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Designed for the future of work

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Surface devices bring together the best of Microsoft.​

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Security from the chip to the cloud.​

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Modern manageability with rapid, remote deployment and premium support.

The device that started it all

Designed for real life

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We pioneered the 2-in-1 so you could work when you want to work, where you want to work, and how you want to work. ​

 

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Work and life are becoming fused. We designed a machine that can flow easily between work and home. ​

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Surface Pro 7 is built for the long game, with flexibility ​ and performance to power ​ you through your most productive days. ​

 

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Over time we’ve evolved our technology to create the best of Microsoft, with powerful hardware for your apps supported by Microsoft security.

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More from the ​Pro you know​

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More power and greater versatility team up like never before in our classic, ultra-light, and versatile 2-in-1 that transforms from laptop, to tablet, to portable studio.

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Now with USB-C TM, new Surface Pro 7 adapts to the ways you work better than ever.

Next-gen power that’s ready when you are​

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Powers professional-grade software and the business apps your company depends on.​

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More powerful with the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor,1 and up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.2

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All-day battery life up to 10.5 hours,3 plus Fast Charging so you can power your battery up to 80% in just over an hour.4

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A brilliant display. The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display touchscreen features ambient light sensing that automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.​

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Always evolving

Premium craftsmanship, from one generation to the next

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Personalized Type Covers* in luxurious Alcantara® material in stunning colors, including new Ice Blue and Poppy Red.1
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Choose from two classic colors: Platinum or bold, Matte Black.

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Be heard loud and clear whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics.

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Easier, more natural ways to work on the interactive touch screen. Navigate quickly with touch, and sketch, write, and erase with Surface Pen.*

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Surface Pro 7

Ultra-light and versatile​

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FEATURES:

Next-gen, best-in-class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet.

A more powerful Pro—faster than Surface Pro 6, with a laptop-class 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processor and improved graphics.

More ways to connect, with both USB-C™ and USB-A ports.

Go from empty to full faster with ​ Fast Charging.

All-day battery life—up to 10.5 hours.1

Choose from two classic colors: Platinum or Matte Black.2

Complete the experience—pair with Signature Type Cover,* Surface Arc Mouse,* and Surface

The Windows you know—comes with Windows 10 Pro.

High-resolution PixelSense™ Display with touch screen.

Fast, secured, password-free sign-in with Windows Hello.


*Sold separately

Complete the experience

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Surface Arc Mouse:

Slim, light, and ready to travel, Surface Arc Mouse is designed to conform to your hand and snaps flat to easily fit ​ in your bag. Connects via Bluetooth.​


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Surface Headphones:

Make music and calls sound spectacular with active noise cancellation rich audio, Bluetooth connectivity, and on-ear touch controls.

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Surface Pro Signature Type Cover:

Add a touch of luxury to everyday tasks with the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover in Alcantara® fabric—a perfect blend of sophisticated style, comfort, and technology.


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Surface Dock:

Instantly transform your Surface into a desktop PC.​

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Surface Pen:

Surface Pen delivers our most natural writing and drawing experience yet. With tilt support for shading, 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, and virtually no lag.


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USB-C™ adapters:

Expand the versatility of your USB-C™ ports with HDMI, VGA, USB-A, and 3.5mm audio adapters.

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Business customers unlock more value

Surface customers save time and money with streamlined deployment, modern device management, and built-in, cloud-powered security

Make the most of your investment in Microsoft 365,* with the essential foundation and familiarity of Windows 10 Pro, the protection of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, and the suite of Office 365* productivity apps you rely on every day.

Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost.1

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Modern security and manageability

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Easy to deploy and manage.​ With a custom Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) paired with Windows Autopilot, Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM), and Microsoft Intune,* Surface allows IT administrators to remotely control firmware-level functionality.

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Protect data and allow IT to control user access with BitLocker, discrete and firmware TPM chips, and cloud-powered intelligent security with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).1

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You are the password. Windows Hello biometrics sign-in keeps identities secure with enterprise-grade protection.

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What’s new in Surface Pro 7

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

  • Who is Surface Pro 7 for?

    The whole world is going mobile – people are using devices wherever they find themselves, whether that is at work, in a café, in bed, or somewhere in between. Surface Pro 7 was designed for those who take this to the extreme, who need a computer that is ready to capture and build on their ideas as they hop from place to place and from city to city. It’s built for the entrepreneurial minded go-getter, who need a powerful laptop that adapts to their situation and allows them to do their best work in any environment.

  • Why would someone choose Surface Pro 7 over Surface Go?

