better than your typical Windows laptop, which is important in this day and age of the hybrid work environment. Webcam images look sharp (and support Windows Hello for fast logins) and the microphones pick up my voice well while doing a decent job of filtering out background sounds.

    ## Windows 11

    The Surface Pro 8 includes Windows 11 out of the box… sort of. It seems there is an early release version installed on the tablet as the initial setup process requires a long download and installation to finalize Windows 11. Therefore, be aware that you’ll need a good internet connection to initially set up the device.

    I like the fact that Windows 11 appears to be more a cosmetic change than a complete overhaul of the operating system like Windows XP was. I haven’t noticed any major issues with any of my applications or drivers. While I primarily use macOS as my daily driver, having the icons centered in the taskbar helps me feel more at home on Windows. The windows have rounded corners and translucency is used throughout the operating system, not like Windows Vista, but more subtly.

    I like having widgets and was somewhat sad when Vista’s “gadgets” were discontinued, but widgets are back in Windows 11 with a dedicated spot on the taskbar that is separate from the Start menu. However, the selection of widgets seems to be limited to those made by Microsoft at this time. Also, I wish the widget could “live” on the desktop instead of inside a dedicated taskbar icon. I could see a common use case where, when you’re closing all of your windows at the end of the day, it would be nice to see the traffic widget on your desktop so you know what your evening commute will be like.

    ## Battery Life

    While Microsoft states you can get up to 16 hours of battery life, that might be a bit of a stretch. After about an hour of general web browsing and document editing, the battery dropped about 10%, so I would say you’re more likely to get 8-10 hours before you need to charge. This is still impressive and likely enough to get you through most of your workday, although meetings and video calls will presumably drain the battery faster.

    I was happy to find the inclusion of two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the side of the unit, allowing me to connect the tablet to my Belkin USB-C hub to use my keyboard, mouse, and ultra-widescreen monitor while charging the Surface Pro 8, all with just one cord. Windows 11 seems to handle docking and undocking with ease and doesn’t completely make a mess of all of my open windows.

    ## Summary

    The Surface Pro 8 tablet features fast performance and a beautiful 13” display in a thin and sleek design. Two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports give you flexibility for docking with an external monitor and charging. Battery life should get you through most of your day. While the keyboard is comfortable to type on, be sure to factor in the extra cost as it is sold separately.

    Oct 20, 2021 15:49
  • Review by TJB426, 10 out of 10
    Keep it up Microsoft!

    With the exception of not including an attachable keyboard, this is a 2-1 tablet with the operating system of a computer. It’s thin and portable making this a great device for on-the-go work.

    As an artist and amateur writer, this is a better choice for me than a typical tablet. I’ve never really liked writing/paint-shop applications using tablets/ipads and I didn’t like the hassle of converting app files to transfer to my main computer. About three years ago, I had purchased a 5th Gen Surface Pro and fell in love with the functionality of this type of tablet style computer and I was excited with given the opportunity to try out the new Surface Pro 8 with Windows 11.

    Compared to the 5th gen, the Surface Pro 8 has a larger display but the device is not much bigger. The display has less of a border which can be troublesome if you don’t lock the device to prevent pressing the display while holding it while repositioning on the couch or moving locations (something that I’m going to have to get use to). The display itself is definitely more vibrant than the 5th gen, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. (In the photos with two Surface Pros, the 5th gen is on the right and the Surface Pro 8 is on the left).

    When using Corel Painter 2022 or Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, the processor held up as expected without lag and the cursor kept close to the pen. I only had one glitch that continued to occur with Corel Painter where after a while of using, the color palette would be stuck on one color being displayed in the center triangle even though it would paint with the selected colors. This may be more of a Windows 11 compatibility with the program or just the program itself, though a little annoying it isn’t a show stopper.

    There are two Thunderbolt ports which I will admit is a far better connection than HDMI for display and USB for data transfer, but this also means that I may have to find another way of loading discs on here since I only have a USB disc reader.

    Battery life seems pretty good. From mostly surfing the web and Windows settings then a little time playing around with the photo editing software, I got around maybe 8 to 10 hours before I had to charge.

    I am still getting use to the locations of the settings and the overall appearance of things in Windows 11, but it does appear that there are a few features/settings missing that were available in Windows 10. To me it is as if Windows 11 is an attempt to appear more like a Mac operating system while still holding the Windows functionality and not downgrading to the Windows 8 app-like interface. One of the biggest changes is to the Windows Explorer interface replacing the ribbon with simple icons and removing some of the options (screen shot included, you’ll also notice that I’ve already moved my task bar from pins being centered back to the usual left side).

    One downside is that the pen and keyboard is sold separately, but it is worth mentioning the functionality with the device. To compare the Surface pen that I had purchased three years ago which is styled more like a Wacom stylist, the Surface Slim Pen 2 glides better on the devices surface making it smoother to utilize in graphic design. The only complaint that I have is that the pen lacks the scale of pressure sensitivity and tilt that a Wacom pen has. I like that the Surface Slim Pen 2 has a built-in battery and will charge when docked in the keyboard charging tray when connected to the Surface Pro 8. I would like to see some improvements to the pen to be more geared towards artist, but the pen functions well enough and can be used for writing notes.

    The keyboard feels a bit sturdier than the model I purchased 3 years ago. Keys are still back lit and I’m glad that the back light function button has been moved to right next to the Esc button instead of in the middle of the function keys. This will make it so much easier to not have to guess which key that it is in the dark. There is an added bonus that the keyboard now magnetically latches to the Surface Pro when closed together and the track pad is a little bigger.

    Oct 20, 2021 20:53
  • Review by TechGeek, 10 out of 10
    The Real Pro: Best of both worlds-Tablet and a PC!

    Microsoft just launched the pro 8 series that comes preloaded Windows 11. It boasts several upgrades over the previous generation Pro models along with much awaited thunderbolt 4 ports and new keyboard with stylus. I was super excited and couldn't wait to test the Surface Pro 8 which is a major upgrade for me from my Surface Pro 6. Pro 8 is their most laptop + tablet combo (2 in 1 PC) with redesigned keyboard that stores and charges the slim pen/stylus in a slot. The Pro X model has Gigabit LTE option which is nice for people on the go and was hoping that Microsoft will bring that option to Pro 8 model, may be in the Pro 9 model ?

    Specs:

    • 13 inches display with 8/16/32 GB Memory options along with 128/256/512/1000 GB storage options.

    • Platinum i5 or Platinum i7 line of processors.

    • Redesigned Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 which costs an additional $279

    • Has 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports along with their dedicated charging port! No USB ports.

    • Preloaded Windows 11 that has bunch of new features such as widgets, redesigned windows menu, etc.

    • Configurable screen refresh rate 60 Hz or 120 Hz.

    • Touch display with 2880 x 1920 resolution that is perfect for gaming or streaming movies. The ambient Color Sensor on the display automatically adjust brightness and color.

    • All day battery life. The battery life was a little short with 120 Hz refresh rate.

    • Surface Slim Pen 2 with storage on the keyboard that also charges the pen.

    • HD cameras ( Built in 5.0 MP 1080p front-facing camera and 10 MP 4K rear-facing camera) and Studio Mics (2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos), headphone jack.

    • For Geeks - It has Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer.

    • Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 technology.

    Coming to the real functions on my Pro 8 that has the i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD

    • Superlight (1.96 lb), powerful with a thinner bezel compared to the previous gen. Adjustable stand that can keep the tablet almost flat, nothing new on this kickstand design.

    • I love the fact that it comes with 120 Hz refresh rate and can pair it with my 4k, 120Hz monitors for gaming and watching movies. Seamless and smooth scrolling when browsing or working with endless excel sheets with 120 Hz refresh rate. You can notice that when using it in a tablet mode and scroll through web pages without a lag!

    • The 16GB RAM is powerful enough for me to multitask and run several programs simultaneously. I was running MATLAB simulations and was simultaneously using PowerPoint and Visio and didn't see any performance issues at all. I heard the fan kick-in to cool the processor, was clocking 70% usage on the CPU and 90% usage on the memory with several applications running simultaneously . I can tell this was faster than my Dell workstation that I typically use for processor/memory intense applications. This is definitely the most powerful laptop + tablet that I ever owned.

    • Love the redesigned keyboard with the pen storage option. Microsoft took into consideration the previous complaints and recommendations from its users on losing their pens, and came up with keyboard storage option for the pen that also charges it. No more batteries! The magnet in the pen storage is very powerful and there is no way the pen is going to fall off if you leave it in the keyboard slot and walk around with the tablet in hand. Also, the redesigned slim pen is amazing, no lag in the response at all and has a real feel to it when using it for notes taking. I am a big fan of One Note and love taking notes with my pen and definitely loved the new design and how responsive it is when you take notes or draw on the screen. Also, it has Haptic feedback which is not that noticeable unless you pay close attention to it. I had it turned all the way up in the settings. Haven't noticed any apps supporting the Haptic feedback on their menus yet. The signature keyboard itself is made of different material (carbon fiber ?) and is lot more stiff than the older generation keyboards and doesn't bend when you put pressure on it. The keys itself has the feel of a real keyboard that I am used to, so definitely a major improvement in the keyboard design. One major fix (that I disliked in the previous gen) is the keyboard doesn't cover the taskbar anymore when in raised position, so I can still use my fingers or pen to tap on the taskbar icons.

    • Has upgraded cameras with amazing resolution for live streaming or attending web meetings. Also, the screen has thinner bezel compared to previous generations and feels a little compact from the Pro 6 version that I have.

    • Battery life has been promising so far, lasted 6+ hours when I had it running at 120 Hz refresh rate with several program running simultaneously.

    • Used a dock station to connect to two 4k monitors via the Thunderbolt 4 port. It also charges my laptop and I didn't have to worry about using the charging port.

    • Love the windows 11 so far, still learning its capabilities. Has widgets (instead of the classic life tiles), redesigned menus, shortcut menu that shows different virtual desktops, etc. I like the new Team chat app that lets you chat with cell phone users running native messaging apps and the redesigned settings menu. It also has options to split (snap layout options) your screen into several windows 2x2, 4x4, etc. I am still exploring the Windows 11 features, waiting on updates that boosts the gaming performance on PCs' running this OS so I can upgrade my gaming desktop.

    • Oh, the best part is that you can swap or upgraded the SSD in under a minute. It's as easy as swapping a sim on a cell phone! It has a slot behind the kickstand that lets you swap SSD if you are looking to upgrade your storage.

    Overall, I love the powerful Pro 8 which has all the latest specs needed to use it as a PC or a tablet. I wish it came with LTE option so I can use it as a tablet on the go!

    Oct 20, 2021 10:40
  • Review by Saitzev, 10 out of 10
    Quite the step up from earlier versions

    It's been a while since I last used a Windows based Tablet. The most recent one was a Dell model at my previous workplace. There's something about that convenience of having such a device to carry with you.

    We did have some older Surface Pro models that were in the process of being replaced due to age much like any other computer. They were nice solid units.

    Fast Forward to now and the new Pro 8 is quite the upgrade. From my daily usage, it really does what I need it to do throughout the day.

    The screen is really really nice on this unit. It gets very bright and the biggest bonus is the refresh rate. If you've never used a display with 120hz, you're missing out. The vast jump and difference in terms of feel and responsiveness is truly life changing. It might not sound like much, but everything is much much smoother. Scrolling through websites, responsiveness of the Surface Pen, it all works together.

    CPU, the new 12th Gen series processors make use of Intels new IGP the Xe series is such a massive step up over the previous Iris system. They're much better for 3D based tasks even enough to do some lighter gaming, whereas in the past, you really needed to have a dedicated Graphics Card. That's not to say you're going to be using one of these to play top tier AAA titles.

    The resolution is nice and quite high so it makes multi-tasking and productivity a breeze. There's even HDR support which is a major plus if you want to take some time out and watch a movie or a tv show on the go.

    Another quick thing to touch on is Windows Hello. The ability to unlock your tablet quickly without having to type anything is so great. It does have some limitations, so if you're wearing a mask like most of us are today, you'll need to remove it or use your pin/password. Aside from that, it's wonderful feature

    The unit does get a bit warm when under heavy load. It does remain relatively quiet but you can definitely tell when the fans ramp up.

    Performance is pretty darn good. As I mentioned earlier the new Intel Graphics are such a massive step up. That coupled with the responsiveness of the pen lends to an great usage experience.

    Now for Windows 11. That is a bit of a mixed bag. It does still work similarly to Windows 10, but visually it's different. It can also feel overwhelming to use with the change. I'm not a huge fan of the new taskbar and "start" menu. Things are easier to find though from the start menu. You can at least move it to the left side, though my preference has been to have the taskbar at the top of my display. Only having a week to play around with it though would give a bit of a jaded experience with it. In time with more use I'm sure it will grow on me. I'm waiting on using it on my Desktop PC for a bit of time though. I imagine within 6 months we may get more customization with things like the start menu. Again, time will tell how it pans out. Here's to hoping that this doesn't end up as another Vista.

    Oct 26, 2021 11:07
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD with Black Type Cover - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back into your flow at any moment: Surface Pro 7 is ready when you are with Instant On when you open the Type Cover,* and delivers the power you need thanks to standby that extends battery life when you’re away.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JerryZ, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight, brilliant display, advanced Windows 1

    Lightweight, brilliant display, advanced Windows 10 options.

    This is my first Surface device. Worth the wait. Great touch screen and magnetic dock for my PEN on the LEFT side.

    Another magnet holds the charging plug on the right side. Uses high power, high speed C ports. The i5 is INTEL's latest CORE processor. My Surface came with an included keyboard /cover. Provides protection and a keyboard track pad.

    The kick stand supports the Surface Pro similar to a laptop. Yet pulls off for touch PAD mode. Wireless, Bluetooth all the standards included for easy network connectivity.

    Dec 26, 2020 11:10
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great computer

    Relative had this computer and I was able to use it when visiting them. I couldnt wait to get home to purchase one of my own. Great little computer and Im still finding features that I love about it every day especially the display. Would buy again

    Oct 02, 2021 06:26
  • Review by Suzuki, 10 out of 10
    Surface pro 7 Great product

    It is neat and comfy to travel with and more. 12.3in. I add screen protector and case for my convenience. You can use it for college, business, personal convinces and work.

    Dec 29, 2020 02:24
  • Review by Andrew, 2 out of 10
    BEWARE: Open box EXCELLENT shipped in BAG w/flaws

    Beware, open box means they ship literally without a box. My surface pro came shipped in a flimsy plastic bag. The condition was supposedly "excellent" which best buy defines as "condition look brand new — with no physical flaws, scratches or scuffs — and include all original parts1 and accessories. The product will be in its original packaging or a suitable replacement box"

    Judge for yourself by the pics if you would define this as "excellent," "no physical flaws," and "a suitable replacement box."

    Feb 19, 2021 07:46
  • Review by DataGuy2003, 8 out of 10
    Great machine. Very versatile.

    The Surface Pro 7 was up and running in a few minutes. Great battery life. Hooked up to printer and wireless mouse. I could use more USB ports. Have not explored all of the options yet.

    Feb 21, 2020 15:48
  • Review by MeganD, 2 out of 10
    Not worth the price or headache

    Do not buy! I purchased my surface pro 7 in March 2020 and had to have it repaired in July 2020. The issues started with the load up screen being "glitchy" to it not turning on at all. If you do buy this, make sure you also purchase a good back up hard drive to save everything because it can't be repaired at that point and you will loose Everything. They replaced my surface pro with a brand new one since it was under warranty. It is 1-2-21 and I'm going to have to go through the warranty process again because my replacement pro is doing the EXACT same thing as the last one. It is great while it works but it is not worth the price or the headache. I hope this honest review saves someone else the frustration. (Image attached is of the new one with it's glitch, there's only supposed to be one logo, not almost 3)

    Jan 02, 2021 13:04
  • Review by Crave, 8 out of 10
    Great product with high defect rate & minor flaws

    I'm coming from SP4 i7 256gb background. Here is my review for SP7 i5 256gb:

    This IS a great product; however, just like other Surface products, it has a high defect rate. It took me 2 replacements to get a non defective product. The first one had abnormal overheating issues, second one didn't recognize the charger sometimes, but I'm glad that I finally got a fully functioning product now. This is the main reason I chose to pay $10 more and buy it from bestbuy; it'll be a painstaking replacement process if you bought it from amazon.

    But I will say this: Microsoft had greatly improved their quality control compared to surface pro 4. SP4 had an extremely high defect rate of dead pixels, and it took me 5 RMAs to get a non-defective panel. Light bleed was also enormously different for each product, which showed inconsistency of Microsoft's manufacturing system. However, all the SP7 units I've used, regardless of their defect in internal hardware, didn't have any dead pixel, and the light bleed was drastically improved. The finish was also greatly improved because I used to see noticeable gaps near the edges of the SP4, but I didn't see any in the 3 SP7s I've used.

    Apart from the defective rate and its finish, here are the pros and cons of the SP7 i5 256gb:

    1. Sensitivity of the Pen

    SP4 had 1024 levels of PS(Pressure sensitivity), but now SP7 has 4096 levels of PS. That's 4 times better than SP4 and 2 times better than Wacom Cintiq 13HD. I clearly noticed the difference in note-taking because the lines looked so much smoother and natural than SP4. If you're into drawing and need a 2in1 tablet, this tablet is probably the best you can find.

    2. 10th Gen Intel Processor

    If you need laptop operations, then go for SP7 not SPX. SPX has a qualcomm processor which is not suitable for PC apps. I'm extremely satisfied with the performance of this tablet. It runs visual studio, adobe Photoshop, Ableton, and other engineering apps without any throttling or performance degradation.

    3. USB type C (3.2Gen) + A(3.0) port

    This is what I love the most about SP7. Now I can charge the SP7 with my 100w usb c cable, and also use it as a display port by connecting with a usb c to HDMI cable. Also, data transfers are extremely fast because it's using 3.2 gen port.

    4. Battery

    Charges faster than any other gen of Surface Pros. SP7 uses 65W (SP6: 44W) charger and utilizes quick charge, which is fast enough to charge 30% battery to 90% in 45min.

    5. Temperature

    The i5 model is fan-less, so it's expected to run into temperature issues and throttle when you run heavy apps. Luckily, I had a friend who uses SP6 i5, so I tried comparing it to my SP7.

    SP7 runs hotter than SP6 due to their higher clock frequency, so you will see your SP7 get warmer than SP6 even when running simple apps. However, overall Performance is noticeably better in SP7. There's not much of a difference in CPU performance (Cinebench r20 score: SP7 got 1618 and SP6 got 1510). However, difference in graphics performance (ex.gaming) is highly noticeable, and SP7 easily outperforms SP6. If you want to do some light gaming such as portal, get a small fan pointed to the back of the SP7 because it performs much better (about 30% framerate increase/ lower temp)

    6. Price

    Microsoft is now including a type-cover in the bundle($999) instead of a surface pen. That's a bit overpriced when you need to buy the surface pen ($99) to get full experience of the product. Luckily, they're doing a sale for the pen as well, so if you're thinking about buying, you should act fast.

    Overall, SP7 is the best 2in1 tablet with minor issues such as temperature. So buy it fast when it's on sale.

    Mar 01, 2020 16:28
  • Review by DanF80, 10 out of 10
    Among the Very Best of the Ultra-Portables

    I bought the SP7 256GB i5 8GB RAM just before Christmas 2020 and it has been an overall great experience. I’ve previously had a Surface Pro 2017 which I had limited seat time with because it was stolen after a car break-in not long after I bought it. I’ve also previously had a Surface 3 and Surface Go for years of which both have been excellent devices.

    The Bad:

    -Expensive in all configurations at their listed prices

    -Surface keyboard is expensive and bounces a bit when typing fast. The fake suede covering feels good to the touch but doesn’t seem like it would last long after years of continuous use, especially at the edges. (My Surface Go keyboard started fraying at the edges about a year and a half of daily use, shortly before I accidentally dropped it and I believe both are made from the same material.)

    -It should be obvious but RAM and hard drive are not user replaceable and, even at 256GB, with any bit of productivity software, you go through that disk space very quickly. Especially with Windows 10’s perpetual updates. Which you can’t turn off.

    -Can generate a bit of heat when streaming videos.

    -Windows credentials are incredibly finicky and I’ve been kicked off the Windows App Store because Windows couldn’t validate my login. This may seem trivial but mostly all of the free apps (as well as paid) have to go through the App Store.

    -Clunky form factor if held in the hand and used as a tablet. This thing is heavy and you’ll never mistake this for an iPad.

    The Good:

    -Full-blown Windows machine and computer. I’ve gotten the iPad 2 back when Steve Jobs was still alive and to this day my iPad experience has been unrivaled. But I was tired of having to route everything through iTunes just to get it to my iPad. And, unlike the very-limited Surface Go, you can run full-blown apps like Photoshop CC or Visual Studio 2019 with no issues. (I tried using Photoshop CC on my Surface Go but I only was able to run it after clearing out all my downloaded files and run absolutely nothing else in the background. Still it was a harrowing experience.)

    -The display isn’t 4K but it’s gorgeous and renders great! Yes, it isn’t 120 Hz refresh rate (like the new SP8) but scrolling is decent and, unless you work with graphics, you wouldn’t miss it. I use Acrobat DC to scale and draw links at 200%+ resolution and the scaling and renders are great! You can probably say this about any mid- to high-end device but it’s worth mentioning.

    -Battery life is decent but you have to be careful that, if you get on an airplane or are going to be out all day and without a power source, you’re going to want to make sure the device is fully turned off and not just in “Sleep” mode. I’ve had more than a handful of times where Windows decided to update itself without an Internet connection and left my tablet on and steaming in a backpack and a drained battery.

    -This doesn’t have the lightness of the Surface Go, unfortunately, but this is by far the very best in terms of form factor for full on laptops. You can put this in a sack pack and not really notice. I will say this about my dearly departed Surface Go (I dropped it on my driveway face down): I actually used it in my hands while on my treadmill for 2 straight hours without fatigue. That’s something you can’t do or say about any other ultra portable full Windows device.

