Potential Surface Pro 7 variants appear online
New variants have leaked online of what could potentially be the range of Surface Pro 7 variants.
What you need to know
- A list of variants leaked online of what could be the Surface Pro 7 variants that are on the way.
- Microsoft is holding a Surface event on October 2, 2019, which will likely include a new Surface Pro.
- None of the variants listed use an ARM processor.
A list of variants has leaked online of what could be the upcoming Surface Pro 7. WinFuture reports that information about the upcoming Surface Pro 7 has appeared at retailers. If the information is accurate, it would confirm that the device is called the Surface Pro 7 and confirm details about internal specifications.
The list of storage and processor variants that WinFuture reports ranges from an Intel Core i3 with only 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage up to an Intel Core i7 variant with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage:
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
Notably, none of the variants listed run an ARM processor. Instead, they all stay on Intel's chips, most likely Intel's 10th generation chips considering where the Surface line is in its refresh cycle, but that's simply speculation. Of course, since this is only a leak of variants, it doesn't confirm that there is not a version of a Surface device running a Snapdragon 8cx. A potential ARM Surface could be listed separately, not have the same naming scheme, or the leaked information could be incomplete or inaccurate. Microsoft generally keeps Surface information close to the vest, so we won't know all of the details until the October 2, event.
How to watch the Microsoft Surface event live stream on October 2
In our breakdown of what we expect to see at the October 2 event, we discuss a potential Surface Pro 7 as well as several other devices and accessories that will probably be announced at the event.
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6. integrated a-gps. Wishes for improved windows UI software for surface pro devices: 1. Be able to open an enduser custom onenote template page/form with the surface pen
2. Auto-rotate 2 snapped apps in tablet mode between landscape and portrait mode (5 years overdue)
3. Be able to snap apps in tablet mode both vertically and horizontally (one app above the other or side by side respectively)
4. Windows search integrated in the action center
5. A time and date stamp in the action center (just like with the charms bar in windows 8)
6. Be albe to pin all file types as a live tile
7. More live tile sizes
8. interactive live tiles
9. Tablet mode UI explorer catered for touch and pen input.
10. integrate windows image composite image editor program within the photos app.
11. support drag and drop email invites, for example with html posters for conferences within the email body, into the calendar app to compile a new calendar event. The email content will be integrated in the text body of the calendar item for future reference (just like how it works now with outlook desktop app).
12. Be able to send a sticky note digitally to the desktop of a colleagues windows msft account. This would be a similar surrogate to real world use, just like sticking a sticky note on the monitor of a collegue as a memo. With microsoft sticky notes, this would appear virtually on the windows dekstop screen as a floating sticky note window on top of all apps, like a virtual sticky note.
I never got the black Surface Pro 6 to replace my Pro 5 because of that. I had to pay 1400€ to basically change the colour because the black one was only available on the 8GB/256GB configuration.
And here's the truth: I don't need more than 128GB of storage on the Surface Pro (specially with an SD slot) nor do I even need more than 4GB of RAM. All I do with it is drawing and using word. That's it. I don't need massive amounts of storage nor of RAM for that. If the Pro 7 comes in all black for all variants, good. I might ditch the Pro 5 for the i5/128GB model of the Pro 7. Otherwise, I'll be better off just buying the Pro 6 once its price is inevitably massively cut by the launch of the new model. But hey, if Microsoft wants less of my money, I'm game ¯\_(ツ)_/¯