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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 — in pictures

With Arm chips, a brand new slate of colors, and a 120Hz display, Microsoft's Surface Pro 9 is a solid upgrade.

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Microsoft’s new slate of Surface devices is here, and at the heart of that lineup is the Surface Pro 9.

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Performance-wise, the Surface Pro 9’s biggest upgrade is the inclusion of an Arm-based chip with longer battery life and 5G connectivity.

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Alternatively, there’s a 12th Gen Intel CPU for $100 less ($1,099). The Arm-based Surface Pro 9 with Windows 11 costs at least $1,299.

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This year, the Surface Pro 9 comes in platinum (silver), graphite (gray). New colors include sapphire (blue) and forest (green).

Also, there’s a special edition paisley Surface

This blue floral Surface Pro 9 was designed in partnership with London design studio, Liberty, and celebrates the Surface’s 10-year anniversary.

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The magnetic stylus feels light and responsive. A perfect tool for illustrating on the go, or in my case, crudely writing some words.

Price and release date

The base model of the Surface Pro 9 will start at $999 and be released on October 25.

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