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Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 gets a light refresh with new CPUs, USB-C

Written by Matti Robinson @ 03 Oct 2019 1:50 User comments (2)

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 gets a light refresh with new CPUs, USB-C Perhaps the device that made Microsoft's Surface lineup what it is today, namely a success, got a revamp yesterday.
The device is of course Surface Pro 7, which was leaked ahead of launch revealing some of its most anticipated features. However, now we've got the whole story.

Surface Pro 7 features, just like the new Surface Laptop 3, finally a USB-C port, and, just like the laptop, it also still has the full-sized USB-A to go along with it.

In addition it has a microSD slot, magnetic Surface Connect charging port, a headphone jack as well as the magnetic connector for Type Cover keyboard.

In terms of design there's really nothing new here. The same sleek line has been retained with sharp edges, and color options are still black and platinum.



The display is also still the same 12.3 incher with 2736 x 1824 resolution, but processors have been updated to the new 10th gen Intel chips. You can choose from Core i3, i5, or i7.

The i3 comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigs of SSD storage, the i5 is available in 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB and 16GB/256GB options, and i7 as 16GB/256GB, 16GB/512GB, and the top of the line 16GB/1TB option.

Prices are in the same order: $749, $899, $1199, $1399, $1499, $1899, and finally $2299.

Surface Pro 7 pre-order started immediately, and shipping starts on October 22.



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2 user comments

13.10.2019 15:18

I will likely buy one soon now that it finally has USB C

25.10.2019 17:01

I bought a Surface Pro 4 when they first came out and within two years the Typecover would not work. A new typecover in a store would not work on my Surface, but my typecover would work OK on another Surface.

It turned out to be a fault in the UEFI (BIOS) from a firmware update, and the fault was shared with countless other users around the world. Anybody who contacted MS for a fix was turned away as 'user damage'. I had to buy a bluetooth keyboard even though my typecover is working perfectly on other laptops.

The next thing that went out was battery management, once again because of firmware updates over which the user has no control. My surface, and many others, now runs the battery flat even when the laptop is turned completely off - not sleeping, turned off. Once again MS refuses to acknowledge countless users with this problem.

And there is a third problem that some users have, luckily I don't. Once again, linked to firmware updates, the touch screen stops being touch sensitive.

Imagine buying a Surface and ending up with all three of these problems. And because they are firmware and not Windows errors, there is no way for the user to roll back the update.

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