Can this tablet be a good substitute for a laptop?
It has already become a trend to make a tab more like a laptop. The only difference between the new-launched tabs and laptops is that you can remove the detachable keyboards from these tabs. The newly launched Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is the updated version of Surface Pro 6. Its upgrade involves its processors and a USB-C port. Will this be the next best tab you could ever own, or would it be just another tablet that needed to have a version within a year?
Microsoft’s dominant design language continues to stand out among its competitors. Looking into Windows well-made computers with sharp-looking lines, magnesium bodies with rounded corners and the incomparable kickstand on the back will make you purchase one. Well, let’s look into this thoroughly in this article.
The design of the new Surface Pro 7 hasn’t changed since Surface Pro 5. The tab is competitively priced, starting at $650 and up depends on the memory you’ll get. Aside from purchasing the tab, the keyboard partnered with it, costs separately. It has a 12.3in screen which is crisp and beautiful, but the large bezels around the sides now look a little outdated.
All versions are available in Microsoft’s platinum grey colour, while some are also available in black. At 775g without the keyboard, the Surface Pro 7 is pretty heavy and with Microsoft’s excellent 310g Signature Type Cover attached that brings the tablet to 1.085kg.
Launching the Surface Pro 7, it looks that the company is no longer interested in tweaking the Surface Pro except for the Pro X. However, there are rumours that its upcoming dual-screen devices currently inspire Microsoft.
The Performance and Features
- Screen: 12.3in LCD 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
- Processor: Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 (10th generation)
- RAM: 4, 8 or 16GB
- Storage: 128, 256, 512GB or 1TB
- Graphics: Intel UHD (i3) or Intel Iris Plus (i5/i7)
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Camera: 8MP rear, 5MP front-facing, Windows Hello
- Connectivity: Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 3.0, USB-C, headphones, TPM, microSD
- Dimensions: 292 x 201 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 775 or 790g (i7 version)
The Surface Pro 7 comes with either Intel’s 10th-generation i3, i5 or i7 processors but most consumers will want to have the Core i5 or i7 versions, because of its capabilities.
The version with a Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and performance gives you no slowdown at all even with ten applications open with lots of tabs in any browsers. However, the one downside we can note is the battery life that it would only last around seven hours between charges, which wasn’t quite long enough to complete some workdays.
Charging the Surface Pro 7 wasn’t as quick as the Surface Pro X. The charging rate will only reach 80% from dead in about 60 minutes and fully charge in under two hours.
If you purchase the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, you need to at least invest in their keyboard cover. It’s disappointing that to experience your Surface Pro 7; you need to invest on its keyboard and pen without them, your actions are limited. However, if you want to save a few bucks, you may purchase third party accessories. You might also get disappointed with the design, for there’s no improvement at all since 2017. But if you have no problems with the design and battery issues, you’ll know that Microsoft put all their efforts on the system. From its fast processors, this will surely keep you up with the trends and productivity in no time.