    Microsoft has been slow to update the Surface line so there was some fear that the SP line might be axed as a whole. Very thankful that the SP8 came out, which means that you can probably get a good deal on the SP7! The SP7 was a bit overpriced to begin with but if you can save a few hundred dollars off the list price, this tablet becomes an excellent value! Same with the SP8. Wait till Black Friday or possibly next Spring when deals pop up intermittently and without warning.

    Verdict:

    If I had to do it again, I probably would’ve gotten at least the 512GB. 1TB was just too much money for the hardware. This tablet is best used on a desk as using it on your lap is plain awkward. If I had to choose something else, it would be the Dell XPS 13 line, QHD or possibly 4K display. When you price it with accessories the comparable Surface Pro is actually more expensive than the comparable XPS 13. And the XPS can be used as a traditional laptop with exceptional build quality. Overall, I highly recommend the SP7, even more so if you can get it on sale.

    Oct 05, 2021 03:44
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Snipes, 10 out of 10
    Made the leap from Mac to Windows

    Five years ago I had a PC and said I would NEVER get an apple device. Then my PC broke and I had a good reason to try out a Macbook Pro. What a beautiful computer! Fast, sleek, and powerful everything I needed.

    Then just three weeks ago I decided it was time to upgrade and I awaited the good news from Apple about their new Macbooks. But the news never came, and the reviews on their current Mac's were mixed (the keyboard issue made me nervous). So I thought maybe it was time to experiment with Microsoft.

    The Surface Pro was a unique design, also sleek and had some attractive hardware so I went with the Pro 7 i5. I gave it a run for its money for two weeks doing all of my typical task at work (word, excel, powerpoint) as well as some of my hobbies (adobe photoshop and premiere pro). The Pro 7 handled them all like a beast.

    I ended up returning the i5 and getting the i7 because I liked the Pro 7 so much that I wanted to ensure I got a good 3+ yrs out of it. Haven't looked back yet.

    Like any device it has its Pro's an Con's and one device will never please everyone but here are some of my Pro's and Con's:

    PRO's

    - Beautiful design and great 2 in 1 device that functions extremely well as both tablet and PC

    - USB - C and Microsoft's charging cable = extremely fast charging

    - The premium keyboard is easy to type on and looks great

    - Stylus is a huge bonus, something I never had with a Mac

    - Touchscreen is great, useful in almost every situation

    - Stunning 4k Video

    - The i7 chip and 16RAM have been able to handle everything I have thrown at it, including a 30+FPS rate on Skyrim

    - The instant on and Hello Camera are incredible. Cheers to Microsoft for that feature

    CONs

    - Battery life just isnt were it should be. I get MAYBE 10hrs out of it with using max battery settings and not using any demanding software

    - Not being able to iMessage (a big change for a Mac user for 5+yrs)

    - The i7 does have a fan in it which can be annoying but even at maximum torque the fan is not TO loud and the only time it has been needed thus far for myself is with Skyrim. Has never turned on in my day-day work.

    Nov 12, 2019 10:49
  • Review by MaltbiaBklyn, 10 out of 10
    2nd Surface Pro: From 4 to 7

    This is my 2nd Surface, I started with a Survey 4 having used both PC/laptops and the Mac Tablet, I was looking for something that was more of a hybrid - and thus my love for the Surface. Its not the best laptop, nor, table, in the world, yet, to me, it is the best of both worlds in terms of an integrated, multi-use product. I'm a professor, I use it for my work, teaching, research, and personal - a true workhorse. When I'm working at home, or in the office, I connect it to an external monitor and decking station and it meets my needs. Very pleased with my new Surface Pro 7 and was happy to be able use the keyboard and pen from my prior Surface. Pricy, yet worth it!

    Jun 04, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    Surface pro 7

    Love my surface pro 7, I have it rig to be a desktop with the surface dock. Could easily take it on the go when needed for tethering one the job.

    Feb 28, 2021 15:22
  • Review by TouchscreenGreatness, 8 out of 10
    Touchscreen Greatness

    I really enjoyed the full touch screen & the use of the pen

    Apr 16, 2021 22:04
  • Review by Dmaximus, 10 out of 10
    Great for work and personal use!

    I love this machine! This past Christmas I had purchased the I-Pad Pro 12.9" for my bride. I was very impressed and thought about going that direction for my purchase, however due to my business activities and all of my current files being windows based, I made the surface purchase. the portability is awesome, the keyboard I purchased works great as protection for the screen and is super comfortable. During the day this is docked with my other screens and when I'm traveling its great to have the functionality of a tablet. I would definitely recommend. I will say I researched the Surface ProX as well and due to the software compatibility issues they are having with that platform, the Pro 7 for me seemed like a much better choice.

    Feb 20, 2021 10:49
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    A powerful 2 in 1 in such a small form factor!

    What a system. I returned a lower spec model (i5/8gb/128ssd) for this since I wanted to future-proof it a bit more and let me tell you it was worth it. Don't get me wrong, the i5 model is very sweet and had no issues with anything I threw at it but the i7 is a bit more powerful and it gives a nice 30-50% or even more bonus to 3d heavy applications or games. Both the i5 and i7 use the Iris Plus which is an intel feature on these CPU's but the i7 has 64 execution units while the i5 only has 48 and that right there is the major difference. You can run most games at 1080p on medium settings with a very good framerate. Now you won't be playing Gears 5 or anything crazy like that but it has no issues with MMO's like WoW, or FFXIV, Albion Online, Warcraft 3 remastered, Starcraft 2 or anything like that. Having the extra ram is also very nice for browsing if you use a ton of tabs and multitask a lot and the SSD is blazing fast. The one thing I was worried about was the fan since the i3 and i5 are fanless and silent. The moment I started doing windows updates on the i7 I noticed the fan kicked in and was pretty noticable but that seems to have gone away and only appears when installing apps or heavy gaming, but the best part is I noticed the system runs a lot cooler than the i5 so you will have almost no throttling like the i5 and you can keep a constant CPU speed for much much longer. All around I'm super impressed with this computer. It's such a powerhouse in a very small form factor and it's one of the best made/looking pieces of tech out there. I would not hesitate buying this again and will stick with the Surface lineup going forward. The only thing it needs is a nice re-design to something like the X but without sacrificing the CPU (ARM yuck). 10/10.

    Oct 20, 2020 03:12
  • Review by Sarah, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Office with a side of digital art

    Bought to replace a Surface Pro 5 (i5 version), and all of my peripherals (type cover, Surface Pen, and even my spare chargers) still work just fine.

    Comes with a free upgrade to Win 11, which is nice. Also has USB-C with Power Delivery, which is double-nice. No more proprietary display port or whatever plug.

    If you're someone who needs a laptop, but you also enjoy digital art on the side, this is probably one of the best options out there. My old Surface Pen is much more responsive now than it was with the Pro 5. The overall power feels about 3x what I'm used to. 16GB of ram is also a huge plus if you like to keep a lot of programs/browser tabs open all the time, and the microSD slot allows for ridiculous storage expansion nowadays.

    And yes, this i7 version DOES have a fan, but I consider this to be a good thing, given the specs. Better still, the fan is very quiet, and only comes on during heavy CPU use--it's just too darn small to make much more than a faint hum in a dead-silent room, and the passive cooling is more than enough for general browsing or Office work.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:52
  • Review by GuvnA, 10 out of 10
    Performs Well

    Upgraded to this model after having owned the Pro 4 for a number of years. With Zoom classes and multiple media programs running, the Pro 4 just wasn't able to keep up and was often freezing momentarily or having to be rebooted. I had also almost filled the 128GB of memory the Pro 4 had.

    Thus far I'm very happy with this upgrade, the processor is definitely beefier and the 256GB memory should be more than sufficient for years to come, especially since I plan on using an external drive for my home media solutions. I do think the type cover should come with, and I had to wait quite a while to get one with fingerprint reader from Microsoft.

    The major frustration came in moving my data from my Pro 4 to this one. It seems ridiculous that there is no wired or wireless option to simply copy files and preferences from one machine to the other. Cellphones have this functionality available and they typically have much less data and preferences to move.

    I certainly wasn't going to pay Geek Squad or another service to move the data for me, so I just backed up to an external drive and copied the data over. But that does nothing about my preferences. About the only thing I didn't have to setup was my wallpaper, which indicates Microsoft knows this is a feature people would want but they're uninterested in providing it.

    Otherwise, this is a great multipurpose tool for students and small business purposes.

    May 16, 2021 09:56
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Isaiah, 10 out of 10
    Perfect upgrade for Samsung Note Pro 12.2

    OS: Windows 10. I have been on the same ecosystem since I could type, so very pleased it's running like a gem.

    Login: no fingerprint, but so far the facial detection runs great with no hassle.

    Touchscreen is sensitive and precise, with option for calibration. I suggest getting the bundle, so the keyboard and pen come with the package.

    Kickstand: been using my Pro 7 for 3 months now and hinges are sturdy and stable.

    Weight: considering it's literally a laptop masquerading as a tablet, it's got a bit more weight to it than your typical Samsung Tab's or iPads.

    Double speakers on the sides are awesome!

    Cameras are above average, but I doubt you'd use this tablet to do a lot of shooting in the field. But resolution is decent for your typical Skype, Zoom, and Messengers meetings.

    Specs for eval: core i5, 128 gb storage, 8gb RAM.

    Jul 15, 2020 10:45
  • Review by AylinC, 8 out of 10
    Love it!

    I love this device. I wanted to get the i7 one but decided to go with the i5 instead and I don’t regret it. It’s very fast when it comes to turn it on and off, loading up apps and downloading things. It handles multiple apps running on the same time. It does heat up sort of fast but it’s fine. Doesn’t affect how things are running. The device does scratch up easy so I’d be careful. But other than that, it’s really awesome. I’m able to do my work, read, write, and watch movies, play games in this tablet. The battery life last for a good while and I don’t even do battery saver.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:53
  • Review by BustaAndroidNow, 10 out of 10
    For the busy man of the house.

    I am not a tech guy in the least though I love anything that makes my life just alittle less hectic and brings a semblance of order to it and I must say the Surface Pro 7 has yet to disappoint. Although I have an iPhone I choose the Surface Pro 7 because I needed something compact but, also with enough RAM to run programs like Photoshop since I tattoo and create digital art. I got the best of both worlds...a tablet and a fully capable laptop. If you need something more than to watch cartoons on or chase Twitter feeds....then this is what you need. The. Pen does not lag, which is definitely a

    Plus...and I love the the detachable keyboard/cover. Great all the way around

    Apr 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great hybrid device that crosses many lines.

    I am a dyed in the wool Mac user, and I chose this device as my first Windows 10 box. I have a lot to say about the surface pro, but I would say that unless you need a really powerful machine, this is pretty close to perfect. You can dock it and use it as a desktop, attach a keyboard and use it as a laptop, or sit on the sofa and use it as a tablet. Does Windows 10 as a tablet have issues? Yep, big time. But this hardware is top notch and perfect for email, writing, productivity, watching video, and most other things people want to do with a computer. I'd grab more than 128 GB if this is your only device or you're a pretty serious hobbyist. The keyboard and pen are worth adding on, which increase the price by a lot, but it's a great experience.

    Jun 05, 2021 16:53
  • Review by Darrell, 10 out of 10
    Great So Far

    I wanted something smaller and lighter than my Surface Book, so I went with the Surface Pro. This model fits well into the pocket sleeve in my portfolio unlike my Surface Book which goes in my backpack. The colored keyboard, mouse, and stylus are nice options. Furthermore, the Surface Pro can also use my docking station allowing me to use an additional dual monitor setup as well as the Surface Pro monitor itself. If you like dual monitors, try three.

    Feb 28, 2020 17:34
  • Review by NCB86, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7

    This Surface Pro 7 is a Excellent product to get its great quality and very convenient to use at Home are on the go.

    Sep 25, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Alphonso, 10 out of 10
    Great tablet that is universal

    My wife loves it! The flexibility for having a tablet when you want and a laptop when you choose is the best. She also loves the programs that seem to be very easy. Only complaints is that lack of options for the kick stand.

    Jul 15, 2020 16:34
  • Review by Bee2e, 8 out of 10
    Really Nice Computer!

    It was a gift for my husband on Fathers Day and he LOVES IT! The reason I chose this laptop was because my sister has one and she has had it for at least 3 to 4 years and it works like a charm.

    Jul 03, 2020 19:48
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dstonom, 10 out of 10
    Worth the buy

    Computer is great over all just the apps have a 5 second delay but camera is good and the display is awesome and so is picture quality love the versatility durability and it's light weight you can take it anywhere. Definitely worth the buy plus if you get it with the surface pen you will even have more fun and greater functions.

    Aug 16, 2020 09:59
  • Review by Ynot, 10 out of 10
    Great Value-Wife Loves It!

    My wife needed a new tablet and I saw this on sale. Came with detachable keyboard and Windows 10. The best of two worlds: a tablet and laptop! She is very happy with it.

    Oct 05, 2020 16:13
  • Review by NauticalArtSlideshow, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 Battery Life Proven

    Advertisement for Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 battery life was proven GREAT! 6 straight 8 -9 hour days with recharging each night allowed me to use it as a display with Slideshow running continuosly!

    Sep 17, 2021 16:28
  • Review by Lori, 10 out of 10
    The drawing tools, graphics, are EPIC!

    Bought this for my high schooler studying Graphic Design. Everything in the description is TRUE!

    I bought it when it was sold as a combo WITH the keyboard....so make sure U read carefully because the keyboard AND pen are usually sold separately.

    Dec 30, 2019 05:22
  • Review by Laura, 10 out of 10
    Great Buy!

    Quick set up...Versatile and handy. This combined with my docking station, I can take work home to complete things in a snap without having to bring a whole bunch of paperwork. Does what I need it to do and can use it anywhere.

    Mar 26, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Awesome, 10 out of 10
    Best buy

    The laptop I perchised from your company Best buy I'm very happy with my service pro window 10

    May 07, 2021 22:18
  • Review by Carrie, 10 out of 10
    It’s perfect!

    Great size, sleek look, works perfectly for what I need. Easy to order and showed up quickly. Very happy with my purchase.

    May 23, 2020 09:15
  • Review by Taynsam, 10 out of 10
    Perfect tablet

    Love this tablet!! It has everything. Love that it has a detachable keyboard too. Amazing screen for netflixing

    Dec 18, 2020 16:26
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Culpepper, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7 - Awesome buy.

    I purchased this to replace a laptop that I was having issues with things loading. So far I love the ease that comes with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. I haven't done too much on it yet as I am still getting things set up on it. The plan is for this to be the device I use when I am not at home and need to work on school stuff. Purchased as a bundle with the keyboard and then decided to purchase the pen as well. I love having the pen as I do not use a mouse with this and I can use the pen to scroll on webpages and all that. I definitely recommend purchasing a case for the device to give yourself more protection. The only thing I have had so far is that is did freeze up on me once and I had to hold the power button down until it shut down and then restarted it. Have not had the issue again.

    Feb 22, 2021 11:03
  • Review by Prelude428, 10 out of 10
    Wow! Very nice upgrade!

    Coming from an sp3 and this one is a huge step up! I don’t think it would be a big difference but happy we made the upgrade!

    Apr 09, 2021 17:12
  • Review by SurfacePro7, 8 out of 10
    Quite the Upgrade Surface Pro 2 to Surface Pro 7

    This Surface Pro 7 is a replacement for my old Surface Pro 2. It's bigger and shinier and faster and bigger inside :-). I especially like that we got the Type Cover. My old one's battery got too tired to recharge and you don't replace those; so it was time for a new one. It gave me 7 years of great service and I'm hoping to get at least the same from this one.

    So far it works the same as the old one. My only problem is that it goes to sleep and doesn't want to wake up. I have worked around that by adjusting the settings to not let it go into deep sleep. I haven't tested the battery life yet to see if it lasts all day unplugged.

    I really like having the Type Cover both for inputting data and for protecting the glass when in transit. Would highly recommend getting that and it is a nice keyboard as well.

    Jun 01, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Abraham, 10 out of 10
    8gb memory I5 256g ssd model

    Great tablet/computer. I got this when it was on sale for $999 primarily for design since I do custom made cake toppers using Affinity Designer. This laptop meets and exceeds my expectations:) I didn’t want to carry around a laptop around and this is very lightweight and performs as should using these designs programs including Adobe Illustrator. The resolution is far better than my laptop (HP).

    I bought the keyboard later down the road and the pen works amazing. I’m glad I’ve made this investment.

    Mar 13, 2020 16:24
  • Review by Alexis19, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro

    I love this computer! I’m in college so I wanted something small but I could carry around with me with no trouble and this is perfect. It does anything I need it to and converts into a tablet if I need to take notes for class! Overall 5/5

    Mar 20, 2020 21:51
  • Review by Patty, 10 out of 10
    Buy it.

    It is a great tablet, i use it Monday to Saturday for work and it is very practical. Very slick and modern. All my friends and coworkers ask what brand is it, the system is very fast and the colors and all look phenomenal. I really recommend it for work, school or just pure entertainment. 100% recommended.

    Jul 30, 2021 17:18
  • Review by JCFan, 10 out of 10
    A jack of all trades!

    The 7th version of Microsoft's tablet is another evolution in the tried and true design with no real changes from last year other than the addition of the USB-C port. Internally you'll get the latest 10th gen Dual or Quad core processors depending on the model you choose. What makes this a great device (with the mandatory type cover; you'll need and want this) is that it can suit so many diverse use cases. Want a tablet? Check. Need a laptop? Check. Want to take notes for school or work or draw (again, with the optional pen)? Check. If you have the ability to get all of the accessories like the Type Cover, Pen, and Docking Station, you'll have a device that can do it all (except serious gaming). It can be expensive getting all the accessories but it makes up for it by being really good at pretty much everything. Cameras on front and back make it easy to chat or grab a quick photo. The kickstand lets you set almost any angle you'd like. The display is super sharp and clear for watching videos or viewing photos. Don't skimp on the RAM and get at least the 8GB versions. The i5 versions have no fan and always remain quiet and pretty cool. The i7 models have great performance but will bring a fan along that you'll hear if you are pushing performance. Overall, a highly recommended device.

    Nov 08, 2019 15:48
  • Review by ReverendDC, 10 out of 10
    What An Upgrade!!

    After buying into the "Surface Life" with a surplus Surface Pro 2, I was hooked on the Microsoft Surface Pro series. No other device offers the functionality, portability, and power in such a small, light device. While carrying dual core Intel processors for the first 5 generations of devices, it surpassed expectations in productivity and, yes, even gaming in a system that often exceeded the performance of similarly spec'd computers.

    I purchased a Surface Pro 6 a short 6 months ago, and the bounce was noticeable. With an i5 boasting 4c/8t performance, even at the "entry level" 128GB system (not counting the m3, which was not worthy of the "Pro" label) and NO FAN (the Pro 6 and 7 i5 models share this trait, as fans in tablets are WRONG) and 8GB of RAM, gaming on a tablet (along with that pesky productivity ability) became a thing.

    When the Surface Pro 7 came out a short month ago, it looked like a very minor refresh, with the biggest changes being a USB-C port replacing the miniDP and a two generation jump from the Intel 8th gen to 10th gen graphics...most reviews looked to be accurate with a solid "meh."

    Since my wife also wanted a Pro, the time had come to decided upon another 6 or to move to a 7 (don't worry, she got a laptop too...Merry Christmas!). Even with the steep discounts for the Pro 6s, I HATE being behind. The Surface Pro 7 it was...

    ...and it was the correct choice, indeed. While the 1035G4 didn't appear to be too much of an increase from the 8250 of the Pro 6, in reality, the jump in pure power is exceptional. One wouldn't think so with the drop in base frequency to 1.1 GHz, but the boost speed is greater, and, due to the excellent thermals of the Pros themselves, maintains higher than base clocks the huge majority of the time when under any load. In addition, the overlooked Iris Pro graphics now come close to matching the Nvidia base MX150 graphics in games with 48 ECs vs the 24 ECs in the UHD 620 setup, although the frequency stays the same on both. Guild Wars 2 dailies, Battlefield 4 (4!!!!), Elite Dangerous...not only doable, but fun...in a tablet (NO FAN).

    The jump from DDR3 to DDR4 is another update that doesn't look big on paper, but works wonders for the overall device speed.

    The USB-C port (no, NOT Thunderbolt 3) is a welcome change from the miniDP port, and the dongle life has never been easier to carry as a result. This change alone easily reduces the dongles required from 5-10 (depending on your needs) to a maximum of 1 the majority of the time (a sweet USB-C hub with the original DP, VGA, HDMI, multiple USB 3 ports and an ethernet port are not hard to find at a reasonable price). Likewise, the charging capabilities through both the Surface Connector and the USB-C port make for an excellent means of always staying charged.

    The screen, always a strong suite of the line, remains, as does the awesome removable keyboard; neither required an update. A small color accuracy update would have been great for the screen, but not truly necessary. The pen and Arc mouse remain great, but not necessary accessories (the argument could be made that the Surface isn't truly complete without the Surface Pen, though).

    In addition, in one of the truly underrated updates, the WiFi chipset was FINALLY updated to an Intel model from the previously atrocious Marvell chips on the Pro 6 and earlier...and it comes with WiFi 6 for futureproofing. This is a HUGE update, and maintains both speed and connection in a far better manner. We aren't even mentioning the Bluetooth 5 capability.

    Audio jack (ahem, Apple), external microSD card slot, the very unappreciated Instant On with Windows Hello functionality, excellent build quality, 1024 levels of touch sensitivity, wonderful stereo speakers, front and rear decent cameras with excellent audio capture for conference calls, literally MILLIONS of tried and true Win32 applications...the benefits go on and on. All in a (FANLESS) tablet. Oh, and Windows 10.

