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Surface Pro X vs. Pro 7: ARM needs some legs

“I just wish the Surface Pro 7 looked like a Surface Pro X with an Intel chip inside.” That’s what I wrote about the Surface Pro 7 last month after reviewing Microsoft’s latest 2-in-1. I’ve now been using the Surface Pro X, an ARM-based version with an updated design, for the last week, and my wish for a Surface Pro X with an Intel chip inside couldn’t ring truer.

At times, performance has been erratic, battery life underwhelming, and using the keyboard obnoxious. I fell in love with the Surface Pro form factor over the past 12 months, but using the Pro X for the past week felt like a step backward in many ways. The machine is beautifully designed, but I’m writing this review on the Surface Pro X with a Pro 7 sitting in my bag just in case. That sums up the Pro X for me. I don’t trust it enough yet since the performance and app compatibility just aren’t where they need to be. Microsoft has gotten closer than any other OEM with a viable Windows on ARM laptop, but more work needs to be done.

I expect a lot of people are wondering how exactly it compares to the Surface Pro 7, so I have spent a week pitting them against each other. I didn’t bother with benchmarks or anything like that, as most are designed for x86 processors, and it’s not a fair comparison when the Surface Pro X only runs 32-bit x86 apps in an emulation layer. I can weigh the benefits of the hardware and software on both and my experience of using these machines side by side.

If you’re looking for a really simple choice between the two, here it is: regular Windows users who don’t want to worry about app compatibility and performance should pick the Surface Pro 7. If you need something more than an iPad and you’re a light PC user, then the Surface Pro X should be sufficient for most tasks.

Let’s start with the hardware design. Microsoft has done a great job with the Surface Pro X — mostly. The 13-inch touchscreen is a nice upgrade over the 12.3-inch one found on the Surface Pro 7, and it makes a difference in making things feel less cramped. Microsoft has essentially squeezed a bigger display into the familiar form factor of the Surface Pro 7, all while making the device slimmer and sleeker. The display bezels are much smaller on the sides, but they are still present at the top and bottom to fit the Windows Hello camera in place.

The Pro X I’ve been reviewing has a thumb-sized crack in the glass on the right-hand side bezel. I haven’t dropped the device or mistreated it, so I can only assume this occurred during shipping, but there are no signs of any other damage around that area of the display, and it hasn’t messed with the screen at all. The device is black and the bezels are black, so I only noticed the crack when I was using the Pro X in tablet mode.

If you put the Pro 7 and Pro X side by side, the display is the most obvious change, and the Pro X makes the Pro 7 look old. I sometimes feel like the Surface Pro 7 display is a little cramped to use, but I never really felt like that using the Pro X. Microsoft has kept the same hardware design for the Surface Pro 7 display and most of the exterior hardware, which is a more edgy / squared-off look and feel. It doesn’t always feel that great to use as a tablet as a result.

The Surface Pro X also feels great to hold compared to the Pro 7. Rounded edges help here, as does the slimmer form factor. It really feels much more like a tablet than the Pro 7, and I love these subtle changes. The kickstands on each device feel identical, with the same friction to allow you to adjust it to different angles.

Port selection is really where the basic hardware starts to differ. Microsoft has placed two USB-C ports on the Surface Pro X, and I actually prefer having the single USB-A and USB-C ports that the Surface Pro 7 offers. I can’t count the number of times someone has handed me a USB-A thumbstick, but the number of times I’ve seen a USB-C thumbstick in the wild is precisely zero.

The Surface Pro 7 also benefits from a microSD slot, but the Pro X offers a removable SSD and a SIM card slot for LTE. I favor the Pro X’s built-in LTE over having expandable microSD storage, but I prefer having a headphone jack on the Surface Pro 7. Bluetooth headphones are great, but having to re-pair them is still an irritating experience, and I would have liked to have had the option for regular headphones on the Pro X.

What I don’t like on the Surface Pro X is the keyboard — at least not the new style that includes a slot for the stylus. While the key placement, travel, and trackpad are identical to the Pro 7, the way it attaches to the display is not. Microsoft has built a stylus slot for the new Surface Slim Pen into the section where the keyboard attaches to the Pro X. It’s a much better way to store a stylus, but it comes with some serious compromises. The whole keyboard feels a lot more wobbly than what I’m used to on the Pro 7. This is really noticeable on your lap where the keyboard can go lopsided and cut off portions of the task bar. This is a major issue for me, especially when the date disappears, I can’t see what apps are open, or I can’t quickly scan for notification badges on my apps.

Whether you’ll experience this problem really depends on how you sit and use the Surface Pro X. I’ve been using it everywhere from a flat surface, my couch, in bed, on a train, and lots of other places where it’s awkward to use a laptop. I hope that the regular keyboard Microsoft offers for the Pro X without the pen storage fares better, but I haven’t been able to test this yet. It’s definitely something to consider if you’re trying to decide between the Pro X and Pro 7.

