Microsoft announced various portable computing devices during its Surface 2019 event, including the Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Pro X. Surface Pro 7 is the seventh iteration of Microsoft’s convertible laptop and it brings huge improvements in speed and I/O. Surface Pro X, on the other hand, is a completely new device. It is a 2-in-1 laptop-tablet convertible that is powered by an ARM-based custom processor built by Microsoft and Qualcomm, and it features LTE connectivity. Both these devices are available for pre-order right now and will ship to customers in the US. Let have a look at features, specs, and pricing of the Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Pro X.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7: Features, Specifications, Price
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 has a 12.3-inch PixelSense Display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 10-point multitouch, and a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels. The built-in kickstand can adjust at various angles to give you the perfect angle to work with. Plus it is compatible with the Surface Pen for writing, drawing, and jotting down notes. It runs Windows 10 and is equipped with 10th Gen. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor. It can be configured with 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. There are 1.6W dual stereo speakers with Dolby Audio and dual-far-field microphones.
The Surface Pro 7 has a Windows Hello-compatible 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording. On the rear, there is an 8MP autofocus camera with 1080p video recording. In terms of I/O and connectivity, Microsoft has finally added a USB Type-C port, which now complements a USB Type-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Surface Port. Wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax and Bluetooth 5.0. There is a microSDXC card reader as well, and the Surface Pro 7 works with the Surface Dial that Microsoft unveiled with the first-generation Surface Studio.
The Surface Pro 7 costs USD 749 for the entry-level variant with Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. The convertible device is based on Black and Dark Grey.
Microsoft Surface Pro X: Features, Specifications, Price
Microsoft Pro X’s pricing starts from USD 999. It runs Windows 10 and features a 13-inch PixelSense Display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 10-point multitouch, 2880×1920 pixels resolution, and 450 nits brightness. It has a magnesium alloy body with an adjustable kickstand. It comes bundled with a flat stylus.
It uses a custom-built processor that’s based on ARM architecture and has been co-built by Microsoft and Qualcomm. Microsoft calls it the SQ1, and it uses a 3GHz 64-bit CPU and Adreno 685 GPU. There is 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD. There is a 5MP front-facing camera with Windows Hello and 1080p video recording. On the rear, there is a 10MP autofocus camera with 4K video recording. There are two 2W speakers with Dolby Atmos and dual-far-field microphones.
The Surface Pro X’s wireless connectivity features include Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and LTE connectivity (via nano-SIM card slot and eSIM). There are two USB Type-C ports, and a Surface Port. It is compatible with the Surface Keyboard and the Surface Dial.