There’s a new Surface Pro in town. And it looks exactly like the Surface Pro 6 from the outside. Don’t worry, though: Microsoft is actually launching two new Surface Pro devices this year. The company is expected to introduce a new ARM-powered Surface Pro with a sleek new design along with the brand new Surface Pro 7.
And although this next-gen Surface Pro looks very exciting, the new Pro 7 packs the power you might actually be after. Microsoft is upgrading the Surface Pro 7 with new internals that offers laptop-class performance. The company is upgrading the Pro 7 with a laptop-class processor from Intel, offering 2x power than the Surface Pro 6. You can choose between the Core i3. Core i5, and Core i7. You can get up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage on the device. Because of the new internals, the battery life on the Pro 7 is taking a big hit. It now offers 10.5 hours of battery life which is significantly lower than the Pro 6’s 13.5 hours of battery life.
On the outside, the Pro 7 is practically unchanged. It features the same 12.3-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels and 267 PPI. It has the same old thick bezels that don’t really look that attractive, and the same Alcantara keyboard which now comes in Black, Cobalt, Ice Blue, and Poppy Red colors. Microsoft says the new Pro 7 comes with a new Surface Pen that’s faster than before, though it’s sold separately as usual.
In terms of ports, there’s finally a Type-C port on the Surface Pro 7, along with a full-size USB Type-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Surface Connect port.
Surface Pro 7 starts at $749 for the Core i3 variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Pre-orders open today.