Best Surface Pro X alternatives in 2022

Surface Pro X open on table
Surface Pro X open on table (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

The new Surface Pro X from Microsoft features the first "Microsoft SQ1" ARM-based chip for longer battery life, instant-on functionality, and LTE capabilities for an always-connected experience no matter where you are. Also featuring a brand new design from Microsoft, with thinner bezels and rounder chassis, and an upgradable SSD. If this device isn't what you're after however, here are some alternatives.

If we're making some suggestions

The Surface Pro 7 is a device that was unveiled right alongisde the Surface Pro X, and exists primarily for those who don't want the new Surface Pro X redesign, but love the 2-in-1 form factor with a detachable type cover and pen. With that in mind, we think the Surface Pro 7 is an excellent alternative choice. It has a powerful Intel 10th-generation processors in the i3, i5 and i7 configurations, with 8GB or 16GB of RAM to match. It also has a single USB-C port, and Wi-Fi 6 support.

We also think the Surface Go is an excellent choice for those who love the form factor but want it in a smaller package. The Surface Pro X is a 13-inch device, which is quite large for some people. With the Surface Go, you're getting a 10-inch device making it perfect for on the go computing. It does feature a low-powered Intel Pentium GOLD processor, which isn't the fastest, but it should be fine for routine tasks like browsing the web and working in Microsoft Office. It also has an LTE option, as well.

If you're looking for more of a laptop, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is the one to go for. Featuring an excellent thin design, with a beautiful display and Intel 10th-generation processors with lots of RAM and storage configurations.

Zac Bowden
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