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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i7

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i7
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i7 (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 - 64 MB, Core: 1047 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, dual channel, onboard
Display
12.3 inch 3:2, 2736x1824 pixel 267 PPI, 10 finger multitouch, native pen support, LG Display LP123WQ112604, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM971 KUS040202M, 512 GB 
, 191 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: microSDXC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, TPM 2.0
Networking
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 292.1 x 201.4 ( = 0.33 x 11.5 x 7.93 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion, SMP M1009169, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 13.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix front, Windows Hello
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix AF, back
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Office 365 trial, 12 Months Warranty
Released
05/23/2017
Weight
1.078 kg ( = 38.03 oz / 2.38 pounds), Power Supply: 216 g ( = 7.62 oz / 0.48 pounds)
Price
2100 Euro

 

Average Score: 82.1% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 79%, features: 65%, display: 88% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i7

89.6% Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (i7, 512 GB, 16 GB) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Close, but not quite close enough. We were happy to learn that the Iris graphics card is awake and alert despite SoC-throttling. The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) cannot be considered a "gamer" however, nor is it a full laptop replacement: Just like in the i5 version, there is significant throttling.
80% 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro review
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Surface Pro is a superb 2-in-1. It’s beautifully built and performs well. The screen is excellent and even the speakers sound good. However, it’s very expensive, especially when you add the cost of the Type Cover and – if you need one – the Surface Pen. Few will opt for the base model, and you’ll pay a heck of a lot more for a Core i7. Ultimately, while a fantastic device, it’s hard to recommend the Surface Pro unless money is no object.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The iterative nature of the 2017 Surface Pro doesn't detract from the fact that this is an excellent 2-in-1 and a worthy update on 2015's Surface Pro 4. The machine itself certainly feels like five-star material, with some of the most refined design work in its class, both aesthetically and from an engineering standpoint.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Pro review
Source: Techradar English
We’re surprised Microsoft has refrained from calling this the Surface Pro 5, as it’s the biggest improvement on a Surface we’ve ever seen. Despite losing the included Surface Pen, the Surface Pro’s huge improvements help it retain our Recommended award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro
Source: PC Mag English
With faster performance, better battery life, and other welcome improvements over its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Pro is still the standard bearer for 2-in-1 Windows tablets.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Surface Pro (2017): Small refinements to a familiar design
Source: Zdnet.com English
For current Surface Pro 4 owners, this upgrade isn't a slam dunk, especially if your current device is only a year old. The new Pen features might be a boon for artists, but for basic productivity work, there's no harm in waiting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2017
80% Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow
Source: Pocket Lint English
The new Surface Pro shows how far Microsoft has come with the series. It's a really well made and great performing Windows device. Even in the Core i7 form of this review model it's approaching silent in operation, thanks to seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors, which is fantastic.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Surface Pro thoughtfully improves on a winning formula. It’s beautifully built, a joy to use, and will make 99% of owners unspeakably happy. I just wish that Microsoft would be a little more generous. At the very least, they could throw the keyboard or pen in with the price. Especially when you’re asking the wrong side of £2100.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Surface Pro Review 2017
Source: Slashgear English
For users that’ve never worked with a Surface device of any sort – I highly recommend taking one for a whirl at a local computer store. I do not recommend buying a Surface Tablet without first seeing how it feels to use in person. It’s a unique device, to be sure, and just like any device that costs hundreds of dollars and presents a new use case scenario, this warrants a trip to the Microsoft Store.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: More power for more money
Source: PC World English
Of all the surprises that the Surface Pro (2017) offered, one of the most interesting was in battery life. Given that the dimensions of the new Surface Pro left little, if any, room for additional battery cells, it still surprised me that its 45Whr battery ran down over the course of eight hours, substantially more than the Surface Pro 4.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
However, I think Microsoft is still playing it a bit too safe in a few areas. While improved, the Surface Pro's battery life still lags behind those of other ultraportable laptops, and the lack of a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port are strange omissions for a premium flagship device. And after three years in which the Surface Pro has had essentially the same aesthetics, I find myself wanting a bit more excitement out of this machine's design. But if you want the best detachable out there, the Surface Pro is still the one to get.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: More power for more money
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It’s possible that Microsoft may simply offer incremental improvements to its tablets going forward. That’s left a window of opportunity to the competition. I endorsed Microsoft’s leap into the Surface Pro 3, and still believe that the Surface Pro 4 represents Microsoft’s best Windows tablet. At the time, however, I wondered whether the others would catch up. They have. I still recommend the new Surface Pro (2017), but I’d also encourage you to check out the competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2017
The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution
Source: AnandTech English
The Surface Pro lineup has always been one of the most powerful tablet class devices around. Microsoft is no longer marketing it as a tablet that can replace your laptop anymore though, and they’ve acknowledged that most of the customers who buy and use the Surface Pro are looking for an ultraportable laptop. That makes a lot of sense, since the Surface Pro weighs only 786 grams / 1.73 lbs for the Core i5 and i7 models, and the Signature Type Cover only adds another 310 grams / 0.68 lbs. As a complete package, it’s only 1.096 Kg / 2.41 lbs. It’s not the lightest device around, but it’s still very light and easy transport.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2017
80% Surface Pro Review: Return of an old friend
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Even in 2017, there are just far too few compelling apps that take advantage of the Surface Pro's versatility. It used to be that you couldn't do much about that if you wanted a Surface device. However, in the past two years, the Surface family has greatly expanded. Unless you really need and want that tablet functionality, I think the Surface Laptop is a much better fit for most people.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback
Source: Yahoo English
This time around, the Surface team improved the device’s display to work better with the new Surface Pen stylus. According to Microsoft, the Pen is more sensitive than its predecessor and suffers from less latency. The company says it cut down the response time for the Pen to 21 milliseconds. Microsoft also added a tilt feature to the Pen so you can create wide strokes with the stylus when you tilt it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2017
70% Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: still the best Windows laptop/tablet hybrid, but who is it for?
Source: T3 English
Personally, I would always recommend the Surface Laptop (once you've used your free upgrade to Windows Pro) over this, to 95% of potential buyers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

88% Surface Pro (2017), análisis: el lápiz brilla con luz propia en el convertible de referencia
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 85% display: 93% mobility: 88% workmanship: 93%
81% Recensione Microsoft Surface Pro 2017
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 55% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
Microsoft Surface Pro: siamo alla generazione n°5
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; bright display; comfortable keyboard; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2017
Microsoft Surface Pro: siamo alla generazione n°5
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high autonomy; good ergonomy. Negative: No USB-C; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2017
95% Surface Pro (2017) : notre test du nouvel hybride de Microsoft
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Test Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640: Integrated graphics card (GT3e), which is used for some Kaby Lake CPUs (ULV models, 15 Watts). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7660U: Kaby-Lake based ULV-SoC (System on a Chip) for thin notebooks and Ultrabooks. Integrates two CPU cores clocked at 2.5-4 GHz as well as an Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and 64 MB eDRAM. Manufactured in a 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.3":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.078 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


82.1%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Spectre x2 12-c012dx
Iris Plus Graphics 640, Core i7 7560U, 1.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Spectre x2 12-C001NF
Iris Plus Graphics 640, Core i5 7260U, 13.3", 1.1 kg

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