The Surface Pro 7 was updated at Microsoft’s Surface event, but it is rarely mentioned from the platform. Everyone’s attention has gone to the Surface Pro X, a new version of the Surface Pro that includes slim bezels, a slim and light design, and a great new way to store and charge the pen.
This is for good reason. Surface Pro 7 is just an update. Surface Pro X Is your company? This is the modern Surface PC you’ve always wanted.
Every aspect of the Surface Pro X is refreshed. It starts with a single chassis, and is the thinnest and lightest surface device ever. It is 0.2 inches thick and weighs only 1.68 pounds. This portability goes a long way towards making the Surface Pro X comfortable in one-handed use. The weight appears well distributed and balanced in the hand, making the device a pleasure to hold and play.
Only then is the screen. It is a 2880 x 1920 screen with an aspect ratio of 3: 2, which is bright and beautiful. It is a 13-inch larger screen than the Surface Pro 7, although Microsoft squeezed it for the same space. Thanks to the thin bezels that surround both sides of the screen.
The top bezel is still a bit thick to support the infrared camera used for Windows Hello Facial Recognition, but it is as beautiful and modern as the iPad Pro. When the magnetic writing cover is folded, the frame creates more impressions, causing the lower border to disappear.
The top bezel is still slightly thick to support the infrared camera used for Windows Hello Facial Recognition, but it is as beautiful and modern as the iPad Pro. The folding of the magnetic writing cover makes the frame more impression, causing the bottom border to disappear.
The new pens did not have the same surface and feel as traditional surface pens, which were much more rounded and heavier. However, the trade-off for this great storage solution is worth it. Since it is now charging on the device itself, the system knows when to remove the pen, and automatically prompts you to use it in the app.
The Surface Pro X is a major departure from the Surface Pro line. The Surface Pro X uses ARM’s base built in Qualcomm’s partnership. Microsoft has not yet released the details, but the company says it has Snapdragon DNA, as well as AI. If I had to guess, I’d expect the chip to be based on the Snapdragon 8cx, the PC chip found in laptops like the Galaxy Chip S.
This strict control of silicon is an important step for Microsoft. Previous ARM-based tablets had limitations and poor implementation. But by partnering closely with Qualcomm, Microsoft (like Apple) is confident that it has a future for its premium devices. This points to an interesting future for surface products.
Microsoft claims that the Surface Pro X has performance that measures up to three times the speed of the Surface Pro 6. This is an ambitious claim, and we will have to see how it will do in further testing.
Another important piece of the puzzle is LTE, built into Qualcomm chips. This is not an additional cost, and it will not be released as late as the former Pro LTE model.
For ports, Microsoft heard complaints and completed it with USB-C. Mini-DisplayPort and USB-A are gone. Instead, you only get two USB-C slots, a headphone jack, and a Surface Connect magnetic docking station.
The Surface Pro X is available now for $ 999. Pen and writing cap are not included in this price.
The Amazon Kindle Kids release costs $ 110 and is originally Amazon Kindle (2019), priced at $ 90, but has some valuable additions on top. It offers you an additional $ 20 for one year of FreeTime Unlimited, with access to thousands of popular books, a protective cover, a two-year warranty for free accidental damage replacement and something to enhance reading and your child’s learning Unique Software Features.
The Kindle Kids Edition is smaller and lighter, so it is easier to hold for extended periods and to bag easily. Thankfully, it comes with a cover that has a hard plastic shell that protects your Kindle, and a soft textured cover with a microfiber interior to protect the screen. The cover brings your Kindle to life when opened and sent to sleep when closed. We have a blue hat, but you can also have a pink one, go with the birds of the rainbow or design a space station.
There are large, thick bezels around the 6 ” touchscreen. It’s an easy-to-read E Ink display, although it has a lower resolution. At 167 pixels per inch (PPI), it’s fast enough to read comfortably, but the more expensive Kindle Paperwhite or Kobo Clara HD has a crisper 300 PPI screen. Adjustable lighting ensures the Kindle Kids Edition display stays legible in various environments, but you have to adjust it yourself; There is no automatic tuning based on the light in your environment.
There is not a large percentage of the processing power here and the touch screen is not very sensitive. When you tap or swipe, wait for the screen to flash and refresh. I used to read e-books, so it wasn’t surprising, but my son expected it to interact like his tablet or phone. The result was that he accidentally downloaded a book he didn’t want, and he often clicked again because it took Kindle time to respond. It is picky to use it for children coming from other touch screen devices.