Microsoft is losing the computing war to Apple — and the Surface Pro 9 is proof

So I was reading the first batch of Surface Pro 9 reviews, and soon a thread popped up as I digested the highlights. (We have our own review of Microsoft’s latest 2-in-1 device on the way.) Honestly, Windows on ARM still isn’t good enough — certainly not good enough to justify the very high $1,299 price tag ($1,579 with keyboard and stylus) for what should be one of the best laptops.

Let’s start with the general performance. There are two versions of the Surface Pro 9: one with an SQ3 chip (Qualcomm and Microsoft) and one with an Intel 12th gen chip. According to Andrew Friedman at Tom’s Hardware (Opens in a new tab)The SQ3 lags behind the MacBook Air M2 in a handful of tests.


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