    A perfect device, then? Um...no. No LTE option?! We get the awesome Instant On, why can't we also have the Always Connected" option as well? While I'm a personal fan of the bezels (they make it a LOT easier to hold as a tablet), it is a blast from the past for many who are used to seeing the bezels shrinking into the abyss (there's the Surface Pro X for that, although...ARM...for Windows? NOT SOLD...yet). Microsoft...I know Thunderbolt 3 is a battery hog, but you really should have had this included, even as an option on some of the higher SKUs. Speaking of battery life, the firmware definitely needs tweaking (anyone with a Surface knows that this WILL happen), as the battery usage, while understandably higher because of the G4 vs UHD 620, definitely takes a hit compared to the mature 4th - 8th generation firmware and drivers (Intel tick-tock-tock-tocked their way through the last 5 generations on the 14nm process). Microsoft (again), if you are going to call this a 2-in-1, then you should include the keyboard. Enough of this nickel/diming (more like $50/$100-ing) for essential and much desired equipment, like the KEYBOARD. Once you use the Pen, you will not know how you lived without it (the response is almost as good as the Apple Pencil in response time, and the feel is wonderful), but it's $100 as well...with a non-recharging battery?! Why does the Surface PRO (PRO) series NOT INCLUDE WINDOWS PRO?! Which brings us to...

    ...dat price doe!!!! Although I proudly live the "Surface Life," the cost of entry is truly Apple-esque. "Value" in this case really depends on the user and use cases. If you are looking for a content delivery system, go buy a base iPad or Samsung tablet (or an Amazon Fire if you are one of THOSE PEOPLE). However, the old adage of "the best tool for the job is the one you have with you" remains true, and you will find yourself bringing the less than 2 pounds of a full and powerful Windows device with you everywhere far more often than that 15" (or even 13") laptop that can weigh twice as much with far more plastic involved. This is a system for business users, prosumers, and those who want a jewelry-like Windows tablet that matches and even exceeds (in some ways) the design savoir faire of the fruit people, and has a price to match. The "value" proposition then is not a one-to-one comparison, but a one-to-two or one-to-three comparison (replacing a laptop and a tablet with one device). Even cheap end equipment will add up to the cost of a single Surface Pro 7 on the low i5 end in these cases, and adds up to much more for mid range stuff, like an iPad Pro and an "Ultrabook."

    It's also a great content consumption device.

    In conclusion, if you want a great, well designed tablet/laptop thing that is easy to carry, easy to pack, has great power and battery life on demand, and just plain works, this is one of the best options on the market, and well worth the price of admission. If you are looking for an update from the Pro 5 or earlier, it's a no-brainer, especially with a ton of trade-in options (right now, Best Buy is guaranteeing $200 or more dollars with a Surface Pro trade in, any generation). If you have a Surface Pro 6 and no pressing need to push your gaming envelope or cut down on the donglage, the Pro 7 is still a great update option, but not one that will move most peoples' meter too much. If you are looking at a new "Ultrabook" or replacement for a productivity laptop, look no further. A great option for every occasion!

    Nov 16, 2019 00:17
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sheda, 8 out of 10
    So far so good! Works like a computer.

    I am not techy. I just wanted a tablet that works like a laptop to avoid catching viruses as my past computer did. This tablet is great! I have had one issue with it. Was watching Netflix on it and the screen keep going black on me even though I was still hearing the show. Not sure that that was all about. Other than that, I like my choice this far.

    May 29, 2020 09:22
  • Review by Raddy, 10 out of 10
    Great value!!

    Great tablet / computer for the pruce you pay!!! Used for a college student and is perfect with keyboard accessory!!

    Oct 15, 2021 16:51
  • Review by Bestbbuy, 10 out of 10
    Sure

    great products thanks a bunch for everything!!!!!!

    Nov 05, 2021 15:30
  • Review by NerdyGal, 8 out of 10
    A little on the spendy side

    I had it for exactly 2 days when it fell and screen was cracked. Could not be fixed so needed replacement. Luckily, I had 3-year plan and got free replacement. HOWEVER, had to purchase yet another $280 3-year plan for new replacement. Would have like option to carry over old plan for new replacement. Wound up having to spend $560! Be aware that any given plan is for one laptop/tablet & if you replace, you have to get another plan.

    Jul 17, 2020 20:22
  • Review by Worthy, 10 out of 10
    New Toy

    I've only just purchased this item.I brought unit in for installation of anti-virus program. I always have great interaction with your employees. Although still very new,I enjoy my new toy.

    Jul 16, 2021 16:24
  • Review by MrBubble1, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro

    Excellent product. The third one I have owned. Easy to set up. Just be sure you follow the instructions to prolong your battery life.

    May 21, 2021 16:01
  • Review by Aktudors, 10 out of 10
    amazing laptop

    We love Surface Pros. We purchase a bunch for clients and we have had 4 for our home as well. Our kids use them for games (minecraft, sims, roadblox, etc.) and then I use it for work, digital design, video editing, etc. and they work great!

    Jul 16, 2020 12:53
  • Review by Best, 10 out of 10
    I Made the Best Choice!

    I bought a Surface Go two years ago, and I take it everywhere with me, because it so light and versatile, yet powerful. So when I decided to upgrade my previous bigger (another brand) laptop, the Surface Pro 7 was at the forefront of my choices. I made the best choice! I still take my Surface Go on the road with me; but I use my new Surface Pro 7 for everything else. I love it!!

    Nov 13, 2020 15:43
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back into your flow at any moment: Surface Pro 7 is ready when you are with Instant On when you open the Type Cover,* and delivers the power you need thanks to standby that extends battery life when you’re away.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by llove0321, 8 out of 10
    Totally worth every penny!

    I purchased this tablet to use in my real estate business and it has been absolutely amazing. I only have to charge it every 2-3 days, and it’s fully charged within an hour. I usually have it hooked up to my home/work WiFi and when those aren’t available I have it hooked up to my phone hotspot and it still works perfectly fine. I was going to purchase the mouse, but having the keyboard and pen I really don’t see any use for it. It also has the option for facial recognition to unlock the tablet or you can go with a traditional password. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the sound could be a lot better than it is.

    Aug 29, 2020 09:52
  • Review by Techie, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Tablet/Laptop for Work and Play

    I needed a Tablet to work remotely I always buy ipads but this time I took a chance on the Surface Pro, and I was pleasantly surprised! Screen size is great, very responsive and its perfect for work, I also use it for Netflix and Apple TV. I am really impressed with this surface, especially since I can use it as a tablet and a laptop. I am pleased with the weight and size of the Surface, I will definitely will be trying more Surface products in the future.

    May 29, 2020 16:22
  • Review by Avaz, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, Portable, Versatile Windows Laptop/Tablet

    I needed a sleek, portable and versatile device. Specifically needed a windows operating device. I'm always on the go so carrying my laptop "DELL XPS 17" always ended up being a hassle cause its so big and heavy aswell.

    I also ride motorcycles so this required something I can easy take on a bike in a back without adding too much weight.

    I don't do much on this device, mainly just for studying. The detachable keybaord is very convenient at time when i just need to use it as a tablet.

    Battery life could have been better. I don't have any softwares installed, except for pdf reader. So I'd assume and expect it to give me a better Battery life. I also always use it in balanced battery mode, but still no difference. I'd say I get about 3 to 4 hours. That's about it.

    I would recommend getting the Microsoft stylus pen and the Microsoft Arc Mouse. They both work via Bluetooth. Battery operated but ling lasting.

    I'd didn't like how it only came in silver though. So I ordered a vinyl wrap for it to change it's looks.

    Overall would recommend.

    Oct 30, 2021 13:31
  • Review by Quasinblo716, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    So far I’m impressed and enjoy the surface pro . It’s super fast and I love editing photos on Lightroom with the pen. Typing on the keyboard is smooth and easy to type on . Screen resolution is amazing ... if you need something small and it’s quick and ready to go when you need this is the laptop to get ...

    Dec 12, 2020 19:35
  • Review by Johnny1234, 8 out of 10
    Great price for sure

    Works great nice thin laptop. Fits any backpack . I would recommend to anyone to get this for sure

    Jan 04, 2020 07:01
  • Review by Stephen, 10 out of 10
    Director

    This is my favorite product and therefore I will keep on loving it. I will also recommend it to family members.

    Aug 18, 2021 08:42
  • Review by Nikki, 4 out of 10
    Sounds nice but keeps crashing

    It was crashing from day one but then I was told to install the update. Now it crashes 5 times per day. I am very disappointed.

    Mar 18, 2020 15:56
  • Review by Jaguarone, 2 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7 i5 8GB 128GB NVMe = Fail

    Where to start...

    What an extremely disappointing device. Microsoft for some unknown reason installed the slowest NVMe SSD in the latest Surface Pro 7. As seen in the attached screenshot the drive is slower than even the most basic Sata SSD. After owning Surface Pro 4, 5 and 6 models the Surface Pro 7 is a serious step backwards. The included usb-c is a nice addition however it pales in comparison to the overall bad quality of this product.

    The screen is pretty good with bright vibrant colors however if you use it with the brightness above 50% it will drain the battery quickly.

    To summarize my experience with the latest Surface Pro 7 i5 model with 128GB drive - MEH

    If you decide to purchase the latest Surface Pro 7 make sure you get the 256GB model to get the proper NVMe speeds.

    Jan 07, 2021 06:33
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sheda, 8 out of 10
    So far so good! Works like a computer.

    I am not techy. I just wanted a tablet that works like a laptop to avoid catching viruses as my past computer did. This tablet is great! I have had one issue with it. Was watching Netflix on it and the screen keep going black on me even though I was still hearing the show. Not sure that that was all about. Other than that, I like my choice this far.

    May 29, 2020 09:22
  • Review by Raddy, 10 out of 10
    Great value!!

    Great tablet / computer for the pruce you pay!!! Used for a college student and is perfect with keyboard accessory!!

    Oct 15, 2021 16:51
  • Review by Bestbbuy, 10 out of 10
    Sure

    great products thanks a bunch for everything!!!!!!

    Nov 05, 2021 15:30
  • Review by NerdyGal, 8 out of 10
    A little on the spendy side

    I had it for exactly 2 days when it fell and screen was cracked. Could not be fixed so needed replacement. Luckily, I had 3-year plan and got free replacement. HOWEVER, had to purchase yet another $280 3-year plan for new replacement. Would have like option to carry over old plan for new replacement. Wound up having to spend $560! Be aware that any given plan is for one laptop/tablet & if you replace, you have to get another plan.

    Jul 17, 2020 20:22
  • Review by Worthy, 10 out of 10
    New Toy

    I've only just purchased this item.I brought unit in for installation of anti-virus program. I always have great interaction with your employees. Although still very new,I enjoy my new toy.

    Jul 16, 2021 16:24
  • Review by MrBubble1, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro

    Excellent product. The third one I have owned. Easy to set up. Just be sure you follow the instructions to prolong your battery life.

    May 21, 2021 16:01
  • Review by Aktudors, 10 out of 10
    amazing laptop

    We love Surface Pros. We purchase a bunch for clients and we have had 4 for our home as well. Our kids use them for games (minecraft, sims, roadblox, etc.) and then I use it for work, digital design, video editing, etc. and they work great!

    Jul 16, 2020 12:53
  • Review by Best, 10 out of 10
    I Made the Best Choice!

    I bought a Surface Go two years ago, and I take it everywhere with me, because it so light and versatile, yet powerful. So when I decided to upgrade my previous bigger (another brand) laptop, the Surface Pro 7 was at the forefront of my choices. I made the best choice! I still take my Surface Go on the road with me; but I use my new Surface Pro 7 for everything else. I love it!!

    Nov 13, 2020 15:43
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back into your flow at any moment: Surface Pro 7 is ready when you are with Instant On when you open the Type Cover,* and delivers the power you need thanks to standby that extends battery life when you’re away.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by llove0321, 8 out of 10
    Totally worth every penny!

    I purchased this tablet to use in my real estate business and it has been absolutely amazing. I only have to charge it every 2-3 days, and it’s fully charged within an hour. I usually have it hooked up to my home/work WiFi and when those aren’t available I have it hooked up to my phone hotspot and it still works perfectly fine. I was going to purchase the mouse, but having the keyboard and pen I really don’t see any use for it. It also has the option for facial recognition to unlock the tablet or you can go with a traditional password. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the sound could be a lot better than it is.

    Aug 29, 2020 09:52
  • Review by Techie, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Tablet/Laptop for Work and Play

    I needed a Tablet to work remotely I always buy ipads but this time I took a chance on the Surface Pro, and I was pleasantly surprised! Screen size is great, very responsive and its perfect for work, I also use it for Netflix and Apple TV. I am really impressed with this surface, especially since I can use it as a tablet and a laptop. I am pleased with the weight and size of the Surface, I will definitely will be trying more Surface products in the future.

    May 29, 2020 16:22
  • Review by Avaz, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, Portable, Versatile Windows Laptop/Tablet

    I needed a sleek, portable and versatile device. Specifically needed a windows operating device. I'm always on the go so carrying my laptop "DELL XPS 17" always ended up being a hassle cause its so big and heavy aswell.

    I also ride motorcycles so this required something I can easy take on a bike in a back without adding too much weight.

    I don't do much on this device, mainly just for studying. The detachable keybaord is very convenient at time when i just need to use it as a tablet.

    Battery life could have been better. I don't have any softwares installed, except for pdf reader. So I'd assume and expect it to give me a better Battery life. I also always use it in balanced battery mode, but still no difference. I'd say I get about 3 to 4 hours. That's about it.

    I would recommend getting the Microsoft stylus pen and the Microsoft Arc Mouse. They both work via Bluetooth. Battery operated but ling lasting.

    I'd didn't like how it only came in silver though. So I ordered a vinyl wrap for it to change it's looks.

    Overall would recommend.

    Oct 30, 2021 13:31
  • Review by Quasinblo716, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    So far I’m impressed and enjoy the surface pro . It’s super fast and I love editing photos on Lightroom with the pen. Typing on the keyboard is smooth and easy to type on . Screen resolution is amazing ... if you need something small and it’s quick and ready to go when you need this is the laptop to get ...

    Dec 12, 2020 19:35
  • Review by Johnny1234, 8 out of 10
    Great price for sure

    Works great nice thin laptop. Fits any backpack . I would recommend to anyone to get this for sure

    Jan 04, 2020 07:01
  • Review by Stephen, 10 out of 10
    Director

    This is my favorite product and therefore I will keep on loving it. I will also recommend it to family members.

    Aug 18, 2021 08:42
  • Review by Nikki, 4 out of 10
    Sounds nice but keeps crashing

    It was crashing from day one but then I was told to install the update. Now it crashes 5 times per day. I am very disappointed.

    Mar 18, 2020 15:56
  • Review by Jaguarone, 2 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7 i5 8GB 128GB NVMe = Fail

    Where to start...

    What an extremely disappointing device. Microsoft for some unknown reason installed the slowest NVMe SSD in the latest Surface Pro 7. As seen in the attached screenshot the drive is slower than even the most basic Sata SSD. After owning Surface Pro 4, 5 and 6 models the Surface Pro 7 is a serious step backwards. The included usb-c is a nice addition however it pales in comparison to the overall bad quality of this product.

    The screen is pretty good with bright vibrant colors however if you use it with the brightness above 50% it will drain the battery quickly.

    To summarize my experience with the latest Surface Pro 7 i5 model with 128GB drive - MEH

    If you decide to purchase the latest Surface Pro 7 make sure you get the 256GB model to get the proper NVMe speeds.

    Jan 07, 2021 06:33
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo Platform Core i5 – 8GB Memory – 256GB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Graphite
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 8GB internal storage: Stores your music, movies, photos and more.
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by PickyShopper, 10 out of 10
    The New Pro 8 Doesn't Just Scratch the Surface

    This is the Surface Pro that really can be your all-in-one device.

    The new Surface Pro 8 is a major upgrade from the Pro 7. The screen size is bigger, up to 13 inches from about 12. And, the screen is gorgeous with its new 120 refresh rate (although you need to manually set it). This screen is vividly bright and sharp, as good or better than the high-end iPad Pro. The new keyboard is stiffer than the old model, providing more stability and a laptop feel.

    This Pro 8 is basically a sleek Surface Pro X chassis with the power of an Intel 11 chip and a full Windows 11 operating system. The speed and performance is beast like. This is probably the best 2-in-1 device on the market.

    The only issue with the Surface Pro 8 is the price. One can find the same specs for less money. But is the Pro 8 worth it? I say yes. This is the perfect device, especially if you value portability and/or do a lot of traveling.

    Oct 24, 2021 22:30
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Apple may have a serious contender! Great device.

    Great device! Thus far the surface has been the one for me, if you are into light to moderate work i.e Microsoft office, web browsing, video streaming etc… this is the device for you. There is plenty of space (256gb) to maintain your important files the speakers sound amazing for what they are and the battery life is more than enough to get you through a days worth of work. I know some people are into photo and video editing but since I’m not I cannot speak to that aspect. Compared to my Surface laptop 2 which I had prior this is a bit heavier but still has that nice premium feel to it. It is very versatile with or without the keyboard and pen, although if you plan on using it as more than a tablet they are a must! (Great quality btw) The pen works extremely well and I love the shortcuts built in. It is really responsive and feels natural in the hand. I’ve only heard the fan kick in once which was when I was playing a video game on it. The device did get a bit warm at that time. I think if you’re a heavy gamer you would want to take that into consideration. I myself rarely play so it’s good enough for me. If I had to ding it somewhere it would be the reflectiveness of the screen in outdoor settings. While the screen does get bright it is still difficult to see what you’re doing at times. Overall, great product and device. Microsoft 11 works well and I really can’t complain. It just works. If Microsoft put an anti-reflective coating on the screen and offered the keyboard/pen as a bundle I think they would have a serious contender on their hands.

    Oct 21, 2021 22:03
  • Review by Bobby, 10 out of 10
    Micro Soft Pro8

    This is my third Micro Soft pro. I love the Pro8 it a great upgrade from my pro4. Not to sure of windows 11 yet need more time with it. Micro Soft pros are great products and they hold up over time. I have the first pro, the pro4 and now the pro8 you stay with what works.

    Oct 15, 2021 21:24
  • Review by Doug, 10 out of 10
    Great development

    This is a great next step for the Surface pro line! It has kept everything good about it and added the screen changes that were very necessary.

    From the front it is difficult to tell this from a surface pro x and that is a compliment. It is a little thicker than the pro x but that's about it.

    The fan is not loud at all. The speakers are great.

    Nov 08, 2021 15:35
  • Review by Michelle, 10 out of 10
    Love The Surface Pro Line

    I am a huge fan of the Surface Pro line. I love all the additions of the new 8. Having two ports to use instead of one is amazing. The screen is a little bigger. (I updated from a 4 lol). The only thing I wish is that it was easier to find the tablet and keyboard as a bundle and you didn't have to purchase everything separately.

    Nov 06, 2021 12:02
  • Review by marcos, 8 out of 10
    BEST SURFACE SO FAR

    Very expensive for the specs, but there's simply no competition for the surface. Portability is top

    Oct 15, 2021 16:15
  • Review by Woody, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 8

    Fabulous business and personal use device. Tablet or Lap Top, extremely versatile and reliable.

    Oct 20, 2021 05:11
  • Review by Thortronics, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 8

    In love with this Surface Pro 8, ive been doin my digital art on here and im very impressed!

    Nov 05, 2021 15:35
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by teedang, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Product!

    I've been a fan of the Microsoft Surface Pro lines since its inception. Not much of a difference between the Surface Pro 6 and this Surface Pro 7 though. Appreciate the newly added USB-C port but Microsoft should've already had it on the Surface Pro 6. Overall, great product all around.

    Mar 09, 2020 02:27
  • Review by JDThird, 10 out of 10
    Finally found my new laptop

    I had a lot of problems trying to replace my nearly 3 year old Dell XPS13. First of all it was an i7 with a terabyte SSD and 16 GB RAM. 4K HDR screen was gorgeous. I didn't NEED a replacement, but I'd never kept a laptop that long, and I missed the tablet format of my Spectre X360's I had before it. So first I tried a Surfacebook, but it wouldn't work with my Dell WD15 USB C dock. I finally got the multimonitors to work, but it didn't have enough power to charge. I didn't want multiple plugs and I didn't want to buy a dock for it.

    Then I tried a different version of this, the i5 base model Surface Pro 7. I already knew the format, I have a Surface Pro 4 that my son and I use for building Lego sets, since we like the electronic instructions rather than the paper. But that Surface Pro 7 also didn't work well with the multimonitor setup with that Dell WD15 dock. Then I tried the 2020 Spectre X360 15" with the discrete video option. Yes, still issues with the dock and multi monitor. So then I finally tried the new 2020 Spectre X360 14 inch. When that didn't work well with the Dell dock, I purchased a Thunderbolt 3 dock that should've worked well with it, and still had issues.

    I finally saw they had a really great sale on these higher end Surface Pros, so it was worth getting this and simply buying the Surface Dock 2 and bypassing issues with my Dell dock.

    And it's been a nearly perfect result.

    It is a bit of a performance hit for the lower power i7 this has, but for my needs, the things I do like transcoding video files are not a constant, so I don't mind the performance drop. The 4k HDR screen was nice, but I don't watch movies on these, so I didn't really lose anything there.

    I do require something I can use on my lap on the couch though since I do a lot of work at home at night as well, and the Brydge Pro 12.3 really DOES turn this into a laptop for all intents and purposes, finally a keyboard that's weighted enough that this acts like a laptop in your lap, no kickstand needed.

    It's so great having something with no fan noise. This is dead silent.

    The form factor is great for someone like me who takes it to work and back home every day.

    The tablet functionality is outstanding, whether using fingers or the pen, it gives so many more possibilities than normal laptops. Unlike the HP Spectre X60 15 inch, this is NOT a burden to hold and use as a tablet.

    I've had SSD based systems for years now, the last five laptops I've had were all SSD, all my desktops and my media center are SSD, so I'm used to fast booting systems. Yet this still boots quicker than any other system I have or ever used. I don't sleep anything, always power off, so I still have a very quick boot.

    I've had a few issues with a couple programs I use such as Eseecloud for my home external cameras, and even with the dock 2 designed for these, I get weird issues with the mouse moving between one of the monitors and this screen. But considering all the things I run on here, that's small potatoes.

    The power brick isn't too bad, but I found a USB C to surface port charging cable that I can use with a small USB C wall wart that puts out 90 watts. FAR easier to carry that with me, and the one that shipped with this is permanently under the couch and used when I am home.

    The screen gets very dark if you want, FAR darker than the XPS could, which I appreciate at night.

