When Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 8 last year, the screen size grew to 13 inches, the same size as the Surface Pro x, which then removed one of the former differences between the two.
And since then Microsoft have been working steadily on making apps that were compatible with the traditional x86 and x64 processors represented by tablets like the Surface Pro 8, to become compatible with devices that run ARM processors, represented by tablets like the Surface Pro X.
Windows 11 even makes it possible to run unmodified x64 apps on ARM tablets and other ARM computers, which can potentially rejuvenate the market for Windows on ARM devices ahead of us.
So it makes a lot of sense then that Microsoft tracker Zac Bowden says Microsoft will merge the Surface Pro with the Surface Pro X in the Surface Pro 9, and instead offer processor options between a traditional Intel Core powered Surface Pro 9 or an ARM powered Surface Pro 9.
Xiaomi launched a new ARM tablet in June, and I’ve seen that both Huawei and Lenovo also have new Windows on ARM computers in the pipeline for 2022.
– Tom Bowen