Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 9 on October 12 . The new Windows tablet is now available in Europe at prices starting at 1299 euros. This year, buyers can choose between models with an Intel Core i5, i7 or an SQ3 ARM processor. Our Colleague has unpacked the Surface Pro 9 and its accessories and reveals what has changed compared to the predecessor.
Microsoft is largely following the design of its predecessor this year. The Surface Pro 9 is 9.3 millimeters thin and weighs 879 grams. Compared to the Surface Pro 8, the buttons and ports are now placed a little differently. There are two USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt 4, at least on the Intel models. The ARM variant only comes with two USB-C 3.2 ports.
On the front there is a 5-megapixel front camera and an additional sensor for face recognition. The main camera has a resolution of 10 megapixels.
The display is good with, more performance
The Surface Pro 9 again has a 13-inch screen, which Microsoft calls the PixelSense Flow Display. This has an aspect ratio of 3:2 and a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels. The refresh rate is 120 Hertz, with 450 nits it is bright, but not quite as bright as, for example, the Apple iPad Pro.
There is also a choice of a 12th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 or an SQ3 processor (ARM), with only the latter supporting 5G. The Surface Pro 9 is also equipped with up to 32 GB RAM and a maximum 1 TB SSD in its various models. A first test with Geekbench 5 shows that the Core i5 model is almost as good as the current iPad Pro with the M2 chip in terms of CPU performance.
The Surface Pro 9 supports both the Surface Slim Pen 2 and the older Surface Pen. There is less flexibility when it comes to choosing a keyboard: although the official Signature Keyboard can be used without any problems, older Surface keyboards are not compatible.
|Specifications for the Microsoft Surface Pro 9|
|operating system||Windows 11 Home|
(Business version Windows 10 Pro / 11 Pro )
|screen||12.9 inch (32.77 cm) PixelSense Flow display, 2880 x 1920 pixels, 120 Hz, 3:2 format, 10-point multi-touch, 267 ppi, Gorilla Glass 5|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-1235U or i7-1255U (Business i5-1245U or i7-1265U)||Microsoft SQ3 CPU|
|graphic||Intel Iris Xe Graphics||Microsoft SQ 3 Adreno 8CX Gen 3|
|random access memory||8, 16 or 32GB LPDDR5x RAM||8 or 16GB LPDDR5x RAM|
|Storage||128, 256, 512GB to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD||128, 256, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|connectivity||Surface Connect, Surface Keyboard, 2x USB-C, WLAN AX, Bluetooth 5.1|
|particularities||Windows Hello, Surface Slim Pen 2 Compatible, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient Color Sensor|
|Colours||Platinum, Graphite, Sapphire, Forest||Platinum|
|Duration||up to 15.5 hours with typical device usage||up to 19 hours with typical device usage|
|Dimensions||287 x 208.3 x 9.4mm|
|weight||0.879kg||mmWave 0.883kg; Sub6 0.878kg|
(business version from $1399)
(business version from $1649)
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