Microsoft’s updated Surface Pro X has a faster processor and new platinum color option – Tom Warren

Microsoft is updating its $1,499 ARM-based Surface Pro X device today. The big new additions are an updated SQ2 processor, and a classic platinum color option found on Microsoft’s other Surface devices. The updated processor should improve performance across a variety of apps, and Microsoft is also promising up to 15 hours of battery life.

The SQ2 processor is the main internal change, and Microsoft has once again worked with Qualcomm to customize it for the Pro X. It’s essentially a variant of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, without 5G support.

Microsoft is also using the same 13-inch PixelSense display (2880 x 1920) from last year’s model, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. There’s also two USB-C ports, the…

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