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Full list of Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) tech specs

The Surface Pro is the latest edition of Microsoft's pioneering 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid, and it packs quite the spec-bump.

Combined with custom silicon, the Surface Pro inking experience has been taken to the next level. The new Surface Pen rocks 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt support for shading, and benefits from an "imperceptible" low latency between the pen and the new Surface Pro's screen, making for an unrivaled inking experience.

The Surface Pro also rocks that latest seventh generation Intel Core processors, Intel graphics, with up to 16GB of RAM, and an even more generous kickstand.

Here's the full rundown on Surface Pro tech specs you need to know.

Surface Pro (2017) technical specifications

CategorySpecification
Display12.3-inch Pixel Sense display
10 point multi-touch
Display Resolution2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
SoftwareWindows 10
ProcessorSeventh Gen Intel Core m3 7Y30
Seventh Gen Intel Core i5-7300U
Seventh Gen Intel Core i7-7660U
Storage128GB, 256GB or 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Memory4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM
1866Mhz LPDDR3
GraphicsCore m3 and Core i5: Intel HD graphics 620
Core i7: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Rear Camera8.0MP autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Front Camera5.0MP camera with 1080p HD video
Windows Hello face-authentication
SpeakersStereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
PortsOne full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
Headset jack
Surface Connect
microSDXC card reader
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
NetworkWi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
SecurityTPM chip for enterprise security
Battery Life13.5 hours of use
PenSurface Pen
Weight1.69 lbs to 1.73 lbs (768 g to 784 g)
Dimensions11.50 inches x 7.9 inches x 0.33 inches (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)

