Introducing Surface Pro 7+ for Business and Surface Hub 2S 85”: Purpose-built to empower people, teams, and classrooms in the new digital age

  • Surface Pro 7+ joins the Surface for Business portfolio – offering the versatility, connectivity, and security that enterprises and educational institutions need to adapt to the changing landscape.

  • Additionally, Surface Hub 2S 85” has begun shipping to commercial and education customers in Hong Kong.

January 12, 2021, Hong Kong –– The year 2020 brought one of the biggest accelerations of digital transformation in our lifetime yet. Across industries, the shift to remote and hybrid productivity was a tipping point to redefine the future of how we work, collaborate, and learn outside the confines of a physical office space or classroom.

Today, Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 7+ for Business to support our commercial and education customers, and is beginning to ship Surface Hub 2S 85” in Hong Kong this month to help organizations bridge the digital and physical divide in today’s hybrid spaces.

“Microsoft is committed to designing technology that fosters productivity, creativity, and connection to empower people to be successful wherever they work and learn. We have spoken at length with many of our customers in the last year, listening to their journeys into remote everything. These discussions combined with extensive commissioned research, have helped us understand the rapidly evolving customer needs,” said Samuel Lau, Business Group Lead, Productivity Cloud, Security & Surface of Microsoft Hong Kong. “This was a critical part of our development process for Surface – ensuring commercial customer voices are not only heard but brought directly into our product development.”

Microsoft found four key learnings during these conversations and our research:

  • The future of working and learning is hybrid and requires more flexibility: Views on remote work have changed, 82% of managers say they will have more flexible work from home policies post pandemic, and 71% of employees want to continue work from home at least part time. And while more people are working and learning from home, they are facing new physical space constraints as well as distractions that can interfere with productivity.
  • Connectivity is critical to uninterrupted business operations: Poor internet performance at home is a new challenge many are facing. With multiple people in a household now connecting from home, it is putting a strain on bandwidth – where people are using their cell phones more often as hot spots for online meetings due to poor internet connectivity.
  • Camera to camera is the new face to face: Connection to one another is an area that arguably has felt the most challenged – people are missing the energy and connection that was attained when we could be together in a room physically. We have learned through our research that people are feeling more empathetic to one another now, that through the lens of a video call they have a better view of life at home and even feel more valued and included as a remote contributor in meetings with everyone being in the same virtual room.
  • End to end security from chip to cloud is more critical than ever before: Rapid digitization means almost everything has gone online. Organizations need their data and workflows to be secure to enable remote and hybrid work. Devices need end to end security features to enable the productivity needed to maintain business continuity.

Surface Pro 7+ for Business – Purpose-built for commercial and education customers 

In the last seven years, Surface Pro has become known for its versatility, power and performance, brilliant touch screen, pen capabilities, and great battery life. It is by far our most widely adopted Surface device across enterprise and education customers.

Continuing with Surface Pro’s iconic form factor, we are introducing optional LTE Advanced with Surface Pro 7+, a top requested customer feature that helps keep people connected at home if Wi-Fi bandwidth is limited or if they are in a remote location. We have added the latest 11th Gen Intel Core Processors, with 2.1 times faster performance, and longer battery life of up to 15 hours. From empty to full fast with Fast Charging, battery can be recharged from 5% to 80% in just under an hour. Surface Pro 7+ offers the versatility people need to work wherever, whenever they want. And with both USB-A and USB-C ports, Surface Pro 7+ offers the adaptability to dock into external displays and leverage the needed peripherals for a full workstation set up. For the human connection that everyone is craving – we have integrated front and rear facing cameras into Pro 7+ with 1080p full HD video along with Dolby Atmos speakers and dual far-field Studio Mics so people can be seen and heard.

In response to customer feedback for a more streamlined workflow to easily get devices to their employees no matter where they are and for more environmentally friendly packaging, we are pleased to share that Surface Pro 7+ sets a new level for lightweight, sustainable commercial packaging. It is 23% lighter than the previous generation and is made from 99% natural fiber-based material, of which 64% is post-consumer recycled content. These updates are also reflective of our continued commitment to sustainability.

Security, deployment, and manageability by design

As more people connect to the Internet and work and learn from home, organizations are witnessing increasingly sophisticated and targeted attacks. At the same time organizations need agility to deploy devices directly to people’s homes and manage devices running on home networks securely, without having to physically touch devices.

