Microsoft Surface Pro 10 release date, price, specs, Copilot and more

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 10 is finally here. During a business-focused event, the Redmond-based company unveiled the Surface Pro 10 and what the updated machine has to offer. While it’s not wildly different from the Microsoft Surface Pro 9, the spec bump and improved webcam are welcome additions.

Though we only saw the business model of the Surface Pro 10, we can reasonably expect the consumer version to also sport an Intel Core Ultra or “Meteor Lake” chip. The improved 1,440p webcam is another design feature the consumer model could also have. Beyond that, we’re largely getting the same device as before.

Here’s everything we know about the new Microsoft Surface Pro 10.

Microsoft Surface Pro 10: Price and release date

The Microsoft Surface Pro 10 announced today is marketed to business customers. Various configurations will be available at Microsoft Store Online and through Surface for Business resellers like CDW.

The entry-level model starts at $1,199 and features an Intel Core Ultra 5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. This model comes in either Platinum or Black. A high-end configuration with an Intel Core Ultra 7 CPU, 64GB of RAM and 1TB of storage will cost $2,799. This configuration only comes in Platinum.

We can’t say for certain how much the consumer model will cost. At launch, the Surface Pro 9 started at $999 and featured 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. Rumors claim the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 will be released sometime in spring 2024.

Microsoft Surface Pro 10: Design

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The Surface Pro 10 sports an identical design to its predecessors. The new slate measures 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.37 inches and weighs 1.94 pounds. It also features an anodized aluminum body with a kickstand on the back and a magnetic attach for the keyboard. Port-wise, there are two Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ports, a Surface Connect port and a Surface Keyboard port.

This business model offers two color options: Platinum and Black. If the consumer version you’ll see in stores has the same colors as the Surface Pro 9, then expect Platinum, Graphite, Sapphire and Forest — with the latter three for Wi-Fi models (assuming there’s a 5G version like before).

A notable change from before is the inclusion of a Copilot key on the keyboard. Pressing this key brings up a chat window where you can talk with Microsoft’s digital assistant. Based on the press images, it seems there will be one model with a Copilot key and another without.

Microsoft Surface Pro 10: Display

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The Surface Pro 10 features a 13-inch “PixelSense Flow” touch display with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,920 pixels, a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display also features anti-reflective technology and adaptive color that should help the screen look good under any lighting condition.

Given how these specs are the same as the Surface Pro 9, you should get a display capable of delivering a bright and colorful image. But we won’t know for certain until we’ve tested the display in our lab. We don’t expect to see radically different results from its predecessor.

Microsoft Surface Pro 10: Performance

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Rumors claimed the Surface Pro 10 would come with either an Intel Core Ultra or Snapdragon X Elite chip. We can’t speak for the inevitable consumer version, but the business model Microsoft announced only features Meteor Lake chips. Specifically, either an Intel Core Ultra 5 135U or Intel Core Ultra 7 165U processors, which are chips found in enterprise models.

Because these Meteor Lake chips are for business laptops, it’s hard to make a direct comparison to the Windows laptops sporting Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 chips we’ve tested. That said, the table above should give you an idea of what the Surface Pro 10 consumer model might be capable of, though don’t take that as gospel.

Microsoft Surface Pro 10: Copilot and AI

Microsoft is marketing the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 as its first AI PCs. Based on what the company announced, it seems there will be models with built-in Copilot and some that utilize the AI chatbot via the cloud. Machines with Copilot built-in would theoretically use Meteor Lake’s NPU to facilitate AI-driven tasks.

According to Windows Central, Microsoft is developing a new AI-focused experience for Windows 11 known internally as "AI Explorer.” This is supposedly an “advanced Copilot” that can catalog everything you do on your PC so you can search for moments in a timeline using natural language. Reportedly, this version of Copilot works across apps, documents, web pages, conversations and images. In effect, this should (in theory) give you an easily searchable history of your PC experience.

Microsoft Surface Pro 10: Outlook

Today’s announcement featured the business model of the Microsoft Surface Pro 10 but it hopefully shouldn’t be long until the version you can buy in stores arrives. Again, we can’t say for certain, but if rumors are correct, then expect the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 sometime in spring.

We’ll update this page with further updates on the Microsoft Surface Pro 10 so stay tuned for more!

Alex Wawro
Senior Editor Computing

Alex Wawro is a lifelong tech and games enthusiast with more than a decade of experience covering both for outlets like Game Developer, Black Hat, and PC World magazine. A lifelong PC builder, he currently serves as a senior editor at Tom's Guide covering all things computing, from laptops and desktops to keyboards and mice.