Surface Pro X keyboard available to preorder for $140

The Surface Pro X
The Surface Pro X (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Pro X Keyboard is now up for preorder at the Microsoft Store.
  • The keyboard attaches to the Surface Pro X like the regular Surface Pro's, but it includes a dedicated charging spot for the new Surface Slim Pen.
  • The Surface Pro X Keyboard is available for $140 (opens in new tab) and is set to launch on November 5.

If you're planning to preorder Microsoft's new Surface Pro X ahead of its November 5 launch, you can also now preorder the Surface Pro X Keyboard. The keyboard is available to pick up for $140 at the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) now.

The Surface Pro X is an evolution in the Surface Pro line, offering a slim and light take on the detachable form factor with thinner display bezels. The 2-in-1 tablet is also powered by the custom Microsoft SQ1 mobile chip, which makes it the first Surface Pro to run Windows 10 on ARM.

The matching Surface Pro X keyboard is built to attach to the bottom of the tablet, just like Surface Pros of the past. However, the new keyboard also includes a dedicated charging dock for the new Surface Slim Pen, which will charge wirelessly when tucked into the keyboard.

If you want to snag the whole package, the Surface Pro X Keyboard is up for preorder now for $140 at the Microsoft Store alongside the Surface Slim Pen and Surface Pro X.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Wait, the Surface Pro X preorder doesn't include the keyboard or pen? It didn't say that when I placed my order.
  • I thought that was included too, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
    Neither keyboard, nor pen are listed as in the box.
  • I fortunately chatted with Sales team before pre-ordering. Actually I was told the keyboard WAS included, but not the pen. If neither are included then I think I'll just wait for HP to refresh the HP Envy X2. That included both in a nice leather case for about $899.
  • Well, I might have an extra keyboard then. I was hoping for a X2 refresh too, but I but I haven't heard anything about it. Might not have sold in high enough numbers for HP to work on a second iteration.
  • Under “what’s included in the box” there’s no keyboard mentioned. Surface Pro has never come with a keyboard unless a bundle is on offer
  • Do existing Surface Pens work with the Surface Pro X? Obviously they don't dock/charge in the keyboard but do they work? For a light pen user it may be worth me sticking to my current pen from my Book 2 until I have fully tested the capabilities of the device and decide whether to keep it
  • Will this work with the pro 7. The pen storage is legit. Or is the pro x physically bigger than the pro?
  • Wow! Microsoft at it again. Keyboard and pen sold separately. Very harsh. As a long time surface pro user I don't get this. That's a hard core business strategy. What care about the customer? Nope not pumped about this surface event. It should have been a package deal. Oh well it's Microsofts loss there. Any mention of backwards compatibility with older type covers, and if so how far back?
  • Where are the additional colours, but mainly where’s the Alcantara option. I’ve pre ordered a 256GB model but don’t really want to spend £130 on a keyboard with the plain old material, it’s horrible compared to the Alcantara feel, but the device is fairly useless to me without a keyboard 🤨 Basically I don’t want to have to put up with the old material and then spend £150 on an Alcantara version later.
  • From the list of Optional accessories:
    Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard* for a full keyboard experience
    Surface Pro X Keyboard* for a full keyboard experience Which Keyboard is this post referring to does anyone know what the difference between the two keyboards is?
  • Where can I order the new slim pen? Ordered the Tablet and keyboard but could not find pen link. Anywhere have one? Thanks. PS - For those in Australia. Available for us too!. Just follow US links and it will ask you to go to Australian site...
  • I think this is the wrong keyboard for anyone wanting the pen dock. Looking at the image on the linked page it doesn't look like it has the pen dock. I went to Best Buy which has slightly better image and the $140 keyboard definitely does not have the dock. They have a second SKU which is Microsoft - Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen $270 and the keyboard portion of that combo is definitely different than the $140 keyboard.