The Microsoft Surface Pro is iconic, with its design. Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7 Plus keeps the same familiar design, which is likely just to satisfy corporate customers who want to standardize their hardware for years at a time. Consumers won’t be able to purchase this from a store, and it’s really for businesses and schools looking to upgrade older machines.
The Surface Pro 7 Plus starts at $899.99, which is a $150 premium on the price of the Surface Pro 7. The base model is now the Intel Core i3 version, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The hardware on the Surface Pro 7 Plus is almost identical to the Surface Pro 7. There’s the same 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824) touchscreen with its 3:2 aspect ratio, a single USB-C port, and the regular USB-A port.
These latest processors also include Intel’s Iris Xe graphics.
Surface Pro 7+ Specs and Features-
As we look at the Surface Pro 7+ specs, the only retail source we could find was Microsoft’s online store. Incidentally, spelling the name as either “Surface Pro 7+” or “Surface Pro 7 Plus” works, but the full name is Surface Pro 7+ for Business. It ships with Windows 10 Pro, which offers more management and security features than the Home version.
Unlike with past Surface Pro devices, where the base model was often inadequate, every Surface Pro 7+ configuration available is solid. While the $900 Core i3/8GB/128GB version is a bit tight on storage space, at least it doesn’t skimp on RAM.
- Display: 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI) touchscreen, 3:2 aspect ratio
- Dimensions: 292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 1.7lbs (i3 and i5 Wi-Fi), 1.73lbs (i7 Wi-Fi), 1.75lbs (i5, LTE)
- Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7
- RAM: Up to 32GB LPDDR4x (non-upgradable)
- Storage: Up to 1TB SSD (removable)
- Wireless: Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible, Bluetooth 5.0, built-in LTE on some models
- Ports: one USB-C, one USB-A, 3.5mm headphone jack, Surface Connect
- Price: $899 to start ($1,649 as tested)
- Performance and graphics improved
- Built-in LTE
- Removable SSDs
- Still no Thunderbolt 3 / 4
- Dated design
- Limited to businesses/education
This is designed for commercial users to swap out faulty SSDs or to retain corporate data. The SSD is easily accessible from an access door at the rear of the Surface Pro 7 Plus, and a simple SIM tool will open it up. It’s made so easy to do, which makes it far quicker for IT admins to get a machine up and running again.