Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 7 Plus. A new version of its 2 in 1, the flagship device of its hardware line that this time is specifically intended for the business and educational segment.
A Surface Pro 8 had been rumored for weeks and Microsoft was left halfway with an update to the internal hardware of the current model, but keeping the same screen, base design, magnesium chassis. Also distinctive elements such as the rear support for the screen and some otherwise excellent finishes.
This does not mean that the Surface Pro 7 Plus is not interesting because it has been nicely renovated with the latest hardware available. Especially for the presence of Intel’s eleventh generation Core processors, Tiger Lake platform. Microsoft will offer the option of equipping Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 versions to meet different performance needs.
These processors include the new Intel Xe graphics and may be accompanied by up to 32 Gbytes of LPDDR4 RAM. For internal storage there are news, by including a removable M.2 SSD (up to 1 Tbyte capacity) like those found in the new Surface Pro X or Surface Laptop 3.
The internal hardware revamp has included the Thermal Design Model (TDM) update, leaving room for increase battery size up to 50.4 Wh. There are also new features in connectivity, with support for the Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard or the option of Integrated LTE Advanced thanks to a Snapdragon X20 modem, to support mobile broadband networks with physical SIM or eSIM.
Surface Pro 7 Plus maintains Bluetooth compatibility, a headphone jack, USB-C ports, Dolby stereo speakers, TPM Firmware and a suite of cameras highlighting quality for video conferencing and the potential of the IR sensor for authentication and security tasks with Windows Hello.
Surface Pro 7 Plus, versions and prices
The new 2-in-1 Surface will be available from January 15 for business and education customers in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and European countries such as Spain in the following versions:
With Windows 10 Pro pre-installed and a free trial of the Microsoft 365 suite, its base price will start from 899 dollars with a Core i3 CPU, 8 Gbytes of RAM and a 128 Gbyte SSD. Core i5 model with the same amount of RAM and storage as above will start at $ 999. 4G-LTE version will only ship with Core i5 processors Starting at $ 1,149, the top-of-the-range version with a Core i7, 32GB of RAM and 1Tbyte SSD will cost $ 2,799.