- Tram Ho
Surface Pro X is the first ARM-based Windows device launched by Microsoft (excluding Surface RT), running Windows 10 operating system with ARM chip saving power. This two-in-one device is equipped with an SQ1 chip, which is a product of the partnership between Microsoft and Qualcomm. And this year, the duo reunited to launch a new Surface Pro X variant.
Still named the Surface Pro X, the new device is equipped with an SQ2 chip, and although there is no specific information about the differences between this new chip compared to the SQ1 chip, one thing is for sure its performance has been. is significantly improved and also includes the LTE Snapdragon X24 modem. Good news for 4G users, but those looking forward to 5G will be a bit disappointed.
Microsoft and Qualcomm say that the Surface Pro X with the SQ2 processor has a 15-hour run time versus the 13-hour run-time of the SQ1 chip. But we will need real-world testing to know if that is correct.
The SQ1 chip is an 8-core, 3Ghz clocked processor, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX chipset for ARM computers. But according to the XDA-Developers website, the SQ2 is based on a 2nd generation 8CX processor.
Platinum color keyboard for the new Surface Pro X
Microsoft and Qualcomm have both confirmed that the new Signature Keyboard keyboard accessory for Surface Pro X will be available in silver (Platinum), blue (Ice Blue) and red ( Poppy Red), the device itself will have a matching platinum color option.
Surface Pro X with SQ2 chipset starts at $ 1,499.99 for 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD. The top-end version with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD will retail at $ 1,799.99. Hence, if you are looking for a better price variant, or a new price drop compared to the first generation, you will be disappointed. The original $ 1,000 Surface Pro X was overrated for what it offers – in fact, reviewers say the Surface Pro X is best suited for office workers. multimedia content, and web surfing.
Another related piece of information is that Microsoft has just revealed a 64-bit application emulator is about to be shipped to Windows for ARM next month. This feature will allow 64-bit Windows applications to work well on the new platform – including games and photo / video editing toolkits.
Source : Genk