    Both Surface Pro 7 and Surface Go are characterized by their versatile design and how easy they are to take with you, but they were designed for different people who need different things. Surface Go’s 10.5” screen make it ideal to be shared by the whole family. It is perfect for browsing the internet, watching shows, listening to music, and doing light tasks. By contrast, Surface Pro 7 is a full-blown workhorse, designed to handle multiple complex tasks and programs at the same time. The larger 12.3” display, all day battery life8 and powerful processors make it a professional-grade laptop you won’t want to share.

  • What are the key differences between Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro 6?

    Surface Pro 7 takes the innovation derived from the Surface Pro 6 and builds on it, giving customers more power with the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and improved graphics. Other improvements include:

    • Improved PixelSense™ display, now with True Color
    • USB-C port for data transfer, charging and video out
    • All-day battery life (see footnote below), with instant on and fast charging capabilities.
  • Why might someone choose Surface Pro 7 over Surface Pro X?

    Surface pioneered and continues to lead the 2-in-1 market. While Surface Pro X appeals to customers eager for a new design as well as SMB and Enterprise Firstline customers, the classic Surface Pro form factor continues to receive incredibly high customer satisfaction – particularly among many of our commercial customers looking for consistency in form factor and port placement. We refined Surface Pro 7 to provide our customers the best experience on a product they know and appreciate.

  • Is the USB-C port on the new Surface devices compatible with Thunderbolt? Why not?

    No. Our connector is USB-C only, which supports most peripherals that our customers use.

    Thunderbolt is primarily useful today for external GPU docks. We have not seen accessory makers adopt Thunderbolt broadly enough to justify the tradeoffs required to support it. We will continue to evaluate this based on customer feedback and ecosystem trends.

  • Why did battery life decrease on your core products (i.e. Pro 6 to Pro 7)?

    We have designed this generation of Surface devices to be twice as fast with a balance of performance, battery life, and great user experiences in a thin and light design. As a result of increased performance, overall battery life has been impacted, but we expect customers will continue to get a full day of use from their Surface, and faster charging when they need it.

  • Why did you decide to introduce a black Surface Pro 7?

    Our retail partners, commercial partners, and customers themselves brought to our attention the potential of black – a color which still indicates power, professionalism, and quality. When we looked at the ecosystem and the products that exist today, we found there was an opportunity to bring this potential to life, and create products that had the performance to back, and the used materials to match, the quality indicated by the black color.

  • Is black/color only available on premium SKUs?

    Generally black/color options will only be available on the i5/8/256 configuration and above.

  • Will Surface Pro 7 have an LTE version?

    We are continuing to invest in LTE across our portfolio and are still selling Surface Pro (5th gen) with LTE Advanced. Together with Surface Pro X and Surface Go this portfolio provides great options for customers who want the full functionality of a 2-in-one PC on the go.

  • Does this mean there will be no Surface Pro 7 LTE?

    As always, we will continue to listen to our customers and bring products to market based on their feedback. We have nothing more to share regarding LTE in our product line currently.

  • Where can I find the serial number?

    On the device itself, the serial number is located on the back of the device, underneath the kickstand below the Microsoft logomark. To access the serial number on the device, tilt the device over onto the display so you have a view of the base.

  • Will there be an LTE variant for Surface Pro 7?

    Approved customer-facing response on LTE (when approved for disclosure): Today we are only discussing Wi-Fi-only configurations for Surface Pro 7. We don’t have any information to share about an LTE-enabled configuration. We remain committed to LTE within our portfolio, as demonstrated by the fact that every configuration of Campus, our brand-new category-creating device, is built from the ground up to offer amazing next-gen Gigabit LTE—as well as the fact that we continue to offer Surface Go with LTE Advanced and Surface Pro (5th Gen) with LTE Advanced.

  • How do I turn the device on?

    The power button is embedded near the top left corner of the camera side of the device. The device features “Instant on” and will turn on as soon as your finger leaves the power button.

  • What does the power button do?

    The power button can instantly turn on your device when it’s off or even lock your device screen when it’s pressed during power on. Settings for the power button are configurable in :Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings.

  • Does Surface Pro 7 support aggressive roaming Wi-Fi settings?

    Yes.

Common Questions

  • How do I open the kickstand?

    Your Surface comes with a kickstand that allows you to prop up your device at any angle you would like. Simply place a finger in one of the two grooves on the bottom back of your device and pull out to open the kickstand. You can then adjust the kickstand to whatever angle you prefer or close it by pushing back down.

  • Will the kickstand break if I apply too much force?

    While this kickstand has been designed to last, avoid using excessive force when it is fully opened.

