Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Microsoft Surface Pro 7 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Microsoft Surface Pro 7 according to what you are going to do with it.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Surface Pro 7 adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Surface Pro 7 from Microsoft seems to be.
With a 12.3 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Surface Pro 7 is provided by default with a touch screen. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by Microsoft with a lot of care.
The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i7-8650U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Microsoft offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. With 16 Gb of RAM, it Surface Pro 7is a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
For hard drive sizing, Microsoft decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 10.5 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Is Surface Pro 7 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Making this Surface Pro 7 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Microsoft. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 12.3, in 2736×1824, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 0.8 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Surface Pro 7. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The Surface Pro 7 has a processor Intel Core i7-8650U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
On the application side, Microsoft chose to let you do it. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 Famille on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Equipped with the Intel Iris Plus graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for Microsoft. Indeed, it Surface Pro 7 has only 1 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Surface Pro 7 one. On thisSurface Pro 7, Microsoft indicates 10.5 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
Surface Pro 7 the right choice for travelling connected ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Surface Pro 7. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
With a weight of 0.8 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 12.3 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
The touch screen is present on the Surface Pro 7, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
A processor Intel Core i7-8650Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Microsoft must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10.5 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Surface Pro 7 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 12.3 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 1 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
This model unfortunately does not have bluetooth; a shame when it comes to exchanging photos with your loved ones on holiday, or sharing an internet connection.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Surface Pro 7 can be used for travel purposes.
The Surface Pro 7 for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this Surface Pro 7meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Microsoft has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 Famille are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i7-8650U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 16 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Surface Pro 7 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. With 10.5 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Surface Pro 7 receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the Surface Pro 7, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
Surface Pro 7 the right choice to play online?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Thanks to this Surface Pro 7, Microsoft has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 2736×1824, that is to say one of the best on the market.
With its graphics Intel Iris Plus card and processor Intel Core i7-8650U, Microsoft has indeed chosen an interesting option. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Intel Core i7-8650U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Surface Pro 7 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 0.8 Kg.
It has an autonomy of 10.5 hours, more than many others.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 12.3 inches, thin and rather light (0.8 Kg), make this Surface Pro 7 an excellent one for a video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Surface Pro 7 the right choice for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, Microsoft has designed Surface Pro 7 for office automation. It is a mature product.
Customary of this OS, Microsoft has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10 Famille.
It’s not Surface Pro 7 equipped with all the applications you’ll need. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 0.8 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This Surface Pro 7 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In the end, this Surface Pro 7 is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Finally, the Surface Pro 7….
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Surface Pro 7 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games