SQ2 Surface Pro X specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2020 SQ2 Surface Pro X including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

SQ2 Surface Pro X image

SQ2 Surface Pro X

Availability

SQ2 Surface Pro X
Released2020
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 1, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: October 1, 2020
  • Released: October 13, 2020
Pricing
  • $1,499.99 - SQ® 2 | 16GB | 256GB SSD
  • $1,799.99 - SQ® 2 | 16GB | 512GB SSD
Generations
SQ2 Surface Pro X Price
Microsoft Surface Pro X 13" SQ2 16GB RAM 256GB SSD WiFi + 4G LTE Platinum SQ2 Processor - Laptop, Tablet, or Studio Mode SQ2 Adreno 690 - Windows 10 Home on ARM
Microsoft Surface Pro X 13" SQ2 16GB RAM 256GB SSD WiFi + 4G LTE Platinum SQ2 Processor - Laptop, Tablet, or Studio Mode SQ2 Adreno 690 - Windows 10 Home on ARM
By Microsoft
$999.99
Microsoft Surface Pro X QGN-00001 13" Commercial Tablet - 16GB 256GB SSD - Windows 10 Professional
Microsoft Surface Pro X QGN-00001 13" Commercial Tablet - 16GB 256GB SSD - Windows 10 Professional
By Microsoft
$848.99
Microsoft Surface Pro X - 13" Touchscreen - Microsoft SQ 2 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro X - 13" Touchscreen - Microsoft SQ 2 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$799.99
Microsoft Surface Pro X - 13" Touchscreen - Microsoft SQ 2 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro X - 13" Touchscreen - Microsoft SQ 2 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$649.97
Microsoft Surface Pro X – 13" Touch-Screen –SQ1 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive – WIFI + 4G LTE – Matte Black (MJU-00001)
Microsoft Surface Pro X – 13" Touch-Screen –SQ1 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive – WIFI + 4G LTE – Matte Black (MJU-00001)
By Microsoft
$799.99
$892.99 10% OFF

Exterior

SQ2 Surface Pro X
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.28” (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm)
Width: 11.3” (287 mm)
Height: 8.2” (208 mm)
Thickness: 0.28” (7.3 mm)
Weight1.70 lbs (774 g)
Colors
Platinum Matte Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • 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

SQ2 Surface Pro X
Size13 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (5.53M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display (sRGB + Enchanced Color Profiles)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating

Ports

SQ2 Surface Pro X
Ports
SQ2 Surface Pro X Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
  • 2 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Nano SIM
  • 1 x Surface Pro X Type Cover

Internal Specs

SQ2 Surface Pro X
Processor
  1. Microsoft® SQ2™
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.15 GHz, 2MB Cache, 7W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

SQ2 Surface Pro X1
Microsoft® SQ2™773100.00%
0773

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

SQ2 Surface Pro X1
Microsoft® SQ2™3,054100.00%
03,054
Integrated Graphics
  1. Microsoft® SQ2™
    Microsoft® SQ2™ Adreno™ 690 GPU
    N/A,
Memory
16GB
2133MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
256 GB 512 GB
Removable PCIe SSD

Connectivity

SQ2 Surface Pro X
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
MoreQualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem
  • Up to Gigabit LTE Advanced Pro5 with nanoSIM and eSIM support. LTE Bands supported: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS support

Battery

SQ2 Surface Pro X
Size38.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 15 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

SQ2 Surface Pro X
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft 365 Family 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

SQ2 Surface Pro X
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 video/4K video.
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Misc

SQ2 Surface Pro X
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • Firmware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro X (2020)
  • Power supply
  • SIM card access tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • 30-day return policy
  • 90 days of free technical phone support
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement

Key Features

SQ2 Surface Pro X
At Glance
Released in Late
2020
3:2 2.8K
13”
1920p 60Hz
Weight
1.70 lb
0.77 kg
Powered By
Microsoft SQ2
8C/8T, 3.15 GHz
Geekbench 5
773
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,054
Multi-Core
With integrated
Microsoft® SQ2™ Adreno™ 690 GPU
N/A
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR4X
SQ2 Surface Pro X Ports

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

SQ2 Surface Pro X image

What we like

Reasons to like about SQ2 Surface Pro X.

Supports Windows 11

SQ2 Surface Pro X exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSQ2 Surface Pro X
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorMicrosoft SQ2
4GB RAM16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 1TB
2 Cores CPU8 cores
All-day battery life of up to 15-hours

According to Microsoft, the SQ2 Surface Pro X lasts up to 15 hours of battery life.

Up to 15 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

SQ2 Surface Pro X comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSQ2 Surface Pro X
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about SQ2 Surface Pro X.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on SQ2 Surface Pro X 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

MemorySQ2 Surface Pro X
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed2133 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Microsoft SQ2 inside SQ2 Surface Pro X has a 7% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Microsoft SQ1 inside SQ1 Surface Pro X.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
SQ2 Surface Pro X - Microsoft SQ2
3,054
SQ1 Surface Pro X - Microsoft SQ1
2,853
Supports faster memory

SQ2 Surface Pro X supports a faster memory speed than the SQ1 Surface Pro X. It supports up to 2133MHz versus 1866MHz of system memory on the SQ1 Surface Pro X.

Memory type and speed
SQ2 Surface Pro X - LPDDR4X
2,133 MHz
SQ1 Surface Pro X - LPDDR4X
1,866 MHz