On October 2, Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Pro 7 and it’s a subtle upgrade to the Surface Pro 6. It has the same display, same design but it offers better performance, graphics and longer battery life.
The brand-new Surface Pro 7 is powered by Intel’s new and powerful Ice Lake processors, which should give serious processing power over the Surface Pro 6. You will also have better GPU power than any Intel processor to play mid-core games. The integrated GPU in this Ice Lake chipset is also good enough to edit videos, movies and photos.
In one of the configurations, the new-generation Surface Pro is paired with 1TB storage and 16GB RAM, which makes it the most powerful Surface Pro hardware to date.
Surface Pro 7 comes with a stunning 12.3-inch Pixelsense display with a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio. Unfortunately, the bezels are still large and front panel design has remained pretty much unchanged.
It also comes with a USB-C port that replaces the less versatile MiniDisplay Port and USB Type-A port offered as well. Microsoft is also offering the Surface Connect, microSD card slot, and 3.5mm headphone
Surface Pro 7 full specifications
- Operating system: Windows 10.
- Display: 12.3-inch Pixelsense with 3:2 aspect ratio and 2736×1824 resolution. The PPI sits at 267.
- Processor: Intel Ice Lake series, available in— Core i3-1005G1, Core i5-1035G4, and Core i7-1065G7.
- Memory: 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM.
- Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB SSD.
- Camera: 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera.
- Security and connectivity: Windows Hello, Bluetooth 5.0, and Wi-Fi 6.
- USB slots: USB-C, USB-A, Surface Connect, Surface keyboard connector and microSD card.
- Media: 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery: Up to 10.5 hours of battery backup on average usage.
- Weighs only 1.7 lbs (770g).
As mentioned, Surface Pro 7 is pretty much unchanged from its predecessor. If you own the Surface Pro 5, it might be the right time to upgrade to this model.
Surface Pro 7 starts at $749 for Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
If you pre-order the device from Microsoft Store today, it will begin shipping on October 22.