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Surface Pro 7 or 7+?

tuchas

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Bought a new SP7 two weeks ago without the knowledge that a new variant, the SP7+ existed. The SP7 is great (I had one that I gave to my son and bought the new one for me), but this SP7+ sounds much better - 11 gen Intel, better battery, removable SSD, better graphics, etc. I got this for a deal from Best Buy at $1699. Is it worth it to upgrade to the newer one at $300 more? Or just hold on to what I have? Battery is my biggest pet peeve with the SP7 and the removable drive is very enticing, a nd I can use a faster processor.
 

wpcoe

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The dilemma some of us have, including me who wants to upgrade from an SP6, is whether and SP8 will be forthcoming this year, and if so, is it going to be sooner or later? With a version number like "7+" it sounds to me like it might be an intermediary step to a major upgrade with SP8, but that's pure speculation.

I'd like to see something like an updated screen with smaller bezels and Thunderbird port(s). Selfishly, I'd like to keep the proprietary Surface Pro Charging Port as I already have extra cables for travel and a Surface Dock, but if they go the Thunderbolt (or even USB-C) docking port route, I'd be okay with that.
 

GreyFox7

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The dilemma some of us have, including me who wants to upgrade from an SP6, is whether and SP8 will be forthcoming this year, and if so, is it going to be sooner or later? With a version number like "7+" it sounds to me like it might be an intermediary step to a major upgrade with SP8, but that's pure speculation.

I'd like to see something like an updated screen with smaller bezels and Thunderbird port(s). Selfishly, I'd like to keep the proprietary Surface Pro Charging Port as I already have extra cables for travel and a Surface Dock, but if they go the Thunderbolt (or even USB-C) docking port route, I'd be okay with that.
I'll tell you if you use tablet mode at all the thinner SPX bezels are maddening if you try to hold it in your hands. I can use it because most of my use is with my feet propped up and the tablet sitting in my lap. Edge with the permanently exposed X in the upper right corner will have you closing a full window of open tabs in one swift accidental touch. I've had that happen countless times even with most of my use not holding it. Also, you can easily switch pages with the goddamned edge forward and back button some sites use, or worse, on the great endlessly scrolling web pages... you can be miles down the page if you grab the edge to move it, set it down, pick it up etc. Just a few of the suboptimal user experiences. They need to do some serious work on edge touch rejection before unleashing thin bezels on the masses.
 

wpcoe

Member
@GreyFox7 : Good points. I rarely use my SPs in true tablet mode. (My hands/arms get too tired of holding it.) But, for someone who does use it in tablet mode, I guess those bezels are quite useful.
 

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