    Battery life is a bit of a letdown, but still better than my Dell was doing after nearly 3 years of use. I would've loved the battery life of the Surfacebook but I didn't want to pay the premium for the hardware when I could get this on such a great sale and have basically the same experience. I have no need of discrete graphics and it seemed pointless to spend extra money for something I never needed to use.

    I'm glad I finally am done searching for a new laptop. Between the Brydge keyboard I can leave at home on the stand by the couch and the typecover for when I'm anywhere else and don't need this on my lap, I have the best of all worlds.

    Dec 24, 2020 18:59
  • Review by BJMED, 8 out of 10
    Great if it stays charged.

    I bought this to replace the one I bought a year and a half ago. The battery on the last one stopped charging and they had to refund (as credit) and then I could use the refund to buy another one. I got the same one in black, and I am hoping the charging issue doesn't happen this time. I love the computer, but even new it doesn't stay charged as long as my little Chromebook, which I bought while waiting to get the new Surface because they don't have loaners. I really love the size and weight of the Surface and the color contrast. I bought the keyboard for it. I wouldn't want to have to use it without that.

    Jul 02, 2021 19:24
  • Review by Surfacepro, 8 out of 10
    No keyboard

    Like the computer. Wish it came with keyboard thought it did and everyone is sold out

    Nov 05, 2021 16:12
  • Review by dhishi, 10 out of 10
    Good Laptop

    Power pack with all the features on 16GB 512GB laptop with an i7. Battery is life is bad.

    Works great for use and portability. Extremely light weight.

    Oct 13, 2021 07:34
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Would highly recommend the Surface Pro

    Fantastic product. Love the size of the tablet and the visual quality is excellent

    Oct 30, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Denice, 10 out of 10
    USB port

    It did exactly what I needed. I needed a tablet that worked just like a computer with a USB port to download my sewing software. And it worked great. I don’t have the best of luck with computers so this did want I needed

    May 21, 2021 19:30
  • Review by Traci, 10 out of 10
    .

    Everything I was looking for on production floor and office areas.

    Sep 07, 2021 07:41
  • 9.0score
    Surface Pro X – 13” Touch Screen – Microsoft SQ1 – 8GB Memory – 256GB SSD – Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    Meet the totally mobile Pro. Always with you, instantly ready, and designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Keep up anywhere, at any angle, with a detachable Keyboard² with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging³ — plus fast connectivity and all-day battery life, with optional Gigabit LTE.⁴

    14 Features
  • Mobile Pro: Always with you, instantly ready, and designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Keep up anywhere, at any angle, with a detachable Keyboard¹ with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging² — plus fast connectivity and all-day battery life, with optional Gigabit LTE.⁴
  • Leave the charger at home: Up to 15 hours⁴ of unplugged power with battery life designed to last — plus Fast Charging when you do need to go from low to full without skipping a beat.
  • 8-core performance, more experiences than ever: With a custom-built Microsoft processor, Surface Pro X delivers the best of the mobile platform. From photos to Photoshop®,¹ applications optimized for Windows on ARM make the sky the limit.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Display with 2880x1920 resolution: From sketching or studying to gaming and binge watching your favorite show on the high-resolution 13" touchscreen, Surface Pro X effortlessly adjusts to the position you need, when you need it.
  • Internal Storage Capacity 8GB: Stores your music, movies, photos and more.
  • Crystal-clear video calls and more: Stay connected in high definition. Capture, edit, and share footage in 4K. All thanks to the built-in 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video and 10MP rear-facing camera with autofocus.
  • Thinnest and lightest Pro: Starting at just 1.7 pounds (not including Keyboard, sold separately).⁶
  • Surface Pro Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2.¹
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Our best performing pen yet, with real-time writing, pin-point accuracy, and incredible shading thanks to a sharper pen tip and improved design.¹
  • Instant productivity, endless entertainment: Whether you’re editing a photo in Adobe Lightroom, streaming Halo Master Chief Collection, or smashing through emails in Outlook, Surface Pro X with Windows 11 is built for what you do.¹
  • Built for master multitaskers: Connect to 4K external monitors, charge your phone, or use a USB drive with two USB-C® ports and an extra USB-A – all while charging Surface Pro X with the dedicated magnetic charging port.
  • Focus on your voice, not the background noise: Dual far-field Studio Mics and optimized speakers deliver the best video calling experience yet on Surface Pro.
  • Designed to do more: Meticulously engineered by Microsoft, Surface delivers the best of Windows. Add a Microsoft 365 subscription⁷ and the possibilities become endless.
  • Don’t worry about competing for bandwidth: Optional Gigabit LTE keeps you connected with blazing fast, reliable, and consistent speeds so you can keep streaming, chatting, or working without interruption almost anywhere.⁴
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BADog, 10 out of 10
    This Surface Great for Simple Entertainment

    Microsoft has released it's latest iteration of the Surface Pro X. It's a laptop/tablet with Windows 11 installed, 13" screen with 8GB/16GB RAM and between 128GB-512GB SSD, and a 64-bit OS ARM-based processor (SQ1/SQ2). The package includes the Surface Pro X, a proprietary power cable with an added USB charging port built-in to the transformer, and some paperwork. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.

    OBSERVED BATTERY LIFE

    100% to 6% - 3 hours 45 minutes, full screen streaming video at 50% display brightness, Warning pop-up box appeared at 6%.

    6% to 0% - additional 11 minutes, full screen streaming video at 50% display brightness

    TOTAL = approximately 4 hours with constant video streaming on 50% display brightness, so the processor load was pushed at all times.

    Obviously, one's processor usage and screen brightness will determine the longevity of battery power.

    PROS:

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    * Very sturdy rear stand that is "soft" friction-based on a smooth swivel. It does not click into place at any position except when closed, when the magnet pops it back in place.

    * Facial recognition works very well when logging in.

    * Has proprietary magnetic power cable that can attach itself in 2 directions (see photos) depending on your angle needs.

    * It has the adaptability for a Microsoft keyboard and Pen (Sold Separately but I also have pictured). These come in handy when having to type rather than using the on-screen keyboard.

    * With Win11, it took around 15-20 minutes to get setup, including out-of-box updates. Setup was easy, and the new Win11 interface wasn't too bad to get used to.

    * Screen is touch-sensitive at a good threshold of screen pressure.

    * Speakers are stereo and hidden on the very upper right and left edges of the screen next to the metal casing. The sound is what should be expected from small speakers such as these. If you want better sound, get bluetooth headphones or bluetooth speaker.

    CONS:

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    * Not a lot of SSD on this machine at 128GB. If you have higher storage needs, you'll need a USB-C adapter or hub where you can connect your preferred storage medium.

    * There is no external audio port (3.5mm) for corded audio equipment. Everything must use Bluetooth.

    * There are no longer quick on/off options for features (brightness, bluetooth, display, hotspot, etc) when you click where the old Win10 Notifications area was located (to the right of the clock).

    * It does not come with a handful of features or international fonts already installed like wireless display (or wireless projector). It took a couple of tries, but I was able to finally get my Surface Pro X to appear wirelessly on my big-screen Samsung TV. Bluetooth must be turned on and you have to go into APPS - OPTIONAL FEATURES - ADD AN OPTIONAL FEATURE - and scroll through the list to find Wireless Display and Install that feature for it to work. Even after installed, I do not see a quick and easy way to access this feature like there was in Win10 - at least not yet.

    * Speed Test App (in the MS app store) was able to be installed, but did not work. This could be incompatibility to Win11 until an app update fixes this issue. I have the GO button, but it never connects to a server; however, if I go check the same speed test in a browser, it works fine.

    * I wish the row of numbers (above the letters) was available on the on-screen keyboard instead of having to hit the numbers button to bring up numbers. Numbers are used as much as letters - I'd like to see them on the screen at the same time or at least have the option to have that.

    OTHER OBSERVATIONS:

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    * Half of the 8GB RAM is used for the system which only leaves 4GB memory remaining for other tasks. Obviously, you know what you are paying for on the front end, but 4GB of remaining memory is not a lot. Perhaps the RAM minimum for new Windows 11 should be 16GB.

    * There are only 3 hard buttons on the outside of the unit - Vol Up, Vol Down, & Power. 2 inputs only - 2 USB-C ports. It may be beneficial to purchase a USB-C hub/adapter for other peripherals if needed.

    * The tablet uses a Qualcomm Microsoft SQ1 processor for the 8GB version, and the SQ2 for 16GB version instead of Intel chips. I have the SQ1, and I didn't really have any issues as far as performance though I will say you can tell there's a lack of RAM at times when opening multiple apps at the same time (small latency issues).

    * This version of Win11 does not support "Remote Desktop"

    * There are a few nuances of Win11 to get used to, and where to find some items, so there will be a small learning curve going forward. If you maneuver around Win10 easily, Win11 should catch on for the most part.

    CONCLUSION:

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    After quite a bit of use, I have found that this tablet/laptop is best suited for basic needs, especially if using the 8GB RAM with SQ1 processor combo. It's definitely not made for gaming or full-on reporting where a hard keyboard might be needed for extensive typing. Even with the keyboard attachment, it could be a bit cumbersome to deal with a semi-flimsy keyboard. It performs tasks such as watching videos, writing emails, surfing the web, and video calls very well. With the 13" screen, you'll likely need to "keep it simple". Use your 20"+ monitor for Excel spreadsheets - leave this one to mostly entertainment items. Great for on-the-go people and for vacation entertainment needs. For it's purpose and audience, I'd recommend for sure.

    Oct 21, 2021 16:21
  • Review by Kelby, 8 out of 10
    ARM Has Enough Muscle for Me

    ----- Summary -----

    Verdict:

    Microsoft’s Surface models have been around for years, but this latest Surface Pro X is my first. My experience has me wishing I owned one sooner. Whether you call it a tablet or computer, it’s a productivity powerhouse in a versatile and portable design. If you’re enthusiastic about the form factor and don’t need the most performance on a device of its size, consider the Surface Pro X - SQ1 - 8GB memory model. For more performance, the SQ2 – 16GB memory model or one of the Surface Pro 8 models would be solid upgrade picks. If the Surface’s form factor isn’t important to you, consider other devices that have similar specs but significantly lower price tags.

    Pros:

    - Sleek, premium design

    - High build quality

    - Lightweight and portable

    - All-day battery life

    - Built-in kickstand

    - Rear and front cameras capture HD video

    - Mics capture clear audio

    - Great keyboard and pen accessories

    Cons:

    - High price tag

    - Keyboard and pen sold separately

    - Impractical for lap use

    - Some apps incompatible with ARM

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    Design:

    The Surface Pro X is beautifully designed. At just 1.7 pounds, it’s thin and lightweight which makes it portable. Since I’m frequently going to and from school, I need a portable device. I like that the Surface Pro X provides a large screen and great performance in a small form factor. With its aluminum body and kickstand, it feels very durable, which is important for an on-the-go device. One drawback of the design is that it’s difficult to prop up on your lap like you would a laptop. Since the keyboard accessory is so light, it doesn’t help much. That aside, I’m impressed by the premium look and feel of the Surface Pro X, as well as its versatility. I expected it to be a nice step up from my current 2-in-1 laptop, but it surpassed my expectations.

    Display:

    The 13-inch display on the Surface Pro X provides a lot of touchscreen real estate, and the slim bezels minimize the overall size of the device while also giving it a modern look. The display is immersive as well, thanks to the 3:2 aspect ratio (a bit taller than most laptops), high brightness, and 2880x1920 resolution. Even the simplest of tasks like taking notes look fantastic on the Surface Pro X’s display. No laptop I’ve owned has had a display that’s as sharp and bright.

    Software:

    Windows 11 comes preinstalled on the Surface Pro X. There’s a lot to like about it, such as the cleaner design, snap groups for easy organization of multiple open windows, virtual desktops that allow you to toggle between multiple workspaces on one screen (I like to have one for school and one for entertainment), and Microsoft Teams integration for easy communication with family, friends, and colleagues. There is a slight learning curve to familiarize yourself with the new features and a few things that are in different locations, but Windows 11 is a just subtle change from Windows 10.

    Battery Life:

    Even with frequent use, the Surface Pro X has no problem lasting an entire day. I primarily use it for videos, web browsing, reading, and note-taking, and I consistently get about 13 hours of battery life. With lighter use, you might be able to get close to the claimed 15 hours. It just depends on how you use it. Since the Surface Pro X is fast charge capable, you can charge the battery up to 80% in about an hour. In a pinch, I can get from 5% to 50% in just half an hour. All-day battery life with fast charging helps ensure that the Surface Pro X always has power when I need it.

    Performance:

    Instead of using an Intel chip like many computers, the Surface Pro X uses a Qualcomm ARM chip like many smartphones. Until now, all the Windows computers I’ve owned had Intel processors, so I was skeptical about the ARM-based Surface Pro X, but I quickly realized there was no reason to be. My model has Microsoft’s SQ1 processor and 8GB of memory (RAM), and I haven’t noticed any performance issues. The Surface Pro X is snappier than the Intel-based computers I have used. Now, those computers didn’t have the most powerful Intel processors available, but they were similar in price to the Surface Pro X. I’m often running multiple apps and over a dozen tabs in my browser, and it handles everything with ease. The disclaimer here is that most of my time is spent in Microsoft Office apps, so they’re not the most performance-intensive. However, even when I tested several other apps from the Microsoft Store running all at once (Spotify, Evernote, WhatsApp, etc.), it did not bring anything to a halt. There was some slowness when I tried to push it to its limits, but I think that’s to be expected for the SQ1 – 8GB memory model and not a concern of mine, since my day-to-day use is never near those limits. If you’re usually doing more than the tasks I mentioned at once, you should consider the more powerful SQ2 – 16GB memory model. Where you might run into issues with the Surface Pro X and its ARM-based processor is app compatibility. The difference in processing architecture means not all apps run the same, and some might not be compatible at all (at least not yet). ARM has come a long way over the past couple of years, and my experience with the Surface Pro X has me believing in its power and low battery consumption. However, I’d encourage you to verify that your essential apps are compatible with ARM before purchasing a Surface Pro X. If they are, I think you’ll be happy with the performance.

    Features:

    The kickstand, detachable keyboard, and the pen are my favorite features of the Surface Pro X. Sturdy, with a wide range of angles, the kickstand makes the Surface Pro X highly versatile, and when not in use it sits flush against the device. The detachable keyboard delivers a comfortable, laptop-like typing experience and has a convenient pen storage slot built into it that also charges the pen. Powerful magnets snap the keyboard onto the Surface Pro X and show/hide the pen slot. I frequently take notes on the Surface Pro X, and the performance of the Slim Pen 2 is great. It’s comfortable and accurate. My one complaint is that the friction of the pen tip doesn’t feel like writing on paper. The Slim Pen 2 has a built-in haptic motor that supposedly makes it feel similar to writing on paper, but that feature is only compatible with the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro 8, so that was a bummer. For me, the Surface Pro X isn’t complete without the keyboard and pen, so I think they should be included, especially at its high price tag. On the other hand, I understand that not every Surface Pro X user wants the keyboard and pen. Additional features that I like about the Surface Pro X are the speakers and cameras. The 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video is fantastic for video calls, and the 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera delivers 1080p HD and 4k video. I’m not a frequent user of the rear-facing camera, but when I tested it out I found that you can record very high-quality videos. During video calls or recording, the dual far-field Studio Mics capture clear audio, even if you are far away from the device. As for the speakers, they’re 2W with Dolby Audio and pump out great sound. For its size, I’m impressed that the Surface Pro X can get quite loud and has some bass without any sound distortion. There’s no headphone jack, but Bluetooth connectivity for headphones or other devices has always been reliable. All in all, there’s a lot to like about the features of the Surface Pro X.

    Oct 23, 2021 16:59
  • Review by optimummind, 8 out of 10
    Pretty cool device but not for everyone.

    *** Summary ***

    The 2021 Surface Pro X was my first rodeo on a Windows-on-ARM tablet/laptop and it was a mixed bag. On one hand, I loved its high-quality build quality and fit-and-finish, as well as its bright and ultra-crisp display, excellent keyboard and pen, decent audio fidelity, faster than expected app and system performance, speedy storage, and stable Windows 11 environment.

    On the other hand, there were a few shortcomings that prevented the Surface Pro X from becoming my primary PC; mainly, app incompatibility. Other less severe shortcomings include the lack of an LTE SIM card option, as well as the underwhelming battery life that falls far short of its “up to 15 hours” of battery life claim.

    At $1099.99 (as of 2021-10-18) for just the Surface Pro X tablet, I don’t think this machine is a good value and I wouldn’t personally recommend it to most of my friends and family unless the price comes way down. If Microsoft were to include the keyboard and the excellent pen while keeping the price the same, then it would be a different story but, alas, those additions remain a pretty expensive add-on at $279.99. And frankly speaking, without the keyboard and pen package, the Surface Pro X would otherwise be pretty useless and meaningless to me.

    Overall, I rate this product 3.5 Stars. It’s an interesting device, but I feel like I'm participating in an unpolished (i.e., beta) and yet to be fully realized ecosystem. The potential is there for ARM PCs but they don’t feel ready for widespread mainstream adoption.

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    *Pros:

    -Elegant, even pretty, industrial design with great build materials and fit-and-finish.

    -The 13” “PixelSense” display with its 2880x1920 (3:2 aspect ratio) is bright, super-crisp, and comfortable on the eyes; great for productivity apps and note-taking.

    -The Signature keyboard is well spaced out, comfortable to type on fast, and the keys have good feedback, uptake rate, and are not noisy.

    -I love how the Surface Slim Pen 2 neatly fits into the keyboard in a natural way.

    -The Surface Slim Pen 2 is light, uber-responsive, and works very well.

    -The speakers sound great and have good range.

    -The microphones deliver crisp and natural-sounding audio during video meetings.

    -The glass touchpad surface is super smooth and highly responsive, supporting custom 3- and 4-finger gestures.

    -The 8-core SQ1 SOC delivers consistently decent performance without needing a noisy fan.

    -Even with just 8GB of RAM, Windows 11 feels snappy and fast.

    -The PCIe 3.0 NVME SSD hard drive (256GB) is fast, resulting in quick startups and shutdowns, and file transfers.

    -With the keyboard cover attached, the entire unit measures around 2.5 lbs, making this a light and highly portable 13” laptop.

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    *Neutral:

    -No headphone jack.

    -The battery life is good but not 15-hours good.

    -As a tablet, 1.7 lbs. is heavy.

    -No Thunderbolt ports.

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    *Cons:

    -App compatibility issues still remain and will be a deal-breaker for many.

    -The Amazon Android app store is not available yet.

    -No option to sideload Android apk files.

    *** Hardware & Build Quality ***

    The Surface Pro X (SPX) is my first Microsoft-designed PC product and I’m very impressed. The tablet, as well as its keyboard and pen accessory add-on, look and feel premium and up-market. I’ve owned my share of “premium-level” products in the form of HP’s Spectre and Spectre x360 laptop lines, as well as Alienware’s ~$2,500-level gaming laptops. Even when compared to those, the SPX holds its own and exudes excellent craftsmanship, high-quality build materials, and a high degree of fit-and-finish.

    The 13” “PixelSense” display is quite a treat. Manufactured by LG, the quality is readily apparent; it can get very bright, the lighting is uniform, and the high pixel density (260 pixels per inch) provides crisp text and beautiful-looking images all around. The 3:2 aspect ratio is perfect for reading and writing, and at Windows 11’s default 200% scale setting, everything looks just right. I absolutely have no complaints about the display.

    The Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Surface Slim Pen 2 add-on accessory is also well-made and mates perfectly with the Surface Pro X. The Alcantara fabric is dense and soft, and the glass touchpad feels silky smooth and is very responsive to taps and finger gestures.

    The pair of 2W speakers provided a good and pleasant aural experience when I listened to music and watched some shows on Netflix. The speakers can get pretty loud and I have no complaints.

    Seeing as how the SPX is also being marketed as a tablet, I’m okay with it having just two USB-C Gen 2 ports on one side. I still own lots of accessories that are USB-A only but I own several dongle adapters so it’s no big deal.

    The team at Microsoft did a fantastic job creating an attractive machine in a slim and portable form factor.

    *** Performance under Windows 11 & the SQ1 ARM SOC ***

    I’ve read about the disastrous Windows RT rollout so I didn’t have high expectations when it came to system performance and snappiness from an ARM SOC. To my great & pleasant surprise, the 8-core SQ1 SOC proved to have plenty of muscles to run Windows 11 smoothly as well as my usual suite of apps, such as the resource-hungry Google Chrome browser, Office 365, and many more.

    My usual daily startup is Google Chrome with 29 tabs, Microsoft Edge with two tabs, and a few background apps, such as Kakaotalk (WhatsApp-like mesenger), PIA VPN software, and Google Docs. Although the SPX doesn’t multitask and launch my apps as fast as my main machine, a 2021 Asus gaming laptop with an Intel Core i7 11370H (11th-gen Tigerlake with 4-cores/8-threads), 16GB DDR4, GeForce RTX 3060, and 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME SSD, things didn’t feel that much slower despite having half the RAM (8GB) and a much smaller drive (256GB). I have to give credit to Microsoft for optimizing the two-year-old SQ1 pretty well for Windows 11, as well as the emulation engine that enables the installation of x86 & x64 applications.

    I don’t game on laptops so I don’t have any solid opinions on the performance of the Adreno 680 GPU. If I do game later, I’ll probably use a streaming service such as the Xbox Cloud Gaming or Google Stadia.

    I do occasional video editing on my GoPro and drone footage, and so far, I haven’t found an app that works as well and as fast as Cyberlink Power Director 19 on my Asus with the RTX 3060.

    The SPX is no performance beast but I’m satisfied with it and I find myself comfortably using it without getting annoyed by lagginess or erratic slowdowns.

    *** Windows 11 ***

    Windows 11 comes with a fresh coat of paint and many nifty design & UI updates everywhere. For the most part, I’m liking the new look because it’s a refreshing change from Windows 10. The locations of certain settings have changed but I was able to find everything I was looking for and easily add my Bluetooth mouse, connect my Samsung Galaxy S20+ via the Your Phone app, and add my printers.

    I haven’t noticed any performance differences from Windows 10, for good or bad, and I’m cool with that.

    I don’t like the new Start menu and I miss the one from Windows 10. Microsoft will hopefully give users an option to revert back to the old style. If they don’t, then I guess there are always third-party apps I can turn to.