  • What is Windows Hello?

    Windows Hello is a facial recognition feature which can be used to log people into their device as well as other locations such as the Windows Store by simply looking at the display. This technology relies on an infrared (IR) camera to identify the user’s face.

  • Why does Windows Hello sometimes not recognize me?

    The Infrared (IR) camera has a field of view (FOV) of 60 degrees, which means that the device may not recognize the user when they are at an angle near or beyond 60 degrees from the camera. Users will need to train Hello to recognize them within this angle range, and at the angle which they are most likely to use the device.

    The effective Field of View (FOV) may be reduced when the device is set up in a commercial environment. In some commercial installations Windows Hello may employ an additional security measure called “anti-spoofing.” This process uses the R GB camera in addition to the IR face recognition camera to prevent false facial recognition. Because the R GB camera’s Field of View is smaller than the IR camera’s FOV, the overall FOV is reduced to the lower dimension, i.e. This reduces the effective range at which the Windows Hello camera will recognize the user.37 degrees. This reduces the effective range at which the Windows Hello camera will recognize the user.

  • Why do I hear the fan running?

    If you have an i7 the device has one fan. It is designed to work to keep the system running at a safe, efficient temperature. Users may hear the fan running at times depending on the workload. We designed the system to keep the acoustics as quiet as possible, while still maintaining high performance and comfortable touch temperatures.

    If you have an i3 or i5 model, your device is passively cooled through our innovative cooling system.

  • My computer will not turn on, how do I do a hard reset?

    A new hard reset procedure has been implemented: press and hold the Power button until the device shuts down and the Surface logo appears. This takes about 20-25 seconds. This method is designed to simplify the hard reset process, which used to require the user pressing and holding the Volume down button and the Power button at the same time, which was hard to remember and cumbersome to execute.

    Note: the device may shut down at ~10 seconds, but users need to continue pressing the power button until they see the Surface logo appear.

  • Can I use my Xbox One controller to play games?

    Yes. Note that older controllers will not work.

  • How far back will we have OS support?

    New commercial SKUs will ship with Windows 10 19H1and support downgrading to downgrading to 1809, aka the "Windows 10 October 2018 Update" (known as "RS5" internally). The factory will subsequently ship devices with 19H2 (the anticipated Fall 2019 release) sometime in early 2020 per our usual timeline of factory switching over to the latest Fall release a few months after launch.

  • Does Surface Pro 7 have a fan-less model?

    Yes, the i3 & i5 versions have fan-less options.

  • Will the MSRPs disclosed pre-release change due to any potential US/China tariffs?

    Unknown currently.

  • Do we know if the 10-gen processor uses a U or Y processor?

    It uses a U processor.

Display

  • How big is the display?

    The display measures 12.3” diagonally with a 3:2 ratio.

  • What is the display resolution?

    The display has a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels with a ppi of 267.

  • How bright is the screen?

    Surface Pro 7 has a brightness of 400 nits.

  • How do I connect external displays?

    This device has a Mini Display Port (mDP), supporting mDP protocol 1.2 located above the charging and USB port on the right side of the device.

  • How do I clean the screen?

    The Surface touchscreen has been coated to make it easier to clean. To avoid scratches we recommend using touch screen wipes or a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe the screen. You can dampen the cloth with water or an eyeglass cleaner, but don’t apply liquids directly to your Surface. Don’t use window cleaner or other chemical cleaners on your Surface. You don’t need to rub hard to remove fingerprints or oily spots.

  • How do I adjust the screen brightness, speaker volume?

    Speaker volume can be adjusted using the embedded volume buttons next to the power button on the top left corner of the device. The left button will increase the volume, the right button will decrease the volume. One can also adjust the volume using the newest Surface Pro Signature Type Cover dedicated F4 (mute), F5 (vol -) and F6 (vol +) buttons.

    If the type cover is attached the screen brightness can be adjusted through the dedicated F1 (brightness +) and F2 (brightness -) buttons. Without the Type Cover the screen brightness can be adjusted using the screen brightness button in the action center.

Ports

  • What ports does the device have?

    The device has one USB 3.0 and one USB-C port on the right side of the device plus one audio jack located on the left side of the device. Surface Connect is located on the right of the device and is capable of both charging and connecting to a Surface Dock (sold separately).

  • Is there expandable storage on Surface Pro 7?

    Yes, Surface Pro 7 has a microSD card slot in the back of the device below the kickstand.

  • Does Microsoft's implementation of USB-C on these products support Thunderbolt? What is the USB 4.0 story and Thunderbolt integration?

