Lower priced Surface 7 tablet with LTE support could be unveiled by Microsoft this week

Lower priced Surface 7 tablet with LTE support could be unveiled by Microsoft this week
Microsoft will take the wraps off some new Surface devices this coming Wednesday, October 2nd. And the latest rumor about the Surface Pro 7 tablet that we passed along last Friday suggested that some of the contradictions in previous rumors about the premium tablet can easily be accounted for. Apparently, there will be two different variants of the Windows-powered slate including the classic "Harper" version that will be powered by tenth-generation Intel Core processors.

Supposedly there also will be a "Campus" variant of the device and today we might have some more clarification on this thanks to WCCFtech. The latter says that the "Campus" variant could be a cheaper version of the Surface Pro 7 called Surface 7. This is the model that will feature thinner bezels, LTE connectivity and carry the ARM-based Snapdragon 8cx chip under the hood. The USB-A and the MiniDisplayPort will both reportedly be replaced by a Type-C port.

Meanwhile, Microsoft tipster WalkingCat (@h0x0d) disseminated some promotional images from Microsoft for the upcoming event that use the tag line "Anything but ordinary." One of the images, which could show someone holding the rumored Surface 7, has some interesting small print underneath the photo. It says, "LTE service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. See specs and frequencies at surface.com."

Microsoft could also introduce its dual-screen "Centaurus" device at the event. This is not the smaller "Andromeda" device that excited the Microsoft faithful a couple of years ago, but a larger tablet with a pair of displays.



1. RajRicardo

Posts: 500; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

These are just overpriced, and have a ton of hardware flaws, I had to return two of them within 6 months.

2. jtcarver

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 30, 2019

Since the devices aren't even out yet how could you have purchased two of them? The surface line is overpriced compared to what? Except for some POS Chinese Windows tablets they really are the only game in town, the other offerings from major companies don't even compare to the surface line

3. RajRicardo

Posts: 500; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I was referring to the last generation of Surface products - the surface laptop to be precise. I had a nightmare getting these returned/repaired as I stay in Santiago. Offerings from Dell and Lenovo are way better for the price they demand. I honestly feel if people need a tablet to draw stuff on, get an iPad Pro. If they need serious computing in compact package, get the Lenovo Thinkpad/Yoga series or the XPS series from Dell. Surface tries to be both and fails miserably. Don't take my word for it, you can check tons of user reviews where they compare the surface pro line to other similar products.

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