    My biggest issue with Windows 11 on the SPX is app incompatibility. The two apps I miss the most are Google Drive and Logitech Options. I’m sure app compatibility will improve over time but it’s still frustrating.

    *** Battery Life ***

    Microsoft claims a battery life up to 15 hours but that’s when you’re using mostly ARM-optimized apps plus other fine-print conditions. When apps are run that goes through the emulation layer, there is a big hit to battery stamina and that’s what happened to me. Due to Google dragging its feet and not releasing the ARM version of Chrome, my battery drains pretty fast; in three hours, my battery went from 100% to 32%. If I insist on using Chrome, I consistently get 5.5 to 6 hours of battery life before needing a charge. Although that’s good enough for my personal needs, others may be disappointed at my results.

    To extend the runtime, I’ve been using Microsoft Edge and Firefox Beta because they support ARM. The improvement in battery life is very noticeable as is the increase in speed and snappiness. I still can’t hit 15 hours but I gained about 1.5 to 2 hours. Not bad.

    *** Closing thoughts. And, is it a good buy? ***

    I find the Surface Pro X to be a very interesting device that’s a herald of things to come for the ARM-based PC ecosystem. The potential for ARM PCs is definitely there & once the app ecosystem catches up, it'll be much easier to recommend.

    So, who’s the SPX for exactly? I guess it’s for people like me who like to experiment and have fun with new stuff, as well as people like my wife, who can do all her work inside a browser and Microsoft Office while watching Netflix and Youtube videos in between. Plus, students and kids who can definitely benefit from long battery life and the excellent Surface pen.

    Oct 19, 2021 22:14
  • Review by elitegangsta, 8 out of 10
    Great 2-in1 for MOST People

    I've had the pleasure of using the 2021 Surface Pro X for a few weeks now. While the tablet itself is not much different than the 2020 version, this one ships with Windows 11 however, which is the real start of this "2021" version. It is also worth mentioning that Microsoft has removed the LTE option for the 2021 Surface Pro X.

    My Surface Pro X is equipped with "SQ1" processor which is an ARM based chip, capable of running x86 (traditional processor, think Intel i5, i7, etc) but in emulation mode, which means performance is not as good as native Intel processors. Despite this fact, the overall usage of the tablet feels snappy and quick while performing most "normal" tasks, such as web browsing, email, chatting on Teams, using Word, Excel, Power Point. This machine is NOT meant nor capable of fulfilling any kind of "gaming" need. It is also NOT a photo editing or graphics machine. While "lite" photo editing is possible, the performance otherwise is pretty low. The only customer who should be looking for this type of computer it one who cares about battery life and basic tasks. I was able to get around 12 hour of battery life with normal use, which is fantastic.

    Upon initial setup, the machine ran through a series of "updates" which took about 45 minutes from start to finish. A horrible time to wait in 2021 just to initially sign into the device. It felt as though the machine was actually upgrading to Windows 11 vs having been shipped with the full build ready to go. The initial setup was certainly Windows 11, but the amount of download and install time says that was just a "shell" and the actual OS was downloaded and installed. That makes this feel like a bit of a rush job on Microsoft's part. The lengthy install time could also be contributed to the slower performing SQ1 processor.

    There is not much to say about this that hasn't already been said about the 2020 Surface Pro X. It has thin bezels, the Windows Hello camera is able to sign you into Windows just by looking at it, which is excellent. There are 2 USB C ports on the left and an SD card slot on the right along with the charging port. This does support the newer 2021 keyboard and pen accessory which is fantastic (can read in another review dedicated to just that). I will mention that the performance of this Surface Pro X when using the pen is fantastic and the pen feels responsive and natural.

    The only real reason this product has a 2021 designation is Windows 11. Which is certainly the most 2021 notable thing here. Windows 11 is more or less a "facelift" for the tech layman. There are many security features "under the hood", but for most people, this won't matter much beyond just knowing "this is more secure". The overall user interface is very fresh and clean. The start menu has moved to the center of the task bar (you can move this back to the left if you wish) and the settings menu has been more refined. Icons and windows have been tweaked with new colors, pictures, and the edges of windows are not rounder vs squared off. Windows 11 runs very well on the Surface Pro X. The beautiful 2880 x 1920 resolution screen really shows off Microsoft's work with Windows 11. It scales to this resolution so text is readable, yet very very sharp. Putting the theme in either "light" or "dark" mode looks great. The super thin tablet with very thin bezels really shines with the modern feel of Windows 11. Everything certainly feels like it was brought into 2021, despite the tablet really being from 2020. This was certainly the Operating System meant to be used on such a modern designed tablet.

    The other notable change in Windows 11 is the app store. Microsoft has refined this experience as well to make installing apps easier, more fluid. The app store is especially important when using the ARM based SQ1 processor as it helps to identify "native" apps that run perfect on the SQ1. This helps to take the guess work out of "will this work on my tablet?"

    All in all, this is a great, super portable, excellent battery life machine. It is likely the best travel companion on the market today for most people. If you are a business professional who primarily works in Microsoft Office / Microsoft 365 ecosystem, this table will be a perfect tool to access all of the richness Microsoft's ecosystem can provide. If you are a home user who likes social media, streaming content, browsing the web, and have "light" needs, this is also a fantastic machine. Anyone looking for a gaming computer, or something to do professional creative work, should look into the higher end tablets (Surface Pro 8) and laptops (Surface Laptop Studio) Microsoft provides, as they do have some phenomenal products to meet your needs as well.

    Oct 31, 2021 10:42
  • Review by Xephyroth, 6 out of 10
    High Price & Incompatible Software

    UNBOXING:

    In the box is the Surface Pro X tablet as well as the proprietary 65W wall charger that charges the Surface Pro X via the Surface Connect power connector. Aside from that, you have a small manual/warranty booklet and nothing more.

    BUILD & CONNECTIVITY:

    The Surface Pro X is made with anodized aluminum. Holding it in the hand is comfortable, since the edges are round with a chamfer towards the rear of the tablet to give it a softer feeling rather than digging into your hands. While holding it in landscape mode, the volume buttons are found on the left edge on the upper side, with two USB-C ports just below which can be used for charging, data and USB-C docks. Please note that these are not Thunderbolt-enabled. On the right edge is the power/sleep button followed by the Surface Connect port for connecting to a compatible dock or wall charger. At the bottom edge is the Surface Keyboard port in case you choose to use the Signature Keyboard. Last but not least, the integrated kickstand is well-built with a defined rigidity that instills confidence and gives you a large degree of flexibility to use it at whatever angle works best for you.

    DISPLAY:

    The Surface Pro X uses a 13” touch screen display with a resolution of 2880x1920. This 3:2 aspect ratio is great for productivity and makes it easier to use the on-screen keyboard versus a wider 16:9 aspect ratio. The display has a max brightness of 450 nits making it great for both indoor and outdoor use, but the reflective nature of the display might make it a bit more challenging in the brightest conditions. It should also be mentioned that the display is a fixed 60Hz on this model, whereas the newer Surface Pro 8 has a more fluid 120Hz display.

    I found that the display is quite responsive to touch and that the on-screen keyboard was even more usable like a physical keyboard when the kickstand is angled near its max. I wouldn’t want to use an on-screen keyboard like this, but it could be helpful in a jiffy.

    AUDIO:

    The speakers on the Surface Pro X are underwhelming to my ears. In 2021, it would have been nice if the Surface Pro X had any sort of tangible hardware refinements other than the new storage option, but Microsoft might be waiting until their next iteration with a new SoC to pursue a redesign. As a result, the front-firing speakers on the X are bright sounding, but lacking in the bass region. Meanwhile, the iPad Pro from 2018 has more balanced acoustics with better overall clarity. This isn’t to say the X is bad, but for the price you’re paying, it is disappointing.

    That being said, I do feel as though the onboard microphones are decent. They do tend to have a higher noise floor, but the sound being recorded is very clear and would be good for conference calls.

    CAMERA:

    Among Windows tablets I’ve experienced, the Surface Pro X certainly has among the best of the cameras. On the front is a 5MP 1080p sensor. From my experience, it captures a clean sharp image that is great for video conferencing. It’s easily bested by modern smartphone selfie cameras, but among webcams present on other laptops and tablets, it does earn its recognition for getting this right. On top of that, Windows Hello facial recognition is available to log you in to your Microsoft accounts, which I found to be reliable and convenient versus typing a password or PIN code.

    The 10MP rear camera is also available to use for capturing documents, whiteboard notes, etc. You can also capture up to 4K30fps content with this camera should you choose to. I think there are much better options these days from modern smartphones, but if your use-case necessitates this, I think it will satisfy basic video needs.

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:

    As mentioned before, the Surface Pro X can be used with the Signature Keyboard and Slim Pen 2. While I will have a separate review on the Platinum variant of the keyboard and pen, I will say that these can really help you unlock more productivity-focused workloads out of your Surface Pro X. I prefer to use the X with the keyboard, especially. I wrote the entirety of this review on this very keyboard and found it a joy to use right away. I had no prior experience with the Surface line of keyboards, but I can say that I felt right at home coming from fancier mechanical keyboards and Apple’s newer Magic keyboards.

    The Slim Pen 2 is quite responsive with writing and drawing software on the X. I especially like the shortcut button as well as being able to use an eraser like a traditional #2 pencil. It’s most comfortable when the X’s kickstand is propped back or when the X is laid out flat. I did find that the pen tip wouldn’t glide as well if the display had smudges or debris, so I do recommend making sure your display is clean when using the pen, as it may otherwise grip the screen unexpectedly.

    WINDOWS 11:

    Windows 11 has seemingly launched in a state where some things like Android apps are not yet available and there are still bugs to be ironed out, but overall, I wouldn’t call it a major leap from Windows 10, and in some ways, it’s improved, but in otherways, it’s a bit more cumbersome.

    On the Surface Pro X, one thing that I noticed was that the 4-finger horizontal swipe gesture (used to switch between virtual desktops) was not a consistently fast user experience. In fact, most of the time it simply lagged behind compared to the competition. Whereas using the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Win+Left/Right Arrow was basically instant.

    I believe that this is likely a software related issue, but it’s not something I have experienced on any other Windows 10 tablet or laptop.

    I also don’t feel as though the user experience is cohesive for a tablet compared to Android or iPadOS. Paradigms that have now become ubiquitous in those platforms are very different in the Windows 11 environment. Windows 11 likes to think that its users are not tablet users, which causes a sort of cognitive dissonance that results in some strange user experiences for tablet users. Rather, Windows 11 is still truly a desktop operating system, and puts that experience at the forefront. Which makes the Surface Pro X better used as a traditional computer than as a tablet, in some regard.

    That being said, one of the big issues with Windows 11 and the Surface Pro X is actually the fact that Windows 11 for ARM-based CPUs has compatibility issues with software developed for x86 processors like those from Intel and AMD. For example, I could not get the drivers for my Canon mf4880dw laser printer to install, so I simply cannot use my printer on my Surface Pro X. This is undoubtedly a big issue. There are no plug-n-play options for my printer, so that didn’t work as a fallback, and attempting to manually select the .INF file for my driver did not yield results.

    In addition, some programs just perform sluggishly. For example, Discord’s x86 desktop app (which runs on Electron) was quite sluggish and caused audio/video glitches while the normal web browser app has worked without issue for me.

    PERFORMANCE:

    This Surface Pro X uses the SQ1, which is an 8-core Qualcomm ARM-based CPU co-designed by Microsoft. And to be frank, it’s nothing to be excited about compared to the competition. A big part of the performance issues plaguing the SQ1 may be the fact that ARM on Windows 11 is very new with a very low adoption rate. In the consumer space, Microsoft’s own Surface Pro X is about the only product that you’ll find that runs both an ARM-based CPU and Windows 11.

    I feel like it’s more suitable to be a Chromebook than it is a Windows 11 computer. I could buy an iPad Air, Magic Keyboard & Apple Pen and have a more fluid user experience compared to the Surface Pro X.

    If you want a content consumption device, this is far too much money and you can have a much better tablet experience with an iPad Pro for this price.

    For productivity purposes, you will basically need the Signature keyboard, which is not included, and while the performance may be decent if the programs have been compiled for ARM on Windows, I do think that this is still just too expensive for okay levels of performance. You’re effectively paying a lot to be a beta tester, and that doesn’t sit well with me.

    BATTERY:

    In terms of battery life, I found that in 24 hours without any use, the Surface Pro X might lose 10% while in an idle sleep mode. This is certainly more battery loss than some other devices, but not bad for a Windows device with these size and performance constraints.

    For daily use, the Surface Pro X can yield vastly different results depending on how you choose to use it. If you keep the display brightness low, you’ll be able to get more time on the battery, since that will be one of the most power-hungry aspects of this tablet.

    Within a 3 hour period, I lost 50% battery due to 50% to 60% brightness. During that time, I was writing this review in Google Docs, I had Discord open in a separate browser window on a different virtual desktop, and a paused instance of YouTube Music on another virtual desktop. Most of the time, I was just focused on the doc.

    So even with minimalistic usage like mine, the battery life won’t be setting records if you’re still running a high brightness. And trust me, 50% to 60% is decently bright.

    Overall, the battery life is honestly mediocre when compared as a tablet, but is maybe more reasonable when assessed as a very thin laptop. Even so, I just find it hard to justify spending this much on something that clearly needs more work.

    CONCLUSION:

    I really wanted to be excited about the Surface Pro X. And maybe down the road, some software optimizations will be made that truly unlock the versatility of it. But if someone were asking me today if they should purchase the Surface Pro X, I would very much advise against it until the hardware and software become a more cohesive package and deliver a sensible user experience.

    Oct 19, 2021 23:24
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 10 out of 10
    Excellent device for a particular audience.

    Personal computing has changed quite a bit in the last several years. Many people used to rely predominately on desktops to do all of their work and play, and that evolved to more people using laptops, and now, “two-in-one” computers are catching on in number. A two-in-one being loosely defined as a tablet, but with the capability of attaching a keyboard to make it into a laptop, too, or having a keyboard that can fold back. They are usually ultra-portable and thin (no DVD drives, etc), light, and easy to take everywhere with you. The Microsoft Surface Pro X is such a device. New user note: Expect about 25-40 minutes initially to set the Pro X up when using for the first time. The usual updates after setup have to occur and with Windows 11 being so new, there are a few that install.

    The Surface Pro X has a high resolution 2880 x 1920 PixelSense display that’s bright and colorful, with good viewing angles. My unit has 8 gigs of RAM, a fast 256 gig SSD drive, and a Microsoft SQ 1 processor, which is an ARM processor developed with Qualcomm (think “very powerful cellular-style processor that could also be used in a cell phone”). The processor has been compared to an 8th generation i5U processor (good). Graphics are via an Adreno™ 685 GPU. The entire thing weighs less than 2 pounds. A 5 megapixel front-facing camera allows for good quality 1080p video calls (Thank you!), and a 10 megapixel rear camera with 4K video capability gives you some flex use should you want to take photos or videos with the Pro X, too. I found the rear camera just ok for photos, with so-so dynamic range and the pics a bit faded to be honest, but it does a better job in it’s “document” mode finding and saving documents, which is what I think you’d be using it more for on this type of device, anyway. Two Dolby high quality speakers are much better than average, with mics that pick up sound amply. Two USB-C ports allow for accessories. Thermal cooling helps keep things cool without fans, and battery life is rated at “up to” 15 hours (I get around 11-12 in mixed real-world uses).

    The Pro X has a good feel to it and is easy to hold or using the very good multi-position built-in stand in the back, use on a flat surface. A keyboard is not necessarily needed (though I recommend it), as Windows 11 allows for a decent on-screen keyboard and touch capability that with some practice, can be used nearly as well as a traditional keyboard. Along with the “Surface Slim Pen 2”, which feels comfortable to hold and use, you can get quite a bit done. Pair all of this with a Microsoft Pro Keyboard which magnetically attaches to the Pro X via a small magnetic connector, and you literally have a super portable laptop. I’ll be reviewing the keyboard and pen separately, as they are sold separately in most situations unless you find a special bundle. I find the Pro X to be speedy enough for all everyday things I have tossed at it. Office applications, light gaming, basic photo editing, etc. I haven’t seen any stutters or delays from it in use at all so far.

    The Pro X comes pre-installed with the new Windows 11. After many years of incremental updates to Windows 10, Microsoft has redesigned the OS into Windows 11, which has a slight Mac-ish feel to it, with commonly used apps and programs now appearing centered along the bottom in the start menu area (including a semi-traditional windows button which pulls up your pinned and other apps, taking over the tile area of Windows 10). Out of the box, you have icons to quickly assess a control area with access to commonly used apps and areas, access to a “widgets” area, and a quick access to a “Chat from Microsoft Teams” icon for quickly doing video chats and more with friends and family by using your Microsoft account. A files explorer folder, Microsoft Edge browser and newly designed Windows store icon finish the lineup. You can add or delete more as desired. Side note – eventually via an update, people will be able to install a limited number of Android apps into their Windows 11 computer as well. You can move the start menu over to the left to make it look more like Windows 10 but the center placement doesn’t bug me – it’s just one more thing to adapt to. One of my favorite simple new features is that when holding your pointer over a maximize (square) icon in the upper-right corner of a window and letting it hover, it gives you new layouts so you can “snap” various apps and windows next to each other in different configurations and layouts. You could do this before but it was cumbersome – this makes it much easier. Of course, the larger your screen the more and better this works. With the 13 inch screen of the Pro X, I usually don’t have more than two windows open together.

    Windows 11 is a combination of simply changing and streamlining the look and feel of Windows 10, while also adding a few new features. It seems to work – no one LIKES to learn new things, but I think once most people get used to it, they’ll like it for the most part. I really can’t criticize it at all yet because for me, it’s just a matter of learning to do some things a little differently, in an OS that looks nicer than the last. So, so far, I recommend it. As far as the Pro X, the Pro X’s hardware can certainly be found in a similar way in laptops that are less expensive for sure, but they may not be as well built, or nearly as portable and light as the Pro X. You’re paying for convenience and quality here, and in that regard, it lives up to it’s asking price, which is why I give it 5 stars - for the audience who would most likely be the people to buy (and need) this type of computer, it's an excellent machine. Adding the keyboard and pen does make it an investment, but as always… look for sales!. Recommended.

    Oct 19, 2021 23:25
  • Review by BamaBubba, 10 out of 10
    I love this thing

    I love this thing.

    THE GOOD

    ~ Lightweight

    ~ Powerful

    ~ Easy to use

    ~ Easy set up

    ~ Good screen/image

    ~ Battery life

    ~ 2 USB-C connections

    ~ Front & Rear facing cameras

    THE BAD

    ~ Proprietary charger

    THE MEH (could go either way)

    ~ Not expandable

    ~ No card reader slot

    ~ Only USB-C connections

    ~ no LTE (on this one)

    ~ Windows 11

    ~ No headphones jack

    OVERALL

    I've used iPads and various tablets for work over the years. As far as the other Windows tablets I've used, I didn't really care for any of them. But this thing . . . I love this thing.

    I like to doodle a lot. This comes with whiteboard, which allows you to draw and doodle with multiple different tools (pen, marker, etc). That was the first thing I had to play with.

    I have since added photoshop and illustrator. This is definitely powerful enough to run those without any issues so far.

    Besides being able to use this for artwork and drawing, this has a great screen for viewing movies and such. Videos are nice and crisp on the screen. I'll add the Kindle Reader app to it soon and make it even more useful.

    I didn't try to load any games on this as it's not supposed to be able to game and with only 256GB of space, I didn't want to take half the drive with World of Tanks. :)

    Despite claiming this is not expandable, there is a slot underneath where the 256GB M.2 2230 SSD sits. I imagine someone could easily grab a 512GB or larger m.2 drive and replace the SSD already in there.

    I have Office 365, so as soon as I logged on with my Windows account, it pulled those apps over, so I can write or work from this anywhere I choose to take it.

    Along with this tablet, I have the keyboard and pen, too. That combo makes this an extraordinarily powerful 2-in-1.

    The only thing I don't like about this tablet is the proprietary charger. So many manufacturers are going to USB-C for chargers and I think that's a good thing. From a consumer standpoint, some sort of USB-C or universal charger is a big win. It makes it harder on the companies to sell their add-on car chargers and such. Fortunately, if you're in a pinch, you CAN charge this via USB-C. Despite being able to do that, I'm not sure if it is a good idea. I'll stick with the proprietary charger until it dies or the dog eats it.

    The battery life on this thing is awesome. My work tablet needs to be charged almost daily. Even if I don't use it at all, the charge never seems to last more than a day or two when unplugged and asleep. I left this Surface Pro X unplugged and sitting for almost a week and still had most of my battery. Even doodling, surfing and watching YT videos didn't drain it much.

    I have a bunch of things that can go either way. None of them are deal breakers for me, but might be for others. While there isn't a headphones jack, this does have bluetooth, so you can still pair it with ear buds or something and use it quietly. The version I have doesn't have LTE, but other versions do. Make sure you get the LTE version if you plan on using this on the go.

    Would I recommend this?

    Absolutely. I think for students (or parents searching for students) and many business people, this is a great tool. Notes can be typed, filmed (with the rear-facing camera), recorded via voice recording app, or written directly on the tablet with a pen. Serious people who don't need a machine to game will find this a budget friendly, powerful workhorse.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:03
  • Review by Rivae, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop for specific uses

    First, this is a great laptop to complement a machine at home or at work. It's probably the first time I've picked up a laptop to go to a meeting versus my iPad to take down notes. The separately purchased keyboard attaches well and has an ingenious crevice for the pen that means it's kept in place when closed.

    As for the laptop itself, the setup is fairly intuitive if you've ever setup a machine before. It wants the standard Windows email account to setup but in this case because it's using Windows 11 and an ARM processor, that's probably in your best interests to grab the programs you'll want (aka apps since it's an ARM chip and more reminiscent of how you handle adding programs to a mobile phone). Windows 11 isn't a huge departure in terms of operation, but moving around from the initial screen definitely takes some getting used to. If you remember the whole charm process from before, it's like they streamline that and made it more palatable to normal desktop users.

