Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7+ comes with LTE, removable SSD, and better battery
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 Plus will be initially available only to enterprise and education customers.
Microsoft has introduced a new version of Surface Pro 7. The new model comes with removable SSD storage, LTE connectivity, and bigger battery capacity. Called Surface Pro 7+, it will be available only to business and education customers, reported Engadget.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7+ comes in multiple variants. The base model features Intel Core i3 (1115G40) and goes up to Intel Core i7 (1165G7). The Core i5 (1135G7) variant has the optional LTE. The base Core i3 version comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The top-end model supports up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The price starts at $899 ( ₹66,000 approximately).
According to The Verge, Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7+ offers up to 15 hours of battery life. It is significantly better than the 10.5 hours offered on the original Surface Pro 7. The report suggests the battery improvement is due to the Intel’s 11th gen chips. It also highlights the increased battery capacity from 46.5Wh to 50.4Wh. The removable SSD works just like it does on Microsoft’s Surface Pro X or Surface Laptop 3.
“We changed the inside quite substantially,” Robin Seiler, corporate vice president of program management for devices at Microsoft, told The Verge. “It actually required us to flip the internals in order for us to put the SSD here, so when we did that we also updated the TDM (Thermal Design Model) to create more space for a larger battery size.”
Rest of the specifications of the new device remain the same as the Surface Pro 7. It has the same 12.3-inch PixelSense display. The device also comes with a USB Type-C port along with USB-A port and 3.5mm headphone jack.