Tech specs

Surface Pro 9 with 5G image

Surface Pro 9 with 5G

Key Features
What's new
  • Better performance - It's 65% faster for i5 models and 50% faster for i7 models than Surface Pro 8.
  • Better specs - It comes with 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake processors, Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 32GB of 5200 MHz LPDDR5 memory, WiFi-6E, and Bluetooth 5.1.
  • New colors - It's available in four colors:
    Sapphire Forest Platinum Graphite
  • Better performance - It's 80% faster for CPU and 77% for GPU than Surface Pro X with SQ2.
  • Built-in NPU - The integrated Neural Processing Unit provides up to 15 trillion operations per second for running exclusive features like background blur, automatic framing, eye contact, and voice focus.
  • Better specs - It comes with Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit, up to 16GB of 4266 MHz LPDDR4X memory, WiFi-6E, and Bluetooth 5.1.
  • Longer Battery Life - It now offers a better battery life with up to 19 hours of typical device usage.
  • No perimeter venting - It uses passive cooling with whisper-quiet operation.
What's missing
  • No headphone jack.
  • No integrated Neural Processing Unit.
  • Slightly less battery life with a smaller battery than Surface Pro 8.
  • Only available in 
    Platinum
  • No Thunderbolt 4 port
AvailabilitySurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Released2022
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 12, 2022
  • Pre-ordered: October 12, 2022
  • Released: October 25, 2022
PricingConsumer models
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Intel Core i5-1235U
    • $999.99
      8GB 128GB
    • $1,099.99
      8GB 256GB
    • $1,399.99
      16GB 256GB
  • Intel Core i7-1255U
    • $1,599.99
      16GB 256GB
    • $1,899.99
      16GB 512GB
    • $2,199.99
      16GB 1TB
    • $2,599.99
      32GB 1TB
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Intel Core i5-1245U vPro
    • $1,099.99
      8GB 128GB
    • $1,199.99
      8GB 256GB
    • $1,499.99
      8GB 512GB
    • $1,499.99
      16GB 256GB
  • Intel Core i7-1265U vPro
    • $1,699.99
      16GB 256GB
    • $1,999.99
      16GB 512GB
    • $2,299.99
      16GB 1TB
    • $2,699.99
      32GB 1TB
Consumer models
  • Windows 11 Home on ARM
  • Microsoft SQ® 3
    • $1,299.99
      8GB 128GB
    • $1,399.99 
      8GB 256GB
    • $1,599.99 
      16GB 256GB
    • $1,899.99 
      16GB 512GB
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro on ARM
  • Microsoft SQ® 3
    • $1,399.99
      8GB 128GB
    • $1,499.99 
      8GB 256GB
    • $1,699.99 
      16GB 256GB
    • $1,999.99 
      16GB 512GB
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i7 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire Microsoft Copilot
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i7 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire Microsoft Copilot
By Microsoft
$999.99
$1,599.99 38% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
By Microsoft
$950.99
$1,049.99 9% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Tablet, 13" - High-Performance Laptop with 10th Gen Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Pre-Installed Windows 11 Pro, Long Battery Life Platinum Finish QLQ-00001
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Tablet, 13" - High-Performance Laptop with 10th Gen Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Pre-Installed Windows 11 Pro, Long Battery Life Platinum Finish QLQ-00001
By Microsoft
$1,950.00
$2,699.99 28% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 5G Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, 5G Connectivity, Thin & Lightweight, Faster SQ3 Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, 5G Connectivity, Thin & Lightweight, Faster SQ3 Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,479.99
$1,899.99 22% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Tablet - 13" - SQ3-8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD - Windows 11 Pro - 5G - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Tablet - 13" - SQ3-8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD - Windows 11 Pro - 5G - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,197.18
$1,399.99 14% OFF
Microsoft RYI-00001 Surface Pro 9 with 5G 13" Touch Tablet, SQ 3, 16GB/512GB, Platinum Bundle Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, Black and 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
Microsoft RYI-00001 Surface Pro 9 with 5G 13" Touch Tablet, SQ 3, 16GB/512GB, Platinum Bundle Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, Black and 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
By Microsoft
$1,848.85
DisplaySurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Size13 Inches
Info
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920
    5.53M Pixels.
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
  • Dynamic refresh rate: up to 120Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1200:1
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Brightness: 450 nits maximum (typical), 2-nits minimum
  • Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Adaptive Color
  • Auto Color Management supported
  • Dolby Vision IQ™ support
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920
    5.53M Pixels.
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
  • Dynamic refresh rate: up to 120Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1200:1
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Brightness: 450 nits maximum (typical), 5 nits minimum
  • Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Adaptive Color
ExteriorSurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Size Comparison
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37” (287 mm x 209 mm x 9.3 mm)
Weight1.94 lb (879 g)1.95 lb (883 g)
Colors
Sapphire Forest Platinum Graphite
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Not included.
  • Compatible with 
    Surface Pro Signature Keyboard Surface Pro X Keyboard
  • Type Cover Features:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Surface Slim Pen Storage
    • Magnetic dock
    • Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    USB-C interface supports USB 4.0, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, and data transfer up to 40Gbps.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Surface Pro Type Cover port
  • 2 x USB 3.2
    USB-C interface supports USB 3.2, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, and data transfer up to 10Gbps.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Surface Pro Type Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Processor
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.30 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U vPro
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.70 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U vPro
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 GHz, 8MB Cache, 7W
Integrated Graphics
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U vPro
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U vPro
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
  • Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit
    Microsoft® SQ3™ Adreno™ 8cx Gen 3 GPU
    N/A,
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5 RAM
8GB 16GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Removable SSD.
128GB 256GB 512GB
Removable SSD.
ConnectivitySurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
  • Location: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Beidou Support
  • NanoSIM and eSIM support
  • Supports 5G
BatterySurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Size
  • 47.7 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 46.5 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 15.5 hours of typical device usageUp to 19 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
  • 39W power supply
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-60% in about one hour)
SoftwareSurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
OSConsumer models
  • Windows 11 Home
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
Consumer models
  • Windows 11 Home on ARM
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro on ARM
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one-month trial
Camera & AudioSurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD and 4K video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers
MiscSurface Pro 9Surface Pro 9 with 5G
Inking
  • Designed for Surface Slim Pen 2
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision magnetic storage
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
  • The integrated storage and wireless charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
Security
  • TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
  • Enhanced security with Microsoft Pluton
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
In the box
  • Surface Pro 9
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • Surface Pro 9 SQ3 with 5G
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • SIM Card access tool
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty

Availability

Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 9 on October 12, 2022, via a pre-recorded Microsoft hardware event. It is available in two variants: the WiFi model powered by 12th Gen Intel U-series processors and the 5G model powered by Microsoft SQ® 3 ARM-based processor.

It has a starting price of $999.99 for the WiFi model with Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB of 5200MHz LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB of SSD, while the 5G model with the Microsoft SQ® 3 chip starts at $1,299.99 for the same configuration. Panos Panay and his colleagues introduced three Surface devices at the event: Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and Surface Studio 2+. 

You can configure the tablet with up to Intel® Core™ i7-1265U, 32GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. It is available to preorder on October 12, 2022, and ready for shipment on October 25.

Tips and tricks

Learn how to fully utilize your Surface Pro 9 with our handpicked selection of tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will assist you in maximizing battery life, enhancing performance, boosting productivity, and efficiently solving any issues that may arise.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the new Surface Pro 9 features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2024
May
25
  • Surface Pro 9 5G Image
    Surface Pro 9 5G
    Enhances the gaming experience by preventing glitches in the video playback, addresses an issue that was causing the device to unexpectedly crash, and fixes a flickering or screen flashing issue when the device is connected to Surface Dock 2.
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Apr
25
  • Surface Pro 9  Image
    Surface Pro 9
    Addresses potential performance issues that can cause slowed mouse movements and slowed Windows animations.
    View
Apr
22
  • Surface Pro 9  Image
    Surface Pro 9
    Enhances the audio system's stability and reliability to ensure seamless playback and recording, preventing any potential disruptions or failures that may interrupt audio streams.
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Mar
22
  • Surface Pro 9 5G Image
    Surface Pro 9 5G
    Extends device security certificate authority and improves system performance and stability, and addresses system bugcheck.
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Feb
05
  • Surface Pro 9  Image
    Surface Pro 9
    Extend device security certificate authority, improve Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock stability, and improve the stability of Surface Machine Learning Service on Windows 10.
    View

For a complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Pro 9 update tracker page.

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FAQs

Before making a purchase decision, it’s essential to have a good understanding of the device you’re interested in. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive Microsoft Surface Pro 9 FAQ to answer all your questions. The following FAQ covers all aspects of the new Surface Pro 9, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1When did Microsoft Surface Pro 9 come out?

Surface Pro 9 came out on October 12th, 2022, at the Microsoft hardware event, with a starting price of $999 for the WiFi model with Intel Core i5-1235U, 8GB of 5200MHz LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB of SSD. It is available in two variants: the WiFi model powered by 12th Gen Intel U-series processors and the 5G model powered by Microsoft SQ® 3 ARM-based processor.

Panos Panay and his colleagues introduced three Surface devices at the event: Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and Surface Studio 2+.

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