    Now for use-case - I quickly started carrying this around to meetings and to take notes. Once upon a time I purchased an iPad pro because I found myself leaving my work laptop behind as it would run out of battery at inopportune times and was just unwieldy to pop that guy open so people at meetings never knew if you were paying attention or just messaging Bob about the game last night. Plus I'm a big fan of writing notes (but not keeping up with my notepads) so the pen aspect was a big attraction. I'm pleased to report that it works just as well in the Surface Pro X implementation for my purposes AND I'm super happy there's secure storage for the pen. (I can't count the number of times I almost lost my other pen). So this guy is perfect for:

    1. Taking notes using the separately purchased pen.

    2. Using it in meetings (again, much more kosher using the pen to take notes so it's evident what you're doing).

    3. Having a powerful enough system that you don't feel like you're losing anything when you're not at work/home but you don't need the extra power to play games or what not.

    Overall the system felt snappy. There was some slight slight hesitation in loading and switching between apps but it was more like stepping back a year in terms of performance rather than pulling out the old brick from 2012 and wondering if it's going to load this time. Installation of programs was quick no doubt due to the SSD hard drive and 8 GB of RAM made it comfortable to multi-task. Sits up based on a pivoting piece that's flush set on the bottom half of the laptop. Has a little opening on the bottom left as you look at the screen and you pull it out to setup whatever angle you prefer. Great little system for the right purpose!

    Nov 01, 2021 23:10
  • 9.0score
    Surface Pro X - 13" Touch Screen - Microsoft SQ1 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - WiFi + 4G LTE - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    You're always one step ahead. So is Surface Pro X. The sleek design and ultimate mobility combine with razor-thin bezels allow you to push your ideas to the limit on the brilliant 13", virtually edge-to-edge, touch screen. Always stay connected and work more efficiently anywhere with blazing-fast LTE.³ For a premium laptop experience on the go, click Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen* in place. The Pen stores securely and recharges in the keyboard, so it's always at your fingertips.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Billy834, 10 out of 10
    Great Surface pro X MS win 10 upgrade problem

    Great Surface Pro X love it but Microsoft Windows 10 won't upgrade version 2004 still to stay 1909. When ask pop up please update again and again because can't fix it don't understand.

    Aug 09, 2020 04:12
  • Review by EdRah, 10 out of 10
    Trumps iPad Pro 3rd Gen 12.9

    I have been an iPad user mainly for travel entertainment and casual browsing. Upon any trips longer than a day or two, I would have to bring my laptop for actual work-- nothing crazy-- excel, mail, and browser work-- yet the iPad couldn't work.

    Enter Surface Pro X. I was always wanting to try the Surface line, but every time I tried one out, I would be turned off by sluggish performance and poor battery life. After using this for a week now, I am SOLD. I've been powering away on spreadsheets at Starbucks this morning without having to have both devices with me. Tablet mode works great for browsing and media consumption. Once you get used to Windows 10 coming iOS, its pretty startling how much more capable it is! A couple apps couldn't load due to the ARM processor, but I just use the web based version with the new Edge (which is blazing fast!). Having an always connected computer/tablet with LTE a a full operating system with a sexy design rivaling Apple has me very excited.

    Feb 15, 2020 08:12
  • Review by Wedway, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Display! Great For On The Go!

    When I first read about the Surface Pro X on Microsoft's website I didn't fully realize what the differences between ARM processors and i3, i5, and i7 processors. I still went ahead and purchased it and started using it. At first, when I read that you can't just install anything on it I was worried about my decision. "Did I just purchase a souped-up Surface RT?"

    However the more I used it the more I was confident with my decision. To start, the display on the Surface Pro X is simply gorgeous. The colors are rich and vibrant and it just looks great I love the very thin bezels on the right and left side of the screen!

    If you are looking for a tablet/PC to do high-end video editing or late-night gaming sessions then this is not your choice. With the ARM processor you can only run 32 bit programs in emulation mode. However, for watching media, document processing, or other simpler tasks you will not be disappointed. This device is also LTE compatible which I love. I'm an AT&T subscriber and all I have to do is pay a monthly $10 connection fee and I can share my data plan with it. This device also has a solid build and feels very sturdy in your hands.

    What I don't like is that this device is a fingerprint magnet! I am constantly wiping it down and cleaning the back. Some may not be so picky but fingerprints drive me nuts.

    The unit also has the ability to increase the SSD space by purchasing a larger drive. A friend of mine took his 128GB Surface Pro X and upgraded it to 512GB. He said this gives him much more piece of mind in not running out of memory. It also saved him money.

    Overall, I highly recommend this device to the right person. I am 30 days in on using it and have no regrets buying it.

    Jun 26, 2020 17:44
  • Review by Thomas, 2 out of 10
    Don't Get This Paper Weight. Get a Surface Pro 7!

    I purchased this tablet, along with the type cover (without the pen storage) yesterday.

    First, the tablet is VERY nice, it has good memory, it's responsive.

    But here's the problem: It ONLY uses ARM apps. That is, you CANNOT use all your Windows 10 apps on this device because Windows came up with a processor, just for this tablet, that is not compatible with most apps in the market.

    Windows, I don't care about extending a couple more hours of battery power with this proprietary processor.

    That's just not good enough.

    I couldn't find a compatible version of Sketchpad (a leading app for this hobby). Nor could I find an out-of-the-box version of Lightroom (which I use every day) without going down several rabbit holes. Mail would not set up on this device, despite entering everything correctly.

    At the end of the day, I realized that ARM isn't for me.

    I don't spend $1,200 on a tablet with a keyboard just to surf the web. I need it for personal finance, light entertainment, photo editing, sketching, and with the expectation that ANY app I use on my Windows 10 desktop computer WILL work on this tablet.

    Otherwise, you should just get a budget tablet.

    Today, I'm promptly returning the type cover and the tablet to Best Buy and plan to purchase a Surface Pro 7, which is NOT ARM compatible, thank God, and CAN run all my apps, thank God.

    Windows, honestly. Your most beautiful, most expensive, updated device doesn't even run all your programs.

    What were you thinking?

    By the way, I just uploaded this same review to my 700 Twitter followers and shared it on Facebook to spread the word that the Surface Pro X should be avoided at all costs.

    It wasn't a Microsoft-bashing post. It was simply to inform friends that purchasing this product would be a waste of their money, and that they would be greatly disappointed in the product's performance.

    Anyway, the upside is I get to save a couple of hundred dollars.

    And I anticipate enjoying the Surface Pro 7.

    (And if that's true, don't worry, Microsoft, I'll be glad to share the good news about THAT product with those same social followers.)

    Good luck everyone, and if you purchased Pro X, hope you can take it back! Best Buy Elite members (like me) get much more time to return.

    Cheers!!!

    May 19, 2021 11:58
  • Review by Olivia, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro X is a must have!!!

    I absolutely LOVE my surface Pro X!! I was looking for a laptop that is fast and easy to use and the Surface Pro X is both! It gives you the feel of a desktop computer with the mobility of a laptop. I love that you can detach the computer and use it a tablet. Also, I love the feel of the keyboard. It just like a regular keyboard. The first keyboard I bought was defective. (some of the keys didn't work). I brought it to best buy and they were very helpful. I was able to return it and get a new one. Now I have no problems! If you are looking for a computer that allows mobility, speed and ease this is the laptop for you! I would absolutely recommend the Surface Pro!!

    The only thing I will warn you about is that there's no headphone jack or USB port. Although, I have has no problem with that since it has Bluetooth. But for some people this may be a problem.

    Mar 15, 2021 17:43
  • Review by ZoomZu, 8 out of 10
    Great tablet. One major problem.

    I'm going to focus on the negatives first, but if you get what you want, I think they all can be overlooked. You just need to know the limitations and see if you're okay with it.

    The processor is NOT what you'd normally find in a desktop and laptop. A few months back, I was purchasing these for my workplace and noticed they had a "Microsoft SQ1 processor". I immediately went what the heck and put it back on the shelf.

    Microsoft ABSOLUTELY needs to disclose the fact that this processor runs differently. It breaks compatibility with a majority of programs that can run on a normal desktop or laptop. Whether they didn't disclose this on purpose or by accident is unforgivable. I suspect a lot of people buy this because it looks sleek, and expect it to run like a Surface Pro series with a number. Only to find out that it can't really run anything at all other than the built in browser and Office. It has a built in emulator that you can run older Windows programs on, but it doesn't work well and kills the battery life.

    I only caught it without researching it initially because I'm too nerdy for my own good.

    So why did I get it then for personal use? My curiosity piqued when these were on sale, so I thought I'd give it a try. I love my iPad Pro, but iOS fails horribly when it comes to productivity. It's touch oriented, which has its pros and cons. It's pretty much a device you use in bed or on the sofa, just looking at the web.

    This tablet is in a completely different class. I would put it somewhere between a tablet and a laptop. Better than a Chromebook, less than an actual laptop.

    Being a different processor, again it breaks compatibility with a lot of traditional Windows programs. Even programs that have been converted to run on this sometimes don't run well. Firefox, for example, stutters a lot. It also eats gobs and gobs of memory. The new Microsoft Edge however runs as you'd expect a browser to run.

    Now that that's out of the way, time for the good...

    This tablet does everything I want it to. I can use it as a tablet, but Microsoft needs to refine it a little bit. It's sleek and the battery life is really good. It's very portable. It has a built in LTE modem. So that means I can take this with me and not bring my separate hotspot, which is one more thing to keep track of. And I don't want to use my phone as a hotspot, which kills battery life.

    This has a qualcomm modem, which is the best on market. I've been getting very good speeds.

    You can actually sign up for a few services on the tablet itself, like you can with a cellular iPad. It did not work completely well for me, due to the carrier. I signed up for the plan on their website, and it automatically activated on the tablet. That was very sleek.

    The drive is also upgradable. There's no reason to spend a ton more money just to get more drive space. It's located where the SIM card slot is located- in the back.

    I don't have the type cover and stylus. Maybe at some point I will get it. But I can use my iPad Pro if I need to draw something. I hate the feeling of the keys on the surface cover, and it feels weird to feel the keys if you have it folded back. I do have wireless keyboards at home, so I can use them.

    It does everything I want it to, and knowing its weaknesses I don't think it's fair to knock down any stars. This laptop will be very good for quite some time. When Adobe converts Photoshop onto this, I expect it to become very useful.

    1 star gets knocked because they don't disclose that it has limitations on what it can run. I don't really know where it stands on the value spectrum. If you don't care about cellular but want productivity, you're better off getting a 2 in 1 laptop. A cellular iPad Pro that has double the space is $50 more. If you want a tablet but don't care about cellular access, then the iPad Pro is significantly cheaper. The value depends on what you want and what you need. I feel like it's slightly on the not so good value side.

    I recommend this to anyone who needs a good productivity computer and it's a GREAT iPad Pro alternative. Just understand that you can't expect this to behave like what you will normally find in Windows computers. Stick to Microsoft's software for now because they perform better.

    May 08, 2020 13:52
  • Review by Jb12, 10 out of 10
    Compact and easy to use

    Compact and portable use it with the keyboard and it is a nice little unit

    Jun 24, 2021 08:17
  • Review by JasminesDad, 6 out of 10
    Depends on your needs, I wanted to love this thing

    Look, this is an incredible machine, concept, and potentially the future of 2 in 1 devices, but it isn't ready for primetime and certainly not at a premium. I really enjoyed using the X for a short while, but nothing in my mind could convince me that keeping it would be a wise choice. The device was fast, screen is quite beautiful, the exterior design sharp and thin and definitely pretty to look at.

    The problem with the Surface X Pro is its lack of a 64 bit emulator for windows 10 apps. A lot of apps worked fine using 32bit emulation, and they were fast enough that I didn't notice a huge difference performance wise compared to my windows machines. However, try using this machine for something other than web browsing, streaming, or simple word processing and the flaws become glaringly obvious.

    I'll give you a simple example, my kid wanted to play Minecraft with me and I decided to go ahead and pay 30 bucks to play the game on this device, at some point in time (at launch) it worked. Now, you are greeted with a message from Mojang stating that the device is no longer supported and is being phased out. It essentially stated that sometime in October, all online play would cease to exist, but you could still play it single player. Keep in mind, I wasn't about to wait and find out if Microsoft would make the device compatible, if this was a simple oversight at Mojang, or what have you.

    That simple problem raised my eyebrows, and as I perused the app store and installed apps, I found out this was going to be a bigger problem than is being advertised. Microsoft is too massive a corporation to be releasing products prematurely like this and letting consumers eat the losses, yet here we are. I decided to return the device and I traded it for a less pretty Surface Pro 7.

    Voila, compatibility problems are no longer my problem, and the machine runs most everything ai throw at it. I did not try Photoshop or other cpu intensive apps, but I'm sure with the i7 and 16gb ram, it will handle itself just fine compared to the surface x pro I returned.

    I'm not going to lie, this experience was a bit heartbreaking, because I really wanted to love the X and tried to give myself every excuse in the book to keep it. Maybe when the next Surface X version is released they will have solved the emulation issue, but until that happens.. I wouldn't bother. These devices are too expensive for you to serve as a beta tester for Microsoft. Just don't waste your time, hold off until the next Surface devices are released.

    TLDR, you're paying a huge premium for a giant phone that can run windows 10 via 32bit emulation. If that sounds appealing to you, then by all means.. Have at it. Just remember, we are talking windows store, not Apple App Store or Android Play Store. You've been warned.

    Sep 04, 2020 19:24
  • 8.8score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro X - 13" Touch-Screen - MS SQ2 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Wi-Fi + 4G LTE - Device Only (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

    You're always one step ahead. So is Surface Pro X. The sleek design and ultimate mobility combine with razor-thin bezels allow you to push your ideas to the limit on the brilliant 13", virtually edge-to-edge, touch screen. Always stay connected and work more efficiently anywhere with blazing-fast LTE.³ For a premium laptop experience on the go, click Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen* in place. The Pen stores securely and recharges in the keyboard, so it's always at your fingertips.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AnonEMoose, 10 out of 10
    Great ARM System

    Pros:

    - Sleek, thin, and premium build quality

    - Easily replaceable SSD, which is great because that tends to be one of the first components to fail on just about any system nowadays

    - Relatively high iFixIt repairability score

    - Battery life is solid. I've seen around 10 hours of battery with regular to heavy use. I've heard with power saving features you may be able to get up to 15 hours, but I haven't tried it yet

    - Built-in LTE connectivity

    - ARM processors are the future, and it's awesome seeing Microsoft produce a flagship device to help nudge us into the future

    Cons:

    - I had trouble upgrading the system to Win10 Pro after I purchased it in the Microsoft store at first. Whenever I tried to activate Win10 Pro using the license associated with the device, the Xbox app would open instead and never upgrade. I called Microsoft and they were able to help me pretty quickly by providing a license key that I could use to bypass the machine validation, but it was still weird. In hindsight I probably would've purchased an upgrade through BestBuy, cause I've heard that BestBuy provides an actual license key that you can use from the start.

    Other:

    -This system has an ARM processor, and as such may have compatibility issues when running programs that are compiled for x86. There is an interpreter to allow you to run these programs, but its not as smooth and snappy as natively compiled ARM programs. In less technical terms, not all apps will work perfectly on this device right now. Some apps may have serious issues and just not work, other apps may have minor visual issues and/or run slow, and others won't have any issue at all. Things will get better as more and more software developers start building things for ARM, but it's important to know what you are getting yourself into when you buy this system. I love my Surface Pro X and the fact that it's ARM. I can test my software and security tools on an ARM processor without having to break out a raspberry pi, and it's super fast, produces little heat, and has great battery life. I also have a desktop though with a traditional x86 processor in case I need it, though. So I would definitely do a little research before you buy, especially if this is going to be your only system, otherwise you may find that it can't do what you need it to do and you'll have to return it and start the arduous process of buying a computer again.

    Mar 21, 2021 20:47
  • Review by Salis, 10 out of 10
    Nothing else like it

    The Best 2in1 Device around Period. Ive used an Ipad pro, a Galaxy Tab S7, a surface pro 7, traditional laptops. None of them can provide everything this Device does. Its literally about the thickness of a USB-C port and weighs almost nothing, yet it can run full windows. (Not 64-bit x86 apps just yet, unless you are on a early release software version) but I have not encountered an app that I needed to run that I couldn't. This device is plenty powerful. I am able to run older games like Mirror's edge and Mass effect at full resolution and high detail no problem. Just Make sure to use Microsoft edge as your browser since its Native ARM64.

    Jan 30, 2021 10:00
  • Review by smartbot, 10 out of 10
    Great tablet computer!

    I love the form factor and the overall performance. However, the software is a letdown. Until that get's fixed its hard to recommend this. Most apps that I commonly use can't even run on this. But it should be future proof with new software updates.

    Sep 17, 2021 23:22
  • Review by JenG, 8 out of 10
    Great product

    Great product. My only complaint would be that the virus protection that came with I was told is not compatible. Why would you have it with it if it does not work. Offer a deal to buy one that does work with it

    Mar 13, 2021 07:39
  • Review by InTheNameOfBusiness, 8 out of 10
    Good, not great

    Seems fast enough for my needs, but I'm not in love with the kickstand or the keyboard. The keyboard just feels a little janky compared to a laptop

    Oct 30, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Gabe, 10 out of 10
    Great Machine, but…

    Great machine, just wish the limitations due to the processor were resolved with all application makers, such as Dropbox. Some apps don’t support ARM processors yet. Other than that great machine.

    Jul 16, 2021 16:10
  • Review by nimcity, 8 out of 10
    Nice but ARM is not strong enough

    Not bad but I wish that ARM wasn’t such a limiting factor for Windows. Otherwise this would be a great device.

    Sep 17, 2021 17:27
  • Review by adam, 10 out of 10
    happy with this surface pro

    no issues since I purchased it. just bummed that Adobe illustrator doesn't run on this surface pro :(

    Feb 24, 2021 13:22
  • 8.8score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro X - 13" Touch-Screen - MS SQ2 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Wi-Fi + 4G LTE - Device Only (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

    You're always one step ahead. So is Surface Pro X. The sleek design and ultimate mobility combine with razor-thin bezels allow you to push your ideas to the limit on the brilliant 13", virtually edge-to-edge, touch screen. Always stay connected and work more efficiently anywhere with blazing-fast LTE.³ For a premium laptop experience on the go, click Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen* in place. The Pen stores securely and recharges in the keyboard, so it's always at your fingertips.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AnonEMoose, 10 out of 10
    Great ARM System

    Pros:

    - Sleek, thin, and premium build quality

    - Easily replaceable SSD, which is great because that tends to be one of the first components to fail on just about any system nowadays

    - Relatively high iFixIt repairability score

    - Battery life is solid. I've seen around 10 hours of battery with regular to heavy use. I've heard with power saving features you may be able to get up to 15 hours, but I haven't tried it yet

    - Built-in LTE connectivity

    - ARM processors are the future, and it's awesome seeing Microsoft produce a flagship device to help nudge us into the future

    Cons:

    - I had trouble upgrading the system to Win10 Pro after I purchased it in the Microsoft store at first. Whenever I tried to activate Win10 Pro using the license associated with the device, the Xbox app would open instead and never upgrade. I called Microsoft and they were able to help me pretty quickly by providing a license key that I could use to bypass the machine validation, but it was still weird. In hindsight I probably would've purchased an upgrade through BestBuy, cause I've heard that BestBuy provides an actual license key that you can use from the start.

    Other:

    -This system has an ARM processor, and as such may have compatibility issues when running programs that are compiled for x86. There is an interpreter to allow you to run these programs, but its not as smooth and snappy as natively compiled ARM programs. In less technical terms, not all apps will work perfectly on this device right now. Some apps may have serious issues and just not work, other apps may have minor visual issues and/or run slow, and others won't have any issue at all. Things will get better as more and more software developers start building things for ARM, but it's important to know what you are getting yourself into when you buy this system. I love my Surface Pro X and the fact that it's ARM. I can test my software and security tools on an ARM processor without having to break out a raspberry pi, and it's super fast, produces little heat, and has great battery life. I also have a desktop though with a traditional x86 processor in case I need it, though. So I would definitely do a little research before you buy, especially if this is going to be your only system, otherwise you may find that it can't do what you need it to do and you'll have to return it and start the arduous process of buying a computer again.

    Mar 21, 2021 20:47
  • Review by Salis, 10 out of 10
    Nothing else like it

    The Best 2in1 Device around Period. Ive used an Ipad pro, a Galaxy Tab S7, a surface pro 7, traditional laptops. None of them can provide everything this Device does. Its literally about the thickness of a USB-C port and weighs almost nothing, yet it can run full windows. (Not 64-bit x86 apps just yet, unless you are on a early release software version) but I have not encountered an app that I needed to run that I couldn't. This device is plenty powerful. I am able to run older games like Mirror's edge and Mass effect at full resolution and high detail no problem. Just Make sure to use Microsoft edge as your browser since its Native ARM64.

    Jan 30, 2021 10:00
  • Review by smartbot, 10 out of 10
    Great tablet computer!

    I love the form factor and the overall performance. However, the software is a letdown. Until that get's fixed its hard to recommend this. Most apps that I commonly use can't even run on this. But it should be future proof with new software updates.

    Sep 17, 2021 23:22
  • Review by JenG, 8 out of 10
    Great product

    Great product. My only complaint would be that the virus protection that came with I was told is not compatible. Why would you have it with it if it does not work. Offer a deal to buy one that does work with it

    Mar 13, 2021 07:39
  • Review by InTheNameOfBusiness, 8 out of 10
    Good, not great

    Seems fast enough for my needs, but I'm not in love with the kickstand or the keyboard. The keyboard just feels a little janky compared to a laptop

    Oct 30, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Gabe, 10 out of 10
    Great Machine, but…

    Great machine, just wish the limitations due to the processor were resolved with all application makers, such as Dropbox. Some apps don’t support ARM processors yet. Other than that great machine.

    Jul 16, 2021 16:10
  • Review by nimcity, 8 out of 10
    Nice but ARM is not strong enough

    Not bad but I wish that ARM wasn’t such a limiting factor for Windows. Otherwise this would be a great device.