The Surface Slim Pen is far better than the previous Surface Pen. It’s flat like a carpenter pencil, and it feels a lot lighter in your hand. I don’t draw often, but I’d definitely take this over the regular Surface Pen. Thankfully, you can buy one separately, and it works with the Surface Pro 7 so you don’t have to opt for the Pro X just for the slimmer stylus. The only benefit the Pro X offers here is the keyboard storage that automatically charges the Slim Pen. You’ll need to connect it via USB-C if you plan to use it with the Pro 7.

Hardware differences aside, the next thing to consider between a Pro 7 and the Pro X is the processor that’s inside. Microsoft has opted for a custom Qualcomm SQ1 ARM processor inside the Pro X and Intel’s 10th Gen processors inside the Pro 7. While Windows 10 is the same on both, with no funky S Mode or RT variant, the way it runs is different than what you might expect. Dieter Bohn covered some of the app compatibility issues in his review of the Pro X, and I wanted to compare them to what you’d experience on the Pro 7.

On the Pro X, I found that most of my apps worked, but there were some big exceptions. Dropbox refused to install, forcing me over to a Windows Store version that doesn’t integrate into the File Explorer like I’m used to. Clatter, a messaging app, installed but kept crashing every time I added a service. It then magically started working after a couple of days. (This has never happened on an Intel machine.) Tweeten, a great Twitter app for Windows, refused to install, and Lightroom simply isn’t available.

All of these apps work fine on the Pro 7, and I’ve never had to figure out which ones do or don’t run on that device. Most apps on the Pro X, on the other hand, are using Microsoft’s x86 emulation layer, which means only 32-bit apps are supported, or developers have to recompile them into native 64-bit ARM apps. It’s highly unlikely that most app developers will bother to do this anytime soon, so you’re left playing a guessing game on app compatibility.

The worst part is that even if an app installs, it doesn’t mean you’re going to have a great experience. Photoshop installs and opens just fine on the Surface Pro X, but the usability of it is terrible. I can sit and watch it render the entire new document dialog box what feels like frame by frame. Like anyone who uses Photoshop, I use files that have multiple layers and regularly switch between PSDs on the fly. Using Ctrl + Tab with a few PSD files open felt laggy on the Pro X, and I’d regularly have to wait a second or so for it to respond to actions. I don’t think I’d be able to quickly create the latest mega meme or edit an animated GIF easily. Photoshop isn’t perfect on the Pro 7 either, but it’s nowhere near as laggy as what I’ve experienced on the Pro X, and I can easily use it to modify files with multiple layers.

Elsewhere, I’ve felt like the Pro X performance has been a little erratic. Occasionally, I’d resume from standby and switch between apps, and things would take a solid minute to settle and not feel laggy. Discord isn’t exactly the most highly optimized app for Windows, but it struggles at times on the Pro X. I’ve never experienced erratic performance on the Pro 7 like this. Likewise, Spotify can be painful to use initially until it settles down and stops pegging the CPU on the Pro X.

This settling down process feels like a constant experience on the Surface Pro X. I’d often have to wait for the Pro X to catch its breath, and then it would feel just like I was working on a Pro 7 for a few minutes until it got bogged down again. A lot of this is clearly because of the app emulation, and I’d hope that native ARM64 apps would perform much better. Unfortunately, most of the apps I use on a daily basis haven’t been recompiled for ARM and probably never will be, so I can’t see this experience improving in the near future.

There’s a ray of hope here, though: if third-party app developers decide to compile for ARM64, things will definitely get better. I managed to obtain an unreleased ARM64 version of Microsoft’s Edge Chromium browser, and the performance improvements were immediately obvious. Everything from tab management to browsing feels snappier than the emulated 32-bit versions of Chrome and the Edge Chromium beta. It really felt comparable to the browsing performance on the Surface Pro 7, which is a big difference to running Chrome right now on the Pro X. This is a good indication that native apps will run well, but that will require app developers to invest time and money into bringing their apps to ARM.

Docking to an official Surface Dock was also troublesome with the Pro X. Windows 10 doesn’t always gracefully handle a switch in state from laptop to a secondary monitor, but the Pro X would take far longer than a Pro 7 for apps to resize and be usable. The Pro X also kept forgetting my multiple monitor preferences, and it would turn on its display even though I’d set it to explicitly display all content only on my monitor.

