With Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 Hybrid update, releasing Surface Pro 7 Plus on a Windows 10 tablet with a detachable keyboard, the Redmond giant is specifically targeting enterprise customers and the education sector.
Externally, the new model doesn’t make much change compared to the Field Surface Pro 7, and it’s basically the same housing, USB-C, USB-A, Surface Connect port and 3.5mm audio jack, and it has a well-known PixelSense screen with 12.3-inch and 2736 resolution X 1824 pixels, like its predecessor – but there are really important innovations under the hood.
These are the new processor options, Surface Pro 7 Plus can now be equipped with the Intel Core i3-1115G4, Core i5-1135G7, and Core i7-1165G7 chipset, and it can pack 8, 16, or 32 GB of RAM. SSD storage options range from 128GB to 1TB. Interestingly, the i5 version is only available in the LTE version, and 5G connectivity is not available at all.
The SSD can be replaced in another way, and the storage isn’t soldered to the motherboard – but that’s not the only feat while keeping the dimensions of the previous generation, as it has a much larger battery than its predecessor, which actually has a 50.4W battery instead of 46.5. Microsoft promises 4.5 hours more, or 15 hours, of uptime.
For the new base model of Surface Pro 7 Plus, interested companies or educational institutions will have to come up with the net $ 900, while the i5 version will be available starting at $ 1,150. For the most expensive i7 model, the manufacturer is asking $ 2,800 net. It is expected that the device will be available on January 15 in the first round in the United States.