Surface Pro 9 specs, features, and analysis

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

Availability

Surface Pro 9
Released2022
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 12, 2022
  • Pre-ordered: October 12, 2022
  • Released: October 25, 2022
PricingStarting at $999.99
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
By Microsoft
$999.99
$1,599.99 38% 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
By Microsoft
$948.01
$1,049.99 10% OFF
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)
By Microsoft
$699.99
$749.99 7% OFF
Microsoft QIL-00035 Surface Pro 9 13" Touch Tablet, Intel i7, 16GB/256GB, Sapphire Bundle Surface Pro Signature Mechanical Keyboard, Black and 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
Microsoft QIL-00035 Surface Pro 9 13" Touch Tablet, Intel i7, 16GB/256GB, Sapphire Bundle Surface Pro Signature Mechanical Keyboard, Black and 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
By Microsoft
$1,489.00
$1,804.97 18% OFF
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
By Microsoft
$2,113.00
$2,699.99 22% OFF

Exterior

Surface Pro 9
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37” (287 mm x 208 mm x 9.3 mm)
Weight1.94 lb (879 g)
Colors
Sapphire Forest Platinum Graphite
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
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), 2 nits minimum
  • Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Adaptive Color
  • Auto Color Management supported
  • Dolby Vision IQ™ support

Ports

Surface Pro 9
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 port
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x SSD slot
    M.2 2230 NVMe slot

Internal Specs

Surface Pro 9
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.30 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.70 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Pro 91
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U1,51086.09%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U1,754100.00%
3
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U1,56088.94%
4
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U1,33676.17%
01,754

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Pro 91
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U5,71589.09%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U6,415100.00%
3
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U5,70088.85%
4
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U6,33698.77%
06,415
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5 RAM
Storage
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Removable SSD.
Fans Number1

Connectivity

Surface Pro 9
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology

Battery

Surface Pro 9
Size
  • 47.7 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 46.5 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)

Software

Surface Pro 9
OSConsumer models
  • Windows 11 Home
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
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
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 with Dolby Atmos®

Misc

Surface Pro 9
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
  • TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
In the box
  • Surface Pro 9
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty

Key Features

Surface Pro 9
At Glance
Released in Late
2022
3:2 2.8K
13”
1920p 60~120Hz
Weight
1.94 lb
0.88 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1265U
10C/12T, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,336
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,336
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5
Starting at
$999.99
i5, 8GB, 128GB, Win 11 Home

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Pro 9 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Pro 9.

Supports Windows 11

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

RequirementsSurface Pro 9
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1235U → Intel Core i7-1265U
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive128GB → 1TB
2 Cores CPU10 cores
All-day battery life of up to 15.5-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 9 lasts up to 15.5 hours of battery life.

Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

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

Storage SlotsSurface Pro 9
M.2x1
SATA0

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Pro 9.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Pro 9 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
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR5
Speed5200 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1265U inside Surface Pro 9 has a 30% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1185G7 inside Surface Pro 8.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i7-1255U
6,415
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i7-1265U
6,336
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i5-1235U
5,715
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i5-1245U
5,700
Surface Pro 8 - Intel Core i7-1185G7
4,864
Surface Pro 8 - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Surface Pro 8 - Intel Core i3-1115G4
2,445
Supports faster memory

Surface Pro 9 supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Pro 8. It supports up to 5200MHz versus 4267MHz of system memory on the Surface Pro 8.

Memory type and speed
Surface Pro 9 - LPDDR5
5,200 MHz
Surface Pro 8 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Has one fewer port and slot

Surface Pro 9 has fewer ports and slots count than the Surface Pro 8. It has only five versus six amount of ports and slots on the Surface Pro 8.

PortsSurface Pro 9Surface Pro 8
headphone jackNoYes
SSD slotYesYes
Surface ConnectYesYes
Surface Type CoverNoYes
Surface Type Cover portYesNo
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2Yes x2
Total56
Slightly less versatile connectivity

Surface Pro 9 has less versatile I/O connectivity than the Surface Pro 8. It has only one versus two commonly used ports and slots on the Surface Pro 8.

PortsSurface Pro 9Surface Pro 8
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
headphone jackNoYes