Just over a week ago, Microsoft held its Surface hardware event and unpacked numerous devices. Any other year, a new generation of Surface Pro would be the blockbuster announcement. However, in a sea of Surface Pro X, Surface Neo, and Surface Duo reveals, the Surface Pro 7 was somewhat lost in the mix.
Microsoft has offered an incremental improvement for its seventh generation. At the event, Redmond confirmed the Surface Pro 7 would start shipping on October 22, 2019. Pre-orders for the 2-in-1 were opened on the day of the introduction.
However, it seems one lucky customer has bagged themselves a Pro 7 ahead of time. Tweey posted on the social network a photo of the Surface Pro 7 in its retail packaging. This means he received the device around two weeks ahead of its official launch.
Tweey is from Norway and says his model is the Intel Core i5 version with 128GB SSD storage. What isn't clear is how he received the device. Perhaps it was shipped by accident by Microsoft after he completed a pre-order?
It is possible Tweey has some connection with Microsoft that explains the early arrival. That does not seem to be the case. In the comments of his post, he says he needs the device “for my studies”, suggesting he is just a regular customer who got lucky.
Surface Pro 7
As mentioned, the Surface Pro 7 is hardly a seismic jump over last year's sixth generation. However, Microsoft has bumped the device in line with modern up-to-date technology. the Surface Pro 7 runs Intel's 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs.
The biggest upgrade to the Surface Pro line was the addition of a USB-C port, something many users have wanted Microsoft to introduce for years.