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Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Core i7-1065G7

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Core i7-1065G7
Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Core i7-1065G7 (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, Ice Lake-U
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4X-3733
Display
12.30 inch 3:2, 2736 x 1824 pixel 267 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Sensors: Light sensor, hall sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 292 x 201 ( = 0.33 x 11.5 x 7.91 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
790 g ( = 27.87 oz / 1.74 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1700 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 82.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 86%, features: 90%, display: 93% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Core i7-1065G7

75% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: This or a convertible notebook?
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
However, if you are not set on a detachable notebook, it would be foolish not to at least check out convertible notebooks like the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and HP Spectre x360. Granted, their tablet modes are compromised, but their built-in keyboards offer a better typing experience. If you type a lot, this is something to bear in mind. Moreover, the current crop of convertible notebooks is much more comfortable to be used as tablets, because they have never been this compact or light.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 75%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: Still the best Windows tablet you can buy
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
The Surface Pro design retains some advantages. For many, the inclusion of a USB-C and an older USB Type-A port represents an ideal compromise, even if we'd have preferred Thunderbolt. The kickstand is overlooked as an absolute necessity for desk work. Even the chunky bezels make the tablet easier to tote from room to room while playing Spotify or Netflix.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2020
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: Still the best Windows tablet you can buy
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, the latest in the company’s excellent Surface Pro series, continues the tradition of being a durable, dependable tablet for the ages. It’s measurably better this time around, too, with an internal upgrade to Intel’s 10th-gen, 10nm Ice Lake chip and a nod to the future, a USB-C port. There are many good reasons why the Surface Pro 7 won our Editor’s Choice award, as you’ll see in our review.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: This or a convertible notebook?
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
However, if you are not set on a detachable notebook, it would be foolish not to at least check out convertible notebooks like the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and HP Spectre x360. Granted, their tablet modes are compromised, but their built-in keyboards offer a better typing experience. If you type a lot, this is something to bear in mind. Moreover, the current crop of convertible notebooks is much more comfortable to be used as tablets, because they have never been this compact or light.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 75%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review
Source: Stuff TV English Archive.org version
It is similar to the last Surface Pro, but this is still one of the few tablet hybrids we’d be happy to work all day on. Just remember to bring the charger, as the battery won’t last.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: the perfect tablet for Illustrators
Source: Digital Arts English Archive.org version
There are circumstances where the near-unique nature of the Surface Pro 7 means that it really is the best creative device on the market. If you’re a creative director running between client meetings and need a combination of a digital Moleskine and a way to keep your admin and email under control. If you want the thinnest, lightest device you can run the full version of Photoshop or Illustrator or XD on, it’s a no-brainer. Artists looking for the best drawing and painting experience are still better off with an iPad Pro and Procreate – but if you need to create vector art as well, then Illustrator on the Surface Pro covers both bases much better (sorry Affinity Publisher).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review
Source: T3 English Archive.org version
The Pro 7 is multipurpose. It might not do anything the best - cheaper laptops can comfortably outpace it in terms of raw performance - but it does just about everything pretty well. If you’re looking for a flexible tablet for work or pleasure, the Surface Pro 7 is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: Slightly faded glory
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
Despite all this, though, the latest Surface Pro is still an outstanding device. Performance is more than adequate, it's got the most attractive form-factor going, and it's the best showcase for the power of Windows 10. It's a great machine - it just doesn't stand out amongst the competition as much as it used to.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 initial review: More power and a new 15-inch version, too
Source: Pocket Lint English Archive.org version
Overall, this is an expected upgrade but one Surface Laptop fans will appreciate. One of the best Windows 10 alternatives to the MacBook Air and Pro 13, though the likes of the Dell XPS 13 also do a good job at filling that spot. The Surface Laptop 3 15 is a proper MacBook Pro rival and a top addition to the Surface family; a few more ports and an SD card reader would have been ideal though, mind you, not in keeping with the clean aesthetic Microsft is going for.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Hands-on Review
Source: Tom's Guide English Archive.org version
The Surface Pro 7 isn't the most exciting upgrade, but if the Surface Pro X's $999 starting price is too steep, this 2-in-1 should satisfy at $799. You get faster performance, dual far-field mics and a USB-C port in the same overall package. I just wish Microsoft trimmed the bezels and offered the same pen garage as the Surface Pro X's keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 hands-on review: The best 2-in-1 ever?
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
In many ways, the Surface Pro 7 feels like an indication that Microsoft has reached the limits of what it can do with the traditional Surface Pro design. While Intel's 10th-gen processors could offer a substantial performance boost, outside of the internal hardware, the iterative changes are getting smaller and less impactful with each successive generation. With the introduction of USB-C, Microsoft has fixed the Surface Pro's only real flaw, which begs the question - where is there to go?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2019
Hands on: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
Frankly, we're pretty nonplussed by the new Surface Pro 7. For all intents and purposes, this is a spec update to the existing Surface Pro 6, but with performance enhanced in some ways and practically hamstrung in others.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2019

