Microsoft today announced its newly-updated Surface Pro 7. The successor to the Pro 6, the Pro 7 doesn’t come with any major visual upgrades besides a few sublte hardware tweaks. It’s what’s on the inside and on the sides of the device that counts.
According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 7 is getting 10th-generation Intel Core processors that can deliver faster performance than the previous-gen hardware (obviously). You probably get the same storage and RAM configurations as before, however, and battery life should remain the same at around a day’s worth of usage.
On the side of the device, Microsoft has finally included a USB-C port. The company has been stubborn when it comes to adding this specific port to its devices, so it’s nice to finally see them include what’s one of the most versatile and popular ports on the planet.
Outside from these changes, the rest of the Surface Pro 7 is basically identical to the Surface Pro 6. You still get a 12.3-inch screen, sold-separately Surface Type Keyboard and Surface Pen support, and full-fledged Windows 10. There is a new black finish which looks pretty cool, though.
The Surface Pro 7 starts at $749 and is up for pre-order beginning today. It’ll start shipping October 22nd alongside the Surface Laptop 3.