The refreshed Surface Pro 7 from Microsoft has been revealed, and while it might look a lot like the last-gen Surface Pro 6, the biggest changes come on the inside. On top of 10th Gen Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 "Ice Lake" processor (CPU) options and LPDDR4x RAM for improved performance, the Pro 7 is now sporting a USB-C port for improved connectivity. You'll also be able to take full advantage of Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, which is set to become the new norm.
Otherwise, the body and display have remained essentially the same from the Pro 6. You're getting the same 2-in-1 design with folding kickstand, optional removable keyboard and touchpad known as a Type Cover, and IR camera for Windows Hello authentication.
Here's a full look at what you can expect from the Surface Pro 7.
|Category||Surface Pro 7|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display||12.3 inch Pixelsense, 3:2 aspect ratio, 2736x1824 (267 PPI)|
|Processor||10th Gen Intel|
|Memory||4GB, 8GB, or 16GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD|
|Rear Camera||8MP autofocus (1080p)|
|Front Camera||5MP (1080p)|
|Security||Windows Hello face authentication camera|
|Ports||1x USB-C, 1x USB-A, 1x microSDXC, 1x Surface Connect, Surface Keyboard connector, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Battery||Up to 10.5 hours|
|Weight||From 1.7 lbs (770g)|
Powerful 2-in-1 Surface
Now with USB-C and 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs
The Surface Pro 7 has been refreshed with 10th Gen Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 "Ice Lake" CPU options for improved performance, and it offers a USB-C port for added connectivity.
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Do we know which versions are fanless?
Should be the i3 and i5 versions.
It seems like battery life estimates haven't increased. Now I'm wondering if I should get the SP6 now with discounts ($1350 for i5, 256GB, TypeCover, Pen, and warranty) or wait for this and pay the normal prices (about $1580).
Those SP6 sales are only going to get better closer to launch, IMO. Especially at Black Friday, you can probably get something pretty great on a discount.
Is there a new type cover to go with it?
It looks like they're using the same ones, but the red color seems new?
Is Thunderbolt 3 there?
doesn't appear like it has TB3 support. Doesn't make sense with icelake and the TB3 controller moving onto the cpu. f
The SP6 has a listed 13.5 hour battery life and this SP7 has a listed 10.5 hour battery life. Is it more honesty in the spec or is a downward departure of 3 hours really the best that can happen with a 'ground up' redo of the hardware?
Actually I think the base surface pro will start at around 910 dollars. I know no one that buys a surface pro without type cover. It's good to view things realistically.
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