I found that I’d experience less lag and fewer issues when I used the Surface Pro X for hours at a time. Short bursts of work and then straight into standby seemed to generate the laggy and slow experiences. This is also reflected in the battery life I’ve experienced on the Surface Pro X. On average, it was between six and seven hours if you go in and out of standby a lot. One day, I was glued to the Pro X working for a full day without even going into standby, and it managed to go for nearly eight and a half hours. I’ve noticed that battery life takes a hit initially when you’re spinning up all your apps in the morning, but then it drains at a more reasonable rate as the day goes on.

I haven’t experienced these types of issues on the Surface Pro 7. Battery life is naturally dependent on what tasks and apps you’re running, but it’s pretty consistent on the Pro 7 at around six hours with a lot of mixed usage. I was expecting battery life of at least 10 hours on the Pro X, so I’m disappointed it’s barely any better than the Pro 7.

Much like the Pro 7, the Pro X has a quick resume feature, which means it just goes into standby when you close the cover or hit the power button. I stopped working one night at 11:15PM with 63 percent and resumed again at 11:15AM the next day to 59 percent. That’s a little less than the drain I’ve seen on the Pro 7, but the differences aren’t significant. It’s great to have a quick resume on both. You also get a quick charge feature on both the Pro X and Pro 7, and it takes around an hour to get to 80 percent on both devices.

As it stands, it feels like the Surface Pro X was released too early. Not just because third-party apps aren’t ready, but because even Microsoft’s own apps — like Edge Chromium and Office — haven’t been fully ported over to ARM64.

Microsoft obviously had a design in mind for the future of the Surface Pro, and it couldn’t achieve that with Intel just yet. Microsoft’s calculated risk now relies on third-party apps, but it also means the Pro X just showcases a hardware design that we desperately want an Intel chip to fit into. It also doesn’t deliver on the battery life promises ARM is supposed to achieve. The keyboard, app compatibility, and performance are noticeably worse than the Surface Pro 7, too. Those are things I just take for granted on the Pro 7, and it’s weird to have to worry about any of them again.

Given the $999 starting price of the Surface Pro X, it’s a direct competitor to the Surface Pro 7. I think you get far more for your money with the Pro 7 right now and the reliability you’d expect from this type of computer. I have a Surface Pro 7 in my bag while I write this Surface Pro X review, simply because if I need to do some demanding work, like Photoshop, I know the Pro X will slow me down.

As someone who uses Windows on a daily basis, I rely on it to be productive and get my work done quickly. The Surface Pro X is great to look at, but once you really start pushing it, the experience starts to fall apart. This hardware design might be the future for the Surface Pro line, but if it’s a “pro” machine, then it has to do more than deliver the basics — and the Pro X often can’t do that.

At the end of the day, I just wish that the Surface Pro X had an Intel chip inside.

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Surface Pro 7 tech specs

More powerful in every way, here’s everything you need to know about ultra-light and versatile Surface Pro 7.

Tech specs

Scenarios

Versatile 2-in-1 laptop for working and playing your way, shopping, banking, on-screen writing, and streaming Netflix

Dimensions

11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)

Storage3

Solid-state drive (SSD)options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

  • Screen: 12.3” PixelSense™ Display
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Battery life1

Up to 10.5 hours of typical device usage

Memory

4GB, 8GB, or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM

Graphics

  • Intel® UHD Graphics (i3)
  • Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics (i5, i7)

Processor8

  • Dual-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1 Processor
  • Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4 Processor
  • Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor

Connections

  • 1 x USB-C®
  • 1 x USB-A
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 1 x Surface Connect port
  • Surface Type Cover port⁴
  • MicroSDXC card reader
  • Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*

Security

  • Firmware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Cameras, video and audio

  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™

Software

  • Windows 10 Home⁷
  • Microsoft 365 30-day trial

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

Sensors

  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer

Exterior

  • Casing: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Colors: Platinum, Matte Black⁴
  • Physical buttons: Volume, Power

What’s in the box

  • Surface Pro 7
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents

Warranty9

1-year limited hardware warranty

Weight2 (not including Type Cover*)

  • i3, i5: 1.70 lb (775 g)
  • i7: 1.74 lb (790 g)

Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store

  • 30-day return policy
  • 90 days of free technical phone support
  • 12 months in-store support and technical assistance
  • 1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance

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When you buy a Surface from Microsoft Store, you get:

30-day return policy – no questions asked.

90 days of free technical phone support.

12 months in-store support and technical assistance.

1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance.

