Surface Pro 9 5G specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 Surface Pro 9 5G including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Surface Pro 9 5G
Released2022
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 12, 2022
  • Pre-ordered: October 12, 2022
  • Released: October 25, 2022
PricingStarting at $2,999.99
Applicable Models
  • Surface Pro 9 with 5G
  • Surface Pro 9 SQ® 3
Generations
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i7 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Graphite Microsoft Copilot
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i7 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Graphite Microsoft Copilot
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$1,062.59
$1,599.99 34% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
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$946.98
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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Copilot, Graphite (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Copilot, Graphite (Renewed)
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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Tablet, 13" - High-Performance Laptop with 10th Gen Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Pre-Installed Windows 11 Pro, Long Battery Life Platinum Finish QLQ-00001
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Tablet, 13" - High-Performance Laptop with 10th Gen Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Pre-Installed Windows 11 Pro, Long Battery Life Platinum Finish QLQ-00001
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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 1265U Tablet - 13" - Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U Deca-core (10 Core) 1.80 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro - Graphite
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 1265U Tablet - 13" - Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U Deca-core (10 Core) 1.80 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro - Graphite
By Microsoft
$1,409.99
$2,049.99 31% OFF

Exterior

Surface Pro 9 5G
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37” (287 mm x 208 mm x 9.3 mm)
Weight1.95 lb (883 g)
Colors
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Not included.
  • Compatible with 
    Surface Pro Signature Keyboard Surface Pro X Keyboard
  • Type Cover Features:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Surface Slim Pen Storage
    • Magnetic dock
    • Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen

Display

Surface Pro 9 5G
Size13 Inches
Info
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920
    5.53M Pixels.
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
  • Dynamic refresh rate: up to 120Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1200:1
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Brightness: 450 nits maximum (typical), 5 nits minimum
  • Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Adaptive Color

Ports

Surface Pro 9 5G
Ports
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (1)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Type Cover
Under Kickstand (2)
  • 1 x nanoSIM card slot
  • 1 x SSD slot
    M.2 2230 NVMe slot

Internal Specs

Surface Pro 9 5G
Processor
  1. Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 GHz, 8MB Cache, 7W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Pro 9 5G1
Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit978100.00%
0978

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Pro 9 5G1
Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit4,760100.00%
04,760
Integrated Graphics
  1. Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit
    Microsoft® SQ3™ Adreno™ 8cx Gen 3 GPU
    N/A,
Memory
8GB 16GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Removable SSD.
Fans Number0

Connectivity

Surface Pro 9 5G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
Wireless WAN
  • Location: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Beidou Support
  • NanoSIM and eSIM support
  • Supports 5G

Battery

Surface Pro 9 5G
Size
  • 47.7 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 46.5 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 19 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 39W power supply
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-60% in about one hour)

Software

Surface Pro 9 5G
OSConsumer models
  • Windows 11 Home on ARM
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro on ARM
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one-month trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Pro 9 5G
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD and 4K video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers

Misc

Surface Pro 9 5G
Inking
  • Designed for Surface Slim Pen 2
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision magnetic storage
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
  • The integrated storage and wireless charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
Security
  • Enhanced security with Microsoft Pluton
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
In the box
  • Surface Pro 9 SQ3 with 5G
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • SIM Card access tool
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty

Key Features

Surface Pro 9 5G
At Glance
Released in Late
2022
3:2 2.8K
13”
1920p 60~120Hz
Weight
1.95 lb
0.88 kg
Powered By
Microsoft SQ3
8C/8T, 3.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
978
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,760
Multi-Core
With integrated
Microsoft® SQ3™ Adreno™ 8cx Gen 3 GPU
N/A
Configurable up to
16GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4X
Starting at
$1,299.99
i5, 8GB, 128GB, Win 11 Home for ARM
Up to
19 hours
Battery life for typical device usage.

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Pro 9 5G image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Pro 9 5G.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Pro 9 5G exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Pro 9 5G
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorMicrosoft SQ3
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive128GB → 1TB
2 Cores CPU8 cores
All-day battery life of up to 19-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 9 5G lasts up to 19 hours of battery life.

Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

Surface Pro 9 5G comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Pro 9 5G
M.2x1
SATA0

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Pro 9 5G.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Pro 9 5G is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Pro 9 5G
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed4266 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Much faster CPU performance

Microsoft SQ3 inside Surface Pro 9 5G has a 55% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Microsoft SQ2 inside SQ2 Surface Pro X.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Pro 9 5G - Microsoft SQ3
4,760
SQ2 Surface Pro X - Microsoft SQ2
3,054
Supports faster memory

Surface Pro 9 5G supports a faster memory speed than the SQ2 Surface Pro X. It supports up to 4266MHz versus 2133MHz of system memory on the SQ2 Surface Pro X.

Memory type and speed
Surface Pro 9 5G - LPDDR4X
4,266 MHz
SQ2 Surface Pro X - LPDDR4X
2,133 MHz

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 13% heavier

Surface Pro 9 5G weighed 1.95 pounds, 13% heavier than the 1.70 pounds SQ2 Surface Pro X.

WeightSurface Pro 9 5GSQ2 Surface Pro X
Pound
1.95 lbs.
1.70 lbs.
Kilogram
0.88 kg
0.77 kg

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