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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 60 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Core: 1300 MHz, dual-channel mode, 27.20.100.9316
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X, dual-channel mode, on-board, no memory slots
Display
12.30 inch 3:2, 2736 x 1824 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive, 10 touchpoints, native pen support, LG Philips LP123WQ332684, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ, 256 GB 
, M.2-2230, NMVe, 190 GB free
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5, Qualcomm Snapdragon X20, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 292 x 201 ( = 0.33 x 11.5 x 7.91 in)
Battery
48.9 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Full HD
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, SIM ejector tool, MS Office 365 apps for enterprise (trial), 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
796 g ( = 28.08 oz / 1.75 pounds), Power Supply: 255 g ( = 8.99 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Price
2,140 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82.35% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 72%, display: 90% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus

88.5% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost | Notebookcheck
LTE modem, Tiger Lake, replaceable SSD - Microsoft adds new features to the Surface Pro 7 and names the whole package Surface Pro 7 Plus. Consumers can't buy the device (yet). The sales group is limited to companies and schools for the time being.
Microsoft Surface 7 Pro+ Review: Still the Leader
Source: Unbox English
Our Microsoft Surface 7 Pro+ review for the Philippines reveals that it deserves its premium price tag. While it is expensive for a computer rocking a Core i5 processor AND has no included keyboard out of the box, the main selling point of the Surface Pro 7+ is its built-in LTE-A connectivity for keeping you productive even in places where there is no WiFi, along with an upgradable SSD. There may be mixed thoughts on the latter given its caveats, but we will still take an upgradable SSD any time of the day. Being one of the pioneers of 2-in-1 laptops, the Surface Pro 7+ is still a leader, especially with how its optional Type Cover balances both form and function–with Apple’s expensive Magic Keyboard for iPad only rivaling it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2021
70% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Surface Pro 7 Plus is a solid 2-in-1 detachable that offers a number of configurations. The webcams and speakers are both fantastic and will definitely up your meeting game to a whole new level. The display is also pretty great, making watching your favorite shows on any streaming service enjoyable during your down time. You can even easily swap out the SSD if you want something bigger or if you need it replaced.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Surface Pro 7+’s minor upgrades make it the best Microsoft tablet to date. But the changes aren't enough to justify the price rises, and with the keyboard, it becomes very expensive unless you opt for an entry-level model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review: More minus than plus
Source: It Pro English
Having taken stock of the changes Microsoft has made to the Surface Pro 7+, we’re really not sure why it merited launching as an entirely separate device. At its core, the only differences between this device and the Surface Pro 7 are a faster processor, a removable SSD and the option for mobile internet - none of which really feel like they’re worth all this fanfare.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus Review: All about Intel’s new performance chip
Source: On MSFT English
In summation, the average user will see noticeable improvements when flying around the operating system and in GPU-heavy applications as most of Microsoft and Intel’s efforts were seemingly focused on graphics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Surface Pro 7+ is a fine tablet that addresses some of the problems we had with the consumer model. Its 11th Gen Intel chips deliver faster speeds and much better graphics performance, and the tablet lasts about an hour longer on a charge than before. Those enhancements join a bright, vivid display, excellent keyboard accessory, and good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus review: built for business
Source: The Verge English
I’m still a big fan of the Surface Pro, despite the lack of design changes. Microsoft is clearly catering to a specific audience here, and the Surface Pro 7 Plus has been built for businesses. I hope that means we’ll soon see a consumer-focused Surface Pro that mixes everything that’s great about the Surface Pro X with the power and performance of Intel’s chips.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Surface Pro 7+ review: Iris Xe graphics and 4G LTE make a big difference
Source: Neowin English
One of my biggest issues with the Surface Pro is that it still hangs onto all of that legacy stuff. It's still got the massive bezels, and it still has the Surface Connect port instead of going all-in on USB Type-C. But of course, these things are exactly what businesses want. They want the old chargers they have lying around to work in the new model, and they want their Type Covers to work so they don't have to buy new ones. It all makes sense for a business audience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review: A giant leap in graphics performance
Source: Good Gear Guide English
We still don’t know why this tablet wasn’t called the Surface Pro 8. That’s how much the Surface Pro 7+ has improved over the Surface Pro 7. Because the new Tiger Lake CPU appears to have played a major role in this upgrade, we’ll be interested to see how the Surface Pro 7+ compares to other Tiger Lake-based tablets coming down the pike. If you’d like to wait to shop the alternatives, we understand.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2021
90% Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review: A giant leap in graphics performance
Source: PC World English
With the Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+, the best Windows tablet just got much, much better, thanks to its powerful CPU and graphics upgrades. It also offers an LTE option, better battery life and more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Surface Pro 7+ unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
Unboxing of Microsoft's business-centric Surface Pro 7+, which packs Intel's 11th-gen processors, removable storage, and 4G LTE.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ for Business
Source: PC Mag English
The Surface line always brings a bit of a price premium along with it, so it’s not the most budget-friendly option, but you do get what you pay for in design and build quality. This isn’t the next big thing in Surface Pro design. (We’ll see what happens when the Pro 8, or whatever the successor is called, comes along.) But it is a solid iteration on what's still the best detachable 2-in-1 around, one we can easily recommend to entrepreneurs and IT buyers alike shopping for a new business-friendly convertible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: A business 2-in-1 that will make IT people happy
Source: CNet English
The new Surface Pro Plus has a few extra features to appeal to the business and education crowds. IT departments will appreciate the new emphasis on remote deployment. With Windows Autopilot, for example, devices can ship directly from Microsoft to employees, already configured with your company's security settings and software, so an IT person won't have to unbox each Surface, image it, rebox it and send it on to the employee. The new surface 7 Pro Plus also has a removable SSD drive for extra data security.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2021

Foreign Reviews

89% Surface Pro 7+ jest za dobry. Chciałbym go kupić, ale Microsoft mi nie pozwala (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+. Krótka recenzja biznesowego laptopa 2 w 1
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; excellent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2021
86% Recenze Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: nesmrtelná legenda zkouší štěstí ve firmách
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 92% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 91%

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 Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

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.


i5-1135G7: A quad-core processor of the Tiger Lake product family designed for leaner laptops. The i5 is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process and features an Iris Xe G7 (80 EUs) iGPU. Core i5-1135G7 has a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz at 28 watts.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.30":

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.


0.796 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


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).


82.35%: 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.

 

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Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1-20QB0016GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1140G7, 13.50", 1.18 kg
Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable 34TR3
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1140G7, 13.00", 0.789 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic Q7311, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.30", 0.8 kg
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13ITL6-82MA000QGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.00", 0.802 kg
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT-095
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.40", 1.35 kg
Dell Latitude 14 9420 2-in-1, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.27 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1024nr
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.61 kg
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.00", 0.802 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05-82HS004TGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1001ns
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.61 kg
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-3W-57R0
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.50", 1.37 kg
HP Envy x360 13-bd0062TU
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.30", 1.33 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1002ns
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.61 kg
Acer Spin 5 SP513-55N-53HZ
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.50", 1.2 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0157ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.20", 1.05 kg
Dell Latitude 7320 2-in-1, i5-1145G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1145G7, 13.30", 1.39 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-aw2003dx
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.30", 1.223 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip 13 UX363EA-EM087T
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Dynabook Portégé X30W-J-10H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.30", 0.989 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.30", 1.45 kg
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.4 kg
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.40", 1.3 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip S UX371EA-HL144R
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.30", 1.2 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP470EA-EC033T
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus Vivobook Flip 14 TP470EA-EC029TS
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip 13 UX363EA-EM179R
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 13.30", 1.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-03-26)