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Does the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 support Wi-Fi 6?

Surface Pro 7
Surface Pro 7

Does the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 support Wi-Fi 6?

What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 is the newest type of Wi-Fi standard that offers a myriad of advantages over previous connections. For instance, Wi-Fi 6 handles multiple connections at once up to four times better than the last Wi-Fi standard, and it also noticeably increases internet speed and stability. It even causes less of a strain on your device's battery, which means you can use your phone, tablet, or laptop longer than you would be able to on previous Wi-Fi configurations.

To get Wi-Fi 6 in your home, you'll need a router that uses it. There are plenty out there, but we recommend the ASUS RT-AX88U as it has fantastic speeds and bandwidth management, even if it is a bit pricey. Wi-Fi 6 routers will be generally pricey since they're still new to the market, but as more options become available, the prices will come down.

Why get a Microsoft Surface Pro 7?

Aside from the compatibility with Wi-Fi 6, there are plenty of awesome reasons to get a new Surface Pro 7. The 12.3-inch 2736x1824 display is sure to look lovely, and since the device has Intel's 10th Gen CPUs, it will have awesome computing power. On top of that, it can be outfitted with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage space, which should be more than enough for any user. It has a Windows Hello-compatible camera, too, which means you'll be able to take advantage of Microsoft's biometric security. The cherry on top is the inclusion of a USB-C port, which no other Surface Pro prior to the 7 had on its chassis. This will allow for faster data and power transfer speeds between the Surface Pro 7 and other devices and accessories.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.