Retailers To Benefit From Microsoft Cash Splash For Surface Pro 7
Consumer electronics retailers love selling Microsoft products because of the rebate and instore merchandising cash the big software Company is prepared to splash promoting their products.
Next month Microsoft will unveil a new Surface Pro 7 according to sources at IFA 2019 with the product launch set to be backed by extensive marketing.
The Surface Pro 6 was a big success for retailer who benefit from the marketing Microsoft put into place for products such as their new 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid which will incorporate the latest Ice Lake processors from Intel.
The US Company is holding a Surface event on October 2nd, which will be streamed live on Twitter from 10am Eastern Time, or 5.00pm Australian Eastern time.
Prices for the Surface Pro 6 are expensive depending on how much storage you picked, and which the processor you went for.
A better product is believed to be the new Acer Swift 5 range which features Ice Lake processors, and will start for around $1,600 in Australia, it delivers similar specs is tipped to be more robust and cheaper. I saw this product at IFA 2019.
The new Ice Lake range is based on an Intel Core i5-1035G1, a quad-core 1GHz processor which can turbo up to 3.6GHz.
The i5-1035G1 is one of the less-powerful Ice Lake chips so if you want real power try purchasing the Core i7-1065G7 running things.
Last year, storage options on the Surface 6 ranged from 128GB to 1TB the new Surface 7 is tipped to be similar.
The Microsoft Surface Pro tablets support N-trig stylus technology, and the higher-end models are pitched towards artists, design students, or anyone who simply wants to sketch on the go.
This is where Acer is set to go with their much talked about Concept D range of PC’s which are specifically designed
The new Surface Pro 7 option with a G7 Ice Lake processor will also features an Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7.
Boasting 64 EUs execution units, individual shader units the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 is currently the most powerful integrated graphics unit in Intel’s Ice Lake line-up.
As well as giving digital painting programs a boost, you should be able to play games without a graphics card or so Intel says.
As well as offering entry level Surface Pro 7s with Core i5 and Core i7 processors, rumours of a foldable Surface Pro 7 persist think the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, but tablet sized. Given the struggles manufacturers have had with foldable devices, if Microsoft really has cracked this (no pun intended), that’ll be an incredible feat and as such, will likely seriously dent the wallet of anyone after one.