Surface Pro 9 full tech specs

Surface Pro 9 has the same design as the previous version but with more powerful and connected internal from Intel and ARM.

Surface Pro 9
  • Surface Pro 9 list of technical specifications.
  • Tablet comes with a choice of Intel 12th Gen or ARM processor.
  • The Pro 9 will be available on October 25, starting at $1000 (without the keyboard).

Microsoft has unveiled the new Surface Pro 9, a new tablet that retains the traditional design as its predecessor but with new internals and the choice of the ARM processor or the more powerful 12th Gen Intel silicon.

Similar to the Surface Pro 8, the Surface Pro 9 has a unibody made with aluminum, a 13-inch screen (3:2 aspect ratio), and a 120Hz refresh rate. You have the choice of an Intel 12th Gen Core i7 or i5 processor, and this time, you can also get the tablet with a Microsoft SQ3 processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon. In addition, depending on the model, the Surface Pro 9 comes with up to 32GB of DDR5 memory, up to 1TB of replaceable storage, and 5G connectivity.

As for performance, the company claims up to 50 percent more performance from the Intel model than the Surface Pro 8, and the two Thunderbolt 4 ports provide super-faster data transfer and the ability to drive two 4K external monitors or use external GPUs. Also, you can get up to 15.5 hours of battery life and up to 19 hours with the ARM-based model.

And in the case of the ARM-based model, this model isn’t as powerful as the Intel-based model, but it offers more battery and includes a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU) capable of more than 15 trillion calculations per second to enable new experiences, such as background noise cancelation, background blur during calls, eye contact, and more.

Surface pro 9 tech specs

 Surface Pro 9 (Intel)Surface Pro 9 (SQ 3/5G)
Dimensions11.3 × 8.2 × 0.37 inches (287.02 × 208.28 × 9.4 mm)11.3 × 8.2 × 0.37 inches (287.02 × 208.28 × 9.4 mm)
Weight1.94lbs (879 grams)1.84lbs (878 grams)
DisplayScreen: 13-inch PixelSense Flow Display
Resolution: 2880 X 1920 (267 PPI)
Color profile: sRGB and Vivid Refresh rate up to 120Hz (Dynamic refresh rate supported)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1200:1
Adaptive Color
Auto Color Management supported
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Dolby Vision IQ support17
Gorilla Glass 5
Screen: 13-inch PixelSense Flow Display
Resolution: 2880 X 1920 (267 PPI)
Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
Dynamic refresh rate up to 120Hz
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1200:1
Adaptive Color
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U processor
12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U processor
Options with storage 256GB and above built on the Intel Evo platform
Microsoft SQ 3 processor
Neural Processing Unit (NPU)
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe GraphicsMicrosoft SQ 3 Adreno 8CX Gen 3
Memory8GB LPDDR5 RAM
16GB LPDDR5 RAM
32GB LPDDR5 RAM
8GB LPDDR4x RAM
16GB LPDDR4x RAM
StorageRemovable solid-state drive (SSD) options:
128GB
256GB
512GB
1TB
Removable solid-state drive (SSD) options:
128GB
256GB
512GB
WirelessWi-Fi 6E: 802.11ax compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
Wi-Fi 6E: 802.11ax compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
Location: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Beidou Support
NanoSIM and eSIM support
Supports 5G4
5G-NR NSA (mmWave): Release 15 DL 64 QAM up to 4.2 Gbps 4xDL CA (400MHz), 2x2 MIMO
5G-NR NSA (mmWave): Release 15 UL 64 QAM, 2xUL CA (200MHz), 2x2 MIMO
5G-NR NSA (mmWave) Bands: n257, n260, n261
Gigabit LTE - A Pro Release 15 with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
LTE DL Cat 20, 256 QAM up to 2Gbps, 5xDL CA
LTE UL Cat 13, 64 QAM Contiguous 2X ULCA
LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71
WCDMA: 1,2,5,8
Battery lifeUp to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
Battery Capacity Nominal (WH) 47.7 Wh
Battery Capacity Min (WH) 46.5 Wh
Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
Battery Capacity Nominal (WH) 47.7 Wh
Battery Capacity Min (WH) 46.5Wh
Ports2 x USB-C with USB 4.0/ Thunderbolt 4
1 x Surface Connect port
1 x Surface Type Cover port
2 x USB-C 3.2
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Keyboard port
1 x nano SIM
SecurityFirmware TPM 2.0
Windows Hello face sign-in
Enhanced security with Microsoft Pluton
Windows Hello face sign-in
Audio2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos 8
Dual far-field studio microphones
2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos 8
Dual far-field studio microphones
Cameras

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
Front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
Front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
10.0 MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
SensorsAccelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Ambient Color sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Ambient Color sensor
ColorsSapphire
Forest
Platinum
Graphite
Platinum
CasingAluminumAluminum
OSWindows 11 Home
Windows 11 Pro (commercial)
Windows 10 Pro (commercial)
Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Pro (commercial)
Windows 10 Pro (commercial)

Color options for the Pro 9 include Platinum, Graphite, Sapphire, and Forest, but the color availability will depend on the model you choose. Of course, the detachable keyboard and Slim Pen are sold separately.

Also, as part of the 10-year anniversary of Surface, Microsoft is partnering with London-based global design house “Liberty” to offer a special-edition Surface Pro keyboard and laser-etched Surface Pro 9 with an exclusive pattern in a vibrant blue floral inspired by the Windows 11 Bloom wallpaper.

Surface Pro 9 liberty edition
Surface Pro 9 liberty edition (Source: Microsoft)

The Surface Pro 9 pricing starts at $1000 and can go up to $2600 for the Intel Core i7 model. The ARM-based model starts at $1300 and can go up to $1900 with a maxed-out configuration. The tablet is available starting October 25, 2022, and you can pre-order from the Microsoft Store.