Microsoft launches Surface Pro 7+ tablet for business and education

Yolanda Curtis
January 14, 2021

The chassis itself is unchanged aside from the removable storage slot so there are single USB-C and USB-A ports, a headphone jack and the Surface Connect port, too. Microsoft's new 2-in-1 hybrid also provides buyers with the opportunity of built-in LTE. The company promises up to 15-hours of battery life with this upgrade. Overall, the new Microsoft Surface 7+ is now 2.1x faster than before. The improved 11th Gen chipsets are also responsible for the improved battery life. The Surface Pro 7 Plus supports connecting to 4G LTE networks via the built-in Snapdragon X20 modem once the eSIM or physical SIM has been provisioned, making the 2-in-1 device the ideal on-the-go workstation.

Proceeding further, Microsoft overhauled the Thermal Design Model (TDM) to accumulate a larger battery size and the SSD onboard Surface Pro 7 Plus.

These are the new processor options, Surface Pro 7 Plus can now be equipped with the Intel Core i3-1115G4, Core i5-1135G7, and Core i7-1165G7 chipset, and it can pack 8, 16, or 32 GB of RAM.

The Wi-Fi variant is available with a configuration of up to 32GB LPDDR4x RAM whereas the LTE variant is available with up to 16GB LPDDR4x RAM. The device created to appeal to various types of businesses will arrive in stores this week.

If you like the Surface Pro 7 Plus, you may not be able to get it as Microsoft says that it will be made available only for businesses and schools.

Microsoft's announcement joins the hardware being talked up by other brands, including announcements from Lenovo at CES 2021, though it's a little different: while many brands have tablets, Microsoft's 2021 addition supports upgrades. Nothing has changed on the outside, but you will now find Intel's latest 11th-Gen Tiger Lake processors under the hood.

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