    The USB-C implementation on Fall 2019 products will not support Thunderbolt, however, we will have a story around supporting the experiences customers need (which has traditionally led them to request Thunderbolt support). These scenarios include supporting 2x 4k monitors at 60Hz, as well as high speed data transfer. As we will have a silicon diversity strategy, it would not have made sense to create inconsistency across our lineup by supporting an Intel-proprietary protocol, but the outcome to focus on is that our products will support the uses customers need most.

  • Can USB-C ports be used to charge the devices themselves (charging in), not just for charging out to accessories?

    Yes, though the charging experience will vary depending on the wattage of the power supply. A 7W cell phone charger will provide a very different experience than a higher-wattage PSU aimed at a PC. Customers should use Surface Connect for the best charging experience.

  • What spec of USB-C will the new devices support? Will there be differences in spec between devices?

    USB has always focused on fast transfer speeds and power support for peripherals. Today, we are thinking about how we bring the best USB experiences to market across our portfolio for our customers. This means prioritizing: USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, which is capable of 10 Gbps data transfer speeds across our product portfolio 4K video out support for dual monitors. While Thunderbolt-enabled ports also deliver fast data transfer and video out support, what customers are often asking for with Thunderbolt is support for peripherals that add external GPU support to their existing device. We would prefer instead to get those customers into the right device that has the performance for the tasks they want to accomplish.

Type Cover

  • What is special about the Type cover?

    The Type Cover is an attachable accessory which can protect your screen while also providing a full size, backlight embedded keyboard with chiclet keys and a fully functional touchpad.

  • What is special about the touchpad?

    The device is equipped with a Precision Touchpad that is glass laminated, the same treatment as the award-winning Surface Book. It also comes with sub-pixel resolution for accurate pointer and active inadvertent actuation prevention mechanism to ensure a precise and controlled touchpad experience.

  • What is this fabric material?

    The keyboard fabric is made with Italian high-end Alcantara material with special stain-proof coating to improve its cleanability and wear over time. The improved Alcantara fabric allows users to clean the fabric cover very easily while preserving the soft and warm fabric feel.

  • Is this fabric cleanable?

    Surface Signature Type Cover is crafted with premium materials chosen for their durability, beauty, and luxurious texture. The Alcantara® covered keyboard is treated with a high-performance polyurethane coating to resist spills. To keep your keyboard looking new, regularly wipe clean with a damp lint-free cloth and if needed, use with mild soap and warm water. Allow to dry before next use.

  • How does the display connect to the type cover?

    The bottom of the display has a magnetic groove for the type cover to attach to. Simply align the top strip of the type cover with the bottom of the display and allow them to magnetically attach. To detach simply hold the display in one hand while pulling gently downward on the bottom of the type cover.

    We also ask that you avoid pinching the kickstand and touching it to the back of the device when possible.

Pen & Touch

  • Can I use a Surface Pen with the device?

    Yes.

  • How do I pair the Surface pen with the device?

    In Windows 10, click on the Windows icon on the bottom left corner of your screen and select the toolbox icon (settings). Then choose Devices and click on the Bluetooth tab to see the list of Bluetooth devices available. Hold down the top button on the Surface Pen for seven seconds, until the light in the middle of the pen clip starts to flash. When the pen appears in the list of Bluetooth devices, tap or click it, and tap or click Pair.

  • What if I want a different pen tip?

    Some users prefer a different type of pen tip. Users can purchase an optional pen tip kit online at Surface.com, or from a Microsoft retail store. The kit includes 4 additional tips with hardness of 2H, H, HB, and B. 2H is a harder, molded tip and suited for sketching and large/fast strokes. H (felt) is best for writing, great for large/fast strokes. HB (extruded medium) is good for writing/sketching medium to small strokes, and B (extruded soft) is for detailed sketches, small strokes. HB is the default tip shipped with the pen.

  • How do I change the pen pressure sensitivity?

    Using the Surface app found on all Surface devices (Start Menu->Surface), users can adjust the distribution of the pen pressure range. This does not actually change the pen pressure sensitivity.

  • How do the pen buttons work?

    The pen has a single button set in the flat area of the barrel as well as a tail button. The barrel button is used for invoking right click – press the button and tap on the screen to see the context menu.

    The tail button can be used for three separate functions. The default tail button settings single press = open Ink Workspace, double press = Screen capture, press and hold = launch Sticky Note. Tail button actions can be changed in Settings>Devices>Pen and Windows Ink or click on the Ink Workspace icon in the system tray () and select “Pick a button” at the bottom of the Ink Workspace pane.

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