Microsoft just unveiled the Surface Pro 9 and Pro 9 5G. The two new notebooks offer some solid upgrades to the Surface Pro X that was launched in 2019. So let’s go through the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Microsoft Surface Pro 9, Pro 9 5G in Nepal.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, Pro 9 5G Overview:
The Surface Pro 9 and Pro 9 5G both measure 287 x 209 x 9.3 mm. However, they have different weights. The vanilla model weighs 879 grams, while the 5G variant is a little heavier at 883 grams. The ARM-based Surface Pro 5G is only available in a single Platinum colorway while the Sapphire, Forest, and Graphite options are exclusive to the Surface Pro 9.
Microsoft has also upgraded the screens on the Surface Pro 9 series to its 13-inch PixelSense Flow display that has a 120Hz refresh rate. Both the Surface devices share a similar display with 2880 x 1920 resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1200:1 contrast, and max 450 nits brightness. They are also compatible with Surface Slim Pen 2.
While the Surface Pro 9 supports auto-color management and Dolby Vision IQ, the Pro 9 5G does not. Additionally, displays on both models are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 5G is the company’s first 5G-enabled Windows device. It is powered by the Microsoft SQ3 processor which is based on the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. Buyers can equip the Pro 9 5G with up to 16GB LPDDR4X of RAM and 512GB of storage.
On the other hand, the Microsoft Surface 9 is available with two Intel CPUs, namely, Core i5-1245U and i7-1265U. Models with storage of 256GB and above have Intel Evo certification. While the i5 variant max out at 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB SSD, Microsoft offers the i7 model with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of storage.
Furthermore, the Surface Pro 9 5G comes with Microsoft SQ 3 Adreno 8CX Gen 3 for handling graphics. Its Intel-powered non-5G counterpart has integrated Iris GPU instead.
The Microsoft SQ 3 variants of the Surface Pro 9 series benefit from the chip’s AI engine which facilitates features like noise-reduction, auto-framing, and super resolution.
Rest of the specs
Talking about the battery, the Pro 9 and Pro 9 5G are equipped with a 47.7Wh cell. The standard Surface 9 Pro is rated for up to 15.5 hours of typical usage. Going for the 5G variant should get you an additional 3.5 hours of general usage.
You will find a 1080p front-facing camera and a 10MP rear camera with 4K video recording on both. For audio, they have 2W stereo speakers and dual far-field studio mics. Besides Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1, the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 5G offers SIM and GPS support.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Series Specifications:
- Size: 287 x 209 x 9.3 mm
- Surface Pro 9: 879g
- Surface Pro 9 5G: 883g
- Display: 13-inch PixelSense Flow display, 3:2 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, touch support
- Resolution: 2880 X 1920 (267 PPI)
- Surface Pro 9: Intel Core i5-1235U / i7-1255U
- Surface Pro 9 5G: Microsoft SQ3
- Surface Pro 9: Intel Iris Xe
- Surface Pro 9 5G: Microsoft SQ3 Adreno 8CX Gen 3
- Surface Pro 9: 8 /16/32GB LPDDR5
- Surface Pro 9 5G: 8/16GB LPDDR4X
- Surface Pro 9: Up to 1TB
- Surface Pro 9 5G: Up to 512GB
- Camera: Front-facing 1080p HD camera, 10MP Primary
- Biometric: Windows Hello facial authentication
- Battery: 47.7Wh
- Surface Pro 9: Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1
- Surface Pro 9 5G: Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1, 5G, GPS
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, Pro 9 5G Price in Nepal (Expected)
The base 8/128GB variant of the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 5G is priced at USD 1300 whereas the Surface Pro 9 costs USD 1000. We expect the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 and Pro 9 5G to start at NPR 149,999 and NPR 194,499 respectively if they launch in Nepal.
|Microsoft Surface Pro 9, Pro 9 5G||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Intel Core i5-1245U, 8/128GB||USD 999.99||NPR 149,999|
|Intel Core i7-1265U, 16/256GB||USD 1599.99||NPR 239,999|
|Microsoft SQ3, 8/128GB||USD 1299.99||NPR 194,499|
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