Surface Pro 9 5G vs. Surface Pro 7 Plus: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Surface Pro 9 5G and Surface Pro 7 Plus specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Surface Pro 9 5G Pros

Reasons that Surface Pro 9 5G is better than Surface Pro 7 Plus.

Newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2021

Slightly faster CPU performance

Microsoft SQ3 inside Surface Pro 9 5G has a 6% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1165G7 inside Surface Pro 7 Plus.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Pro 9 5G - Microsoft SQ3
4,760
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
5% larger display

Surface Pro 9 5G has a 13-inch screen size 5% larger than the 12.3-inch Surface Pro 7 Plus.

Display size
Surface Pro 9 5G
13-inch
Surface Pro 7 Plus
12.3-inch

Surface Pro 7 Plus Pros

Reasons that Surface Pro 7 Plus is better than Surface Pro 9 5G.

Supports larger memory

Surface Pro 7 Plus supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Pro 9 5G. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Surface Pro 9 5G.

Max system memory size
Surface Pro 7 Plus
32 GB
Surface Pro 9 5G
16 GB
Supports faster memory

Surface Pro 7 Plus supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Pro 9 5G. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 4266MHz of system memory on the Surface Pro 9 5G.

Memory type and speed
Surface Pro 7 Plus - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Surface Pro 9 5G - LPDDR4X
4,266 MHz
About 13% lighter

Surface Pro 7 Plus weighed 1.70 pounds, 13% lighter than the 1.95 pounds Surface Pro 9 5G.

WeightSurface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Pound
1.95 lbs.
1.70 lbs.
Kilogram
0.88 kg
0.77 kg
Has one more port and slot

Surface Pro 7 Plus has more ports and slots count than the Surface Pro 9 5G. It has seven versus six amount of ports and slots on the Surface Pro 9 5G.

PortsSurface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
headphone jackNoYes
microSD card slotNoYes
nanoSIM card slotYesYes
SSD slotYesNo
Surface ConnectYesYes
Surface Type CoverYesYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2No
USB-ANoYes
USB-CNoYes
Total67
More versatile connectivity

Surface Pro 7 Plus has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Surface Pro 9 5G. It has four versus one commonly used port and slot on the Surface Pro 9 5G.

PortsSurface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
headphone jackNoYes
microSD card slotNoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo
USB-ANoYes
USB-CNoYes

Prices

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

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire Microsoft Copilot
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire Microsoft Copilot
By Microsoft
$869.00
$1,099.99 21% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
By Microsoft
$944.98
$1,049.99 10% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$663.12
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+ (1NF-00001) 12.3-inch Touchscreen Pixelsense (2736 x 1824) I7-1165G7 16GB RAM 1.0TB SSD Windows 10 Professional Platinum
Microsoft Surface PRO-7+ (1NF-00001) 12.3-inch Touchscreen Pixelsense (2736 x 1824) I7-1165G7 16GB RAM 1.0TB SSD Windows 10 Professional Platinum
By Microsoft
$845.99
$996.99 15% OFF

Availability

Surface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Released20222021
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 12, 2022
  • Pre-ordered: October 12, 2022
  • Released: October 25, 2022
Introduced: January 11, 2021 (CES 2021)
PricingStarting at $2,999.99Starting at 899$
Applicable Models
  • Surface Pro 9 with 5G
  • Surface Pro 9 SQ® 3
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Generations

Exterior

Surface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Size Comparison
Surface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37” (287 mm x 208 mm x 9.3 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)
Weight1.95 lb (883 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
Platinum
Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Not included.
  • Compatible with 
    Surface Pro Signature Keyboard Surface Pro X Keyboard
  • Type Cover Features:
    • 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.
  • Surface Slim Pen Storage
    • Magnetic dock
    • Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen
  • 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 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Size13 Inches12.3 Inches
Info
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920
    5.53M Pixels.
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
  • Dynamic refresh rate: up to 120Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1200:1
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Brightness: 450 nits maximum (typical), 5 nits minimum
  • Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Adaptive Color
  • 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 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (1)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Type Cover
Under Kickstand (2)
  • 1 x nanoSIM card slot
  • 1 x SSD slot
    M.2 2230 NVMe slot
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 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Processor
  1. Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 GHz, 8MB Cache, 7W
  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. Microsoft® SQ3™ with Neural Processing Unit
    Microsoft® SQ3™ Adreno™ 8cx Gen 3 GPU
    N/A,
  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
8GB 16GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Removable SSD.
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Removable SSD.
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Connectivity

Surface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
Wireless WAN
  • Location: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Beidou Support
  • NanoSIM and eSIM support
  • Supports 5G
-
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 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Size
  • 47.7 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 46.5 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
50.4 Wh Lithium-ion Battery
Battery LifeUp to 19 hours of typical device usageUp to 15 hours of typical device usage
LTE Advanced: Up to 13.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 39W power supply
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-60% in about one hour)
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)

Software

Surface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
OSConsumer models
  • Windows 11 Home on ARM
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro on ARM
Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one-month 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 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD and 4K video
  • 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
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®

Misc

Surface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
Inking
  • Designed for Surface Slim Pen 2
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision magnetic storage
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
  • The integrated storage and wireless charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
Supports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Security
  • Enhanced security with Microsoft Pluton
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro 9 SQ3 with 5G
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • SIM Card access tool
  • Surface Pro 7 Plus for Business
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty1-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

Key Features

Surface Pro 9 5GSurface Pro 7 Plus
At Glance
Released in Late
2022
3:2 2.8K
13”
1920p 60~120Hz
Weight
1.95 lb
0.88 kg
Powered By
Microsoft SQ3
8C/8T, 3.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
978
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,760
Multi-Core
With integrated
Microsoft® SQ3™ Adreno™ 8cx Gen 3 GPU
N/A
Configurable up to
16GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4X
Starting at
$1,299.99
i5, 8GB, 128GB, Win 11 Home for ARM
Up to
19 hours
Battery life for typical device usage.
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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