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.
Here's the specs sheet of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.
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.
It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
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.
This is a very small display size, given the most frequently used laptop screen size is 15.6".
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.
Other display specs
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)
4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
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 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 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
Backlit keyboard without number pad (optional)
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface (optional)
Active digitizer pen (optional)
Speakers and audio
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
5MP front + 8MP rear
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
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
This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
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.
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.
Surface Connect port
A proprietary Microsoft Surface port for charging, docking, and compatible accessories.
"Up to 10.5 hours" of battery life
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.