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Microsoft Surface Pro 10: Everything we know so far

The Microsoft Surface Pro 10 is the next entry in the company’s 2-in-1 PC range, offering the talents of both a tablet and laptop once you pair it with the available type cover. 

Potential upgrades for the Surface Pro include a new OLED display, and a performance boost with the choice between Intel Core Ultra and an Arm chip that could be a customised version of Snapdragon X Elite. Other new features could include an ultrawide front-facing webcam and a built-in NFC reader.

The Surface Pro 10 should not be confused with the Surface Pro 10 for Business which has already been announced. The Business model will seemingly share some key upgrades, such as the new webcam and Intel chips, but misses out on an OLED screen and Arm processor option.

For more details on the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 10, keep on reading. 

Release date

Microsoft isn’t expected to unveil the Surface Pro 10 until the May 20th event, according to The Verge.

The Surface Pro 10 was originally tipped to be revealed in March 2024 during an AI showcase, but Microsoft instead launched the Surface Pro 10 for Business.

You may assume that the business model will be close to identical to the consumer variation, but rumours suggest that’s not the case. While the official business model is limited to an LCD screen, the consumer edition is tipped to be upgraded to an OLED panel.

So it’s worth waiting a little longer to see the Microsoft Surface Pro 10 rather than making any assumptions based on the newly revealed business model.


Every new edition of the Surface Pro is treated to a processor upgrade, so it should not come as a surprise that Microsoft is planning to stick an Intel Core Ultra (14th Gen) processor inside the hybrid PC – at least according to Windows Central

What may be a little shocking is that Microsoft is also continuing to offer an Arm processor configuration, with the imminent Snapdragon X Elite chip the most likely candidate. 

Snapdragon X Elite from Qualcomm
Credit: Qualcomm

Arm processors are renowned for having excellent power efficiency, allowing for greater battery life relative to performance than their Intel rivals. Excellent thermal performance also means there’s less need for an elaborate cooling system – the Arm-based MacBook Air doesn’t even need a fan. 

However, Snapdragon has so far struggled to get its Arm chips to play nicely with Windows, while performance has noticeably been well behind that of Apple, AMD and Intel. We’re hoping that changes with the Snapdragon X Elite, as it could give the Surface Pro a big boost. 

The Microsoft Surface Pro 10 could also be treated to an OLED display this year, which should theoretically result in improved screen contrast, more accurate colours and an overall punchier picture. It’s a no-brainer decision from Microsoft given that many laptop makers are embracing the technology, and could be a big upgrade for those who like to watch movies and videos on their laptop/tablet. 

Webcam of the Surface Pro 10 for Business
Credit: Microsoft

We’re also expecting that Microsoft will upgrade the front-facing camera with a 114-degree field of view, while also being capable of 1440p video capture.

What’s more, the webcam will be enhanced with AI features thanks to AI Studio Effects. Microsoft has already introduced these exciting features on past iterations of the Surface Pro, but now they’ll be available on the Intel configuration. 

It looks like Microsoft will be making a big push into AI in general with the Surface Pro 10, and it’s also been reported that the hybrid laptop will benefit from on-device Copilot functionality, as well as a new feature called AI Explorer.

AI Explorer will reportedly allow you to leverage artificial intelligence capabilities across all apps on your laptop. This will allow you to make queries such as asking for details from a previous conversation, or even editing an image saved onto your device. We’re excited to start diving deeper into these AI features once we get our hands on a Surface Pro 10. 


Early reports seem to indicate that there will be no major changes to the Surface Pro design beyond a new OLED display, upgraded webcam and a new NFC reader. 

However, we’re expecting that the Surface Pro 10 will support the new Type Cover, announced alongside the Surface Pro 10 for Business. The Type Cover has bigger and bolder lettering on the keys, while also having a brighter backlight. Sadly, it seems like it will not be bundled with the Surface Pro, so you’ll still need to purchase it as a separate accessory.

Type Cover of the Surface Pro 10 for Business
Credit: Microsoft

There are a few tweaks we’d like to see for the Surface Pro design, namely a smaller screen bezel to make the tablet look a little more modern. That said, it’s hard to complain too much when we’re potentially getting one of the biggest upgrades to the Surface Pro in yonks, as the addition of the OLED panel really is a big deal. 

The Trusted Take

I’ve been critical of the Surface Pro for a long time now. The idea of a hybrid PC is a great one, but the lack of innovation in the past few years, as well as the need to purchase the type cover separately, makes it increasingly difficult to recommend. 

Fortunately, the Microsoft Surface Pro 10 looks to be one of the biggest upgrades in years. The OLED screen will make a huge difference to screen quality, while I’m excited to check out the AI features made possible by the new Intel Core Ultra and Snapdragon chips. I still have reservations, but this is the first time I’ve been excited about a new Surface Pro in ages. 

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