For the first time, Surface Pro 7+ ships with Windows Enhanced Hardware Security features enabled out of the box. Surface devices can be managed and updated through the cloud from the first moment the device is turned on and throughout the device lifecycle without IT having to physically touch the device. This helps protect identities and defend against malicious drivers and supply chain attacks. We accomplish this through tight integration between the UEFI (modern BIOS), firmware, and the Windows operating system stack. We have shared our implementation of the Microsoft UEFI as open source on GitHub as Project Mu.

Remote deployment is also critical in a hybrid work environment. Surface devices use the latest Microsoft deployment capabilities like Windows Autopilot to enable devices to ship directly from the factory to people’s homes and be ready to go with security policies, applications, and settings applied. Windows Autopilot gets people online, connected, and productive as quickly as possible, and eliminates time consuming re-imaging and manual device set up for IT departments.

Finally, Microsoft recognizes the importance for customers to be in control of their data. Surface Pro 7+ will also feature a removable SSD for data retention, to support the security and privacy needs of commercial and education organizations. This feature, combined with Microsoft BitLocker protection, makes it easy for customers to retain sensitive data if something happens to their device.

Surface Pro 7 + Image 2

For more details on Surface security features, please visit this blog post.

Surface Hub 2S 85” shipping this month

Surface Hub 2S 85

As organizations plan for a hybrid return to work, many are recognizing the importance of large screen, collaborative devices like Surface Hub. Today, we’re excited to share that Surface Hub 2S 85” has begun shipping to commercial and education customers in Hong Kong this month.

Customers have shared with us how much they love the Windows 10 Team Operating system on their Surface Hubs for simple walk up use and group collaboration. As the workplace continues to change, we understand that some customers want more flexibility to meet the needs of their rapidly evolving workplace. So we’re also excited to share that customers can now take advantage of the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise configurations on Surface Hub 2S 85”enabling them to run all of their business critical applications utilizing the massive 4K PixelSense touch and ink enabled screen, Microsoft Teams certified audio and video, and an array of onboard sensors. At the same time, users will be able to quickly sign in with Windows Hello using the Surface Hub 2 Fingerprint Reader which will be exclusively available for use with the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise on Surface Hub 2 configuration.

As different parts of the world plan for their returns to the office or classroom or rethink what hybrid and satellite environments mean for their organizations, Surface Hub will be there to ease that transition, helping to bridge the digital and physical divide.

Pricing and availability

The Surface Pro 7+ Wi-Fi configuration starts at HKD$7,288, with the LTE Advanced configuration beginning at HKD$9,388. Suggested price for Surface Hub 2S 85” is HKD$183,888.

From now until 31 January, Commercial and education customers in Hong Kong can enjoy pre-order offers on Surface Pro 7+ through their local commercial resellers, with shipping beginning on 25 January. For inquiries about pricing, setup and installation service of Surface Hub 2S 85”; commercial and education customers in Hong Kong can reach Microsoft Account Managers or their local commercial resellers for more information.

Model SKU  MSRP commercial (HKD) Available Color
       
Hub 2S 85″ Hub 2S 85″  $183,888   N/A
       
Pro 7+ i3/8/128GB  $7,288 Platinum
Pro 7+ i5/8/128GB  $8,188 Platinum
Pro 7+ i5/8/256GB  $10,788 Platinum, Black
Pro 7+ i5/16/256GB  $12,288 Platinum
Pro 7+ i7/16/256GB  $13,888 Platinum, Black
Pro 7+ i7/16/512GB  $16,288 Platinum, Black
Pro 7+ i7/16/1TB  $19,388 Platinum
Pro 7+ i7/32/1TB  $22,588 Platinum
Pro 7+ LTE i5/8/128GB LTE  $9,388 Platinum
Pro 7+ LTE i5/8/256GB LTE  $11,888 Platinum
Pro 7+ LTE i5/16/256GB LTE  $13,388 Platinum
Pro 7+ EDU i5/8/128GB EDU $ 7,288 Platinum

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Product Specifications

Surface Pro 7+

Operating System & Software Windows 10 Pro

Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps[1]

Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 Apps 30-day trial[2]

