At the office, at home, or en route, new Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, improved graphics, and longer standby time - plus more multitasking connections, now including both USB-C™ and USB-A ports.
Your laptop, your way
This next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
Next-generation power to fuel your ideas
Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and over two times faster than Surface Pro 6, Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you
- with multitasking speed, improved graphics, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life¹.
More ways to connect
Now with both USB-C™ and USB-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
Ultraslim and light
The standout design won't weigh you down - ultraslim and light - Surface Pro 7 starts at just 1.70 lbs.²
All-day power on the go
All-day battery life up to 10.5 hours¹, plus the ability to go from empty to full faster - about 80% in just over an hour.⁹
Choose from different colors and accessories to create your own style.
Do more with the Windows you know
With Windows 10 Home³, enjoy familiar features such as password-free Windows Hello sign-in. Create your best work with Office 365* on Windows, and keep photos and files safe in the cloud with integrated OneDrive.
Brilliant display in every light
The high-resolution PixelSense™ display with ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
You are the password
Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro 7.
¹Up to 10.5 hours of battery life for typical device usage.
² Weight not including type cover.
³Surface Laptop 3 13.5" for consumers comes with Windows 10 Home to bring you the powerful Windows features you use most at an exceptional value.
If you need additional enterprise management and security tools for the workplace, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro or purchase Surface Pro 7 for Business.
⁹ Testing conducted at Microsoft in September 2019 using pre-production devices and Software. Tested with the inbox Surflink 60W PSU under controlled conditions. Device was powered onto desktop screen with default display brightness settings.
Actual charge time will vary based on operating conditions. Measured at typical office ambient temperature of 23C.
¹⁰ 3DMark 11 overall score comparison of Surface Pro 7 i7 (3661) versus Surface Pro 6 i7 (1497); Septemer 2019.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Platinum - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model)
What a system. I returned a lower spec model (i5/8gb/128ssd) for this since I wanted to future-proof it a bit more and let me tell you it was worth it. Don't get me wrong, the i5 model is very sweet and had no issues with anything I threw at it but the i7 is a bit more powerful and it gives a nice 30-50% or even more bonus to 3d heavy applications or games. Both the i5 and i7 use the Iris Plus which is an intel feature on these CPU's but the i7 has 64 execution units while the i5 only has 48 and that right there is the major difference. You can run most games at 1080p on medium settings with a very good framerate. Now you won't be playing Gears 5 or anything crazy like that but it has no issues with MMO's like WoW, or FFXIV, Albion Online, Warcraft 3 remastered, Starcraft 2 or anything like that. Having the extra ram is also very nice for browsing if you use a ton of tabs and multitask a lot and the SSD is blazing fast. The one thing I was worried about was the fan since the i3 and i5 are fanless and silent. The moment I started doing windows updates on the i7 I noticed the fan kicked in and was pretty noticable but that seems to have gone away and only appears when installing apps or heavy gaming, but the best part is I noticed the system runs a lot cooler than the i5 so you will have almost no throttling like the i5 and you can keep a constant CPU speed for much much longer. All around I'm super impressed with this computer. It's such a powerhouse in a very small form factor and it's one of the best made/looking pieces of tech out there. I would not hesitate buying this again and will stick with the Surface lineup going forward. The only thing it needs is a nice re-design to something like the X but without sacrificing the CPU (ARM yuck). 10/10.
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Five years ago I had a PC and said I would NEVER get an apple device. Then my PC broke and I had a good reason to try out a Macbook Pro. What a beautiful computer! Fast, sleek, and powerful everything I needed.
Then just three weeks ago I decided it was time to upgrade and I awaited the good news from Apple about their new Macbooks. But the news never came, and the reviews on their current Mac's were mixed (the keyboard issue made me nervous). So I thought maybe it was time to experiment with Microsoft.
The Surface Pro was a unique design, also sleek and had some attractive hardware so I went with the Pro 7 i5. I gave it a run for its money for two weeks doing all of my typical task at work (word, excel, powerpoint) as well as some of my hobbies (adobe photoshop and premiere pro). The Pro 7 handled them all like a beast.
I ended up returning the i5 and getting the i7 because I liked the Pro 7 so much that I wanted to ensure I got a good 3+ yrs out of it. Haven't looked back yet.
Like any device it has its Pro's an Con's and one device will never please everyone but here are some of my Pro's and Con's:
- Beautiful design and great 2 in 1 device that functions extremely well as both tablet and PC
- USB - C and Microsoft's charging cable = extremely fast charging
- The premium keyboard is easy to type on and looks great
- Stylus is a huge bonus, something I never had with a Mac
- Touchscreen is great, useful in almost every situation
- Stunning 4k Video
- The i7 chip and 16RAM have been able to handle everything I have thrown at it, including a 30+FPS rate on Skyrim
- The instant on and Hello Camera are incredible. Cheers to Microsoft for that feature
- Battery life just isnt were it should be. I get MAYBE 10hrs out of it with using max battery settings and not using any demanding software
- Not being able to iMessage (a big change for a Mac user for 5+yrs)
- The i7 does have a fan in it which can be annoying but even at maximum torque the fan is not TO loud and the only time it has been needed thus far for myself is with Skyrim. Has never turned on in my day-day work.
Extremely happy with this purchase! It's a slight upgrade from the previous Surface with the USB-C connectivity, but not too much is different. The availability of the Core i7 processor is the real game changer. I bought this for media and light household use, but it's quickly becoming my primary device. I use this Surface daily to do schoolwork, and as a tablet to watch movies and respond to emails, and it handled everything seamlessly. Definitely something I'd wait to pick up at the Black Friday price, and of course don't expect the keyboard or pen to be included. But overall, I couldn't be happier.
