Microsoft Surface Pro 7: Pros And Cons

By Amit Chowdhry ● October 30, 2019

Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Microsoft recently announced the Surface Pro 7, which is a detachable tablet computer that was launching alongside new Microsoft Surface Laptops and the Surface Pro X this year. This article includes an overview of the Surface Pro 7 specs and the Surface Pro 7 pros and cons.

Pro: Jump In Processing Power

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 has a jump in the processing power. Now it uses Intel’s 10th generation Core series processors in Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7.

Pro: Wi-Fi 6 Support

Microsoft added Wi-Fi 6 compatibility in the Surface Pro 7. Wi-Fi 6 delivers 4 times the capacity of Wi-Fi 5.

Pro: USB-C And USB-A Ports

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 has a USB-C port. This is a big deal for those of you who prefer USB-C for charging devices and connecting accessories. But for those of you who prefer older USB ports, you can still use USB-A on the Pro 7.

Pro: Elegant Kickstand

The design of the kickstand on the Surface Pro 7 makes it easier to navigate while you are on-the-go. And it is capable of nearly 180 degrees of stability and many different angle options.

Pro: Solid Keyboard And Pen Stylus

The clip-on keyboard (sold separately) is better than ever before. And the Surface Pen Stylus (sold separately) has been drastically improved compared to last year’s model.

Con: Minor Updates From Pro 6

Microsoft did not change the Surface Pro device much this year compared to last year’s Surface Pro 6. But this is a device that resonates with consumers as Microsoft’s Surface sales have been increasing every year.

Con: Battery Life

A number of reviewers have complained about the battery life of the Surface Pro 7. In several tests, it has shown that Surface Pro 6 has better battery life. In some cases, the Surface Pro 6 had 2 hours of more battery than its successor. While this may not seem that different, the extra 2 hours of battery life in the previous version would be essential for those of you who often travel overseas by plane.

Pulse 2.0 Score

Surface Pro 7 has received a Pulse 2.0 score of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The Surface Pro 7 is arguably the best detachable tablet computer on the market today. But if Microsoft added more innovative features this year, then I would have given it 5 out of 5 stars.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Specs

Dimensions: 11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)

Solid-State Drive (SSD) Options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display: 12.3” PixelSense Display, 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio, 10 point multi-touch

Battery Life: Up to 10.5 hours of typical device usage

Memory: 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM

Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics (i3) or Intel Iris Plus Graphics (i5, i7)

Processor: Dual-core 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1, Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G4, or Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7

Connections: 1 x USB-C, 1 x USB-A, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 1 x Surface Connect port, Surface Type Cover port, MicroSDXC card reader, Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction

Security: Firmware TPM and enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Cameras, video, and audio: Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing), 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video, 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video, Dual far-field Studio Mics, and 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium

Software: Windows 10 Home and Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial

Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax compatible) and Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer

Casing: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting

Colors: Platinum or Matte Black

Physical buttons: Volume and Power

What’s in the box: Surface Pro 7, Power Supply, Quick Start Guide, Safety and warranty documents

Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty

Weight (not including Type Cover): i3, i5: 1.70 lb (775 g) / i7: 1.74 lb (790 g)

Microsoft Store support: 30-day return policy, 90 days of free technical phone support, 12 months in-store support and technical assistance, 1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance

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