Surface Pro 7 series from Microsoft has made its name as a popular lineup. Microsoft reignited the lineup by adding a new successor although it won’t be available for most of the users. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus is business-centric and will be available for educational institutions and businesses once it arrives in the U.S. on January 15th.
Talking about the upgrades, nothing much has changed in terms of form factor and other cosmetic changes. According to Microsoft, businesses have standardized the use of Surface Pro 7 tablets, and thus, the latest Surface Pro 7 Plus works on the same principles. But the company has overhauled the internals on-board Surface Pro 7 Plus.
According to the specs sheet available, the new Surface Pro 7 Plus is available with the base Core i3-1115 G4, the mid Core i5-1135G7, and the top-tier Core i7-1165G7 and features Iris Xe Graphics on-board the last two. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus pricing includes the base variant starting at $899 with its 128GB+8GB trim while the highest Core i7 trim is available at $2,799 with its up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage on-board. The mid Core i5 (1135G7) is available at $1,149 with optional LTE.
As mentioned above, Microsoft has overhauled the internals with an improved Thermal Design Model that allows space for both the M.2 removable SSD storage and the improved 50.4Wh battery. The battery offers Surface Pro 7 Plus a higher up to 15 hours of battery life as opposed to 10.5 hours on Surface Pro 7 which is quite commendable.
The display remains the same at 12.3-inch PixelSense with 2736 x 1824 pixels resolution. There’s no Thunderbolt connectivity with Surface Pro 7 Plus but there’s a Surface Connect port, a USB-A and a USB-C port, and a 3.5m headphone jack. The Wi-Fi variant has MicroSDXC card reader while the LTE model replaces it with a nano-SIM slot.
However, the nail in the coffin here is that the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus is not available for consumers but businesses and institutions. It will be available on January 15th in the U.S. followed by its launch in the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and many other European countries.