Surface Pro X vs. Surface Book 2 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro X specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Pro X vs. Surface Book 2

Surface Pro X

Surface Pro X picture

Surface Book 2

Surface Book 2 picture
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 17, 2017
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019November 9, 2017
ReleasedEarly November 2019November 16, 2017
PricingStarting at 999$Surface Book 2 13.5”
• $1,149 - i5 | 8 GB | 128 GB
• $1,499 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $1,999 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB | GTX 1050
• $2,499 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB | GTX 1050
• $2,999 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB | GTX 1050

Surface Book 2 15”
• $1,999 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,499 - i7 | 16 GB | 256 GB | GTX 1060
• $2,899 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB | GTX 1060
• $3,299 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB | GTX 1060
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size13 inches• 13.5 inches
• 15 inches
Resolution2880 x 1920 (267 PPI), 5.53M PixelsSurface Book 2 13.5”
3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), 6M Pixels

Surface Book 2 15”
3240 x 2160 (260 PPI), 7M 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
• Contrast ratio: 1600:1
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch G5
Internal Specs
CPUMicrosoft® SQ1™
ARM based processor, 8 cores, 7W, 3.00 GHz, integrated 9 teraflops AI engine
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, Available in 2019

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz
GraphicsMicrosoft® SQ1™
Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU, 2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power
Integrated Graphics
• Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB 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 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 4.1 technology
Battery
Size?Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total: 69 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 51 Wh

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• Total: 75.3 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 57.3 Wh

Surface Book 2 15”
• Total: 90 Wh
• Clipboard: 23 Wh
• Base: 67 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usage• Up to 17 hours of video playback
• Up to 5 hours in Tablet mode
Power Supply• 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
• Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in under one hour)
Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• 44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• 100W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 15”
• 102W power supply with USB-A (7.5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.28” (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm)Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• 12.3” x 9.1” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• 12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)

Surface Book 2 15”
• 13.5” x 9.87” x 0.57”-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
Weight1.70 lbs (774 g)Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total - 3.38 lbs (1,533 g)
• Tablet - 1.59 lbs (719 g)

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• Total - 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
• Tablet - 1.59 lbs (719 g)

Surface Book 2 15”
• Total - 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
• Tablet - 1.80 lbs (817 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 1.55 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 USB Type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery rev. 3.0)
• 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
• Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
• Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
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
• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
Surface DialSupports off-screen interactionSupports both on-screen and off-screen interaction
Security• Firmware TPM
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
• HW TPM 2.0 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 2
• 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