Microsoft has revealed its new Surface Pro 9 tablet. This version will come in two variants with different processors: the first version will be powered by Intel's 12th generation Core, while the second will feature Microsoft's custom SQ3 processor with Qualcomm's Arm architecture.
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Two processors are also available for the Intel-powered range: the Core i5-1235U or the Core i7-1255U. For enterprise users, the company will additionally offer two more: the more powerful Core i5-1245U or Core i7-1265U.
As for the Microsoft SQ3-based Surface Pro 9 models, they will have integrated Microsoft SQ9 graphics and support for the 5G wireless standard. Processor and graphics specifications are not specified.
The Intel-based tablet is ready to offer up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and an SSD of up to 1TB. The Microsoft SQ3 chip-based device can offer up to 16GB of LPDDR4x standard memory, as well as an SSD of up to 512GB.
Both Surface Pro 9 ranges feature a PixelSense Flow 13" touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, support for 2880 × 1920 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. They also feature Wi-Fi 6E support, Bluetooth 5.1, a 1080p webcam and a 10MP camera on the back. The Surface Pro 9 tablet with Intel will support up to 15.5 hours of battery life, while the Microsoft SQ3-powered version will offer up to 19.9 hours.
This tablet is due to go on sale on 25 October 2022. Pricing for the Intel models starts at $999, with the maximum tablet configuration in this range (with Core i7-1255U and 32GB RAM) being $2.6k. Pricing for models with Microsoft's SQ3 processor starts at $1.3k (with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD). In both cases, a keyboard is not included.