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50 Comments
  • Confirmed no USB-C. No thanks. The ASUS Transformer 3 Pro T304UA-XS74T from Costco looks interesting. 
  • New dock has USB-C
  • Doesn't matter... But looks very classy specswise. Superb.
  • I'm not carrying a dock with me everywhere I go. 
  • you can cary dock and keep surface at home!
  • Ah, it all makes sense now. Microsoft knows people want USB-C, so they introduce a new dock for people to buy. At least Apple went all-in on USB-C, as should all manufacturers in 2017.
  • Doesn't matter until 99% of peripherals actually support USB-C anyway.
  • There are more USB-C devices than those with mini-DP... That's an outdated port and has no reason to be around anymore.
  • USB-C is not even close to being standard at this point. We would just be dongle carriers with USB-C, which we could do that now by using the power port for thunderbolt connectivity. As for the mini-DP port, I'm sitting here at work with 4 brand new monitors on my desk from HP and ViewSonic - all four have display ports.
  • > USB-C is not even close to being standard at this point. We would just be dongle carriers with USB-C But this is already the case with mini-DP. USB-C is similar in respect to likely needing dongles, but is obviously the go-to port for many years to come. Why wait if you don't have to?
  • But they don't have mini display port.
  • Bro, mini display port is essential on surface
  • new Surface Dock has USB-C
  • New USB-C adaptor for Surface Connector coming, per Panos.
  • Don't get the one from Costco, it apparently uses a slower SSD than the same model number from other retailers. 
  • Where did you get that information from? ASUS's spec page says they're all SATA3 SSDs while the main "features" page says "3x faster than SATA3 SSDs." I haven't found anything from people who have actually used them.
  • So many downvotes, which is slightly surprising. Prior to the official specs, anyone complaining about the lack of USB-C wasn't looked down upon.
  • You ain't lying about the Transformer 3. OMG that looks to be a real monster.
  • seriously?
  • Yes I think so. What's not to like about it?
  • Expected it to finally have USB-C (but again, alas) and Bluetooth 5. But everything else is very good. My next Surface will be with a USB-C port. Like other new devices already have.
  • There's a new USB-C Surface power connector adapter thingy coming, supports data and power.
  • So how exactly is this slimmer and lighter than Pro 4??????
  • Same thickness of 8.4mm, but apparently it just weighs less
  • apparently it doesn't actually. compare them 
  • Heard the i5 has had a very slight reduction due to the loss of it's fan - don't have a source to hand but think it was the Verge that I read it from.
  • I have no use for USB-C, and the same will be for 90% of users. All accessories with USB-C come with a cable of USB-C to USB-A, or Thunderbolt to USB-A. See iPhone for example.
    One use case is the display, which I am fine that MS add USB-C to the dock. This means all Surface just get USB-C: SP4, S Laptop, New SP. Very good for current SP4 owners!
  • Got a SP3 with 128GB and it's really annoying to plug-in an external SSD every time to access my photos. On the other hand, paying the 1,000$ premium for the 128GB to 512GB upgrade doesn't make any sense if you don't really need an i7 / 16GB RAM for your day-to-day use... hate the pricing model without a mid range large-storage version (but not enough to switch to HP)
  • You know it takes an SD card under the kickstand so you can permanently add more storage right? Ive had a 64GB card in my SP3 since day to give me a total 320gb (have the 256gb i7) but you could go bigger
  • aren't microSDs slower and less reliable than build-in SSDs?
  • Slower than the SSD but I haven't had a micro SD card fail on me since back around 2011, and that was in a phone I threw at the ground and broke. I've got a micro SD card in my SP3, and one in an Asus Transformer, even works fine for installing some older games from Steam on it.
  • A bit slower, but you wouldn't really notice it, especially when compared to the time needed to plug in an external drive like you said. Best bet is to go for a reputable brand of SD card if reliability might be a concern.
  • "I have no use for USB-C therefore nobody needs USB-C" comments incoming. Oh wait...
  • as for USB-C only my phones have it so, we'll see on it the next Surface Pros...
  • Hey, they did what the iPad did and ditched the number.
  • Something I'm super bummed about is the lack of Xbox Wireless support built in like on the Surface Studio. So they only launched a single product before dropping this tech? I just want to use my Xbox controller with ALL of its features wireless without having to mess with Bluetooth as well as the upcomming Xbox Wireless headphones for use on my Xbox and my PC, as thats the only chance I had of having Wireless Headphones that will work on both. God damn it Microsoft
  • Microsoft should be leading inovation. However the past 2 years they been trailing innovation in hardware. No thunderbolt port on ANY if their new devices past 2 years. No the Surface Book, not even Surface Studio, and now not Surface Pro. Which means it will be at LEAST another 1 year before we see any device with thunderbolt port from them. Why pay a premium if its lacking a major innovative feature? I pass again.
  • Trailing innovation? In the past two years, Microsoft not only refreshed the Pro twice, but announced the Surface Book and the Surface Studio, both category-creating devices that use some incredibly sophisticated tech to stand out amongst the crowd. They've been improving screen tech, product materials, pen latency. If 'Innovation' is adding a single port, then yes, MS have been failing. If 'Innovation' is pushing the boundaries of computers, then MS have been excelling.
  • No mention of LTE in the specs...?! And connected to that, wouldn't it feature GPS as well?
  • I can't understand when they don't put GPS in a mobile device.  Yeah, most people won't use it for Nav (I used my Note 10.1 once, it was great, but awkward to support).  BUT, it's mobile, if it gets lost or stolen, I'd like to have at least SOME chance of using online device finding to pin down a location if it locks onto a WiFi signal.
  • I could have really used Thunderbolt on this, especially seeing as I'm starting to get into more film stuff. The much higher transfer rate would be a godsend. But I guess maybe this device isn't meant for professionals after all and it's really just a product for casuals.
  • vPro?
  • Not impressed with Nadella, leadership... Lack of innovation..
  • Shhh!  The Surface Pro fans are very sensitive about the glorious leader...
  • any word on price? wouldn't mind selling my SP4 to buy this..
  • Is this a refresh of the SP4? This looks almost identical spec-wise, down to even the same generation of RAM. Only the CPU and screen sensitivity seem even slightly different. Damn. Was hoping for at least type C. But really wanted to see quad speakers, Thunderbolt 3.0 for external GPUs, a dedicated GPU of mid to low tier range, solid state batteries, or a bigger Surface (15in) Hopefully it has Bluetooth 5.0. But I'm definitely not upgrading from my pro4.
  • I really, really want a Core I5, 512GB version. This is the biggest downside to tablets/laptops. Your options are limited.
  • The specs are good. But not great, if u want a great laptop go for Razerblade pro 2017 with a 2tb m.2 ssd....
  • Some thing is wrong in this article. The graphics of m3 version has been mentioned as Intel HD 615 not 620 in the official Microsoft Pro specs webpage.
  • It's more of an upgrade than I was expecting, the added battery life is very welcome. I've pre-ordered and would love to know if anyone knows if it will fit into the surface 3 dock. I have the spacer MS supplied that makes it work with my SP4 and use it daily at work. I'm hoping that the power connector will be the same height and given the thickness is the same (i7 versions) it should just work?