I love this computer. I use this as a tablet/light computer when I don't need the power of my gaming machine. I keep it handy for quick look-ups and editing presentations. I got the keyboard too and it's nice how it flips around so it doesn't interfere during "tablet" time. The keyboard is nice and comfortable for a quick and literal laptop experience as well. Added the pen too and it's the complete package. I love the power connector too, it is magnetic so no fear at all of it breaking if I grab and go forgetting it is plugged in. Really nice device here. I have only set it up on a desk once or twice, but it works there just as well.
This is my second Surface Pro. My first one still works and has been all over the world but my spouse has claimed it, Surface Pro is great for travel, it is light and takes up very little space in your carry on as compared to a regular lap top yet it does everything a full size laptop does. It does not have all the USB ports or the RJ45 port for a wired connection to the internet but this can be overcome by getting the accessory adapter which has extra USB ports as well as a RJ45 port to connect where wireless is not available but a wired connection is.
After exclusively having iPads for tablet needs for 8 years, I decided to try the Surface Pro. My problem was that I needed a laptop, but wanted a touchscreen. I'm not a big fan of 2-in-1 laptops, so I found a good deal on the surface and went for it.
So far, so good. The newest generation includes a decent hibernation feature, so it turns on quickly. It's powerful enough for any productivity apps I need, and because it's full fledged Windows, I can put an program I need on it. I even tried running Sea of Thieves just see what it looked like. Not good, but it does run!
I removed a star for a several reasons.
- While the kickstand is great, it prevents it from resting on your lap comfortably. Really only a problem for me if I do work on it.
- It's heavy, for a tablet. Not the most comfortable to hold and use to surf the web or read.
- After being asleep, it takes a while for it to reconnect to your network. Hopefully something that can be resolved with a Windows update.
The positives outweigh the negatives, though. Especially with the accessories. While I don't like that they're sold separately, well, pretty much every "premium" model from any company is similar. Apple finally copied the keyboard, which is my favorite part of the setup. Since I got a returned model, I could afford to invest in all the accessories. The keyboard and pen are the best, the mouse is OK.
To sum up, if you need (or just want, and can afford it) a tablet that can double as a very decent PC, the Surface Pro is a great way to go. But, if you just need something for entertainment purposes, I'd say iPad and Android tablets are still king.
MS Surface is the most comprehensive tablet there is. I can do just about everything and more. I would recommend getting the top of the line tablet because it will double as a laptop. I can do work, school work, home work, watch videos, play games, everything and anything. Cannot recommend this enough.
*** Full disclosure, I was upgrading from my Surface pro 4 and had all the accessories that came with it. Accessories are sold separately.
This is my 2nd surface pro and I love the portability and quality. My last was a Surface Pro 3 purchased in 2014. It was used every day for work and was great to bring back and forth between both offices and then take it home. Given the age of the computer it was time to refresh and so I knew exactly what I was going to get. So far same quality.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about portability, design, durability and performance. Editors are less positive about GPS navigation and price and have mixed opinions about camera. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Joe Osborne on September 28, 2020
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 could have had a bit more in advancements, but it didn't really get all that much. Unfortunately, it just isn't a big enough of a leap over the Pro 6 for us to recommend it.Full Review
The VergeRating, 4 out of 54.0Tom Warren on October 21, 2019
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: I wish this looked like a Surface Pro X
Surface Pro 7 review: USB-C upgrade, battery downgrade
The Surface Pro 7 is pretty much the same as the Surface Pro 6, with one important difference: USB-C. You'll also get improved performance and microphones, but at the expense of battery life. The Pro 7 is a good hybrid PC, especially for thoseFull Review
Tom's GuideRating, 3 out of 53.0Michael Andronico on August 17, 2020
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 delivers strong performance and USB-C but less battery life.Full Review
At Microsoft's annual Surface event, it launched a brand new, Surface Pro 7, with a couple of small updates to highly-popular 2-in-1. Though the more expensive Surface Pro X has many of the updates people have anticipated, the Surface Pro 7 hasFull Review
PCMagRating, 4 out of 54.0Matthew Buzzi on November 18, 2019
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
The Surface Pro 7 is another solid iteration of Microsoft's flagship Windows-tablet 2-in-1, elevated this time by worthy upgrades in the form of a USB-C port and peppy Ice Lake CPUs.Full Review
PCWorldRating, 4 out of 54.0Mark Hachman on February 9, 2020
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: Still the best Windows tablet you can buy
Microsoft upgrades the Surface Pro 7 with Intel's new 'Ice Lake' Core chip and a modern USB-C port. Both elevate Microsoft's Windows tablet into Editor's Choice territory.Full Review
A:AnswerYou should be ok, and you have some options if you are using cloud storage like OneDrive. If you configure it properly, most of your storage can be in the cloud with reflinks to the file on your local disk. You can also pick and choose what folders/files will always reside on your drive, so it gives you a bit more flexibility. I used to go with the 1TB drive, for similar reasons, and with the new line of units - 256 has seemed fine. You also can add 1TB of storage using the MicroSD slot as well. Hope this helps.
A:AnswerWhen it comes to graphics and video editing, the more cores the processor has the better. There are enough differences between the i5 and the i7 for those types of editing tasks that would make the i7 a better fit than the i5, speed being a main difference. There's also more cache memory in the i7 so more repetitive tasks are done quicker. See the article by PC Magazine if you want more in depth info: https://www.pcmag.com/article/298124/which-cpu-should-you-buy-intel-core-i5-vs-i7