Surface Pro 1 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2012 Surface Pro 1 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Surface Pro 1
Released2012
Release Date
  • Introduced: June 18, 2012
  • Not available for pre-ordered
  • Released: February 9, 2013
Pricing
  • Intel® Core™ i5
    • $899 - i5 | 4 GB | 64 GB
    • $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
Generations
Surface Pro 1 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum Microsoft Copilot
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum Microsoft Copilot
By Microsoft
$799.99
$1,099.99 27% OFF
Microsoft QLP-00001 Surface Pro 9 13" Touch Tablet, Intel i7, 32GB/1TB, Platinum Bundle Surface Pro Signature Mechanical Keyboard, Black and 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
Microsoft QLP-00001 Surface Pro 9 13" Touch Tablet, Intel i7, 32GB/1TB, Platinum Bundle Surface Pro Signature Mechanical Keyboard, Black and 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
By Microsoft
$2,529.99
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
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 Surface Pro 8 - 13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 - 13" Touchscreen - Intel® Evo Platform Core™ i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$1,177.99

Exterior

Surface Pro 1
Dimensions10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)
Width: 10.81” (275 mm)
Height: 6.81” (173 mm)
Thickness: 0.53” (13.46 mm)
Weight
  • 2 lbs (910 g)
Colors
Dark Titanium
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys.
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12).
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys.
  • Trackpad:
    • Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad.

Display

Surface Pro 1
Size10.6 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2M Pixels)
  • Density: 208 PPI
  • ClearType Full HDDisplay
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Surface Pen support (1st Gen)

Ports

Surface Pro 1
Ports
Surface Pro 1 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (1)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
Right (3)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x Surface Charging Connector
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Touch/Type Cover Connector

Internal Specs

Surface Pro 1
Processor
  1. Intel® Core™ i5-3317U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.70 → 2.60 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 17W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Pro 11
Intel® Core™ i5-3317U460100.00%
0460

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Pro 11
Intel® Core™ i5-3317U1,017100.00%
01,017
Integrated Graphics
  1. Intel® Core™ i5-3317U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1.05 MHz
Memory
4GB
Dual Channel Memory
Storage
64 GB 128 GB
SSD

Connectivity

Surface Pro 1
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology

Battery

Surface Pro 1
Size42 Wh
Battery Life7-15 days of idle life
Power Supply
  • 48W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Charger: 43W

Software

Surface Pro 1
OS
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Upgradable Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Pro 1
Camera
  • 720p HD LifeCam front-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
  • 720p HD LifeCam rear-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
Audio
  • Single microphone
  • Stereo speakers

Misc

Surface Pro 1
InkingSupports Surface Pen
1,024 levels of pressure
Wacom Active Pen technology
Can be attached to charging port
Included with purchase
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
In the box
  • Surface Pro (1st Gen)
  • Surface Pro Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Casing: VaporMg
  • Kickstand: 1 position at 22°
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

Key Features

Surface Pro 1
At Glance
Released in Mid
2012
16:9 FHD
10.6”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
2 lb
0.91 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i5-3317U
2C/4T, 1.70 → 2.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
460
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,017
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
16 Execution Units, 350 → 1.05 MHz
4GB
1600 MHz DDR3
Surface Pro 1 Ports

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Pro 1 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Pro 1.

Upgradable storage

Surface Pro 1 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Pro 1
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Pro 1.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsSurface Pro 1
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-3317U
4GB RAM4GB
64GB Drive64GB → 128GB
2 Cores CPU2 cores
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Pro 1 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 1
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeDDR3
Speed1600 MHz