    Sep 17, 2021 17:27
  • Review by adam, 10 out of 10
    happy with this surface pro

    no issues since I purchased it. just bummed that Adobe illustrator doesn't run on this surface pro :(

    Feb 24, 2021 13:22
  • 8.8score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Core i5 – 8GB Memory – 128GB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    13 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 8GB internal storage: Stores your music, movies, photos and more.
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jackyl, 10 out of 10
    First surface

    Wanted to get a pc for editing and some minor gaming. This is flawless and if you've never had a surface before every thing is an "awe" moment. I absolutely love it and is a very portable pc.

    Oct 10, 2021 04:04
  • Review by keeeem, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft did it again.

    this is my 5th Surface Pro and good job Microsoft you did it again. I purchased the i5 with 8Ram model and i was worried if the performance wouldn't be very reliable but so far so good, i am happy. 120hz screen, rounded corners, bigger screens are what i like the most. battery life can be good if you choose dark mode and low screen brightness however i dont see huge improvement from the last version. my old hp spectre had oled 4k screen however surface pro 8 doesnt make me miss my oled screen, i think its still a great dense screen resolution. yes it is pricey but just like everything else prices went up.

    Nov 01, 2021 02:19
  • Review by 917jaz, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 8

    Love this more than my iPad Pro. Can do everything a laptop can do. Lightweight and the features are great. It’s a learning curve for me but so worth it. I was hesitant at first because I’m such an advocate for Apple but this product helped me overcome that and so happy with my decision.

    Oct 27, 2021 07:29
  • Review by tant44, 8 out of 10
    Good for what it is, but could be better

    this is a good product for travel and portability. please do not buy as a tablet bc it is terrible but it is a good portable device for hosting the entire OS, lack of 5g hurts this and battery life sucks

    Oct 27, 2021 08:40
  • Review by Steven, 2 out of 10
    Not a good purchase for any purpose really

    I bought this Surface Pro primarily because I wanted a digital drawing tablet, but the iPad Pro is too limited with a mobile OS on it. So I decided to go with the Surface Pro 8 with full Windows 11 OS to have some versatility and be able to use the tablet for on the go productivity in addition to drawing. I'm not happy with this tablet for any purpose though.

    Let's start with the pen, since that was my primary motivator. It is mediocre at best. It has a noticeable input delay, and it also still has a lot of jitter in it like previous iterations of surface tablets / pens. Also the Surface Slim Pen 2 is frankly not all that comfortable to hold the way it's shaped, but I'll save that for a review on that pen.

    Next I'll go through the tablet itself. I'll start with the positives since those are far fewer than the negatives.

    The speakers on this thing are descent. They have an impressive amount of volume for such a small device, and they sound pretty nice. While not "punchy" there is a note of bass in them.

    The screen is the other nice thing about this tablet. It's a very pixel dense and color rich display. If you turn the brightness up. And it does get pretty bright. But... that brightness is going to cost you big time. The size of it is descent as well, but again that is going to cost you.

    And, that is about where the positives stop. This device is heavy for a tablet. It gets uncomfortable quick holding it with one hand. Then there is the heat, even idling this thing produces a LOT of heat. Like, enough so that after idling for a few minutes resting your palm on the screen to start drawing will make your hand noticeably warm. It gets to out right scorching if you are actually doing something to load the processor up.

    While on the subject of the processor. It's weak. The i5 in this thing just doesn't do anything well. Even just opening basic applications like file explorer has lag to it. Further, the 8GB of ram on the base model is no where near enough. On first boot 4.9 GB was being used before even opening an application. Windows 11 seems to be a huge memory hog.

    Then there is the other side of the processor, the integrated gpu. Best Buy is currently selling this table with a free game pass subscription and a free xbox controller as if this thing can be used for gaming. Lol... this thing can't even run basic games on low settings. There is zero reason to have a controller with this device. I couldn't even get many games to launch, and those that I could were just a slide show.

    I'll quickly mention the signature type cover but do a more in depth review of it on that product. It's pretty mediocre. They haven't improved it since the type cover on the original surface really. The trackpad is small, the keyboard is not full size, the key travel is adequate, but the flex is horrible. You are not going to be doing any serious long duration typing on this thing comfortably. Also, take note that if you snap the keyboard to the bottom of the screen (so that it is at a slight angle and not flat on the table) then it covers up the bottom edge of the screen. Pretty poor design IMO.

    Another thing to mention is the battery. Again here, it's terrible. After initially charging the device to 100%, it lost 14% in 20 minutes of web browsing. And that is with the brightness on the screen pretty low and only a 60 hz (it can go to 120hz).

    On top of the mediocre hardware, windows 11 is not a great os. It had to be updated before the on screen keyboard would even work... good thing I purchased the type cover cause that would have been a pain lol. And Windows 11 is still pretty bad for a touch OS. I was really hoping they had improved the touch friendliness of it with the new UI, but they didn't. It's as bad as ever.

    So ultimately, there is nothing that justifies the price of this device. It's not a good device for really any purpose. It is lackluster in almost every regard.

    Nov 08, 2021 22:43
  • Review by Klindsey, 8 out of 10
    The Life of a 3rd Grade Teacher

    I love my Microsoft Surface Pro 8. It makes my teaching life easier.

    Nov 06, 2021 08:00
  • Review by greatvalue, 10 out of 10
    Worth the buy

    just as good as the MacBook Pro 21 I owned,if not better,display is excellent,windows 11 is great,battery life is good but not as good as the MacBook Pro

    Oct 29, 2021 15:30
  • Review by LoveLove, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Our business absolutely loves this thing. It works just like a computer with the mobility of a tablet. Even with the keyboard!

    Oct 24, 2021 11:42
  • 8.6score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo Platform Core i7 – 32GB Memory – 1TB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 32GB internal storage: Store your software, apps, music, movies, photos and more
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JessB, 10 out of 10
    Love the new surface pro 8!

    Absolutely love this new surface pro 8! I owned the Surface Pro 7 and it is such a big difference. I ended up purchasing the Signature Keyboard with the fingerprint reader and I wish I owned it sooner! I really wish that the Surface Pro 8 came in a Matte Black, but that would be my only complaint.

    Oct 10, 2021 21:30
  • Review by Ruin, 4 out of 10
    Loved it till i got the type cover for it

    It was a nightmare, paid $2.6k for the all spec’d out one to just return it. Had it for just two days. So when my type cover arrived i tried it on and it only charged the slim pen 2 but the keys and mouse pad did not work. So i went through the internet since microsoft customer service wasnt avaliable and retarted the cpu, updated all the drivers, shut it down and started it back up after 10 mins and nothing. The type cover still didnt work. I went to best buy thinking it could just be the keyboad that’s messed up and tried another one and still didnt work. Thats when i tried to exchange it to only hear that they cant since the cpu i got was sold out everywhere even on the microsoft website. Last resort? Return it and call it a huge lost, I had high expectations and although i got my money back i truly wanted to keep it, thats why its a bummer and a huge lost especially since the keyboard that was made for it didnt work for it… this is why i try not to be bias and stick to apple products but it just keeps pulling me back to apple with horrible experiences like there. Not to mention the fact im not refunded the money i spent for hardward coverage and what not

    Oct 10, 2021 07:16
  • Review by TechGuy, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    I just picked this up yesterday, so keep that in mind. I am really please with the ease at setting it up and I have been using an iPad Pro, but like how the Microsoft Office apps work on the surface better.

    Oct 16, 2021 09:34
  • Review by Good, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    Perfect 2 in 1. Best in market. Most powerful one by far

    Nov 05, 2021 02:04
  • 8.6score
    Surface Pro X - 13" Touch Screen - Microsoft SQ1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - WiFi + 4G LTE - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    You're always one step ahead. So is Surface Pro X. The sleek design and ultimate mobility combine with razor-thin bezels allow you to push your ideas to the limit on the brilliant 13", virtually edge-to-edge, touch screen. Always stay connected and work more efficiently anywhere with blazing-fast LTE.³ For a premium laptop experience on the go, click Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen* in place. The Pen stores securely and recharges in the keyboard, so it's always at your fingertips.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechGuru, 10 out of 10
    Great slim elegant 2-in-1 device from Microsoft

    Microsoft Pro X design is great elegant looking slim 2-in-1 laptop/tablet with SQ1 processor pro- engineered for Microsoft by QUALCOMM. It has curved edges/slim bezels on sides compared to the previous model of surface and its thin and weigh slightly less than the previous generation.

    What is in the box: Tablet (Pro X), documentation and sim eject tool, extension cord and the power adapter(65watts).

    Measurement & Weight: It measures 11.3 X 8.2 X 0.28 inches and weighs 774 grams (heavier than 12.9 iPad pro which is 631 grams) but lesser than 1 gram compared to Surface 7.

    Color: It just comes in only one color, matte black anodized aluminum. One drawback with that black aluminum even though looks great is it’s a major fingerprint magnet and has to be cleaned often. I would suggest installing skins(dbrand) to protect your investment from scratches and fingerprints.

    Display: The display on this one is 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen with 2880 x 1920 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio compared to previous generation. The display uses ambient sensing to keep colors consistent across the display when watching videos on Netflix or YouTube or Amazon Prime.

    Operating System: Comes with windows 10 Home installed and has face recognition like password-free windows Hello Sign in. Great try by Microsoft but it’s not as smooth as IOS face recognition but it’s acceptable.

    Performance: When it comes to performance, this unit should not be compared with regular gaming laptop. This tablet uses Microsoft SQ1 CPU and Adreno 685 GPU graphics card with ARM chip 32 bit. It also has the WIFI 5 and not the latest WIFI 6. Due to the ARM processor it’s not very robust for adobe photoshop editing or heavy gaming and it’s great for regular day activities like emails, browsing, sketching, streaming Netflix, YouTube and for office documents. You can also download the latest Microsoft Edge Canary build for ARM which optimizes most apps and help run smooth most of apps.

    LTE Connect: Surface X is the first tablet from Microsoft to implement LTE advanced Pro connectivity that uses Qualcomm snapdragon X24 LTE modem. There is a SIM card slot at the back behind the kick stand where you can insert any carrier's sim to browse on the GO. Compared to iPad Pro this one is great and perfect for productivity on go if you are a business user who needs to use Microsoft office products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint for business needs.

    Charger/ports: On the left side of the unit it has 2 USB-C ports (not thunderbolt port but they do support data charge and display out) and a volume rocker. On the right side it has special Microsoft magnetic surface connect proprietary charger and power button. You can also charge your device using one of the USB C ports. I do have a Dell XPS that charges on USB C and works great for charging this device. The charger in the box is high power 65w charger that can charge the tablet from zero to 100% in 1.5 hours. Also, it does not have a 3.5mm audio port for headphones nor USB A ports like previous generation.

    Battery Life: Microsoft advertises the battery life as 13 hours but with good brightness (300 nits), mine lasted for 8 hours 20 minutes. Again, this depends on the usage and applications.

    Kick Stand: Built in kick stand that can be adjusted from 0 to 165 degrees for watching movies and for working is very handy and useful. If you lift the kickstand you will find a hole when opened with sim ejection tool, it has the user replaceable SSD and the LTE slot for nano Sim card.

    Signature Keyboard & Slim Pen: I also purchased the signature keyboard and slim pen as a package for my productivity. If you don’t need the slim pen then you can just purchase the keyboard for $139. Keyboard is alcantara finish black color that snaps magnetically and has a slot for storing the pen and charging. Slim pen is rechargeable and will automatically position itself if inserted in the wrong direction (upside down) for storing and charging. When the pen is charging it has a small LED that lights up. Slim pen is very handy and when lifted from the charger displays two options on the screen whiteboard and Fullscreen snip.

    Pen when clicked at the rear button opens the whiteboard and you have options to select different tips and colors for drawings. It also has a cool ruler where you can select and draw straight lines. You can also select eraser from the tool or you can use the end of the pen to erase like regular eraser on the screen. Very cool and clever design. There are different options to change the settings of the rear button of the pen. You can select what happens when the pen button is pressed once, pressed twice, fonts for handwriting and so on.

    Also, when you slide the keyboard in an angle it hides the pen and to me it’s a great design and will function like a laptop. It comes with backlight for keys on keyboards which is very handy when working in dark areas and nights. Not sure if older keyboard of previous generation is compatible but it may not.

    Camera: Has front facing 5 megapixel1080p 30FPS camera for selfies or skype /video calls and 10-megapixel rear facing camera with 1080p HD and 4k video.

    Speaker & Mic: Great sounding speakers with dual 2- watt front facing Dolby Audio with dual far-field studio mics.

    Bottomline: This will be a daily driver for business professionals who need always on connected LTE, large 13-inch bright display, slim down bezel, premium aluminum design, great sounding speakers, magnetic keyboard /pen & upgradable SSD. But it runs on Microsoft new ARM processor that lacks performance on 64bit apps, and works great on 32-bit apps that is optimized for windows as mentioned above. So, if you get this device for heavy video editing or gaming then you will be disappointment because it’s not meant for that audience. Also, pricing on this one is little higher when you add the keyboard and pen as bundle. It costs $1569 + tax for 8GB memory & 256GB SSD model. Overall, it’s a great 2 – in – 1 device that will eventually be a competitor for iPad pro in next few generations.

    Dec 23, 2019 18:25
  • Review by Albert, 8 out of 10
    Always in reach - you can take it anywhere

    I've been using the Microsoft Surface Pro X for about a week and half now, and love almost everything about it. Overall, I give it a 4.5/5.

    Brief Summary:

    Great product. Overall, great design. Good battery life. Minor app compatibility issues but not a deal breaker.

    Absolutely buy the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard if you’re purchasing the Surface Pro X. They were quite literally made for each other and it shows in a very good way.

    I love Windows Hello sign-in. The facial recognition is fast and seamless.

    IN DEPTH REVIEW

    Overall Design:

    - Stand: 5/5

    They absolutely knocked it out of the park with this stand. It is extremely sturdy and opens so the Surface can rest nearly flat, but slightly elevated which I find particularly useful when drawing with the Surface Pen. It stays exactly where you put it at any angle. It took me a few days to get used to opening it without turning the whole Surface around as its sturdiness means it isn’t an “easy” open. I’m much happier with this design over a design that would open easier and lock to different angles. The flexibility of opening the stand to any desired angle is awesome.

    - Ports: 4.5/5

    I love the switch to USB-C on all electronics. It’s the way of the near future. I would love to see a USB-C port on both sides of the Surface instead of having 2 on one side, and their proprietary charging/data port on the other.

    The proprietary charging port used with the included power adapter is the only thing “ugly” about the Surface. When it’s not connected to the charger, there’s a large hole in the side of the Surface that looks like it’s meant for an oversized SD card. I liked the magnetic connect/disconnect of the charging cable, but it felt awkard trying to position the cable, particularly when I was using it as a tablet and holding it while sitting on a couch. I would prefer the charging port either have a metal cover that slides into place when not in use, or just get rid of it and have USB-C be the only method of charging.

    - Battery:

    The battery life is great for what I used it for. Product description claims 13 hours, and I can definitely see hitting that without issue if not running any power-intensive applications. Given this is a secondary computer for me, I found myself carrying it around and using it for short periods at a time without charging in between. The one time I let the battery get low, it charged to ~60% in <30 minutes via a USB-C charger I had from another computer.

    I love that I can charge this via USB-C, in addition to the charging port/cable it came with. I have USB-C charging cables lying around in multiple parts of my house since it’s becoming more standard, and being able to easily plug the Surface in anywhere was very convenient.

    - Cellular/ LTE: 5/5

    The surface has a built-in LTE capability but I opted for a more traditional SIM card through Verizon. Side by side with my phone, I found the Surface actually saw better LTE speeds than my phone was getting, despite being from the same carrier and plan.

    - Expandable storage: 0/5

    There isn’t expandable storage as there is on the Surface Pro 7

    App Compatibility: 4/5

    Since the Surface Pro X doesn’t use an Intel processor, I’ve had mixed results with apps that I’ve tried to download and play. I was able to run League of Legends, Everquest 2, and Stardew Valley without issue after downloading a compatibility driver, but a couple smaller apps from Steam popped up with an incompatibility error. I couldn’t find any way to tell from an app/game system requirements page whether or not it should be compatible. Given my experience, it’s likely most “mainstream” games and apps designed for a wide variety of systems will likely run, but it seems the only way to know for sure is to install them and see if they run. I’m hoping this changes as the Microsoft SQ1 processor and ARM based processors become more popular.

    ACCESSORIES

    I used this Surface Pro X with the Keyboard case, pen, and Surface mouse.

    - Keyboard Case: 5/5

    Don’t buy the Surface Pro X without this case or you’ll be missing out on half of this product. You can tell the computer and keyboard case were engineering together. The case snaps so effortlessly into place via magnets and just works. The case draws power from the Surface so it’s always ready when you are. The surface (no pun intended) of the keyboard case has a texture that just feels good, and holding the Surface Pro X in this case feels as comfortable as carrying around a paper notebook. Even when I wasn’t planning to use the Surface, I found myself carrying it around “just in case” I had something I needed to use it for.

    The case has an insert for the Surface Pen, which automatically orientates the pen correctly when placed on the insert and wirelessly charges it. It also smartly tucks away the pen area while the keyboard is in use.

    I have 2 small gripes with the keyboard case:

    1. Using the Surface as a tablet with the keyboard case flipped around the back felt awkward the keys pressing against where it was resting. I’ve seen other designs where a keyboard case had a flip over cover that might be an improvement over this, but it’s a small thing compared to how much I love this case.

    2. Due to the pen insert hiding away while they keyboard is in use, the keyboard near the screen is raised slightly and at certain viewing angles obstructs a tiny portion of the taskbar. It’s not enough to prevent you from seeing things in the taskbar and clicking on them, but at certain angles is just enough to be annoying. This is most noticeable when using the Surface in your lap rather than at a table where you likely will have a different viewing angle.

    - Surface Pen: 4.9/5

    If you’re going to get the case, you may as well get the pen. If you are interested in drawing or jotting down freehand notes, get the pen. The pen itself is very well designed. The flat shape of it, the weight of it, and the length of it all feel like the perfect combination. I don’t know if they could improve on the physical design of it.

    The back of the pen has a button you can press or double press, and the Surface lets you create shortcuts for what those presses do. By default, it launches the drawing app with either press. A neat surprise was figuring out while drawing you could flip the pen over and it will naturally act as an eraser. Extremely clever design and not something I would have ever thought to include.

    The responsiveness of the pen takes a little getting used to. The Surface starts tracking the pen with a visual circle cursor like indicator when you get close to the screen, though it doesn’t respond until you physically touch the screen. At first it made me feel like there was a bit of a lag, but I think it’s a perception issue that you get used to after some continued use.

    - Surface Arc Mouse: 4/5

    The Surface Arc mouse is a “neat” product. It folds flat for storage, and automatically turns off while flat as well. It boasts tracking on nearly any surface, but I had mixed results using it on the arm of a couch. Tracking on a “normal” surface has been fine.

    For the price though, it should be rechargeable via USB-C or Qi wireless charging. Everything about the Keyboard and Pen feel effortless, like they were engineered together with the Surface Pro with great attention to detail. Opening the Surface Arc mouse to insert batteries felt archaic by comparison. Hopefully the next generation will incorporate a rechargeable battery.

    Dec 31, 2019 15:08
  • Review by KMed, 6 out of 10
    The Beautiful Tablet That Wanted To Be More

    The Surface Pro X is a beautiful tablet. Honestly, it's probably the best looking tablet I've ever had the pleasure to play with and I've handled a lot of tablets. It's thin, has a wonderful black finish and a beautiful bright and clear screen. This alone makes it a worthy tablet, but the fact that it runs a full blown version of Windows 10 makes it even better, right?

    Here's where it gets interesting. The Surface Pro X runs an ARM processor underneath it's sleek looks. Now don't get me wrong, the new SQ1 processor that MIcrosoft developed with Qualcomm is a beastly mobile processor, but it's not natively compatible with X86 software and this becomes an issue at times when using this otherwise capable tablet.

    Windows 10 can still be pretty awkward to use with just your finger, even in Tablet Mode. You can definitely tell the difference between an OS specifically designed for a tablet, like iOS on the iPad vs an OS that's trying to cater to both keyboard/mouse users and touch users.

    If you're using this tablet for email, web browsing and some light office work you won't have an issue as all those apps are going to run, even if they need to be emulated in order to do so. But some apps, most notably Photoshop or full versions of certain applications like Dropbox just aren't going to play nice being with this laptop, either refusing to install or not running reliably. Even applications that do run, but aren't compiled specifically for the ARM architecture are going to negatively impact the battery life of your SPX (Surface Pro X) and that's never a good thing.

    This wouldn't be a big deal if the Microsoft Store did a better job at telling you which apps were compatible with the SPX, but it doesn't. It also doesn't have a huge library of applications like you'd find on the Apple Apps Store either.

    These things combined bring down the usability of this tablet by quite a bit, but all's not lost as when you combine the SPX with it's companion Keyboard/Pen combo it transforms into a pretty capable workhorse.

    You'll be able to fire off emails, surf the web and then relax and watch a movie just fine with the SPX, just don't expect to run many games on it as it's just not designed for that. The graphics capability stops at games like Angry Birds 2 from the Microsoft Store. Don't expect to play any new FPS games with this guy, you'll just end up frustrating yourself.

    So long story short. The Surface Pro X is a beautiful tablet. It's about the same size/weight as an iPad Pro of similar size, but runs Windows 10 that works with almost all native Windows applications, but not all of them. It can't play games and it's a little awkward to use without a keyboard, pen or trackpad. This means you'll be spending some more money on the Surface X Keyboard/Pen combo.

    The Surface Pro X is a quiet and sleek tablet that really wants to be a laptop, because that's the way it works best. You'll be using it as a laptop more often than not so why not just get a laptop instead?

    That's the question you might want to consider before investing in the Surface Pro X.

    Dec 30, 2019 22:31
  • Review by Dakingindanorf, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Productivity

    This is the first Microsoft Surface product that I've owned and I'm in love. As a professional student, this device helps me be efficient and productive every day.

    What initially drew me to this device was the new SQ1 processor developed by Microsoft and Qualcomm. The goal they set out for was a laptop experience with smartphone benefits. I think they succeeded. I can browse the web, watch videos, jam to music, respond to emails, jot down notes, and type up Word documents with laptop-like performance. The Instant On functionality gets me back to work quickly and the efficiency of the processor keeps me working for as long as I need without being strapped to a power outlet. I've only had to charge this device two times in the last week with light to moderate use.

