The specs of Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 have reportedly leaked online. According to German website WinFuture, the device will have five variants in Europe, each with an Intel chip, and ranging from i3 to i7.
The specs line up with previous rumors that the Pro 7 would be utilizing Intel's 10th-gen Ice Lake architecture, though others pointed to a Snapdragon 8cx variant. WinFuture says it obtained the information from “retail sources”, and we're unable to verify specs, including the processor generation, at this time.
That said, the publication reports that the Pro 7 will start with a Core i3 variant with 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. The next tier up moves to an i5 with 8GB RAM and the same storage, and you'll be able to pay to bump that up to a 256GB SSD.
The fourth variant features an i7 processor with 16GB TAM and a 256GB SSD, while the final variant has the same hardware with a 512GB SSD. Detailed specs about ports, screen sizes, and other features were not part of the leak.
Ditching 4GB i5 Models
Generally, there seems to be a good range of devices here, with the 4GB variant being a little restrictive in 2019, but the i5 variants suiting most user's needs at 8GB. As usual, it'll be frustrating if you can't get more than 256GB of SSD storage without a processor bump. Either way, we do assume the Pro 7 will support microSD storage like the devices before it.
WinFuture also says these variants will likely be followed by one 1TB of SSD later on. It was unable to provide pricing information for the models, which could have a major impact on which of these configurations is most popular.
For clarity, here's the full list of launch configurations, according to WinFuture:
- Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
- Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
- Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
ARM fans should note that this leak doesn't necessarily mean a Surface Pro 7 with a Snapdragon 8cx is off the table. Those devices could be listed separately or the source information could simply be incomplete. Microsoft's most recent Surface event invite suggests something exciting in the processor field, but we'll have to wait to see exactly what product it's referring to.