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How to find or identify my NEW Microsoft Surface model?

Posted by Poya Moradi

May 07, 2020 in #how to...


Which Surface model do I have?

(Updated on 05/07/2020)

Do you still have these questions and can't find the answers?

1. When was my Surface Pro released?

2. When was my Surface Go released?

You've come to the right place! Lately, it's become more and more difficult to keep up with all the new tablets being released, and even worse the naming conventions that come with them. Microsoft recently released its newest Surface model - "Surface" (Latest releases: Surface Pro 6 was released on October 16, 2018, and the Surface Go was released on August 2, 2018). However Microsoft had already released a model named "Surface" back in 2012 and Surface models are generally confusing, so we're here to help you easily identify which Surface model you have!

blog-031-pic-01So which Surface do I have?

While it's not difficult to find out what model Surface you have, the process does have a few steps involved. Some models have a 4-digit number located on the back next to the serial number which can be inputted into Google for an instant result. However, some models do not have this 4-digit number so we'll need to take an alternative approach-

1) - Firstly, you must locate the serial number located underneath the stand on the backside

Microsoft Support - How to find your serial numberCLICK HERE]

blog-031-pic-02Identify Surface Model: TIP: The fine print can be hard to read so take a photo and enlarge it for easier readability.

blog-031-pic-03Alternatively, you could download the "Surface" app from the app store which will also show you your serial number.

2) - Secondly you'll need to decode your serial number to see exactly which model you have, head over to the Microsoft support page linked below where you'll be able to add in your serial number and it will provide you with the Surface model-

Microsoft Serial Number Checker - Enter your serial number here to find your model [CLICK HERE]

Microsoft Surface Model Release Dates

Surface Models

Model Date Released
Surface October 2012
Surface 2 October 2013
Surface 3 May 2015
Surface Go August 2018
Surface Go 2 May 2020
Surface Go 3 September 2021
Surface Pro Models
Surface Pro February 2013
Surface Pro 2 October 2013
Surface Pro 3 June 2014
Surface Pro 4 October 2015
Surface Pro 5 June 2017
Surface Pro 6 October 2018
Surface Pro 7 October 2019
Surface Pro 8 October 2021
Surface Pro X October 2019
Surface Neo Models
Surface Neo October 2019

Surface Book Models

Surface Book October 2015
Surface Book 2 November 2017
Surface Laptop Models
Surface Laptop June 2017
Surface Laptop 2 October 2018
Surface Laptop 3 October 2019
Surface Studio Models
Surface Studio December 2016
Surface Studio 2 October 2018

We hope that this makes it a bit clearer in regards to your tablet type from Microsoft, and here is a little help on some ruggedized cases that pairs well with the Surface Pro line of tablets. Check out our action rugged case options or Surface Pro 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 MagConnect Mounting Solutions.

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