Surface Pro X performance: SQ2 chip
The new SQ2 processor, available in higher-end configurations of the Surface Pro X, promises increased performance along with better battery life. Co-designed with Qualcomm, the SQ2 chip also delivers AI acceleration, better camera quality and improved audio performance. The Surface Pro X is still just as thin and portable as before, with the tablet measuring just 0.28 inches thick and weighing 1.7 pounds. When you add the keyboard it weighs 2.37 pounds. What’s new on the design front is the new platinum color option, which joins the Matte Black version of the Surface Pro X.
Lots of reviewers had compatibility issues with third-party apps on the original Surface Pro X, but Microsoft says that it is making progress with Windows on ARM. It is increasing the number of app partners and is working with the likes of Adobe and others to improve the app ecosystem
Microsoft also has an App Assure program that’s designed to help developers address Windows on ARM application compatibility issues, but we’ll have to test out the Surface Pro X with multiple apps to see how far Microsoft has come.
In addition, there are new versions of Microsoft applications that are optimized for Windows on ARM. These include the Microsoft Edge browser and Microsoft Teams. In addition, Microsoft is rolling out x64 emulation to the Windows Insider Program in November.
Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020: LTE
Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020: Battery life
Microsoft says that the new Surface Pro X 2020 can last up to 15 hours on a charge, which is 2 hours longer than the previous model. Plus, this 2-in-1 offers fast recharging, with the ability to reach 80% in less than an hour.