If you don’t need an advanced and faster Microsoft tablet, you will find Surface Go 2 for your basic operations. There are many outlets selling the device, but Best Buy is now offering Surface Pro 7 at an affordable price. The Surface Pro 7 is nearly identical to the Surface Pro 6. The company is selling the entry-level Core i3 version of the Surface Pro 7 with a Type Cover at just $599, and it is well below the $959. There are stipulations to this deal, but it’s a potentially better value than the Go 2 between the larger screen, faster processor and bundled keyboard. People may have everything you want to get work done, take notes, or just catch up on TV shows.
Point to be noted that the Surface Pro line has been the gold standard among Windows tablets for a reason. You will get a great 12.3-inch display, solid performance, and crucially one of the best keyboard covers for any tablet. This is the tablet you get if you need to run PC-class apps and type often. There’s support for the optional Surface Pen, too, in case sketching or hand-drawn notes are vital. Measuring 0.3 inches thin with a weight of 1.7 pounds (2.4 pounds with the keyboard attached), the Surface Pro 7 is the same size as the Surface Pro 6. By comparison, it’s a tad thicker and heavier than its industry rival, the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro (0.2 inches, 1.4 pounds).
The catches mainly apply to this particular configuration. The dual-core i3 chip and 4GB of RAM are more than enough for light uses like Office, video streaming, and web browsing, but you won’t be using this for heavy multitasking. The 128GB of storage is limited, too, although microSD expansion can improve the situation. The Surface Pro 7 is equipped with a USB 3.1 Type-A port, a USB-C port, and a magnetic Surface Connect charging port. We’d add that the battery life for our Core i5 review unit was merely adequate at just shy of eight hours, although you might fare better with the less demanding Core i3. Moreover, if you are satisfied with these specifications, this Surface Pro model could cover all the bases.