Microsoft launched three surface computers surface 5, surface pro 9, and Surface Studio 2 Plus at the recent launch event. The event also brought out other releases such as updates to Windows 11, new AI platforms for creativity, and an Audio Dock that doubles as a USB-C hub. The surface pro 9 is an update to its predecessor Surface Pro 8. Let’s look into the debut of the surface pro 9 in detail:
|Processor||Surface Pro 9:|
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U processor12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U processor options with storage 256 GB and above built on the Intel® Evo™ platform
Surface Pro 9 with 5G:
Microsoft SQ® 3 processor neutral Processing Unit (NPU)
|Memory and Storage||Surface Pro 9: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (LPDDR5 RAM)Surface Pro 9 with 5G: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAMSurface Pro 9 (Intel/Wifi): Removable7 drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TBSurface Pro 9 (SQ® 3/5G): Removable7 drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Display||Screen: 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display|
|Resolution||2880 X 1920|
|Connections||Surface Pro 9 (Intel/Wifi)|
2 x USB-C® with USB 4.0/ Thunderbolt™ 41 x Surface Connect port1 x Surface Type Cover port
Surface Pro 9 (SQ® 3/5G)
2 x USB-C® 3.21 x Surface Connect portSurface Keyboard port1 x nano SIM
|Network and connectivity||WiFi 6E: 802.11ax compatibleBluetooth® Wireless 5.1 technology|
|Software||Windows 11 HomePreloaded Microsoft 365 AppsMicrosoft 365 Family 30-day trial pre loaded Xbox app Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 30-day trial|
|Battery||Surface Pro 9: Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usageSurface Pro 9 with 5G: Up to 19 hours of typical device usage|
Design and display:
Surface Pro 9 brings out the most upgrades in the overall launch of laptops. It comes with new color options, with matching Type Cover keyboards as well. It supports the 13-inch display of its predecessor along with the 2,880 x 1,920 pixels, 120 Hz, and a 3:2 aspect ratio. It weighs around 879 grams and comes with updated Alder Lake-U processors. The screen is protected with gorilla glass 5.
As for the processor, the Microsoft surface pro 9 features Core i5-1235U or the Core i7-1255U. Similarly, the Snapdragon SQ3 version features a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which leverages some new front camera features including Auto framing, Super Resolution enhancement, and there’s also a new noise-reduction implementation akin to those developed by Discord and Nvidia. The device offers RAM options of 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB. there are also removable storage options 28 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB of removable storage options.
Battery and connectivity:
The Microsoft surface pro 9 supports Microsoft’s Surface Connect port and Windows Hello facial authentication. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is absent from the Surface Pro 9, despite Microsoft including two USB Type-C connectors (USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4). As for the battery, Microsoft claims that the Surface Pro 9’s 47.7 Wh battery should last up to 15:30 hours, while the 5G Snapdragon variant is rated for up to 19 hours of battery.
Price and availability:
The prices start from US$999.99 with the Core i5-1235U, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage of the Microsoft surface pro 9. This is limited to only 256 GB of storage. Similarly, The Intel i7 version begins at $1599, and the 5G model will start at $1299. So the expected Microsoft surface pro 9 price in Nepal will be around Rs 131,557 for the core i5, Rs 210,570 for the intel i7, and Rs 171,063 for the 5g model. There has been no official confirmation of the Microsoft surface pro 9 price in Nepal.
|Surface models||Original price||Converted price in Nepal|
|Microsoft surface pro 9 (core i5)||$999.||Npr 131,557|
|Microsoft surface pro 9 (intel i7)||$1599||Npr 210,570|
|Microsoft surface pro 9 (5g model)||$1299||Npr 171,063|
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