The Surface Pro (5th Gen) versus the Surface Pro 7 offers many upgrades over the previous generation devices – namely in speed, RAM, storage, and battery. Here’s a side-by-side comparison to help you determine which are the best Surface devices for your personal or business needs. The new Surface Pro is a powerful and versatile laptop-tablet hybrid that can replace your laptop, yet fit into a tablet sleeve or bag. The Surface Pro 7 comes in many different configurations which makes it somewhat confusing to identify exactly which model you need for your needs. Below we’re going to take a detailed look at the specs of the Surface Pro 7 and compare them to the Surface Pro (5th Gen) so you can get a better understanding of what’s different between the two devices. Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) has been around for nearly two years now, but Microsoft refreshed the device last year with the release of Surface Pro. Both are high-end tablets that offer a mix of power, style, and versatility to professionals on the go. As it turns out, both are quite similar. Surface Pro 7 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage while Surface Pro has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

KEY FEATURES
What’s new
  • Better performance It’s now 2.3x times faster than Surface Pro 6.
  • Now with USB-C, It allows you to charge, transfer data, and output up to two 4K@60Hz displays.
  • Better specs 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors, Intel Iris Plus G1-G7 graphics, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.
  • More Fast Charging.
  • New Design It now has clean lines and rounded edges.
  • Better performance It’s now 2.5x times faster than Surface Pro 3.
  • Better Battery It has 50% more battery life than Surface Pro 4 up to 13.5 hours.
  • Better Inking It supports a new Surface Pen with 4,096 pressure sensitivity
  • More Fanless on Core m3 and i5 models, new deeper 165-degree hinge.
What’s missing MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port

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AVAILABILITY SURFACE PRO 7 SURFACE PRO (5TH GEN)
Released 2019 2017
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
  • Introduced: May 23, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: May 23, 2017
  • Released: June 15, 2017
Pricing Starting at 749$ Starting at 799$

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DISPLAY SURFACE PRO 7 SURFACE PRO (5TH GEN)
Size 12.3 Inches 12.3 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating

 

EXTERIOR SURFACE PRO 7 SURFACE PRO (5TH GEN)
Size Comparison
Dimensions 11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)

Width: 11.50” (292 mm)

Height: 7.9” (201 mm)

Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)

11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)

Width: 11.50” (292 mm)

Height: 7.9” (201 mm)

Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)

Weight
  • Intel Core i3: 1.70 lbs (775 g)
  • Intel Core i5: 1.70 lbs (776 g)
  • Intel Core i7: 1.73 lbs (790 g)
  • Intel Core m3: 1.69 lbs (768 g)
  • Intel Core i5: 1.7 lbs (770 g)
  • Intel Core i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader

 

BATTERY SURFACE PRO 7 SURFACE PRO (5TH GEN)
Size 43.2 Wh 45 Wh
Battery Life Up to 10.5 hours of typical device usage Up to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
  • 44W power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 39W

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SOFTWARE SURFACE PRO 7 SURFACE PRO (5TH GEN)
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro