Microsoft Surface Pro 7 goes official with big internal upgrade, USB-C port, $749 price

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 goes official with big internal upgrade, USB-C port, $749 price
Leading up to today's big Surface event in New York City, Microsoft promised to bring "new and innovative things" to the table. The Surface Pro 7 is... one of those things, building on the power and versatility of last year's sixth-generation hybrid tablet without radically altering its design.

Right off the bat, Corporate VP Robin Seiler (half) jokingly revealed one of the Surface Pro 7's most important upgrades over its predecessor. Are you ready for this? The 2-in-1 Windows 10 powerhouse comes with a USB Type-C connector, which really should have been a standard feature on this "professional" computer lineup years ago. Oh, well, at least the Mini DisplayPort is finally dead now.

Under the hood, of course, the revised tablet hides its biggest improvement, packing 10th Gen Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. These are naturally expected to deliver a major enhancement in raw speed compared to the eight-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 chips inside the Surface Pro 6. Meanwhile, memory options will once again cap off at a whopping 16GB, although this time around, you'll be able to save a few bucks on a 4GB RAM variant as well.

What's perhaps more important to note is the memory standard will step up to LPDDR4x from LPDDR3 technology, which is yet another thing that should help the Surface Pro 7 perform significantly better than the already blazing fast Pro 6. In terms of storage, Microsoft will offer solid-state drive options ranging from 128GB to 1TB, with prices starting at an almost surprisingly reasonable $749.

There's not much else to highlight about the specs and features of the Surface Pro 7, which seems to retain its forerunner's beautiful 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 resolution, as well as a pair of unchanged optional Surface Pen and Type Cover accessories. US sales are scheduled to begin on October 22, and we'll be sure to return with a full pricing breakdown of all Surface Pro 7 configurations as soon as Microsoft provides these essential details.

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9 Comments

1. Jrod99

Posts: 757; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

If I bite the 7 will be the one.

2. TadTrickle

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Im really enjoying the 6. It shouldve had typeC yeah, outside of that its great

3. TadTrickle

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Btw, the surface phone looks awesome. Ill trade my note9 in for one

4. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Still the best product in the whole lineup. A thicker Surface Pro X with Surface Pro 7 internals would have been great.

9. ShirleyDulcey

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 02, 2019

Aside from the lack of LTE, isn't that essentially what the Surface Pro 7 is?

6. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

But have they fixed the trackpad? Its been rubbish for writing on since the SP3 and the wiggly diagonal lines drive me mad. I like the way they addressed it on the SP6 by taking the pen off people.

7. KingSam

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

4GB Ram is a joke for all but your grandparents. Seriously? Even cheap laptops have 8GB and not to mention ram prices have fallen significantly.

8. ShirleyDulcey

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 02, 2019

Ice Lake isn't a big leap forward in processing power. It has better IPC than the previous generations but lower clock speeds; it's about a wash overall. What it DOES bring to the table is better battery life and MUCH better integrated graphics.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Surface Pro X seems almost like the perfect device for travelling

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