SQ1 Surface Pro X

Here's what you need to know about 2019 SQ1 Surface Pro X including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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SQ1 Surface Pro X

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about SQ1 Surface Pro X.

Supports Windows 11

SQ1 Surface Pro X exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSQ1 Surface Pro X
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorMicrosoft SQ1
64GB Drive128GB → 1TB
2 Cores CPU8 cores
Great battery life of up to 13-hours

According to Microsoft, the SQ1 Surface Pro X lasts up to 13 hours of battery life.

Up to 13 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

SQ1 Surface Pro X comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSQ1 Surface Pro X

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about SQ1 Surface Pro X.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on SQ1 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

MemorySQ1 Surface Pro X
Slots0 - Onboard
Speed1866 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

New Pro Design

It's the thinnest Surface Pro ever at just 7.3mm thin with a larger 13” edge-to-edge PixelSense display.

Always Connected LTE Connectivity

The new Surface Pro X comes with blazing-fast LTE connectivity as standard.

All-new Arm-based Microsoft SQ1

Custom-made by Microsoft in partnership with Qualcomm for delivering the best performance and battery life.

Very easy to replace SSD

The new Surface Pro engineering allows users to access M.2 2230 SSD right under the kickstand.

Windows 10 on Arm

It's not Windows RT! It can run most desktop apps in the 32-bit emulator.

New Features

Here are highlighted features

  • Supports fast charging,
  • Supports dual far-field studio mics
  • Has 2 x USB-C ports
  • 2W stereo speakers
  • and 4K rear camera

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Very few I/O ports
  • No MicroSD card reader
  • No Headset jack


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Key Features

SQ1 Surface Pro X
At Glance
Released in Late
3:2 2.8K
1920p 60Hz
1.70 lb
0.77 kg
Powered By
Microsoft SQ1
8C/8T, 3.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
Single Core
Geekbench 5
With integrated
Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU
2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power
Configurable up to
1866 MHz LPDDR4X
SQ1 Surface Pro X Ports


SQ1 Surface Pro X
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: Early November 2019
PricingStarting at 999$


SQ1 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)
  • 1.70 lbs (774 g)
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


SQ1 Surface Pro X
Size13 Inches
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (5.53M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating


SQ1 Surface Pro X
SQ1 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

SQ1 Surface Pro X
  1. Microsoft® SQ1™
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 GHz, 2MB Cache, 7W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

SQ1 Surface Pro X1
Microsoft® SQ1™727100.00%

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

SQ1 Surface Pro X1
Microsoft® SQ1™2,853100.00%
Integrated Graphics
  1. Microsoft® SQ1™
    Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU
    2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power,
8GB 16GB
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Removable PCIe SSD


SQ1 Surface Pro X
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • 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


SQ1 Surface Pro X
Size38.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 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)


SQ1 Surface Pro X
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

SQ1 Surface Pro X
  • 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.
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium


SQ1 Surface Pro X
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Firmware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro X
  • Power supply
  • SIM card access tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • 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

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