Qualcomm recently announced its new Snapdragon series of Chipsets which was specifically designed to run Windows. Sooner or later, we were hoping to see ARM powered Windows laptops. And Surface Pro X is Microsoft’s first ARM powered tablet.
Why is ARM interesting ? Because ARM makes things portable and power efficient. It’s the ARM processors that have made our smartphones so compact but yet so powerful. But until now, ARM powered Windows devices have not been meaningful. It’s usually underpowered and its downsides far outweighs its upsides.
The new Surface Pro X with SQ1 processor is fast, provides 4G connectivity and it makes the surface X even slimmer than other Pro models. And this could be iPad Pro killer that Microsoft fans had been waiting for.
Along with new processor, Microsoft has added new slim Surface Pen. It has its own dock on the keyboard and charges it internally not needing to replace AAAA batteries like the old surface pen needed.