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

Surface Pro X

Surface Pro X picture

Surface Book

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Key Features
What's newNew 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 best performance and battery life.
Windows 10 on Arm It's not Windows RT! It can run most desktop apps in 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.
What's missingNo microSD card reader
No Headset jack
Currently can't emulate native 64-bit applications
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)October 7, 2015
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019October 7, 2015
ReleasedEarly November 2019October 26, 2015
PricingStarting at 999$Surface Book
• $1,499 - i5 | 8 GB | 128 GB
• $1,699 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,499 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB

Surface Book w/dGPU
• $1,899 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $1,999 - i7 | 8 GB | 512 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size13 inches13.5 inches
Resolution2880 x 1920 (267 PPI), 5.53M Pixels3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), 6M Pixels
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch G5
Internal Specs
CPUMicrosoft® SQ1™
ARM based processor, 8 cores, 7W, 3.00 GHz, integrated 9 teraflops AI engine
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.40 GHz up to 3.00 GHz, 15W

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6600U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, 15W
GraphicsMicrosoft® SQ1™
Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU, 2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power
Integrated Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics 520

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU (1GB GDDR5)
Memory
8 GB 16 GB
LPDDR4X RAM
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB
Removable SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
Network• Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 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
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size?• Total: 69 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 51 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usageUp to 12 hours of local video playback
Power Supply• 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
• Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in under 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
Exterior
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.28” (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm)12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
Weight1.70 lbs (774 g)Clipboard Only 1.6 lbs (726 g)
Surface Book 3.34 lbs (1,515 g)
Surface Book with dGPU 3.48 lbs (1,578 g)
Casing• Mechanical features: Anodized aluminum body
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• Mechanical features: Magnesium body
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Matte Black
Platinum
Keyboard and TrackpadNot included

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 five-finger multitouch gesture.

Surface Slim Pen Storage
• Magnetic dock
• Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen
• Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.6 mm of key travel.
Ports• 2 x USB Type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Nano SIM
• 1 x Surface Type Cover port
• 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
• 2 x Surface Connect (Compatible with Surface Dock)
• 1 x Full-size MicroSD™ card reader
Camera & Audio
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
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Ambient light sensor
• Proximity sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
• 1024 levels of pressure
• Magnetic storage
Surface DialSupports off-screen interactionSupports off-screen interaction only
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