Microsoft has announced a new business-focused 2-in-1 known as the Surface Pro 7+. Will it ever come to consumers, and what does that mean for the Pro 8?
Microsoft has now revealed the new Surface Pro 7+, but there are only a handful of upgrades and they're only available to business and education customers. Many of these minor upgrades were the ones rumoured to come to the Pro 8, including 11th-gen Intel processors and LTE connectivity.
But what does this mean for the future of the Surface Pro line? Will the Pro 7+ ever come to consumers, and will we still see a Pro 8 in 2021? Here's everything we know at this stage.
Surface Pro 8 release date
Microsoft ditched the annual Surface Pro hardware refresh in 2020, although it's not clear how much this decision was impacted by the pandemic. The company announced the Surface Pro X and new Surface Laptop Go in its place, but Zac Bowden at Windows Central has long suggested a new Surface Pro would arrive early in 2021.
That came in the form of the Surface Pro 7+, although that device is only available to business and education customers and sporting the minor upgrades that its name suggests.