Surface Pro X vs. Surface Book (1st Gen) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Book (1st Gen) and Surface Pro X specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Pro X vs. Surface Book 1

Key Features
What's new
  • New Pro Design It's the thinnest Surface Pro ever at just 7.3mm thin, 13” edge-to-edge PixelSense display.
  • Always Connected Surface Pro X comes with blazing fast LTE connectivity as standard.
  • Microsoft SQ1 Custom made by Microsoft partnership with Qualcomm for delivering the best performance and battery life.
  • Windows 10 on Arm It's not Windows RT! It can run most desktop apps in the 32-bit emulator.
  • More Removable SSD storage, Fast Charging, Daul far-field studio mics, 2 x USB-C ports, 2W stereo speakers, 4K rear camera, and all Surface Pro base features.
  • Performance Info
    • Up to 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U (2-Core, up to 3.40Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
    • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU (1GB GDDR5)
    • Up to 1TB SSD
    • Up to 16GB (1866Mhz LPDDR3 RAM)
    • Up to 12 hours battery life (69Wh)
  • The most powerful Microsoft's Laptop
    • Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and unprecedented versatility as a laptop, powerful tablet,  detachable touchscreen, and a portable studio.
  • Best-in-class screen
    • 13.5-inch PixelSense™ display with 6 million pixels (3000x2000), 1700:1 contrast ratio, and 100% sRGB color gamut.
    • It supports 10-point multitouch and Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity (magnet attached to the side of the screen).
  • More Features
    • Magnet charging connector, Full-size USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP front and 8MP rear camera.
What's missing
  • No MicroSD card reader
  • No Headset jack
  • Currently can't emulate native 64-bit applications
AvailabilitySurface Pro XSurface Book
Released20192015
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: Early November 2019
  • Introduced: October 7, 2015
  • Pre-ordered: October 7, 2015
  • Released: October 26, 2015
PricingStarting at 999$Starting at 1,499$
Stores
DisplaySurface Pro XSurface Book
Size13 Inches13.5 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (5.53M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • Display Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (6M Pixels)
  • Display Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1700:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
ExteriorSurface Pro XSurface Book
Size Comparison
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.28” (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm)
Width: 11.3” (287 mm)
Height: 8.2” (208 mm)
Thickness: 0.28” (7.3 mm)
12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • 1.70 lbs (774 g)
  • Tablet Only: 1.6 lbs (726 g)
  • Surface Book: 3.34 lbs (1,515 g)
  • Surface Book with dGPU: 3.48 lbs (1,578 g)
Colors
Matte Black
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • 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
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 2 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Nano SIM
  • 1 x Surface Pro X Type Cover
  • 2 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II performance)
Internal SpecsSurface Pro XSurface Book
Processor
  • Microsoft® SQ1™
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 GHz, 2MB Cache, 7W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.00 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • Microsoft® SQ1™
    Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU
    2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power,
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU
    Maxwell Architecture, 1GB GDDR5 128-bit, 954 - 993 MHz, 384 CUDA Cores.
Memory
8GB 16GB
LPDDR4X RAM
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB
Removable PCIe SSD
128GB 256 GB512 GB1 TB
NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
ConnectivitySurface Pro XSurface Book
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem
  • Up to Gigabit LTE Advanced Pro5 with nanoSIM and eSIM support. LTE Bands supported: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS support
BatterySurface Pro XSurface Book
Size38.2 Wh
  • Total: 69Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 51Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usage
  • Up to 12 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
  • Surface Book
    36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book with dGPU
    65W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
SoftwareSurface Pro XSurface Book
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Pro XSurface Book
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 video/4K video.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Pro XSurface Book
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Supports Surface Pen
1024 levels of pressure
Magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • Firmware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • HW TPM chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro X
  • Power supply
  • SIM card access tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • Surface Book
  • Surface Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • 30-day return policy
  • 90 days of free technical phone support
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
One-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.

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