CES AS Today starts, I see a lot of hardware, we focus on remote work. PC sales saw a good increase last year, even as smartphone sales continued. There were a lot of habits that needed to be done, moving from offices to virtual work spaces, and now we are seeing the fruits of that push from hardware manufacturers.
The new Surface Pro 7+ definitely seems to fit the bill. I’m still hesitant to recommend a convertible with a keyboard case as a primary productivity tool, but people don’t seem ready to move in that direction.
Top line features include optional LTE and faster processing (up to 2.1x per Microsoft) Number via 11th Gen Intel Core Processor). Which is paired with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. There is a 1080p front-facing webcam for video conferencing and a quartet of mics.
The ports include a full-size USB-A and that pesky surface connector and unfortunately, there is only one USB-C. Microsoft feels committed to something past, to its restriction. The device should get up to 15 hours of battery on a single charge – which is not exceptional, but not bad either.
It starts at $ 899 for the Wi-Fi version and $ 1,149 for LTE. Pre-order starting today and it ships next week. Talking about shipping, the previously announced Surface Hub 2S 85 whiteboard is set to be launched in the “selected markets” next month.