Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (7th Gen, 2019) High-End 12.3″ Tablet

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is the 2019 version of the most popular Windows tablet. This premium-class magnesium-encased device is much more portable than an average Windows mobile computer. It weighs in at 1.7 pounds and measures 0.3″ in profile. The Surface Pro 7 features a sharp 12.3-inch 2,736-by-1,824-pixel touch-screen with IPS wide viewing angles and productivity-optimized 3:2 aspect ratio. The display supports finger touch input and active digitizer pen input with pressure sensitivity. It also has the recognizable Surface kickstand on the back of the screen. The pen is sold separately, as same as attachable keyboard covers to convert the Surface Pro 7 into a laptop.

The main update over the Surface Pro 6 are newer processors. The Surface Pro 7 features the 10th Generation Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor with the Intel UHD G1 integrated graphics, Core i5-1035G4 with Intel Iris Plus G4 integrated graphics, or Core i7-1065G7 with the Iris Plus G7.

System memory (RAM) choices are 4, 8, and 16 Gigabytes, while internal solid state drive storage comes in a capacity of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.

According to Microsoft, the battery of the Surface Pro 7 can provide “up to 10.5 hours” of typical device usage.

Available chassis color choices are Platinum (gray) and Matte Black.

Besides the Pro 7, the current late 2019 / early 2020 Surface mobile computer lineup includes the Surface Pro X tablet, Surface Go tablet, Surface Laptop 3 13.5″ and 15″, and Surface Book 2 13.5″ and 15″ laptop / tablet hybrid.

Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7

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Brand Microsoft
Laptop type Convertible 2-in-1 laptop

This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.

Convertible 2-in-1 laptop with detachable keyboard

It can transform itself into a tablet PC by detaching the keyboard deck.

Ultraportable (small laptop)

The light weight and small dimensions make this ultraportable laptop easy to carry around or travel with.

Premium-class laptop

It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.

Tablet PC
Performance Mid-range performance

The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen size 12.3-inch

This is a very small display size, given the most frequently used laptop screen size is 15.6".
Screen resolution 2736x1824 pixels

This screen resolution provides a good picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It's better than the popular Full HD but not as good as the premium-class 4K and similar.
Touchscreen Yes
Other display specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

3:2 aspect ratio (taller screen ratio, more suitable for document editing and productivity than common 16:9)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-1005G1 10th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)

Intel Core i5-1035G4 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD G1 integrated graphics of 10th Gen Core i3 & i5 G1

This is an entry-level graphics processor. It's capable of running light games and select heavier titles on the lowest quality settings.

Intel Iris Plus G4 integrated graphics of 10th Gen Core i5 G4 (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)

Intel Iris Plus G7 integrated graphics of 10 Gen Core i5, i7 G7 (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB RAM

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.

8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
Data storage 128GB SSD

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.

256GB SSD

256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.

512GB SSD

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.

1000GB (1TB) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without number pad (optional)

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface (optional)

Touchscreen

Active digitizer pen (optional)
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera 5MP front + 8MP rear

Face-recognition camera

The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet network port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB ports 1 x USB 3.0

A standard full-size USB port.

1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
Video output ports Video out via USB-C

The laptop delivers digital video output via USB-C.
Media card reader MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Other features Surface Connect port

A proprietary Microsoft Surface port for charging, docking, and compatible accessories.
Battery "Up to 10.5 hours" of battery life
Weight 1.7 pounds
Height 0.3"
Width 11.5"
Depth 7.9"
Casing material Magnesium
Casing color Black

Gray
Windows version Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.
Year of release 2019

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Published on February 28, 2020

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