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Where to buy Surface Pro 9: release date, specs, price

Where to find Microsoft's latest hybrid tablet PC
Last Updated on October 24, 2022
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If you want total flexibility and freedom when working then knowing where to buy Surface Pro 9 can certainly help. The upcoming tablet/laptop hybrid machine launches sooner than you might think. We’re bringing you everything we know about the powerful productivity machine from a detailed breakdown of the hardware to pricing configurations and more.

At the end of 2022, 2-in-1 computers have never been more powerful or as popular. That’s why finding out where to buy Surface Pro 9 machines can help you stay ahead of the curve. The new model comes in a few distinct variations, so there are differences to consider. Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork to give you all the need-to-know facts with minimal preamble.

Surface Pro 9 release date

Both variations of Microsoft’s newest tablet computers will launch on October 25 in US and November 8 in the UK. On this date, you’ve got the option of the base model and a 5G-enabled variant which uses the latest in SIM technology to bring you internet wherever you are. There are four colorways available upon release; Platinum, Sapphire, Forest, and Graphite.

Surface Pro 9 price

The Surface Pro 9 starts from $999.99 which certainly makes it one of the more premium tablets available in 2022. That’s right up there with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro model from Apple. It’s a flagship in every sense of the word and scales in sticker price as you configure more options. For instance, rates can go as high as $2,599.99 if you want to go all out with the bleeding edge.

Where to pre-order Surface Pro 9




The different colorways of tablets and keyboards available with Surface Pro 9. (Source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro 9 specs

With different models available, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to outline every iteration available at launch. It can be confusing when you’re trying to price up the perfect productivity rig for you, that’s where this easy-to-read table comes in. You can simply scan through the differences and decide what suits your budget and usage preferences.

Surface Pro 9 (12th Gen i5)Surface Pro 9 (12th Gen i5 Evo)Surface Pro 9 (12th Gen i7 Evo)Surface Pro 9 Microsoft SQ3
8GB RAMUp to 16GB RAMUp to 32GB RAMUp to 16GB RAM
128GB SSDUp to 256GB SSDUp to 1TB SSDUp to 512GB SSD
Wi-Fi onlyWi-Fi onlyWi-Fi onlyWi-Fi + 5G
$999.99$1,099.99 – $1,399.99$1,599.99 – $2,599.99$1,299.99 – $1,899.99
How the different Surface Pro 9 models compare against each other. Source: Microsoft

The prices vary massively between the different models with the cheapest being the stock i5 iteration. All things considered, it’s a fairly solid price given the premium that’s usually attached to high-end products by the brand. What’s most interesting here is the different approaches, as you can go for an Alder Lake-powered machine or opt for an ARM model which includes 5G support.

It appears as though 5G connectivity is limited to the Microsoft SQ3 variations. These tablets utilize a custom-tweaked Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor as opposed to your traditional x86 model, as you’ll find with the i5 and i7 choices. According to a recent press release, the company appears to champion the new mobile chip, boasting 19-hour battery life and A.I. features.

Little is known at the time of writing about how the modified ARM processor stacks up to the tried-and-true Intel alternatives, but we’ll be touching on the performance differences as soon as benchmarks come out. Regardless of which edition piques your interest, all Surface Pro 9 tablets feature the same 2880 x 1920 resolution with a 13-inch 120Hz display.

Can a Surface Pro 9 replace a laptop?

Yes, a Surface Pro 9 is entirely capable of replacing your run-of-the-mill productivity laptop. You’ll need to invest in a typing case, though, to make the most of the computer’s capabilities. Fortunately, you can sometimes get these in bundles from retailers, and Microsoft itself at no extra charge, especially around launch. It’s not always the case, but it’s worth looking out for.

What’s better – A Surface Pro 9 or an iPad Pro?

The battle of Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad has persisted for over a decade, and things are looking closer than ever with this late 2022 launch. We’re currently unsure of exactly how each respective frontrunner stacks up against each other, as they’re built on different architectures, but we’ll bring you the benchmarks and comparisons as soon as possible.

Aleksha McLoughlin is Hardware and News Editor for PC Guide and she oversees buying guides, reviews, news, and features on site. She was previously Hardware and Affiliates Editor at VideoGamer.