Microsoft has quite a compelling device on its hands with the Surface Pro X. It's a thin and light 2-in-1 convertible that boasts amazing battery life (13 hours of VLC video looping in our tests) thanks in part to its Microsoft SQ1 ARM SoC that’s based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx.
Despite the ARM processor, the Surface Pro X provides the full Windows 10 experience and for the most part has good compatibility with legacy x86-32 apps. Throw in a brilliant PixelSense display and fanless design, and you have a lightweight workhorse for those that have a daily workload that isn't overly CPU intensive.
One big knock against the Surface Pro X -- by some -- has been its price tag, which is a bit on the high side compared to its x86-based competition. Microsoft is making amends on this front thanks to price cuts of up to $200. If you are looking for a 256GB or 512GB model, you'll get the full $200 discount, while those that opt for the 128GB model receive a $100 discount.
That means that the base price of the Surface Pro X drops from $999 to a more palatable $899. Opting for the Surface Pro X with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage now runs $1,099 instead of $1,299. On the other end of the spectrum, the range-topping 16GB SKU with a 512GB SSD is priced at $1,599 instead of $1,799.
All of these prices are available directly from Microsoft's online store right now. Or if you prefer, Amazon is also selling the Surface Pro X with the same discounted prices:
Be sure to check out our full review of both the Surface Pro X and the Surface Pro 7 right here.