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Microsoft Surface Pro 9

Operating System
Windows 11
Wi-Fi model: 12th-gen Intel Core i5-1235U or 12th-gen Intel Core i7-1255U/ 5G model: Microsoft SQ3
Wi-Fi model: Intel Iris Xe/ 5G model: Adreno 8cX Gen 3
Wi-Fi model: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD/ 5G model: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB SSD
Wi-Fi model: Up to 15.5 hours/ 5G model: Up to 19 hours
Display (Size, Resolution)
13.3-inch, 2880 x 1920 Pixel Sense touch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 120Hz, supporting Surface Pen
/ 5G model: Front-facing 1080p Windows Hello, 10.0MP rear
2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
Wi-Fi model: Sapphire, Forest, Platinum, Graphite/ 5G model: Platinum
Wi-Fi model: 8GB, 16GB, 32BGB LPDDR5/ 5G model: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4X
Wi-Fi model: Thunderbolt 4/Surface Connect/ 5G model: USB-C 3.2, Surface Connect
Wi-Fi model: Wi-Fi 6E: 802.11ax compatible and Bluetooth 5.2/ 5G model: Wi-Fi 6E: 802.11ax compatible, Bluetooth 5.1/ 5G connectivity
11.3 x 8.2 x 0.37 inches
Wi-Fi model: 1.94 pounds/ 5G model: 1.95 pounds


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Best tablets in 2023

From Apple's iPads to Android and Windows devices, these are the best tablets you can buy in 2023.


It's true that smartphones are getting bigger and better with larger displays, especially when you consider the excellent foldable phones out now, but they're not quite ready to replace tablets just yet. Tablets are still the perfect companions to have alongside your smartphone, laptop, or PC, as they let you work on things more effectively. The best tablets are the ones that are big enough to keep you entertained when you fire up your favorite apps and games, but not so much that it becomes a hassle to carry them around. You should also pick the ones with a wealth of productivity apps and features to help you get some light work done when you are away from your desk. Choosing the right tablet, however, can be tricky because there are a lot of options that fit the bill.

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Best Microsoft Surface PCs in 2023

Looking for a new Surface but not sure which one is for you? These are the best Microsoft Surface PCs you can buy for different use cases.


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The new Satechi Dual USB-C Hub adds six extra ports to your Surface Pro 9

The Surface Pro 9 has only two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and Surface Connect, but the new Satechi Dual USB-C Hub adds six total ports to your device


The Surface Pro 9 is a really great Windows tablet, but one area where it's lacking is connectivity. There are already many great accessories for Microsoft's flagship tablet but Satechi has just joined the fray with a new option. It's the Satechi Dual USB-C Hub, which can add up to six ports total to your device.

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Snag the Surface Pro 9 for $600 off with this crazy Prime Day deal

Grab Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 9 PC at a mouth-watering discount this Amazon Prime Day sale.


If you're on the lookout for a new laptop or convertible PC in the latest Amazon Prime Day sale, you may want to consider Microsoft's latest Surface Pro offering. The Intel Core i7-powered Surface Pro 9 with 16GB of RAM is now available for 28% off its regular price, allowing customers to save a staggering $600 on the latest Amazon Prime Day offerings.

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Microsoft's Surface PCs are up to $720 off in these crazy Prime Day sales

The summer edition of Amazon Prime Day is here, and the two-day event is significantly cutting prices on all kinds of Surface devices.


If you're looking for a new great laptop or a fancy new Windows convertible, the summer edition of Prime Day is a great time to shop. Running from July 11 to July 12 for Amazon Prime subscribers exclusively, Prime Day brings some steep discounts on plenty of premium Windows devices. In particular, Amazon is slashing prices on some of the best Microsoft Surface devices.

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Beef up your ROG Ally and Steam Deck storage with these ludicrous deals on M.2 2230 SSDs

If you've been thinking about upgrading the storage on your Steam Deck, ROG ally, or Surface device — these deals are going to be right up your alley.


If you've been looking to upgrade the storage on your Steam Deck, ROG Ally, or Surface device — you've come to the right place. While there are plenty of deals on M.2 2280 SSDs for laptops and PCs, deals on M.2 2230 SSD storage are a little bit harder to find, but we've managed to uncover some great promotions with discounts up to 25% off. So what better time to buy than now?

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Surface Pro 9 with 5G review: Windows on Arm keeps getting better

Microsoft's Surface Pro 9 with 5G comes with a Qualcomm processor, giving it Windows Studio capabilities and great battery life.


In 2019, Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro X, the first ever Surface Pro not to include an Intel processor. Living side-by-side with the Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro 7+, and finally the Surface Pro 8, the Redmond firm decided this year that Windows on Arm is mature enough to merge the two brands. The Surface Pro 9 with 5G is the first product from the mainstream Surface Pro lineup to include an Arm processor.

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You can now buy Surface repair parts through the Microsoft Store

Microsoft has announced that customers can now buy repair parts for Surface devices through the Microsoft Store, making repairability more accessible.


Microsoft is taking another step in making its Surface devices more easily repairable. Starting today, consumers can buy repair and replacement parts for Surface devices through the Microsoft Store, making it easier for anyone to repair their own device without going through Microsoft support or a certified technician. Anyone can buy these parts, and repair guides are also available on the company's website.

Best external monitors for the Surface Pro 9 in 2023

The Surface Pro 9 already has a great display, but if you want some extra screen real estate, these external monitors can be a big help.


