But microsoft has still continued to build upon their original foundation here, giving us the beautiful surface pro 8., but this machine here is just the microsoft surface, pro 7 and its still a better deal than the current surface. Trust me, this is probably the better option from a financial standpoint, so lets go ahead and dive right up Music and before we continue dont forget to follow me on both twitch and on instagram. I will be streaming on twitch fairly often, so i really dont want you to miss out on that. Also, why not go ahead and pledge over to the patreon? If you would like to support us, theyre going to be monthly giveaways for members as a way of giving back and then lastly, now do make sure to join the discord, because there are plenty of cool people over there and subscribe like this. Video. Of course, for the usual, if you end up liking it now on to the video, the exterior design consists of an aluminum magnesium blend that feels pretty strong, but still pretty lightweight. I would say: ive always been a fan of this build since microsoft has resorted to this formula for many years now, and it still holds strong today. This year is still a relatively small device and it is clearly made to be very portable. So, on the right hand, over here, youre going to get a usbc port, a usba port and a proprietary magnetic charging port, but you can still use the usb c port for charging if you need to by using your phones, charger or something like that now, on Top theres going to be your sleep, wake button, followed by the volume rocker and on the left, theres just empty space over here for setting the pencil on it, magnetically and the headphone jack, of course, and then on the back.

You do get this fantastic kickstand that allows for plenty of positions and even makes it relatively comfortable to use on your lap, but i much prefer to just set this down on a table underneath it theres going to be a micro sd card slot for further expandability, Which is nice, but i would probably prefer if it was a full size, sd card slot for well further flexibility, oh and theres also going to be a camera, if you care about that, so i want to make things clear here. This model, in particular, is a core i5 1035 g4 cpu with a clock, speed or base clock speed. I should say of 1.10 gigahertz 8 gigabytes of ram 128 gigs of ssd storage and theres also going to be iris pro graphics, if im not mistaken. So it is integrated graphics, not dedicated it. Doesnt actually have a gpu in it. So this one is really on the lower end and honestly, i would probably pay the extra cash to get the 256 gig version uh instead, since that goes for around 800. At the time of this video now the surface pro 7 features a 12.3 inch pixel sense display running at 2736 by 1824 with an aspect ratio of 3×2. It is going to be boxier than most android tablets, because this aspect ratio happens to work best for productivity. As you do get more vertical space and making your workspace in different software not feel so cluttered at least to me now, this display is absolutely beautiful and it seems to be calibrated to deliver on more natural tones which again is great for productivity.

But if you want to watch movies or videos or anything like that, you wont have black bars, which will make the bezels feel even thicker than what they actually are. But most games can adapt to this aspect ratio and i think that just about everything that you put on the screen is generally going to look great. So this device has two speakers on each side of the bezels. Now theyre going to be very well positioned, since they are tough to block and they fire directly towards you, the user, but they arent good. The speakers sound muffled to me as if they were being covered at least a little bit, have a good, listen and just when i thought that i had gone through or recons entire catalog trying to test and to review every single pair of earbuds and even their Headphones, they reach out to me because theyve upgraded their two most popular models over here so far and im really here to tell you whether or not the upgrades are good enough to change my opinion on them and now i want to briefly touch on the cameras There is going to be a front facing camera and a rear facing camera, so neither one of these is really exceptional, but they arent too shabby either laptop cameras tend to be pretty bad, but the surface devices have excelled in this regard when compared to laptops, but Not necessarily when compared to other tablets, now the front camera is actually pretty good for regular use, even under low light, which is quite impressive.

