Microsoft Surface lineup packs some of the best features in the current market but it has omitted the USB type C since its inception.
It should be noted that Microsoft has added the USB-C to the Surface Go, an entry-level convertible but it has been missing from the main lineup.
This could change with the Surface Pro 7 if the recent patent filings of Microsoft are to be believed. This patent filing showcases the included USB-C port on the side of the device with the existing USA-A port and DisplayPort.
Where is the charging port?
Another interesting came to light after examining this patent is that there is no Surface Connect port.
Surface Connect Port is utilized for charging the Surface device and to connect to the third party peripherals.
According to the report by HOTHARDWARE, it is possible that Microsoft is ditching the Surface Connect Port in favor of USB-C. This means that USB-C will be used for charging the Surface Pro 7 like many of its competitors.
The patent also explains the use of a magnetic connector system so that the cables remain intact while the laptop is in tablet mode.
It should be noted that these filings do not mean that these features will make surely make their way to Surface Pro 7.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Specs and Features
It is expected that the Surface Pro 7 will pack the 9th gen Intel CPU.
According to the report of Laptopmag, Surface Pro 7 will also pack a discrete GPU like an Nvidia MX 250 or MX 230. There is no clear info about the battery and memory configuration of the device.
A report of Windows United claims that Surface 7 Pro will have redesigned keyboard with a thinner footprint. However many are worried about the loss of key travel.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Release Date
If Microsoft follows its release pattern then the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 will be launched in October 2019.
The expected price of Surface Pro 7 can see a jump to $999.