Foreign Reviews

88% Windows-Tablet Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 98% features: 87% display: 90% mobility: 77%
95% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Leistungsstarker Notebook-Ersatz
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 97% features: 93% display: 96% mobility: 94%

Comment

Series:

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) is the fifth generation in the Surface Pro family. The Surface Pro is solid as a rock and exudes a sense of futuristic quality. It’s also well-designed, with a look and feels that, while minimally changed from the Surface Pro 4, is still an improvement. The corners are more rounded, and the exhaust vents along the edges are less pronounced.  There aren’t many moving parts in the Surface Pro itself. The power and volume buttons along the top are easy to find by feel, and have a crisp action, while the kickstand is smooth and reliably holds the tablet at chosen angle. It now opens up to 165 degrees, an increase from the Surface Pro 4, which opened 150 degrees. Fully flexed, the kickstand can turn Surface Pro into a nearly-flat slate. If a user decides to flip into tablet mode for a moment and fold back the Type Cover, the keyboard will turn off when the cover is tucked back. It can even switch Windows 10 into tablet mode if desired. It attaches to the tablet with strong magnets and connects via a physical port, meaning there’s zero lag when typing. The Surface Pro sports two front-firing speakers on each side of the display. There are small cutouts in the glass to let the sound through, and the design provides impressive sound for a tablet. Music is great, with surprising range, and there’s even a hint of bass. The speakers also get surprisingly loud and can fill a decent sized room without distorting.

The Surface Pro features up to a seventh-generation Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It is seen that the Surface Pro offers a cutting-edge CPU, solid RAM and SSD options, and full support for all of Microsoft’s most innovative Windows 10 technologies. All that will keep the machine relevant for years to come. The Surface Pro is refreshingly light on bloatware. While it’s stocked with the usual Microsoft Windows 10 apps and a handful of casual games, it’s otherwise unencumbered with junk software. The Surface utility is also a nice app that offers the ability to configure the Surface Pen and get some useful information about your machine. Microsoft is using a 45-watt-hour battery in the Surface Pro, which is an increase from the 38 watt-hour battery that was packed into the Surface Pro 4. The Surface Pro also uses more efficient seventh-generation Intel Core processors. Taken together, the new model offers improved battery life over its predecessor. The Surface Pro is eminently portable, at 0.33 inches thick and 1.73 pounds. Even with the Signature Type Cover attached, the machine is easy to carry around and slip into a bag. It might not be quite as thin and light as the iPad Pro, but it’s also a much more powerful machine that can run real PC applications. The Surface Pro bring a whole new meaning to the word tablet. It is a iPad like device but is actually a real computer.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

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.


i7-1065G7: Ice Lake-based quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores are clocked at 1.3 GHz to 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced on first-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.30":

This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.

The same applies to tablets in this size range.

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


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).


82.56%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-10-17)