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Does Surface Pro 7 work with the Surface Dial?

Surface Pro 7
Surface Pro 7

Does Surface Pro 7 work with the Surface Dial?

What is the Surface Dial?

The Surface Dial is an incredibly useful accessory that can be used to quickly perform a variety of functions depending on the software you're using. All you have to do is put it on the screen of your Surface device and twist it, and you can instantly make your Surface experience significantly more productive and convenient. Examples of what you can do with the Surface Dial include changing the color you're drawing with, tilting 3D maps at an angle, zooming in and out of a picture, and much more.

With certain devices like the Surface Pro 7, on-screen support for the Dial hasn't been developed yet. Thankfully, you can still use nearly all of the same functions by twisting the Dial when it's off the screen.

Why get a Surface Pro 7?

Surface Pro 7

Surface Pro 7

There are plenty of great reasons to get a Surface Pro 7. The 12.3-inch 2736x1824 display is likely going to look awesome. Since the device has Intel's 10th Gen CPUs, it will have very competent computing power and also will have compatibility with Wi-Fi 6, the latest Wi-Fi standard. Also, it can be outfitted with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage space, which should be plenty. It has a Windows Hello-compatible camera as well, which means you'll be able to take advantage of Microsoft's biometric security without any complications. The cherry on top is the addition of a USB-C port, which is a convenience that no other Surface Pro before the 7 had. This will allow for faster data and power transfer speeds between the Surface Pro 7 and other devices, which is always helpful.

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.