Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 7 Plus tablet with increased battery life and new 11th generation Intel processor (4 photos)

The lineup of Surface Pro tablets from the companyMicrosoft has replenished with the new Surface Pro 7 Plus, which introduces some of the latest technologies and original technical solutions. Business users and educational institutions will be able to use the new model.

The design of the Surface Pro 7 Plus is indistinguishable frombase tablet Surface Pro 7. Major changes affected the hardware part of the device, running on Intel 11th generation (Tiger Lake-U) processors. Also, the new tablets will increase battery life due to the use of new batteries, and in some models support for communication using the LTE standard, which has not been in Microsoft Surface Pro since 2015, has been introduced. However, due to the Snapdragon X20 LTE module, Surface Pro 7 Plus tablets will not support 5G technology. The Surface Pro 7 Plus models will also feature removable SSD storage.

The Surface Pro 7 Plus lineup will includeseveral modifications with different processors are presented. LTE support is available for devices based on Intel Core i5-1135G7 chips. The price of such a model will be $ 1149. The base models will be powered by an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor (2 cores and four threads) with 128GB of internal memory, 8GB of RAM and will hit the market for $ 899. The flagship of the lineup on the Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor (4 cores and eight threads) with a 1 TB solid state drive and 32 GB of RAM will sell for $ 2,799.

The increase in battery life isone of the main advantages of the new tablets. According to the developers, the Surface Pro 7 Plus will be able to work up to 15 hours of battery life, while the standard Surface Pro 7 model has only 10.5 hours of battery life. This figure was achieved through the use of a larger battery of 50.4 Wh and the installation of energy-efficient Tiger Lake-U processors

PixelSense displays Surface Pro 7 Plus receive2736 × 1824 resolution and 12.3-inch diagonal, as in previous tablets of the Surface Pro 7 series. The tablets include USB Type-C and Type-A connectors, a combo 3.5mm headphone port and a proprietary Surface Connect. Models with LTE module support nano-SIM, and models with Wi-Fi module can work with microSDXC memory cards. Surface Pro 7 Plus will begin shipping in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and EU countries from January 15th.