Surface Pro X vs. Surface Pro 6 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Pro 6 and Surface Pro X specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Pro X vs. Surface Pro 6

Surface Pro X

Surface Pro X picture

Surface Pro 6

Surface Pro 6 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.
Better performance It’s now 67 percent faster than the Surface Pro (5th Gen).
New color Now available in Platinum and the new Matte Black.
Better price $899 for quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home.
What's missingNo microSD card reader
No Headset jack
Currently can't emulate native 64-bit applications
No Intel Core m3 configuration
Windows 10 Pro isn't available for consumers
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)October 2, 2018
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019October 2, 2018
ReleasedEarly November 2019October 16, 2018
PricingStarting at 999$
Platinum

Intel® Core™ i5
• $899 - 8GB/128GB
• $1,199 - 8GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,499 - 8GB/256GB
• $1,899 - 16GB/512GB
• $2,299 - 16GB/1TB

Black

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,199 - 8GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,499 - 8GB/256GB
• $1899 - 16GB/512GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
For Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size13 inches12.3 inches
Resolution2880 x 1920 (267 PPI), 5.53M Pixels2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M 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
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
Internal Specs
CPUMicrosoft® SQ1™
ARM based processor, 8 cores, 7W, 3.00 GHz, integrated 9 teraflops AI engine
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
Kaby Lake R, 4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, For Consumer

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
Kaby Lake R, 4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, For Commercial

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
Kaby Lake R, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz, For both Consumer and Commercial
GraphicsMicrosoft® SQ1™
Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU, 2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
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
BGA 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?45 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 under one hour)
44W 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)11.50 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Weight1.70 lbs (774 g)Intel Core i5 1.7 lbs (770 g)
Intel Core i7 1.73 lbs (784 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: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Matte Black
BlackPlatinum
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
• 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 five-finger multitouch gesture.
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
• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
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 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
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
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 Pro 6
• 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