Microsoft Surface Pro X with SQ1 chip launches in India as M1 MacBook rival
Apple has had a dominating run in the high-end notebook category with its M1 chip-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. And now Microsoft arrives to try nabbing a share of that pie with its Surface Pro X. The Windows 11-powered tablet relies on the Microsoft SQ1 processor and carries a very competitive price of ₹93,999. It has already been made available across various retail partners.
In India, Microsoft brings only a single storage variant of the Surface Pro X for consumers, which costs ₹93,999. This offers you 8GB RAM and 128GB storage as standard. For corporate houses, the Surface Pro X SQ1 with 8GB/128GB costs ₹94,599, while the 256GB variant of the same costs ₹113,299. The Surface Pro X with SQ2 processor in 16GB RAM and 256GB storage costs ₹131,799 while the 512GB variant of the same version costs ₹150,499.
Microsoft Surface Pro X features and specs
The Surface Pro X is essentially a Windows 11 tablet that is meant for professional users. The 13-inch tablet weighs 774 grams and features a 13-inch PixelSense touch display. The device brings along the iconic kickstand on the rear and users also get the Surface detachable keyboard. It also comes with a Surface Slim Pen 2 with zero-force inking.
The Surface Pro X relies on the custom-built Microsoft SQ1 octa-core 3GHz ARM processor with 2TFLOPS graphics performance. Connectivity options include two USB-C ports, a dedicated magnetic Surflink (with an extra USB-A port in a dongle). The tablet gets a 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD resolution. It also gets dual far-field Studio Mics and optimized speakers. Based on AI features, the Eye Contact feature helps to adjust your gaze on video calls.
“We are excited to widen our portfolio of Microsoft devices with the addition of the new Surface Pro X with built-in Wi-Fi. This new model brings together the thin, sleek design associated with the Pro X along with all-day battery life to its most affordable entry price point yet, providing more flexible options to our customers,” said Bhaskar Basu, Country Head – Devices (Surface), Microsoft India.