    What else do I love about this device? Pretty much everything. At 1.7 pounds, this thing is ultra portable and goes with me everywhere. The hardware is gorgeous with a 13" display and the thinnest bezel I've seen on a surface device. The kickstand is highly adjustable between upright for a laptop-like experience or nearly flat if you're more interested in playing with the device as a tablet for things like drawing. The twin Dolby speakers provide quite a bit of power for clear stereo sound when you want to jam to your favorite tunes. There are two USB-C ports on this device for plugging in hubs for flash drives, SD cards, etc. You can also remove the rear cover on this device with the included SIM tool and swap out the hard drive or put a SIM in the device for LTE connectivity. That's a really nice feature for business professionals.

    One thing I want to mention is that I got this device with the Signature Keyboard and Slim Pen and would highly recommend picking those up. If you want to use the Surface Pro X as anything but a tablet - and I think you should - the keyboard and pen are necessities.

    As with most electronic devices, individual needs and personal preferences ultimately dictate what device you should get for yourself. The Surface Pro X is built for portability and productivity and that's exactly what I use it for. This is why I love it so much. If you're going to use it for those things specifically, I think you'll be pleased with your purchase. If you're going to want a device that can be used for creative content creation or gaming, I would maybe look elsewhere.

    Dec 28, 2019 16:52
  • Review by TickledPink, 8 out of 10
    Thoughts from an old man...

    The Microsoft Surface Pro X is…well, okay. It’s got some good points; it’s got some not-so-good points. Is it the game-changing, life-altering Surface tablet that we’ve all been waiting for? Meh, probably not. But please understand — it’s not terrible, seriously. If you are truly in need of a portable device like this, and you’re a fan of the MS platform, then this may be just fine for you. Would I run out and replace a Pro 7 that’s running fine? Probably not — unless the following “pros” are reason enough for you to fork out the extra bucks.

    Pros —

    I love the sleek styling without sacrificing that feeling of quality. There’s a solid heft to it without being bulky. You can get this engineered aluminum beauty in any color…as long as it’s black (thank you Henry Ford), which I think looks great.

    The display is beautiful and vibrant and almost bezel-less. Smaller profile than earlier Surfaces, but with a bigger screen? Go figure.

    USB-C ports. Two of them.

    The Dolby Studios sound production is rather stellar considering the overall thinness of the Pro X. It’s obviously not going to match a good standalone system, but it holds it’s own, and it is customizable to your taste in sound.

    The cameras are darn good for a tablet — 5MP user-facing and 10 MP rear-facing cameras provide a decent foundation for minor editing. Once again, you can do better with an actual camera (or even many phones). Taken pics can go directly to the whiteboard where creativity is spawned. Become that artist you’ve been hiding all your life!

    The Pro X is LTE ready. It’s up to you to access this feature through your cell provider, but it’s there whether or not you want it. Who knows what the future holds!

    Battery life seems pretty close to the 12-hour MS claim. Definitely better than most laptops.

    Cons —

    Battery life (didn’t I just mention that as a pro?) seemed to dwindle quite a bit when my wife decided that she wanted to navigate with Chrome. Maybe this is more of a compatibility issue?…but I did want to mention it.

    Ok, I’m an old man. I miss not having the headphone jack. I say that, and yet I just finished listening to Tool’s Fear Inoculum over the seamless bluetooth connection with my trusty 65t’s, so what am I complaining about?! Anyway, now you know that there’s no headphone jack…

    Don’t think that the Pro X will also fill your gaming needs. It won’t. It’s a mobile device as far as that goes. That being said, it does just fine with mobile games.

    The Windows 10 platform. Yep, I just don’t care for it, but that’s just me. I grew up in the world of Google and Mac. This is not a big deal — I just simply prefer the others. I’m constantly thinking, “Oh yeah, they want me to do this to do that…” Like I said, no biggie. Just a matter of preference. Note: I’m not getting rid of it. I’ll just continue on with Chrome and accept the lower battery life, which is still pretty good.

    So, is it worth the price? It's not cheap, so the jury’s still out. A lot of other variables enter in the answering of that question. It is a cool looking machine and we’re going to enjoy it and the keyboard/pen we got with it when we travel and as a second unit when the desktop is occupied. Honestly, I still have a lot to learn about the world of the Surface and what I can supposedly do on it that I can’t do on other tablets or laptops.

    Dec 27, 2019 17:50
  • Review by TechGeek28, 8 out of 10
    Sleek & Stylish Tablet PC

    This is a beautiful tablet/PC. It is super thin, and has a bigger screen with way thinner bezels than past

    Surfaces. It is not built for heavy gaming at all. It does however play the little arcade type game apps

    from the Microsoft store just fine. I would say this specific Surface is aimed more towards students,

    businesspeople, or even graphic designers. It’s great for web browsing, using Microsoft Word, Excel,

    Powerpoint, Photoshop, Whiteboard with the stylus, checking email, streaming, ect.. The screen has

    good touch responsiveness, even with the cheap tempered glass protector I applied to it, and the resolution is outstanding. I do feel like the speakers can sound a bit

    muffled once above 50% volume so that was a downside. However, I plugged in my USB C AKG earbuds

    which are fully compatible so that made the issue obsolete for me. This is the first device I have used

    Microsoft Hello with. It works so incredibly fast to just scan my face and log me in within a second.

    Watching videos on Youtube, Streaming on Netflix, and Hulu work great with no issues with buffering.

    All together it feels super high quality and it is just so sleek and stylish looking. It runs great for basic

    computer uses, just not for gaming. I highly recommend purchasing the keyboard/stylus to go along with your surface so you get that true laptop type feel.

    Dec 23, 2019 17:59
  • Review by Mike777VSP, 10 out of 10
    VERY IMPRESSED!

    Once I received this Surface Pro X and opened the box, IMMEDIATELY I was impressed. The look is sleek and classy. And this thing is LIGHT, extremely light.

    Pros: I love the 13” touch screen. The texture of the screen is unlike any that I have ever used. I am an Apple fanatic, and my oldest son is in Medical School and several of his classmates have the prior version of the Surface Pro, and he told me this was a great product. He was right.

    And when Microsoft says its “edge-To-edge they are not exaggerating. The screen is not too small or not too big, it just seems RIGHT. The colors on this Pro X are second to none. Crisp. Bright. Amazing. There (to this point) is no “lag” when you touch the screen, it seems as if its “waiting” on you. Very responsive.

    Out of the box the set-up was simple and quick. It recognized our home WI-FI and log in was a breeze. And this thing is fast. I love the speed of the processor and how much you can do with this laptop. I received this over a week ago, so I’m still “finding my way around”. But the apps, the response, the programs, I AM VERY IMPRESSED.

    As I previously said, the weight is unreal, this thing is so light that you can forget you have it in your hand or sitting on your lap. I like the way you can transition from tablet to computer seamlessly. The matte black finish is pleasing to the eyes.

    The camera is very clear, and the pictures it takes are very good. I love the face recognition on this computer. I love everything about this computer. It has/is taking me some time to adjust back to a Windows product after using the Apple platform for so long, but I’m adjusting a little more day by day.

    If you want/need a good, dependable (to this point) laptop/tablet don’t hesitate to buy this. You too will be IMPRESSED!

    Cons:

    So far, I haven’t found any!

    Dec 28, 2019 13:35
  • Review by bradrobster, 10 out of 10
    My New Travel & Day to Day Windows Box

    I have been using this about a week now and so far, it has exceeded my expectations. I was a bit skeptical at first based on a few of the reviews. To be clear, I am not a gamer, so I was fine in giving the SG1 a chance. I have not been disappointed.

    I was looking for a smaller profile Windows-based machine. I love my 15in HP Spectre360 but it’s a couple years old now and I was looking for a 13in form factor. I also own a 2018 ipad but still wanted the windows 10 OS but the smaller in a 2in1 was appealing. I also got the Signature keyboard and Pen. If you really want to appreciate the how great this device is, you really need that keyboard.

    I primarily use Windows machines for surfing, streaming and productivity. Heavy on the MS Office suite so that is key. I have attached keyboards to tablets for years, from Samsung’s to iPad. I must say that this Surface Pro with the premium keyboard and the tilt is amazing. When I set it on any table or surface and begin to work with the keyboard and touch pad, it is as smooth as any of the nicer laptops I have ever had.

    It is instant on, SSD is snappy for retrieving all my docs and pics. I moved over 100GB of files and pics to this baby. I am easily able to have Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as Edge & Firefox open at the same time and still only consuming 80% of the 7.5GB available memory.

    I have achieved around 8-9.5 hours of battery life with normal usage. I am not a fan of the charger, but the nice thing is the 2 included USB-C’s work fine with my universal USB-C charger that I use for my mac and HP laptop as well as my Samsung phone so it’s super convenient to travel with.

    Display resolution is fantastic at 2880 x 1920, onboard Dolby sound was much better than I expected. It does not have a headphone jack but no worries, I was able to connect up 2 different Bluetooth headsets with ease. Cameras are great, front facing webcam is a 1080p 5mp camera but the rear facing camera is a 1080p/ 4K 10mp camera.

    Overall, I am moving to replace my current windows laptop with this one. It’s light, it’s easy, it has great storage and fast response with the 256 SSD and 8GB Ram. Very easy to travel with and I am probably going to add the LTE chip from my current Verizon carrier to make it always on accessible.

    The keyboard design with the pen tucked in so you just pull out the keyboard…..wow! Amazing that it just snaps back in when you don’t need it. The keyboard and trackpad are comfortable and very usable. The keyboard is lightly slanted and using it is easy on the wrist. It does not feel like some add on tablet keyboards feel, this one is much more natural to me. The design specs here are far and above the general competition!

    I would recommend this but must say that that you have to have the Premium Keyboard/Pen combo to close the deal. It’s outstanding without it, but amazing with it !

    Dec 31, 2019 14:33
  • 8.6score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo Platform Core i7 – 32GB Memory – 1TB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 32GB internal storage: Store your software, apps, music, movies, photos and more
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JessB, 10 out of 10
    Love the new surface pro 8!

    Absolutely love this new surface pro 8! I owned the Surface Pro 7 and it is such a big difference. I ended up purchasing the Signature Keyboard with the fingerprint reader and I wish I owned it sooner! I really wish that the Surface Pro 8 came in a Matte Black, but that would be my only complaint.

    Oct 10, 2021 21:30
  • Review by Ruin, 4 out of 10
    Loved it till i got the type cover for it

    It was a nightmare, paid $2.6k for the all spec’d out one to just return it. Had it for just two days. So when my type cover arrived i tried it on and it only charged the slim pen 2 but the keys and mouse pad did not work. So i went through the internet since microsoft customer service wasnt avaliable and retarted the cpu, updated all the drivers, shut it down and started it back up after 10 mins and nothing. The type cover still didnt work. I went to best buy thinking it could just be the keyboad that’s messed up and tried another one and still didnt work. Thats when i tried to exchange it to only hear that they cant since the cpu i got was sold out everywhere even on the microsoft website. Last resort? Return it and call it a huge lost, I had high expectations and although i got my money back i truly wanted to keep it, thats why its a bummer and a huge lost especially since the keyboard that was made for it didnt work for it… this is why i try not to be bias and stick to apple products but it just keeps pulling me back to apple with horrible experiences like there. Not to mention the fact im not refunded the money i spent for hardward coverage and what not

    Oct 10, 2021 07:16
  • Review by TechGuy, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    I just picked this up yesterday, so keep that in mind. I am really please with the ease at setting it up and I have been using an iPad Pro, but like how the Microsoft Office apps work on the surface better.

    Oct 16, 2021 09:34
  • Review by Good, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    Perfect 2 in 1. Best in market. Most powerful one by far

    Nov 05, 2021 02:04
  • 8.6score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro X - 13" Touch-Screen - MS SQ2 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Wi-Fi + 4G LTE - Device Only (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

    You're always one step ahead. So is Surface Pro X. The sleek design and ultimate mobility combine with razor-thin bezels allow you to push your ideas to the limit on the brilliant 13", virtually edge-to-edge, touch screen. Always stay connected and work more efficiently anywhere with blazing-fast LTE.³ For a premium laptop experience on the go, click Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen* in place. The Pen stores securely and recharges in the keyboard, so it's always at your fingertips.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AaronTheYoung, 2 out of 10
    This Surface had quality and performance issues.

    I chose this Surface because it had LTE and I was hoping since it was new it would be a fast model. The first purchase had to be refunded as AFTER I configured it completely, I noticed there was a crack in the top right corner of the screen.

    The replacement also had issues and in mid-configuration, after rebooting, it would lock up at the MS Windows logo screen. Couldn't do anything about it. No matter how I reset it, it wouldn't proceed past this screen.

    Third one came and I gave it to my user to use. They are complaining of poor performance. E-mail is taking 30 seconds to send. Apps are opening up slow. My user is NOT happy. So I may be returning this one as well.

    It was nice that it had LTE, but I think there are issues with the ARM compatibility with software.

    I'm going to probably be getting an Intel based system if my user doesn't want it after this week.

    Jul 27, 2021 10:37
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft rocks

    Love the portability. Enjoy the ease of operation and face recognition. Great colors and again the wonderful windows 10. The fact you can carry it around laptop or iPad very nice. Still learning how it all works I will figure it out.

    Thanks Microsoft

    Dec 15, 2020 00:38
  • Review by Sully, 6 out of 10
    Some limitations

    Too many limitations. The Surface Pro X comes with an ARM-based processor and an integrated LTE modem, which is why it is an interesting device for those who appreciate portability. However, in everyday use, the combination of an ARM SoC and Windows 10 results in a lot of limitations, and the battery life is also quite poor.

    Aug 30, 2021 01:04
  • Review by Chewblaka, 6 out of 10
    Surface X - Just Okay

    This is a nice system if all you need to do is use the Internet and check email. However, because of the ARM processors, you will not be able to install any 64-bit software. Kind of makes this about as useful as any chromebook but more expensive. Loved the sleek design, full real estate for screen, and concept of replaceable hard drive but until all the software can run on ARM technology, you may be disappointed with this purchase.

    Dec 11, 2020 19:18
  • Review by Techieek, 8 out of 10
    My favorite device for MS Whiteboard

    I love using this device for Microsoft Whiteboard and Microsoft Edge. I wish there were other apps (e.g., Zoom, Chrome, and Adobe Creative Cloud) that were compiled natively for the processor (SQ2). Microsoft claims that more apps are being ported to this processor every week. I would have given it 5 stars if the Surface Dock 2 had been able to properly power my external touch monitor, which would have allowed me to fully retire my old HP all-in-one computer. Setting up the 4g LTE was very easy for a first-timer like me.

    Oct 21, 2020 16:58
  • Review by Brenkdgn, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro is what I needed!

    Went to Best Buy to purchase the Surface Pro and received excellent service from purchasing to getting the surface pro hooked up with my Verizon plan. All the employees that helped me were knowledgeable and answered questions. The employees set up the surface pro for me and showed me some things I would not have found out on my own.

    The surface pro with the wi-fi and 4G has worked and with practice and use, I should be able to manipulate it like my old computer!

    Feb 19, 2021 17:14
  • Review by Slater, 10 out of 10
    SurfacePro 13"

    One of our staff requested a non-apple product. Very happy with performance and features.

    Nov 18, 2021 05:56
  • Review by bvkacd, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro X

    Awesome

    Spectacular

    Excellent

    I could go on and on. This is one sweet tablet. I’m more than pleased. I would buy this tablet again. I would tell a friend to buy this tablet. It’s very easy to setup out of the box. It works seamlessly with the keypad. I really appreciate the 4G LTE.

    Jul 23, 2021 15:57
  • 7.6score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo Platform Core i7 – 16GB Memory – 512GB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Graphite
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 16GB internal storage: Plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more.
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NewsAddict, 10 out of 10
    Awesome device and mostly couldn't be happier

    I've been waiting a very very long time to get a Surface device and with this latest generation, it's not my ideal size but... they finally got close enough to what I was waiting for (14") to take the plunge. I have been glued to 15" 16:9 screens for many many years now and I just couldn't see myself going to the 12.3" screen of previous generations. I was even nervous about this 13" size before it arrived and how I would adapt with my reader wearing eyes and large hands on the smaller keyboard without an external monitor/keyboard. I am pleased to say that I absolutely love it! I still have my 15" 4K laptop for heavy Lightroom and Photoshop work when needed but this will serve me extremely well for everything else. The light weight and portability is also very welcome. The resolution is great and having the same OS on all my devices is not to be underestimated in importance.

    The build quality surpasses so many other devices out there from many manufacturers and it screams quality.

    Windows 11 is excellent and has been extremely stable and fast, while I'm still getting used to specific settings and where they are now located/ what they are called... the changes have been a very welcome upgrade to Windows 10 and has been extremely stable thus far. I even upgraded my old Dell XPS to Windows 11 Pro ahead of when directed to do so and have not had a single issue, which is saying something based on past Windows releases.

    Some nitpicking issues...

    I have a NAS and private cloud at home so storage isn't an unmitigated issue but I would really have preferred a 1TB drive with 32G RAM in the Graphite color so I could never worry about access to the majority of my files when traveling. I detest silver electronic devices in general. I'd also like it to be easier to upgrade... of course.

    I probably would have opted for a 5G version if one had been available to provide some more future proofing.

    No option to purchase direct with Windows 11 Pro... I had to upgrade via the MS Store for an extra 99$. Note: Offline files sync (in the native OS) like in previous home versions of the OS is not available, you have to go to Pro for that capability.

    In the end however, I am very excited with my Surface Pro 8 and every time I pick it up and use it, I know it was the right decision...

    Microsoft, I'd still really like a 14" version! In Graphite! With a 1TB SSD and 32GB RAM and Windows 11 Pro installed already!

    Oct 08, 2021 17:05
  • Review by TheKen, 8 out of 10
    Great device but Windows 11 has some shortcomings

    I have had a Surface as my main device since the first one. This is very fast and the battery is good. I like the extra screen size. It's only a little bigger but makes a big difference. I have a few Windows 11 complaints. The biggest complaint is the changes Microsoft made to the taskbar. It is significantly less configurable and is slowing me down. I hope MS listens to the many user complaints about this and fixes it in the next update. I was disappointed that i needed to buy a new keyboard.

    Oct 15, 2021 17:37
  • Review by TechNerd23, 6 out of 10
    Pricey and heavy

    Too Bulky and pricey I was hoping for better graphics card for the price. It should really include the keyboard and pen. If you're looking for a surface I recommend the surface laptop studio, its around the same price as the Surface pro 8

    Oct 29, 2021 20:17
  • Review by cynicmouth, 4 out of 10
    beautiful device but intel chip really sucks

    love the new design which pretty much looks like surface pro x; been eyeing for a 2-in-1 for a while as my work needs it. Unfortunately battery on this really sucks - i was able to get approx. 7 hr of battery life with light browsing and battery saver on, nowhere near proclaimed 16 hrs of battery life. for a device with this form factor i'd expect 10 hr under light weight office work :( guess ill wait for sp9 and see if they will improve at all

    Nov 09, 2021 20:28
  • Review by BeagleGuy, 2 out of 10
    USB ports dead after Windows update

    Dead on arrival. I don't know if it's poor quality control or a bad Windows update, but after running all the updates, both USB-C ports stopped working. No amount of searching on the web indicates this problem or a solution. I have reinstalled Windows three times - three different ways. I have uninstalled the USB controllers and drivers in Control Panal. Nothing works. Now I have to waste time and make a trip back to Best Buy for the Geek squad to look at it. The end result will probably be a return. Either way. Microsoft, I don't appreciate having my time wasted. On such an expensive device, you need to do better

    Oct 14, 2021 06:03
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Convenient and portable

    Fantastic piece of equipment. The compact design and portability are exactly what I need for my consulting projects. So convenient

    Nov 05, 2021 15:51
  • Review by SylviaO, 10 out of 10
    Surface pro

    I’m still learning it but I like it & plan on using it more

    Nov 08, 2021 11:47
  • 7.2score
    Microsoft - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Surface Pro 6 - 12.3" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Black
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Unplug. Pack light. Get productive your way, all day. Collaborate on projects, perfect a presentation, manage email, and stream a show when it’s all done. From office to home, airport to open road, power your life on the move with new Surface Pro 6, the laptop that adapts to you — now more powerful than ever with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor for faster, smoother multitasking.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.Learn more.

    2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Satisfiedsuperdad, 8 out of 10
    Quick, nimble, elegant, perfect for my needs

    For a normal person who uses internet, office programs, a bit of drawing, this is a perfect tool.

    May 26, 2020 12:42
  • Review by Cgutz06, 4 out of 10
    Surface pro

    Wasn’t impressed.....for it being a “tablet” it sucks you can’t download all apps.

    Apr 24, 2020 17:00
  • 6.0score
    Microsoft - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Surface Pro 6 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB - 256GB SSD - With Keyboard - Black
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Complete presentations with this 12.3-inch Microsoft Surface Pro 6 bundle. The Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM power programs that keep you on task, and the 256GB solid-state drive lacks moving parts to operate quietly.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    6 Features
  • Powerful connectivity with USB 3.0: Share files, connect accessories and display content on the big screen with a full-size USB port.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 12.3" widescreen with 2736 x 1824 resolution: High pixel density and stunning detail make this screen ideal for Web browsing, studying, reading and streaming HD content.
  • 256GB internal storage plus microSD slot: Store your software, apps, music, movies, photos, and more. Expand storage with a microSD card (sold separately).
  • Quad-core processor: The right combination of fast performance and power efficiency. It allows rapid multitasking, delivers smooth response and unleashes stunning graphics.
  • Dual cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera with autofocus and windows hello.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by June, 2 out of 10
    Don’t purchase surface pro laptop

    Delivery took forever but that was expected given COVID. What I did not expect was to only get the screen to the laptop. The keyboard, pen and plus were all missing. Tried to call and go online to replace and could never get through. Ended up going to a local store and returning. I will never buy there again!

    May 23, 2020 09:50
  • 2.0score