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All that we know of the Surface Pro 7 Microsoft

The line Surface from Microsoft has come a long way since its debut in 2012. The family Surface has seen the addition of a Book, a Laptop, a Studio, and also the ultra-portable Go, but the Surface Pro itself has remained relatively unchanged visual. Dand anyway, the news, rumors and speculation abound, and it is stated that the next Surface Pro could have a complete redesign. This is all that we know, and what we would like to see the future Surface Pro 7 Microsoft.

DESIGN AND KEYBOARD THINNER

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Microsoft has patented several related technologies that could be implemented in the future, Surface Pro 7. One of the most remarkable is a keyboard Type Cover thinner and redesigned, with tactile feedback. This patent suggests that Surface Pro 7 might have bezels thinner, a profile, lighter weight and reduced volume thanks to a circuit board directly recorded in the touch panel of a keyboard. It also suggests that the total height of the next surface could be reduced, which would mean a big change, since the Type Cover has grown bigger in the last few generations of the Surface Pro, with a trackpad wider and a new material for a feeling more premium.

A second patent supports the claim that the Surface Pro 7 may also come with a touch screen reflective, which would allow that you can write on both sides of the device. Although it is not exactly the PC folding with that many have been dreaming of, this suggests that you will be able to use all the space available in the following Surface, including the use of the rear screen as the main screen OLED, LCD, or LED while it is closed.

Finally, Microsoft could take some ideas from the iPad Pro from Apple and slimming down the bezels on the side of the Surface Pro 7. Although the thick ridges are mentioned as a reason for comfort in the mode of a tablet, have become very attractive for the standards in 2019. Manufacturers of laptops such as Dell have shown that a screen could be virtually no borders, and it would be great if Microsoft could do the same to give the consumers a 2-in-1 with more screen and less space in black.

USB-C… PLEASE?

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Most laptops or tablets with Windows 10 come with USB ports-C Thunderbolt 3, along with USB-A. But not the Surface Pro. In the family of Surface from Microsoft, that option is reserved strictly for the Surface Go, the smaller version of the Surface Pro. Microsoft has been resistant to new technology, and has become a startling omission of devices powerful as the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2.


We hope that the Surface Pro 7 to change that and add one or more USB ports-C. A Microsoft patent originally filed in may of 2018 suggests precisely that, and it shows that Microsoft might be considering a cable special magnetic USB-C to the load that can be kept in place securely, but without damaging the device in case of someone starting it by accident, as -for example – if someone trips over the cable.

WHISKEY LAKE OR ICE LAKE CPUS

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In 2018, the Surface Pro 6 finally made the leap to quad-core processors, but not with the latest CPU of Whiskey Lake from Intel. Heading towards the future, it would be great if the Surface Pro 7 could work with processors more efficient. Despite being unlikely, the new battery of Intel and the powerful CPUs of Ice Lake would be a good addition to the Surface Pro 7.


Intel did not provide a specific date for when these processors could be thrown, and only mentioned the “season of the end of the year 2019.” That might be beyond the framework of typical time of release of Surface from Microsoft, but anything is possible in this market. A Surface Pro 7 with a CPU that Whiskey Lake is much more likely, as Microsoft tends to play it safe with the processors of previous generations.

SURFACE PEN UPDATED

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Although it is not included in the price, the pen Surface Pen is an essential part of having a device Surface. It allows you to write by hand in Microsoft Word documents, draw images in Photoshop and perform many other tasks.


Although its visual design and the levels of pressure sensitivity have changed in the last few years, the Surface Pen still feels as if he has untapped potential. With Surface Pro 7, it would be nice to see Microsoft bring to reality what you planned in some patents of the Surface Pen in the past. That includes the possibility that the pen will be recharged with solar energy or an accessory that will allow it to function as a scroll wheel on the mouse.

PRICE

In terms of prices, as a reference, the Surface Pro 6 with 128 GB of storage, 8 GB of RAM and the processor Intel Core i5 now costs $900 dollars, and that price does not include a keyboard or a pen Surface Pen. Would be nice to see that Microsoft include these accessories in the final price of its new Surface Pro, but we don’t have many hopes of that happening. Given that the cost of laptops and other devices with Windows 10 often is compensated in function of their internal components, we can expect that the initial configurations of the Surface Pro 7 to have the same price of $900.

RELEASE DATE

Usually, the new hardware Microsoft is presented in the fall, so that it is possible that a version of the Surface Pro 7 arrives in October 2019; however, as there is not yet an official announcement, it would not be surprising that this is deferred until 2020. That would not be anything unusual, since in the past we saw a gap of almost two years between the launch of the Surface Pro 4 in October 2015, and the Surface Pro of the fifth generation in June 2017.

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