Microsoft has showcased its new Surface range in the form of its new 2-in-1 device, the Surface Pro 9 and the Surface Laptop 5, that will be released on October 25. Both are powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors but the 2-in-1 device does ship in the form of a 5G model that’s powered by Arm-based processors.
The consumer (Windows 11 Home), as well as commercial (Windows 11 Pro) versions of the Surface Pro 9’s Wi-Fi model, can be purchased with 12th Gen Intel i5 or i7 CPUs. And while the i5 versions will start with an 8GB + 128GB option, the i7 variants will start with a 16GB + 256GB option.
The 5G models of the Surface Pro 9 grab the Microsoft SQ 3 processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon. It is claimed to offer an 85 percent faster CPU performance and 60 percent faster GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2.
These devices start with an 8GB + 128GB variant for both commercial and consumer use. The Surface 9 Pro ships with a 13-inch PixelSense Flow display with a 2880 x 1920 pixel resolution and a 120Hz refresh.
As for the Surface Laptop 5, it can be bought with a 13-5-inch or 15-inch display. Both the consumer and commercial versions come with options with Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs and have been built on the Intel Evo platform. There’s Thunderbolt 4 support and the provision to have up to 32GB RAM and up to 1TB removable storage.
The 13.5-inch model is rated for 18 hours of battery life and the 15-inch variant for 17 hours. While the former starts at $999.99, the latter is going for $1,299.99. The Surface 9 Pro also starts at $999.99.