Microsoft SQ2 Surface Pro X 2 will now be available in a Wi-Fi-only version to connect to the internet. The Redmond company modified the proprietary ARM computer, which is deprived of the ability to connect to cellular networks.
The original 2020 Surface Pro X is powered by Microsoft’s SQ2 processor, which is a slightly redesigned Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. This chipset can provide 5G support, but Microsoft’s computer only supports LTE cellular networks. The Surface Pro X 2 is completely devoid of the ability to connect to the networks of mobile operators and relies only on Wi-Fi.
Microsoft notes that the new Surface Pro X SQ2 is the cheapest Surface Pro X to date. Although the company did not disclose the battery life of the latest version of the tablet, it is assumed that the computer will be able to work longer on a single charge than the LTE version. The latter, according to Microsoft, is capable of working without recharging “all day.”
During the presentation of the Wi-Fi version of Surface Pro X, Microsoft also announced the expansion of support for ARM computers in Windows 11. The new Microsoft Surface X 2 will now boast full support for the emulation of x86 and x64 applications.
Surface Pro X 2 price and availability
The Wi-Fi version of the Surface Pro X is already available to pre-order via Bestbuy.com, starting at $899, and the shipping starts from 5th October 2021.
Along with this Microsoft SQ2 Surface Pro X, the company has also introduced the Surface Go 3 10.5-inch tablet offers a slightly more powerful dual-core Pentium Gold 6500Y processor with a frequency of 1.1 to 3.4 GHz, and thanks to this, the performance of the device has increased by 60%. It is also available to pre-order on the Bestbuy.com website.