If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s popular line of versatile and productive Surface tablets, but just can’t decide between the… Pro 8 and Pro X models, it might be a good idea to consider the Pro 7 as well.
Released all the way back in 2019, this 10th Gen Intel Core-powered beast is undeniably still one of the best Windows tablets money can buy, especially at a starting price of less than five Benjamins.
No, that’s not how much (or rather how little) Microsoft itself is currently charging for a brand new Surface Pro 7 unit, with bargain hunters having to settle for ordering a “factory restore” device from Woot instead. That sounds… less than ideal, but the Amazon-owned e-tailer can provide you with a full 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, and oh, did we mention you’ll want to spend just $479.99 for an arguably more powerful one. 12.3-incher than almost all best android tablets out there?
Multitaskers and data hoarders will of course have to pay extra to upgrade the 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM to a more than respectable (even by 2022 standards) 256 and 8 gigs respectively, and swap out the entry-level i3 processor for a faster i5. We’re talking a whopping $679.99, which isn’t really that much considering the rest of the specs on this “obsolete” tablet.
Those happen to include Intel Iris Plus graphics (on the i5 configuration at least), an advertised battery life of up to 10.5 hours on “typical device usage”, powerful stereo speakers with Dolby Audio support, Windows Hello face authentication, a good old-fashioned headphone jack, microSD card slot, both USB-C and USB-A connectivity, a beautiful PixelSense display with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels, and last but not least, support for both Surface Pen and Type Cover for maximum versatility.
Unfortunately, the two Surface Pro 7 versions on sale at Woot today (and only today) don’t include such accessories, which isn’t surprising given their virtually unbeatable prices.
In case you’re wondering, Microsoft no longer sells this device, but Best Buy does, and is currently charging $530 for a brand new Core i3 unit and no less than $800 for a Core i5 refurbishment with 256GB of storage.