Surface Pro 2 vs. Surface Pro 7 Plus: Full specs comparison

Here is a comparison of the specs between Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 7 Plus, including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Pro 2 Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of Surface Pro 2 over Surface Pro 7 Plus.

Surface Pro 7 Plus Pros

Reasons that Surface Pro 7 Plus is better than Surface Pro 2.

Much newer manufacturing

2021 vs. 2013

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1165G7 inside Surface Pro 7 Plus has a 263% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i5-4300U inside Surface Pro 2.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Pro 7 Plus - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Surface Pro 7 Plus - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Surface Pro 7 Plus - Intel Core i3-1115G4
2,445
Surface Pro 2 - Intel Core i5-4300U
1,234
Surface Pro 2 - Intel Core i5-4200U
1,121
Supports larger memory

Surface Pro 7 Plus supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Pro 2. It supports up to 32GB versus 8GB of system memory on the Surface Pro 2.

Max system memory size
Surface Pro 7 Plus
32 GB
Surface Pro 2
8 GB
Supports faster memory

Surface Pro 7 Plus supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Pro 2. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 1600MHz of system memory on the Surface Pro 2.

Memory type and speed
Surface Pro 7 Plus - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Surface Pro 2 - LPDDR3
1,600 MHz
16% larger display

Surface Pro 7 Plus has a 12.3-inch screen size 16% larger than the 10.6-inch Surface Pro 2.

Display size
Surface Pro 7 Plus
12.3-inch
Surface Pro 2
10.6-inch
About 16% lighter

Surface Pro 7 Plus weighed 1.70 pounds, 16% lighter than the 2 pounds Surface Pro 2.

WeightSurface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Pound
2 lbs.
1.70 lbs.
Kilogram
0.91 kg
0.77 kg

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Surface Pro 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 (2023) - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 (2023) - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
By Microsoft
$2,699.00
$3,699.99 27% OFF
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$179.00
Microsoft Surface Go 2-10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - WiFi - Platinum (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2-10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - WiFi - Platinum (Latest Model) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$262.80
Surface Pro 7 Plus Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ LTE i5-1135G7 - Windows 10 Tablet with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Platinum - High-Performance Surface Laptop and Tablet in One - Ideal for On-the-Go Professionals 1Z8-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ LTE i5-1135G7 - Windows 10 Tablet with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Platinum - High-Performance Surface Laptop and Tablet in One - Ideal for On-the-Go Professionals 1Z8-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$624.84
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ 256GB 11th Gen i7 16GB RAM with Windows 10 Pro (12.3-inch Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 2.8GHz i7-1165G7, 15 Hr Battery, Newest Version) Commercial Packaging, Platinum 1NC-00001
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ 256GB 11th Gen i7 16GB RAM with Windows 10 Pro (12.3-inch Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 2.8GHz i7-1165G7, 15 Hr Battery, Newest Version) Commercial Packaging, Platinum 1NC-00001
By Microsoft
$888.00
$999.00 11% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ 12.3-inch Tablet (1NC-00016) Matte Black, Intel Core i7-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Win10 Pro (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ 12.3-inch Tablet (1NC-00016) Matte Black, Intel Core i7-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Win10 Pro (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$549.99
$606.98 9% OFF

Availability

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Released20132021
Release Date
  • Introduced: September 23, 2013
  • Pre-ordered: September 24, 2013
  • Released: October 22, 2013
Introduced: January 11, 2021 (CES 2021)
PricingStarting at 899$Starting at 899$
Generations

Exterior

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Size Comparison
Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Dimensions10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)
Width: 10.81” (275 mm)
Height: 6.81” (173 mm)
Thickness: 0.53” (13.46 mm)
11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.9” (201 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)
Weight
  • 2 lbs (910 g)
  • Intel Core i3, i5 (Wi-Fi): 1.70 lbs (770 g)
  • Intel Core i5 (LTE): 1.75 lbs (796 g)
  • Intel Core i7 (Wi-Fi): 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Colors
Dark Titanium
Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys.
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12).
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys.
    • LED backlighting.
  • Trackpad:
    • Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad.
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Size10.6 Inches12.3 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2M Pixels)
  • Density: 208 PPI
  • ClearType Display
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated

Ports

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Surface Pro 2 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Charging Port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Surface Pro 7 Plus Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking Station
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Type Cover
Under Kickstand (2)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    Optional
  • 1 x nanoSIM card slot
    Optional

Internal Specs

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Processor
  1. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.60 → 2.60 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.90 → 2.90 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1000 MHz
  2. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4200
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
64 GB 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
SSD
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Removable SSD.

Connectivity

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
More-
  • LTE Advanced 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

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Size42 Wh50.4 Wh Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life7-15 days of idle lifeUp to 15 hours of typical device usage
LTE Advanced: Up to 13.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 48W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Charger: 43W
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)

Software

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
OS
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Upgradable Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
  • Microsoft Office 365 30-days trial
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 Apps 30-day trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
Camera
  • 720p front-facing camera
  • 720p rear-facing camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Single microphone
  • Stereo speakers with enhanced signal processing
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®

Misc

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
InkingSupports Surface Pen
1,024 levels of pressure
Wacom Active Pen technology
Can be attached to charging port
Included with purchase
Supports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Security
  • HW TPM 1.2 chip for enterprise security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro 2
  • Surface Pro Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • Surface Pro 7 Plus for Business
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty
  • Microsoft Store Promise for Surface:
  • 60-day return policy
  • 90 days of free technical phone support
  • Free virtual workshops and training
  • Surface price promise
More
  • Casing: VaporMg
  • Kickstand: 2 positions (22° and 55°)
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
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Key Features

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 7 Plus
At Glance
Released in Late
2013
16:9 FHD
10.6”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
2 lb
0.91 kg
Up to
Intel Core i5-4300U
2C/4T, 1.90 → 2.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
582
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,234
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 4200
20 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
8GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3
Surface Pro 2 Ports
Released in Early
2021
3:2 2.7K
12.3”
1824p 60Hz
Weight
1.70 lb
0.77 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C/8T, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,374
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,487
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Pro 7 Plus Ports

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