Microsoft Surface Pro X might be getting a major refresh to counter Apple’s ARM-based MacBooks

Microsoft is reportedly planning an update to its ARM-powered Surface Pro X in a bid to compete with Apple’s rumored 12-inch MacBook.

The so-called Surface Pro X 2 will be updated to include Microsoft’s SQ2 processor, Windows Central claims, which will likely be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G. The report notes that it’s not yet clear whether Microsoft will take advantage of the platform’s built-in 5G support, but if it does, the Surface Pro X 2 could arrive as the company’s first device to support the connectivity standard.

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