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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (VDH-00001)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (VDH-00001)

The Surface Pro is worth considering if you must have a fully-featured Windows tablet that's both easy to carry and packs a long-lasting battery.

These characteristics, once combined to the lack of a keyboard (you have to pay extra for that), come at a high price, and unless you value battery endurance over power and cost-efficiency, you should probably keep looking.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Tablet which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their Tablet. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20+

Unusual Expenses. Some expected features are missing from the base product which will nearly guarantee that you will need to buy essential accessories. This could be external dongles to get USB ports or headphone jacks or a keyboard cover which, while optional, is shown in every single photo of the product. See description above for details.~$200

Dongle-Dependant. This Tablet has no regular USB port. So, in order to plug most USB peripherals, you will need an adapter of some kind. Those are sometimes included but not always and can result in hefty expenses. $10-$120

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $289.99 on accessories, for a total cost of $1070.

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared to other Tablets

Bang for the Buck88th percentile
Versatility32th percentile
Power (General Purpose)92th percentile
Power (Graphical)94th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)80th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability54th percentile
Battery Autonomy75th percentile
Ease of Maintenance80th percentile
Longevity69th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck45th percentile
Versatility35th percentile
Power (General Purpose)49th percentile
Power (Graphical)55th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)19th percentile
Storage Space18th percentile
Portability91th percentile
Battery Autonomy87th percentile
Ease of Maintenance17th percentile
Longevity33th percentile

Specs

Screen

12.3", 2736×1824 (2736 × 1824, 5MP), 267.34 PPI, Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i3-1005G1, 2 cores clocked from 1.2 to 3.4 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

4 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

128 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

44.2Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w29.21 × d20.07 × h0.84

Dimensions (in): w11.5 × d50.98 × h2.13

Weight (kg): 0.775

Weight (lbs.): 1.71

Features

  • Paired Memory
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Back-Facing Camera
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • DisplayPort (mini)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 3
  • Iris or Facial Recognition
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A specialist might be able to help you

Local Storage: Can be extended but not replaced

Memory: Can't be repaired or updated

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this tablet to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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