Exterior Casing: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting

Colors: Platinum, Matte Black[3]

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions 11.5” x 7.5” x 0.33”

(292mm x 201mm x 8.5mm)

Display Screen: 12.3” PixelSense™ Display

Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

CPU Dual-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 Processor (Wi-Fi)

Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 Processor (Wi-Fi or LTE)

Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor (Wi-Fi)

Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics (i3)

Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (i5, i7)

Memory 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM (Wi-Fi or LTE)

32GB LPDDR4x RAM (Wi-Fi)

Storage Removable[4] solid-state drive (SSD) options: 128GB or 256GB (Wi-Fi or LTE); 512GB or 1TB (Wi-Fi)
Security TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Wireless Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible

Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

LTE Advanced[5] with removable SIM and eSIM support

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE Modem

LTE bands supported: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 19, 20,25, 26,28 29,30,38,39,40,41,66

Battery Up to 15 hours of typical device usage[6]
Cameras Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video

8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video

Audio Dual far-field Studio Mics

1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®

Ports 1 x USB-C®

1 x full-size USB-A

3.5mm headphone jack

1 x Surface Connect port

Surface Type Cover port

MicroSDXC card reader (Wi-Fi)

1 x nano SIM (LTE)

Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

In the box Surface Pro 7+ for Business

Power Supply

Quick Start Guide

Safety and warranty documents

Surface Pen[7] Support
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty

 

Surface Hub 2S 85”

 

Operating System & Software ·        Windows 10 Team Edition2

·        Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub*

·        Skype for Business*

·        Microsoft Whiteboard

·        Microsoft Office (Mobile)

·        Microsoft Power BI*

Exterior ·        Casing: Precision machined aluminum with mineral-composite resin

·        Color: Platinum

·        Physical Buttons: Power, Volume, Source

Dimensions 44.5” x 77.1” x 3.4”
(1130mm x 1959mm x 85.6mm)
Display Screen: PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 3840×2160
Aspect ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio, 10-bit color, 30.5mm border width, anti-glare, IPS LCD
In-cell Touch with 20 simultaneous touch points
Compute Modular Compute Cartridge
Quad-core 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD1
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Weight 185 lb (84kg)
Audio/video ·        100Hz – 12KHz range 3-way stereo speakers, including (4) front-facing mid-range, (2) front-facing tweeter and (1) rear bass drivers.

·        Full band 8-element MEMS microphone array

·        Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Camera, 4K, USB-C® connection, 90-degree HFOV

Pen ·        Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Pen (active)

·        Surface Slim Pen compatible

Sensors (2) Doppler occupancy sensor
Wireless ·        Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible

·        Bluetooth® Wireless 5.0 technology

·        Miracast Display

Connections ·        USB-A

·        Mini-DisplayPort Video Output

·        RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet

·        HDMI Video Input

·        USB-C® with DisplayPort Input

·        (3) USB-C® (on display)

What’s in the box ·        (1) Surface Hub 2S

·        (2) Surface Hub 2 Pen

·        (1) Surface Hub 2 Camera

·        4m AC Power Cable

·        Quick Start Guide

Warranty3 1-year limited hardware warranty
Disclaimers

* Software license required for some features. Sold separately.

1 System software and updates use significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software and updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1,000 GB. See Surface Storage for more details.

2 Migrating from Windows 10 Team to Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise is currently only available on Surface Hub 2S 50″. Learn more at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/surface-hub/surface-hub-2s-migrate-os.

3 Microsoft’s Limited Warranty is in addition to your consumer law right

 

[1] Requires license or subscription to activate and use.

[2] Activation required. If your device is managed by your organization’s IT department, contact your IT administrator for activation. After 30 days, you will be charged the applicable monthly or annual subscription fee. Credit card required. Cancel any time to stop future charges. See https://aka.ms/m365businesstrialinfo.

[3] Colors available on selected models only. Available colors may vary by store, market, and configuration.

[4] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1,000 GB. See Surface.com/Storage for more details.

[5] Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card and activation. See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.

[6] Up to 15 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in November 2020 (Surface Pro 7+ with Intel 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz , 256 Gb SSD, 8 Gb DRAM) using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Camano. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors. See surface.com.

[7] Keyboard and Pen each sold separately