  • * Some software and accessories sold separately.
  • [1] Battery life
  • Surface Pro 7: Up to 10.5 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2019 using preproduction software and preproduction Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
  • [2] Weight not including Type Cover.
  • [3] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1,000 GB. See Surface.com/Storage for more details.
  • [4] Available colors for accessories, Type Cover (sold separately), and Surface Pro 7 may vary by market and configuration.
  • [5] Requires Microsoft 365 subscription.
  • [6] Based on average times; battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors. Read https://microsoftedge.github.io/videotest/2017-04/VimeoMethodology.html and https://microsoftedge.github.io/videotest/2017-04/WebdriverMethodology.html for more details.
  • [7] Surface Pro 7 for consumers comes with Windows 10 Home to bring you the powerful Windows features you use most at an exceptional value. If you need additional enterprise management and security tools for the workplace, you can switch to Windows 10 Pro for just $99 or purchase Surface Pro 7 for Business.
  • [8] For more information on processor, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-pro-7/8n17j0m5zzqs?activetab=processor.
  • [9] Microsoft’s Limited Warranty is in addition to your consumer law rights.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ 1N8-00001 Review & Specs

Socket: AM4

Form factor: ATX

Chipset: AMD B550

Supported Memory: DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2933 / 3200 / 3466 / 3600 / 3733 / 3800 / 3866 / 4000 / 4133 / 4200 / 4266 / 4333 / 4533 / 4600 / 4666

ECC RAM Support:

Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC1220

Audio Channels: 7.1 Channels

LAN Chipset: Dragon RTL8125BG

Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000/2500Mbps

SLI Support:

CrossFire Support:

RAID Support:

Back I/O Ports: - 2 x Antenna Ports (on I/O Panel Shield), - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port, - 1 x HDMI Port, - 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port, - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection), - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection), - 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection), - 4 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*, - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED), - HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks), , * Ultra USB Power is supported on USB_34 ports., * ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB_34 ports.

Wireless LAN:

PCI-Express x16 Slots: 2

PCI-Express x4 Slots: 0

PCI-Express x1 Slots: 2

SATA 6 Gbps Ports: 6

SATA Express Ports: 0

M.2 Ports: 3

M.2 Devices support: 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key, 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key, 2230 - E Key

RAM Slots: 4

Maximum Supported RAM: 128GB

Onboard USB 2.0: 2

Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1: 1

Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2: 1

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NARESZCIE! Zmiana na, którą czekałem! Microsoft Surface Pro X - Recenzja PL - 2020

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Color PlatinumOperating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bitCPU Intel Core i7-1165G7 2.80 GHzScreen 12.3" PixelSense TouchscreenMemory 16 GB LPDDR4XStorage Removable 512 GB SSDGraphics Card Intel Iris Xe GraphicsVideo Memory Shared memoryOther Features Security:
TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Sensors:
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
MagnetometerStyle DetachableType MainstreamUsage BusinessDimensions (W x D x H) 11.50" x 7.90" x 0.33"Weight 1.73 lbs.
Sours: https://www.newegg.com/microsoft-surface-pro-7-1nd-00001-platinum/p/1B4-003A-002A4

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Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Surface logo.svgDeveloperMicrosoftProduct familyMicrosoft SurfaceType2-in-1 detachableGenerationSeventhRelease datePro 7: 2 October 2019;
2 years ago (2019-10-02)
Pro 7+: 11 January 2021;
9 months ago (2021-01-11)Retail availabilityPro 7: 22 October 2019;
23 months ago (2019-10-22)
Pro 7+: 15 January 2021;
9 months ago (2021-01-15)Introductory pricePro 7: USD 750 to 2400
Pro 7+: USD 900 to 2800Operating systemPro 7: Windows 10 Home or Pro
Pro 7+: Windows 10 ProCPUPro 7: Intel Core i3-1005G1, i5-1035G4, i7-1065G7
Pro 7+: Intel Core i3-1115G, i5-1135G7, i7-1165G7MemoryPro 7: 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM
Pro 7+: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB LPDDR4x RAMStoragePro 7: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1TB SSD
Pro 7+: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1TB Removable SSDRemovable storagePro 7: microSD
Pro 7+: SSD, microSD (Wi-Fi models only)Display12.3 inch touchscreen
PixelSense Display
2736 x 1824, 267 PPI
3:2 Aspect RatioGraphicsPro 7 i3: Intel UHD Graphics
Pro 7 i5: Intel Iris Plus
Pro 7 i7: Intel Iris Plus
Pro 7+ i5: Iris Xe
Pro 7+ i7: Iris XeSoundOmnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jackInputBuilt in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
Sold Separately: type cover, mouse, stylus pen, Surface DialCameraFront: 5 MP, 1080p HD
Rear: 8 MP, 1080p HDTouchpadOn the Surface Type Cover
(sold separately)ConnectivityWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB-C, LTEOnline servicesMicrosoft Store, OneDriveDimensions292 mm × 201 mm × 8.5 mm
(11.5 in x 7.9 in x 0.33 in)Massi3: 775 grams (1.709 lb)
i5: 775 grams (1.709 lb)
i7: 790 grams (1.74 lb)PredecessorSurface Pro 6Related articlesSurfaceWebsitewww.surface.com
Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface_Pro_7
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