Microsoft announces Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X
At a special hardware event today, Microsoft took the wraps off a new generation of Surface products, including the new Surface Laptop 3.
The tech giant also announced the new Surface Pro 7 with USB-C, and the ultra-mobile Surface Pro X.
The switch to the new USB standard has been a while coming, but Microsoft has finally made the move with the latest version of its flagship 2-in-1 PC. That’s really the biggest change with the Surface Pro 7 however, as the device still has a 12.3in (2,736 x 1,824, 267ppi) PixelSense display, and much the same design as before.
You still have the choice of 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM, and storage options run from a 128GB SSD to a 1TB drive. The device is now twice as fast thanks to a 10th Generation Intel Core processor. You get USB-A alongside the new USB-C and 'all-day' battery life.
The new Surface Pro X is described as the "thinnest, lightest, most powerful and most connected Surface Pro ever".
It’s powered by a Microsoft SQ1 processor co-designed with Qualcomm, and Microsoft says it "pushes 2 teraflops of graphics processing power, and is the fastest Qualcomm processor ever created for a PC".
The new Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard includes pen docking for storage and charging for the new Slim Pen.
Pricing for the Surface Pro 7 starts at $749, while the Surface Pro X retails from $999. Pre-orders for both devices start today.