The Surface Pro 7 defines itself through power, performance - and USB type C ports
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It could be said that, of all the new products introduced at Microsoft's latest launch event, that the Surface 7 Pro is decidedly the least ground-breaking. It comprises more or less the same form-factor and use-cases as its previous generation. Nevertheless, this 12.3-inch device may yet prove a compelling upgrade for those who like 2-in-1 computing with their Windows 10.
This successor to the Surface Pro 6 has 1 major eye-catching upgrade: USB type C inputs. However, it also has some other interesting new features. Its convertible-optimized OS is described as capable of pulling various pieces of information on a subject "together" in a concise, cohesive yet straightforward manner. The Pro 7 also helped to introduce the new Edge version, which is apparently designed to facilitate battery life and productivity while using a 2-in-1.
This new product is also the only one to have what can be called a full-sized Surface Pen. It is now capable of tasks such as Ink Editing in MS Excel. This means that it can be used to fill cells with handwriting, which can then be converted to text. The Pen can also be used to update cell data in real time, and can even erase it with an appropriate gesture. Microsoft asserts that these features have been prominent in customer feedback for some time now.
Needless to say, the Surface Pro 7 is compatible with its corresponding Type Keyboard accessory. This attachment has a key travel of 1.3 millimeters (mm) this time around. The OEM also notes that the tablet also now has studio-grade mics for clear crisp audio and to enhance the application of earphones. This latest Surface Pro can be pre-ordered from now and will ship starting October 22, 2019.