Microsoft Surface Pro X - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
287 x 208 x 7.3 mm (11.30" x 8.19" x 0.29")
Weight
0.77 kg (1.7 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 5.0MP Front-Facing + 10.0MP Rear-Facing
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Microsoft Surface Pro X series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Microsoft Surface Pro X series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Microsoft Surface Pro X in-depth review

Not long ago we managed to snatch a Surface Pro 7 for review, and we were baffled by the versatility this tablet offered. Without a doubt, its strongest ace was the Ice Lake processor inside, which meant you can run pretty much every app on Windows. Now, we have the Surface Pro X, which has a pretty euphonious name but is an inferior device, compared to the Surface Pro 7. One of the main reasons why is the ARM architecture it uses. This means that 64-bit programs are pretty much out of the q[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Covers 93% of the sRGB gamut (Chi Mei P130ZFA-BA1) and has a great color accuracy
  • Thin, light, and premium design
  • Very good build quality
  • High maximum brightness (450 nits)
  • IR face recognition and LTE support

Cons

  • Very limited I/O
  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard
  • Windows is not very well suited for ARM integration in 2020

 

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