Microsoft has recently released the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus range.
The Surface Pro 7 Plus (Or Surface Pro 7+) is a lifecycle update, exclusive to the Microsoft Surface business partner channel, with some business focussed updates over the popular Surface Pro 7.
The latest release from Microsoft includes some minor internal device changes, including to the hardware specifications and internal layout of the device, but there is no discernible changes to the look and feel of the device, being packaged into the same 12.3 inch tablet style device of the Surface Pro 7.
So if it doesn’t look or feel any different, what are the changes, and why should you consider getting one?
The key updates to the hardware include:
One of the challenges experienced by existing users of the Surface Pro range of products is the battery life. The Surface Pro 7+ comes with a bigger battery, with Microsoft stating up to a 15 hour battery life between charges - A substancial increase over the current Surface Pro 7. That said, we suspect it will more likely to last for a working day with reasonable use, which is still a vast improvement over the current Surface Pro 7.
The Surface Pro 7+ includes the 11th Generation processor from Intel. They still include an i3, an i5 and an i7 option, but the new generation processors are slightly more powerful and efficient, meaning they will contribute to the claimed extended battery life of the Surface Pro 7+.
One of the biggest changes (And possibly highest value) to the Surface Pro 7+ is the inclusion of a removable solid state drive (SSD/Storage). The purpose of this isn’t necessarily to upgrade the storage of the device, but for IT administrators to be able to decommission devices at the end of the asset lifecycle. As opposed to manually wiping storage of each individual device via the screen, IT administrators can now remove the SSD and plug them in to a drive bay for wiping, saving huge amounts of time in the decommissioning process.
The Surface Pro 7+ now comes with an LTE option. For the uninitiated, this is mobile broadband. It includes a SIM card slot to make the device mobile broadband capable. At time of publishing, this only includes the ability to connect to 4G data networks.
This is a critically important change to the line up. Yes, you can purchase a Surface Pro X with LTE capability already, but the ARM processor will limit the applications that will work on the device. The Surface Pro 7+ with LTE overcomes this challenge by including an Intel processor which supports almost all desktop applications designed for Windows devices.
The Surface Pro 7+ has been released for commercial and education only, meaning you need to buy them from a Surface Business Partner - Such as ServiceScaler - or Microsoft directly.
If the updates in the Surface Pro 7+ don’t offer you any advantages over the current Surface Pro 7 line of products, then we have some great news. Microsoft is clearing all current stock of the Surface Pro 7 commercial and education editions and have provided some great price reductions of existing stock.
There’s never been a better time to acquire a Surface Pro and ServiceScaler is here to help.
To learn more about the Surface range of products, feel free to reach out to the team at ServiceScaler who can assist you to make the right decision on a Surface product.
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