Surface Pro X vs. Surface Pro 5 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Pro (5th Gen) and Surface Pro X specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Pro X vs. Surface Pro 5

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Surface Pro (5th Gen)

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.
  • New Design It now has clean lines and rounded edges.
  • Better performance It’s now 2.5x times faster than Surface Pro 3.
  • Better Battery It has 50% more battery life than Surface Pro 4 up to 13.5 hours.
  • Better Inking It supports a new Surface Pen with 4,096 pressure sensitivity and tilt sensing.
  • More Fanless on Core m3 and i5 models, new deeper 165-degree hinge, on-screen Surface Dial capability.
What's missing
  • No MicroSD card reader
  • No Headset jack
  • Currently can't emulate native 64-bit applications
AvailabilitySurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Released20192017
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: Early November 2019
  • Introduced: May 23, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: May 23, 2017
  • Released: June 15, 2017
PricingStarting at 999$Starting at 799$
Stores
SoftwareSurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
DisplaySurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Size13 Inches12.3 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
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
Internal SpecsSurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Processor
  • Microsoft® SQ1™
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 GHz, 2MB Cache, 7W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.00 → 2.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 4.00 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • Microsoft® SQ1™
    Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU
    2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power, MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB
LPDDR4X RAM
4GB 8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB
Removable PCIe SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
PCIe NVMe SSD
ConnectivitySurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
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 4.1 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 Pro (5th Gen)
Size38.2 Wh45 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usageUp to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
  • 44W power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 39W
ExteriorSurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
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)
11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.9” (201 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)
Weight
  • 1.70 lbs (774 g)
  • Intel Core m3: 1.69 lbs (768 g)
  • Intel Core i5: 1.7 lbs (770 g)
  • Intel Core i7: 1.73 lbs (784 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
  • 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.
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
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Camera & AudioSurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
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 Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Dual microphones
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Pro XSurface Pro (5th Gen)
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Supports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
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 Pro (5th Gen)
  • 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
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

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