How to find or identify my 2017 NEW Microsoft Surface model?

Guest Editor | Poya Moradi

Which Surface model do I have?

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 their newest Surface model- "Surface". 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!


Surface Pro 4


Which Surface Pro 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 number [CLICK HERE]

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


Alternatively, 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 and log into your account, 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] 

We hope that this guide helped you in locating your Surface model, it is imperative to know your specific model as most Surface models have different dimensions and port configurations so not all cases will fit the same devices. If you have any questions feel free to post below!


Microsoft Surface Model Release Dates

Surface Models

Model Date Announced
Surface June 2012
Surface 2 October 2013
Surface 3 March 2015

Surface Pro Models

Surface Pro February 2013
Surface Pro 2 October 2013
Surface Pro 3 June 2014
Surface Pro 4 October 2015
Surface Pro (2017) May 2017
Surface Book Models
Surface Book October 2015
Surface Book 2 October 2017

Surface Studio Models 

Surface Studio October 2016

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