Now, windows, hello, also works quite well and its very snappy. Thanks to this camera, the rear facing camera also isnt really too bad. So if you want to use this for showing others whats directly in front of you, i guess then its not a bad experience, but i dont see this being used very often because its not very good either way. But anyway, the surface keyboard hand. Trackpad combos have been getting more and more expensive over the years, which does make it harder to go with the first party routes, im, not paying 179 dollars on this accessory and when they are great alternatives. Already, like the in attack, bluetooth keyboard, for instance, for the surface pro 7., this keyboard is a little bit thicker, but still attaches magnetically to the bottom of the surface and must be connected over bluetooth. It has an alcotera texture on the bottom and plastic. On top with a very good keyboard, with honestly a good amount of travel, that is pretty quiet as well. I actually really like this keyboard for typing and the layout is also going to be fantastic. I would not ask for any changes to this layout at all. For how much travel are on the keys, i just i think they nailed it. It does have a backlight too, but it is a blue one instead of white, which is not really my preference now. The trackpad, however, is a plastic one and isnt very satisfying to use, but it still works with windows, 10 gestures which well, even if i dont like it as much because of how it feels its alright.

The keyboard portion is fantastic, but the trackpad kind of sucks, even if it is serviceable now the pen used to be an accessory that always came with the surface tablets, but that actually changed after the surface pro 5. I think i believe, or probably with the pro 4, but my memory does fail me here so yeah either way. This is a 100 accessory, my favorite pen, for any tablet that i have ever used because its the only one with an eraser tip. I use this pen for long periods of time just drawing on the surface and very gladly flipping it over to use the soft eraser tip when i needed it. It also has a remappable button near near the tip and the ability to click the eraser to trigger other gestures. For instance, i love this pen for artwork, including photo editing, drawing and animation, and genuinely think that this is the best first party pen that i have used for this purpose, even better than the apple pencil. Second, gen, yes, and for the s pen for the galaxy tab series of tablets, so im not regretful about the price on this one whatsoever, even if it does still suck to have to buy this separately, because it is still worth it to me. Now lets go ahead and talk about the gaming performance im only going to be testing ganton impact here, since it is a very popular game that people are likely to play on a device like this i mean this is a mobile device after all, technically and performance Is not good for a game like this? You will get around 15 fps on the lowest setting, but the highest resolution possible so for higher performance.

You might want to lower the resolution, but this game can look pretty bad pretty quickly. If you go too low. I would not consider this a great gantry machine at all, but games like hearthstone, for instance, and probably league of legends, will run totally fine when it comes to photo editing and video editing. This will make for a great photoshop machine because of its great display aspect, ratio, fantastic stylus and its got the right specs for less demanding projects. I think that this will be a great photoshop machine for students and also a great one for drawing too now when it comes to video editing and resolve thats going to be another story. Im not comfortable editing on this machine because it gets hot very quickly and it starts stuttering pretty quickly as well. This isnt really one that i would buy for video editing whatsoever, but if you wanted that display for photoshop but wanted to do, maybe some minor video editing on the side, then this is going to perform. Okay and battery life is actually one of the best things about this device. You can expect roughly around 9 to 10 hours of battery life, which is very good, but this is depending on what youre doing as photoshop or premiere pro or resolve well drain. This much more quickly any game will drain that way more quickly as well. So do keep that in mind. So in conclusion, i think that the surface pro 7 is a really nice device and probably the better choice over the surface pro 8.

that one has thinner. Bezels and thunderbolt 4 support, which can be a big deal to different people, so that is going to depend there. But when i look at how great this device is in comparison to its successor, i cant really recommend the pro 8 when the pro 7 is much more affordable and likely will make you just as productive. If anything, i think that this will be a great investment at that 800 price tag. If you go with a 256 gigabyte model, but i would not go any higher than that, because the upgrades that you get going to higher tiers really wont make that much of a difference. I really liked the surface pro 7 and i think that you will too highly recommend it. And if youre interested in purchasing the surface pro 7, then i will be making sure to leave affiliate links down to amazon in the description im also going to be leaving links to the keyboard and also the stylus in in case of anything. So if you end up using any of my links, then that would really help us out quite a bit if you end up going with ubuntu just in case, you want to finance everything, no credit card required at all. It just makes it way easier to like manage these things, so links to that down below luster is also going to be a great tool for helping you find sales so yeah. All of these things in tandem are great links to everything in the description and again, if you use any of those youd, be helping us out quite a lot now.

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