The Surface Pro 9 is Microsoft's latest and greatest Windows tablet, packing 12th-generation Intel Core processors (or an Arm-based Microsoft SQ3 chip in the 5G version), some beautiful new colors, and the same stunning 13-inch display as its predecessor. But as great as that display looks, it does have a downside. It's fairly small, and sometimes, you want to be more productive. If you're using the Surface Pro 9 at your office desk, you might want to plug in some external monitors to expand your workspace, and we've rounded up a few great options for you.

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Best Buy is slashing prices on Microsoft's Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 right now

Great deals on the Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 for a limited time.


If you're looking to get some great deals on Microsoft's latest Surface devices, we've found some incredible offers on the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5. Furthermore, you'll have plenty of different configurations to choose from. So whether you're looking for a base model or a top-end powerhouse, you won't want to miss this sale.

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Lenovo Yoga Book 9i vs Surface Pro 9: Are two screens better than one?

The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is a 13-inch laptop, but with two whole screens, how does it compare to Microsoft's flagship Surface Pro 9?


Lenovo makes some of the best laptops on the market, and in fact, the 2023 Lenovo Yoga 9i is our favorite laptop of the year right now. But while the company is leading the charge when it comes to more conventional laptops, it's also breaking new ground with some out-of-the-box products, like the new Lenovo Yoga Book 9i. This is a laptop with two 13-inch screens, with one replacing where you'd usually find the keyboard.

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Best docking stations for Surface devices in 2023

You don't have to depend on just two Thunderbolt 4 ports on your Surface Pro 9. These docks add more connectivity to your device.


Microsoft's Surface devices are some of the best laptops on the market, featuring premium designs, great displays, and generally high-end performance. That's especially true of the Surface Pro line, which is almost always the king of Windows tablets each and every year. One area where Surface devices generally feel a bit lackluster, however, is ports.

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Best Surface Pro 9 replacement chargers in 2023

Need a new charger for your Surface Pro 9 or lost your original one? From Surface Connect chargers to USB-C chargers, here are some options.


The Surface Pro 9 is a device that's rated by Microsoft for 15.5 hours of battery life on the Intel-based model, while the 5G model is rated for 19 hours. In reality, though, we got between 8 and 10 hours of battery life during our Surface Pro 9 5G review period. So, eventually, when the juice runs dry, you'll need to charge up your new Surface device. Microsoft includes a Surface Connect charger for you in the box, but if you lost it or need a replacement, here are some suggestions for the best Surface Pro 9 replacement chargers.

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Best cases for the Surface Pro 9 in 2023

Buying the Surface Pro 9 is a big investment, so you'll want to protect your new device with a case. Here are some of the best available.


The Surface Pro 9 is the newest flagship 2-in-1 from Microsoft. It keeps the same shape and form factor as last year's Surface Pro 8 but comes with fresher 12th-generation Intel CPUs, a new 5G option powered by the Microsoft SQ3 Processor, and a bunch of new color options. That makes it one of our new favorite Surface PCs and one of the most portable and powerful Windows tablets ever.

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Microsoft is reportedly planning an 11-inch Surface Pro to launch this year

Additionally, the company will launch a Surface Go 4 featuring an Arm-based Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.


Microsoft is planning a major shake-up of its Surface family later this year, according to a new report from Windows Central. The company is apparently working on an 11-inch version of the Surface Pro family, and that will arrive alongside the first Arm-powered Surface Go model, which we've already heard rumblings about in the past.

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Lenovo Yoga 9i (2023) vs Surface Pro 9: Convertible or tablet?

The Lenovo Yoga 9i and the Surface Pro 9 are very different devices with very different form factors, so which one is right for you?


If you're considering buying a new Windows device in 2023, then there are two options you may be looking at. The Lenovo Yoga 9i (2023) is one of the best Windows convertibles you can buy, and the Surface Pro 9 is one of the best Windows tablets. Off the bat, you'll notice the form factors greatly distinguish these devices, but if you dive deeper to look at the display, the performance, and the ports, there are many other things you'd want to consider as part of your purchasing decision. We're here to help with a side-by-side comparison between these devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 vs Surface Pro 9: Good enough to take down the king?

The Surface Pro 9 might be iconic, but the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 is able to challenge it in a few key areas.


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Amid some boring, but welcome Surface refreshes, Microsoft delivered a ton of Windows 11 features and announced an acquisition worth $70 billion.


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The expensive Dragonfly Folio G3 takes on the nimble Surface Pro 9.


Microsoft's Surface Pro 9 effectively combined the ARM-based Surface Pro X with the standard Pro lineup, resulting in a dual-prong 2-in-1 threat that appeals to more people. You can get the nimble 5G version with Microsoft's SQ3 CPU, or you can go for more power with the Wi-Fi models that run on Intel's 12th Gen hardware. The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 is considered a convertible as well, though it employs a rare pull forward design much like Microsoft's own Surface Laptop Studio. It's an undeniably high-end laptop with an eye-watering price tag, but it will appeal to professionals who want the best in terms of premium features and security measures. These two PCs are among the best laptops you'll find today, but you're only shopping for one. We compare them to help you make the right decision.

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How to use Windows Studio Effects on the Surface Pro 9 with 5G

One of the unique features of the Surface Pro 9 with 5G is Windows Studio Effects. We explain how to use it in this guide.


If you purchased or are considering buying the Surface Pro 9 5G model, one of the treats is something known as Windows Studio Effects. As the same suggests, these are new visual effects for your webcam and camera and audio feed powered by Windows 11 and the NPU on the Microsoft SQ3 chip inside the Surface Pro 9 itself.

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