Yesterday, during Microsoft’s big Surface event in New York we got to see the long awaited dual screen phone from MS, but also a dual screen tablet. On paper the star of the show should have been the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, which was also announced. However, since it was rather predictable in specs, pricing and features, it didn’t get much hype. Let’s see what it has to offer though…
First of all, it starts off with a Core i3 CPU and a $749 price tag. It’s still made of magnesium and has a kickstand. Basically the design of the predecessor is kept intact, but new hardware has been added. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 finally receives an USB-C port. It also has the option to be hooked up to an external display, plus text to speech functionality in Office apps.
Otherwise, the 12.3 inch PixelSense screen sounds familiar, wit a 2736 x 1824 pixel resolution, accompanied by 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of SSD storage. The CPU ranges from a Core i3 to a Core i7. Gone are the Core m3 versions. There’s also 4, 8 or 16 GB of LPDDRX RAM and the storage starts at 128 GB and builds its way through 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
There’s an abundance of connectivity options, like USB-C, USB-A, Surface Connect, Surface Type Cover port, audio jack, card reader and Bluetooth 5.0, no to mention WiFi ax. Everything is rounded up nicely with 1.6 watt stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. Of course, there’s also the Surface Pen in the mix, with tons of levels of pressure and sold separately.
We also get keyboard cover accessories. Anyway, the Surface Pro 7 tablet is already up for preorder and shipping on October 22nd. Remember the $749 starting price.