While the popular tablet-based 2-in-1 didn’t receive much of a change on the outside, the insides got a significant upgrade.
Specifically, the Surface Pro 7 is now based around Intel’s 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs, making it competitive with traditional clamshell laptops.
Both sport Microsoft‘s familiar Surface design aesthetic and build, with a silver-gray magnesium formed into a thin (0.33 inches), light (1.73 pounds), and very robust tablet.
Both 2-in-1s feel like solid chunks of glass and metal, and we think its probably the most elegant and modern Windows tablet around, thanks in part to the most flexible and the smoothest kickstand you’ll find.
The Surface Pro 7 does improve connectivity, swapping out the Surface Pro 6’s Mini Displayport for a USB-C port (without Thunderbolt 3, alas), to go with the same USB-A port and Surface Connect port.
Both 2-in-1s use the same Type Cover as before, a $130 extra, and the keyboard offers the same precise mechanism and consistent backlighting with a very good (if a bit small) Microsoft Precision touchpad with reliable support for all Windows 10 gestures.